The Wrong Mr. Darcy by Evelyn Lozada

The Wrong Mr. Darcy

The Wrong Mr. Darcy is a charming, multicultural, Pride and Prejudice--inspired romantic comedy from celebrity Evelyn Lozada and Holly Lorincz...

Details The Wrong Mr. Darcy

TitleThe Wrong Mr. Darcy
Release DateJun 9th, 2020
PublisherSt. Martin's Griffin
GenreRomance, Contemporary

Reviews The Wrong Mr. Darcy

  • Nilufer Ozmekik
    I confess: I saw the book name including Mr. Darcy and I screamed: Yessss! Only this magical name and beautiful illustration made me click the request button and of course after seeing it at my library, I applied my regular routine when I get a book that I really want to devour! First base: Screaming Second base: dancing on the chair Third base: dancing in the street Fourth base: catching the happy hour for grabbing house margaritas to celebrate!...
  • Desiree
    I received this e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.So, a few disclaimers. I'd never read anything by this author prior to picking up this e-ARC. I had no idea who she was. I just saw a super cute rom-com cover with a title that suggested that the book would take inspiration from one of my favorite books of all time.I am a multi-faceted nerd. I enjoy many hobbies including reading, television, movies, music, crochet, and sports....
  • Sheena ☆ Oh, the Sheenanigans!
    What the fuck did I just read? This would make Jane Austen weep if she was still alive today. It was God awful and my brain is still processing what I just read."The Wrong Mr. Darcy" was too choppy at parts for my liking and didn't flow consistently. Moreso the sentences and most scenes ran into each other alongside the pov of the lead characters who were less impressive than most. It was like too much was happening all at the same time that it j...
  • FTLOReading
    The write up (which is very brief) on this is very misleading. When you first read the description/ see the cover you think a modern day Pride and Prejudice with a basketball twist. Something light and fun. The story needs either a major overhaul to match said charming multi-cultural P&P inspiration or a new marketing campaign. Trigger Warnings: Abortion, miscarriage, sexual harassment, attempted suicide, death by gunfire, near drowning, blackma...
  • ColleenIsBooked
    Thank you to St. Martins Press and NetGalley for this eARC in exchange for an honest review.CW/TW: parent in jail, sexual harassment, cheating, miscarriage, attempted suicide by a side character (happens off page, but mc walks in after), talk of abortion, death by shooting of a side character.*Im going to start off by saying that I listed what I could remember for the content/trigger warnings. Some of these things will be mentioned in passing in ...
  • thereadingowlvina (Elvina Ulrich)
    I've been reading a lot of crime, thriller, and horror books lately and wanted to read something light-hearted. So, I tried the rom-com genre. It has been such a long time since I read any rom-com or romance fiction - the last romance fiction I read was P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern - so it was like 16 years ago! The Wrong Mr. Darcy is a quick, and light-hearted rom-com with a little mix of mystery. Any books that are inspired by Pride and Pre...
  • Donna Hines
    Expect the unexpected.Sexism is on the rise with Hara our main gal and sports journalist.Derek is the male character on the court and off he's quite unique.Sexual violence, abortion, and gun violence is never an easy topic so please note there's quite a bit in here that may trigger others.It's also a book that seems disjointed and off the mark so if you enjoy the more free flowing, fast paced, and edge of your seat kind of reads there's non of th...
  • Jackie
    I won this book in a goodreads giveaway. Needed more pride and prejudice
  • roxi Net
    Pride & Prejudice in the modern world of basketball! I expected this to be a fun and quick read, and I wasn't disappointed -- an interesting take on the classic and modernized addressing themes such as bi-cultural lineage, small-town girl, bribery in sports, prisoners, and of course the classic female strength.
  • Jen
    Following a heavier read and a busy week at work, I needed something light and easy to read, and this one showed up in the mail that day, so I jumped on it. It did fit the bill for what I needed, but on the whole, this was pretty bad, even for a genre that isn't really known for high end literature (not that I have a problem with that, I love a good cheesy rom-com). The story itself was ok, but the writing was poor and the dialog far worse. I kno...
  • Hillary
    Had I not read the author bio I would have sworn to you that the person who wrote this has never attended a professional sporting event, met a journalist, or had parents. I'm really only about 85% they even read Pride and Prejudice.
  • Megan (readingretriever)
    The Wrong Mr. Darcy Rating: 2.5/5 (rounded up to 3)WOW. That was a wild ride. The Wrong Mr. Darcy was essentially a wild soap opera where anything, no matter how ridiculous, could happen! Unexpected pregnancy, freak flooding, scheming bosses, a wild and unrealistic love story. You name it - The Wrong Mr. Darcy had it. About half way through the book, I stopped thinking "this is ridiculous" and just started hoping that the most ludicrous things wo...
  • Erica (storybookend)
    Thank you to Netgalley and St Martins Press for an e-arc to review.So, I admit, I jumped on this book because it said Mr. Darcy. How could I not? I love Pride and Prejudice and retellings/adaptions of it! Plus the cover was cute, so I decided to request it from Netgalley.It started off good. Hara seemed like a strong determined character. And I loved the basketball angle on the retelling. I also loved that each chapter had a P&P quote as a headin...
  • Janelle
    I am weak for a Pride & Prejudice retelling. My best friend pointed out that I never enjoy them, despite the fact that I will read almost any that come my way. One of the reasons I so often dont enjoy them is because I dont know what I want in a retelling. When do I begrudge the changes made to put the story in a new context? What elements are necessary to retain the spirit of the story I love? Do I need to see Wickham preying on underage Georgia...
