Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa de la Cruz

Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe

Darcy Fitzwilliam is 29, beautiful, successful, and brilliant. She dates hedge funders and basketball stars and is never without her three cellphones—one for work, one for play, and one to throw at her assistant (just kidding). Darcy’s never fallen in love, never has time for anyone else’s drama, and never goes home for Christmas if she can help it. But when her mother falls ill, she comes home to Pemberley, Ohio, to spend the season with h...

Details Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe

TitlePride and Prejudice and Mistletoe
Release DateOct 17th, 2017
PublisherSt. Martin's Press
GenreRomance, Holiday, Christmas, Contemporary, Fiction, Retellings, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit

Reviews Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe

  • Hailey (HaileyinBookland)
    2.5*This was okay. It was cute enough, a fun and quick read, but it didn’t have a lot of substance to it. I felt at times like I was watching a Hallmark movie while at other times I really appreciated what was being said (particularity about Darcy being an independent successful woman). This was super festive so it fulfilled that point, but everything seemed to happen out of the blue which was very odd. I have pretty mixed feelings essentially!
  • Carol [Goodreads Addict]
    RATING 3.5 STARSPride and Prejudice and Mistletoe is the first book I have read by Melissa de la Cruz. This is a modern day retelling of the classic, Pride and Prejudice. Darcy Fitzwilliam is a twenty nine year old woman from Pemberly, Ohio that fled small town life to make her fortune in New York in the financial district. And she was successful. She is a multi millionaire and works hard. It has been eight years since she’s been home to see he...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    I AM SO SAD right now. This had so much potential (a gender-swapped modernization of P&P at Christmas) but ended up being one of the most cringeworthy books I've ever read. The grown adults read like tweens and I just... I can't even review this. It's that bad. And there are very few books I would label as straight up "bad."Avoid it. The end.
  • Carrie
    Darcy Fitzwilliam is twenty nine and extremely career orientated much to the dismay of her family. She doesn't like heading home to visit and getting the same old treatment of when she'll settle down and get married and would much prefer to continue to throw all of her attention at her career. However when Darcy gets a call to tell her that her mother has taken ill she immediately head back to Pemberley, Ohio to see to her mother and spend the ho...
  • Jennifer
    HO HO Cow. I can't believe I didn't DNF this one.This modern-day, gender-swapped version of the classic has about as much charm as Alvin & the Chipmunks singing "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" -- on repeat. NOTHING about this story makes sense:- Our 29 year old female protagonist (Darcy Fitzwilliam) is continually hounded by friends and family for not being married. Um, hello! This is 2017, not 1950. - Darcy is supposed to be a mega ...
  • Bethany
    This book had a great premise, and I really liked the idea of gender-swapped characters as an interesting twist! Sadly, it was terrible. Just, terrible. Honestly the writing was just bad. I have never read any of this authors books before, so perhaps I just don't like her style of writing, but the whole time it felt like a book written by a preteen who was trying to imagine how adults behaved. This book is shelved in teen, despite all the charact...
  • Paige
    lmao I hated this. I'm also convinced this was ghost-written or was never edited.I gave it two stars because it was so much fun and so easy to make fun of it.This had so much potential to be so awesome and amazing but instead it was rushed, full of plot holes, and so many redemption arc's that I constantly felt like I was on a swinging ferris wheel that would never end. This was more a story of privilege being constantly thrown in other people's ...
  • katwiththehat
    Full Review: Thank you so much to NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for providing me with a copy of this delightful “Pride and Prejudice” retelling by Melissa de la Cruz to read and review. I absolutely adored it! This super-cute retelling features a female Darcy Fitzwilliam and a male Luke Bennett, along with a delightful modernized cast of characters that give this a great 2017 twist.We all know the story from Lizzy Bennett’s perspective...
  • Jess Johnson
    This was bad. Real bad -- though, yes, I did still read it.I have a soft spot for Pride and Prejudice adaptations. Every now and then one I find one that's well written and it conjures up just a little bit of the same magic I felt when reading Pride and Prejudice for the first time as a teenager. This, however, is not that book. I liked the idea of the a gender swap but nothing could save me from the insipid characters. It felt like someone read ...
  • Kate
    Using the names Darcy and Bennet does not Pride and Prejudice make.This was full stop terrible. Oof. Just...oof.
  • Romie
    Definitely not the best way to start the month. Let's be honest: it was boring and so unimaginative.It reads pretty quickly, that's a fact, but does it read pretty fast because it's good or because there isn't much to the story? Second option unfortunately.Pick the most basic contemporary you've ever read set in a small town in America, and that's it, that's the book.There is no chemistry between Darcy and Luke, the side characters are a bunch of...
  • Olivia (The Candid Cover)
    If you are one to pick up a few fluffy holiday reads, then Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe will definitely put you in the holiday spirit. The story is a unique retelling of the classic, with its gender swap. However, there isn’t much substance to the plot.I am a huge fan of holiday books, so when I first heard about this book, I was really excited. It is quite a short story, which is something that actually draws me into a book like this beca...
  • Stephanie
