Compulsively Mr. Darcy
About the Book
For anyone obsessed with Pride & Prejudice, it’s Darcy and Elizabeth like you’ve never see them before!
This modern take introduces us to the wealthy philanthropist Fitzwilliam Darcy, a handsome and brooding bachelor who yearns for love but doubts any woman could handle his obsessive tendencies. Meanwhile, Dr. Elizabeth Bennet has her own intimacy issues that ensure her terrible luck with men.
When the two meet up in the emergency room after Darcy’s best friend, Charles Bingley, gets into an accident, Elizabeth thinks the two men are a couple. As Darcy and Elizabeth unravel their misconceptions about each other, they have to decide just how far they’re willing to go to accept each other’s quirky ways…
Compulsively Mr. Darcy started out strong, but fell apart as the story progressed.
The earlier part of the novel, where Elizabeth and Darcy meet and awkwardly get to know each other and fall in love, is a fun read. But after that it succumbs to bad plotting and bad characterization. Considering that the book's title comes from Darcy being OCD, it's strange that his compulsions don't really show up until half-way through the book, and even then only when plot-appropriate.
The Anne subplot, where she's scheming to take over shares in Darcy's company, doesn't seem to fit the rest of the book. It's like it was thrown in there for extra pages, not to tie into any characterization or plot points.
There were also too many endings. Think Lord of the Rings. Just when you think the story's been tied up and they're going to get their happily ever after, it drags on for another chapter.
The story had its moments, but mostly I found it disappointing. Overall, it was only okay.
Warning: explicit sexual content.