  • Lindsey Collins
    Give me a Pride and Prejudice retelling anyday and I'm a happy girl. In this version, which was full of representation and a culture as different to me a regency era England, we find Hara a budding sports writer trying to catch her big break. It is always weird to me when P&P retellings have the characters mention the book, in this case it was doubly weird to have Hara able to quote from Austen's work, but didn't seem to recognize the names from ...
  • Millie
    'The Wrong Mr. Darcy' has been on my most anticipated list for 2020 for quite some time, and believe me when I say I was ecstatic when I received my approval for this e-arc. All that being said I'm absolutely gutted to say I did not enjoy this book. I really do not want to send in my feedback or post a review on social media.My Rating: 1.5 rounding up to a 2.This novel has an amazing first chapter, I loved Hara's dynamic with her father, and the ...
  • Bunmi
    I ama sucker for pretty much any Pride and Prejudice retelling, and this one is definitely one of the most unique ones I've read.Hara Isari (our Lizzie Bennet) is a young reporter looking for her big break into sports journalism. She gets her chance when she wins a contest to do an exclusive interview with Boston Player Charles W. (our Bingley). This also puts her in the path of Derek Darcy. And the story commences from there. This book plays mor...
  • Becki (millerreads)
    **I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.The Wrong Mr Darcy is a romantic comedy with touches of Pride & Prejudice and features Hara, an aspiring sportswriter, and Derek Darcy, a pro basketball player. Their initial meeting doesnt go well, and both find each other irritating, but their private thoughts dont quite match the outward annoyance. Will they find their way past the initial flaws they see in ea...
  • Jenny
    ARC provided by NetGalley and St Martins Press in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for the opportunity to read and review. A whole lot happens in this book, and all of it is bananas-crazy-town. I, like many other readers, wonder why a Latina author felt the need to write a biracial Black and Japanese-American heroine with blue eyes (of course). I still have no idea why this book has the title it does. Were Charles and Derek initially supp...
  • Toya
    Touted as a Pride and Prejudice retelling, this book doesnt do Pride and Prejudice any justice. The writing is choppy and disjointed. While I appreciate wanting to integrate real world issues into this story, the amount of heavy themes in this one makes it tough for the palate and takes away from the overall experience of the book. If you want a great Pride and Prejudice retelling, pick up Pride by Ibi Zoboi.Thank you to St. Martins Press and Goo...
  • Patricia Romero
    Blurb:The Wrong Mr. Darcy is a charming, multicultural, Pride and Prejudice--inspired romantic comedy from celebrity Evelyn Lozada and Holly Lorincz...NO. Nothing about this was Mr. Darcy worth. There were so many triggering events in this book that there must have been a contest to see how many random and awful things could fit into one book billed as Pride and Prejudice with Basketball.Let me just say that is you are triggered by anything, it...
  • Stacia | stacialovestoread
    Ms. Eva is on to something writing this sports romances. The Wrong Mr. Darcy was a sweet story of a reporter cutting her teeth on a big story and unearthing a story bigger than the one she went in for. Thank you to Netgalley & the publisher for granting me this free ebook in exchange for an honest review. Ms. Eva is on to something writing this sports romances. The Wrong Mr. Darcy was a sweet story of a reporter cutting her teeth on a big story...
  • Therese
    Jane Austen has turned over in her grave again. And again.This book gives the shows Cops and CSI competition, going from a won journalism contest to murder scene under sixty seconds.Shamefully I havent read Prude and Prejudice but I KNOW its not written like the cluster &*$# that I just read. Jane Austen has turned over in her grave again. And again.This book gives the shows Cops and CSI competition, going from a won journalism contest to murde...
  • Kristen
    Thanks Netgalley for an arc of this book! I absolutely loved this book.!!! The story immediately pulled me in. I loved Haras determination. A little romance, a little mystery, sports, tears and laughs. This book had it all! Thanks Netgalley for an arc of this book! I absolutely loved this book.!!! The story immediately pulled me in. I loved Hara’s determination. A little romance, a little mystery, sports, tears and laughs. This book had it al...
  • Sarah
    This very quickly veers away from the story of Pride & Prejudice, so if you're looking for a modern variation, this isn't it. We've got our bold but judgy heroine and the rich, broody hero who insults her, but that's where the similarity ends. P&P mashed up with basketball players could be really fun and the story starts off entertainingly, but then the plot instead goes for high drama and over-the-top situations that just don't make sense--e.g. ...
  • Jennifer Holik
    First, a few of confessions. 1. I've never read Pride and Prejudice. Never even had the slightest interest. It sounds awful and boring to me. Sorry, but that's how I feel. 2. I'm not really a huge fan of romance novels, I am much more of a thriller girl. 3. I don't care what the other reviewers say, I really enjoyed this book! Ok, so maybe not having read Pride and Prejudice and not being that into romance is part of why I liked this book so much...
  • Alison
    Pride and Prejudice: The Basketball Soap Opera. As an adaptation, it has its issues, but it's a fun enough read.
  • Katie
    ARC kindly provided by St. Martin's Griffin via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!If y'all know me, you know I looooove Pride & Prejudice and I love retellings, so when I stumbled upon this book I was so stoked! A retelling of P&P is a big project already, so making it modern is truly an undertaking!So what is this book about?Hara Isari has always loved talking, rather than playing, sports. Her dad is a huge sports fan and it ...