    I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. It does not impact my review.I love a good holiday romance and I love Pride and Prejudice re-tellings, so Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe looked like it would be perfect for me. While it was a fun read, it ended up falling short of my (pretty high) expectations.I loved the idea of a gender-swapped Pride and Prejudice. I can’t think of any other re-tellings I’ve read that took that angle. I al...
  • Joana
    One of the most annoying main characters I have ever read about. RTC.
  • The Nerd Daily
    Originally posted on The Nerd Daily | Review by AnitaIf you throw a classic love story into a pot, add a few unexpected twists to the mix, and sprinkle it with some Christmas cheer, some familial angst, and some naughty bits, that’s pretty much what this book is all about.Pride, Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa De La Cruz is as the title suggests a Christmas-themed spin on Jane Austen’s classic novel Pride and Prejudice. This novel however,...
  • I read novels
    Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe. A very pleasant read to get all excited ready for Christmas. For the past eight years Darcy Fitzwiliam has lived in New York. Now after eight years she has returned home to Pemberley, Ohio, to see her mother who has had a heart attack. Her parents house is decorated with festive ribbon and of course hanging from the chandlers is fresh mistletoe. How exciting Darcy has arrived home just in time for annual Christm...
  • Emily
    I am so, so disappointed by this. I've read a few reviews where people say that you shouldn't compare it to the original because of course nothing can live up to it. But the thing is, the author left the original title in the title of her book! How can you not compare!? This isn't just a story that's "inspired by" Pride and Prejudice, it's a retelling with a bit of a twist. Now, I love the idea of the gender-swapped Lizzie and Darcy. I think that...
  • Stacy Fetters
    ”I’m being very grownup about this. Sure I wanted Luke, but things didn’t work out that way. A brat would throw a fit, but I am not a brat. I am a magnanimous and compassionate lady, and I do not hold grudges.”What is going on with the literature world? Lately, retellings have been astonishing. I’m not a fan of Pride and Prejudice, but Melissa Da La Cruz changes your mind about the entire thing. I’m now in an adoring state. What first...
  • Amy
    Pride and Prejudice is probably one of my favorite novels ever written. So, when I heard about Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe, I was excited to get my hands on it and see how this author would adapt this story. I thought Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe was a lot of fun. I loved the idea of swapping genders and putting this story to a contemporary background.Overall, I found this book to be a fun, sweet and easy read. I easily finished this b...
  • Kristin Davison
    I would like to thank netgalley and Hodder & Stoughton for the opportunity to read this book. The plot is quite clever, but Darcy did get rather annoying at times.
  • Nancy The book junkie
    Rating: 3.25/5Review to come!
  • Arlena
    Title: Pride and Prejudice and MistletoeAuthor: Melissa de la CruzPublisher: St. Martin's Press Reviewed By: Arlena DeanRating: FourReview:"Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe" by Melissa de la CruzMy Thoughts...If you are looking for a 'feel good' quick read for the holiday you may like this one by this author focusing on Darcy Fitzwilliam and Luke Bennet. We find that a lots will happen as Darcy returns home for the holiday after her mother has h...
  • Lauren
    Darcy’s an ass and she doesn’t get betterLet’s start with the positives, shall we? A genderflipped Pride and Prejudice is an interesting idea, as is swapping around the names of the guys from Pride and Prejudice so they still go by Darcy (now female) and Bingley (still a guy and gay). The Bennet boys are now Luke, Jim, Kit, and Lyle, and Darcy has three brothers who I’ve already forgotten because they don’t matter.Bingley and Jim Bennet...
  • Alexis
    2.5/5 stars This book was such a let down for me. I didn't care much for how the characters were written. I still am not sure on this name swap thing that the author had going.... I didn't like it at all. I also very quickly got annoyed with just about every decision the main character made. And I don't know if it was just me but I felt like I was reading a book full of advertisements. Everything had a name drop. North face, Tiffany's. Champagne ...
  • Christina (Confessions of a Book Addict)
    Darcy Fitzwilliam is one of the most successful women in Manhattan. Her life is perfect except for the fact that she isn't in love. Sure, she has a "sort of" boyfriend, but he isn't someone she truly loves. Does she even have time for a real relationship? Another Christmas is here and she plans on staying in the city and not visiting her family once again, but this year she gets a call that her mother has suffered a heart attack. Darcy decides to...
  • Meigan
    Touted as a gender-swapped, sexy retelling of Pride and Prejudice, Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe delivered exactly that. Instead of Mr. Darcy, we have Miss Darcy (Fitzwilliam), a hugely successful hedge fund manager in New York who gained her immense fortune by herself after her father cut her off from the family funds for refusing to settle down. Darcy has always had a drive and determination to make something of herself and more importantly...
  • Sharon
    Reviewed for Netgalley and Hachette AustraliaPublication date: 31st October 2017When the title of this book caught my eye, I was interested in reading it to see what it was like. Being a huge fan of the original Pride and Prejudice I thought it would be interesting to see how the author handles the re-telling in a modern setting. Another thing that enticed me to read it was the role reversals of the main characters Darcy is a female and the male ...
  • Clare
    With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review.Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe is a festive retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.The book starts with Darcy Fitzwilliam returning to Pemberley, Ohio because her mother has had a heart attack. Eight years earlier, Darcy had a furious row with her father because she did not want to marry her boyfriend Carl who came from a well connected fa...