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The Wrong Mr. Darcy

2.82  ·  Rating details ·  1,073 ratings  ·  441 reviews
In this lightly inspired Pride and Prejudice romantic comedy, two unlikely people discover the error of judging by first impressions and the beauty of family, friendship and love. This book will entice you through the last page.

Hara Isari has big ambitions and they won’t be sidetracked by her mother’s insisting that she settle down soon. She dreams of leaving her small-tow
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ebook, 288 pages
Published August 25th 2020 by St. Martin's Press
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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!

So after my routine, I was suffering from a li
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Danielle
Jul 06, 2021 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
DNF. Made it more than half way through and saw no end in sight. 🥱😴
Tina
This is a contemporary/romance with a sport theme put in. I have to say I really enjoyed this book. It had enough drama to keep me reading, and it had a hate to love romance going on. I have to say I did not like how a couple of things was handle in the book (if I say what the couple of things are then I would spoil some things for you, so I am going to not say them.). If you like cute chick lit hate to love romance with a lot of drama then this is the book for you. I have to say I have see very ...more
Mara
Jul 04, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, ebook-owned
Oh dear. When I first started this one, I thought, well, this is a bit info dump-y, but this is an interesting enough set up for a P&P retelling. Sadly, those opening chapters and their promise were the high points of this one. I'm afraid I can't really find much to recommend this book. The plot was not really what was advertised- this is only a P&P retelling in the most broad sense, and what plot there is comes across as wildly improbably and inconsistent (why is this struggling small town news ...more
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. Mostly football and baseball, but I also have a p
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Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)

Many thanks to St. Martin's Press for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review

anddddddd this is what happens when reality tv stars try to write a book.

I was very hesitant to read this book because of all the negative reviews but I thought I can't be that bad, right?

well, it was in fact that bad. I was skimming because I hated the main character and the love interest.

I honestly just cringe because I keep imagining Holly Lorincz (who was basically the semi-ghost writer of this novel) tr
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Berit☀️✨
Oct 09, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020
This was a complicated angsty sports Romance. This is another supposed PMP retelling, but even with my very limited knowledge of PMP I don’t think this worked. What I liked about this book was the enemies to lovers relationship between Hara and Derek. They both had preconceived ideas of the other that were later proven wrong. I also really liked the friendship between Hara and Naomi, although I’m not certain it would have formed quite as quickly as it did? The rest of the book was very busy, it ...more
Cyndi
Apr 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Although there are some wonderful quotes from Pride and Prejudice that introduce each chapter perfectly, our hero is not Mr. Darcy from Austen's novel. He has some of the personality but he is a different character. Equally romantic, though. Our heroine is not Elizabeth, either. She is a wonderfully developed character who has to find her way without losing her compass.
Excellent book!
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Bethany
DNF after Chapter 1.

This might be the fastest I have ever decided not to read a book, but I'm not kidding when I say The Wrong Mr. Darcy is bad. I had heard that from a friend and thought, okay but how bad can it really be? The answer is...pretty bad. Honestly it's a little shocking how many things just in the first chapter are cringey and offensive, especially in talking about race and describing people who are in prison. Yikes. The writing also isn't good. It's wild to me that this is not a s
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JenReadsRomance
Apr 16, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I was just reading the sample chapter of this online, and the heroine is half-black and half-Japanese American, but she has blue almond shaped eyes. And I just don't know what to say about that except that it made me deeply uncomfortable.

I'll have to see what the rest of the book has in store when it's released in June.
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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 just became off putting. Like how m
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Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
Full review to come!!
Stacee
I will legit try anything that says it’s a P+P retelling and I was excited about the pitch for this one...sadly it was not good. Not even sort of.

Hara is an okay MC. She’s driven and passionate about her work. Derek is bland and even when we’re in his head, he comes across as a bit of a jerk. There are loads of other characters, but no one stood out.

Plot wise it’s a mess. There are a few moving pieces and not all of the threads felt needed. The writing is clunky, with several incorrectly used
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Lana  (Bibliomedico)
" Hera had perfected the art of living by first impressions "
This was a really strange read .
I enjoyed it . However, I wouldn't recommend it at all .
A retelling of Pride and Prejudice, " Which is actually why I picked it up :P " .
I liked the characters, but I didn't enjoy the plot, Not the writing style .

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FTLOReading
Feb 12, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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, blackmail, cheating...there were more but that’s what I
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Caitlyn Lynch
The first thing you should let go of with this book is the impression that it has anything whatsoever to do with Pride & Prejudice. Apart from a few character names and the hero and heroine not liking each other very much at the beginning, the two stories have nothing whatsoever in common.

The second expectation to lose is that you’ll find anything funny about this supposed rom-com. I never even cracked a smile, never mind laughed. In fact, there are an awful lot of terrible, triggery things that
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Hillary
Jan 24, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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. ...more
ColleenIsBooked
Feb 08, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you to St. Martin’s 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.

*I’m 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 this review. This book is marketed as light and
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Sarah {The Clever Reader}
This book was adorable. I don't read very many contemporary novels set around sports so this one was fun. I especially enjoyed the Pride and Prejudice references in some of the chapter headings and could pick out some of the sections of the book that related to the original story.

Hara is an aspiring sports reporter and when she lands an interview with basketball superstar she can't pass it up. While in Boston she runs into rookie Derek Darcy whose cold demeanor is a bit off putting but as she g
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Danielle
I had high hopes for this Pride and Prejudice inspired book, but unfortunately, it was a bit of a miss for me. I thought the characters' backstories were interesting and well thought out, but unfortunately, the writing kept me from really getting into the book. It felt clunky to read and the dialogue was inauthentic.
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the advance copy.
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Janae
This was a cluster-cuss of confusion.

My first and foremost beef is why is the main character biracial with Japanese and African American (authors term) and have bright blue eyes? This seriously bugged me.

Also, the only thing that felt remotely P+P were the quotes at the beginning of each chapter.

The male interest was a mixture of broody and trying to do the right thing, at times? Honestly,...I was confused.

Then someone just died without any real resolution.

This was just a mess of confusion. Ther
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Samantha W.
2.5

This book...... While it definitely drew me in, and I read through it really quickly it still had me frowning at the pages.

The drama of it all was a lot. Also, that Hara constantly called her dad Daddy was weird to me (that may be a me thing though, idk do adult women call their dads daddy once their grown?) Also, bitter about the shitty way the mom was portrayed. Literally dad is in prison and you're going to be frustrated with your mom bc she wants you to marry someone who will take care o
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Isabelle
Aug 17, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
The Wrong Mr. Darcy // by Evelyn Lozada and Holly Lorincz

I really, really wanted to like this. Pride and Prejudice is my favorite Jane Austen novel and I have heard so many people talk about reading retellings of it that I jumped at the chance for it when I saw this book. The premise was very promising: a multi-cultural woman trying to make her way in a male-dominated profession. I love a good underdog story, especially when it comes to women breaking through in a field that is so set against th
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Manon the Malicious
*2.75 Stars*

I was provided an ARC by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Hara Isari is a sports reporter. She has won a competition to interview a very allusive NBA players.
She goes from a small town to Boston to do this interview and is being hosted by the team's owner. Loads happen, including natural disasters, prison visits, sexist comments, clubbing and so much more.

I was upset by loads of things in this book, but what upset me most has to be that the heroin called h
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Jessica Haider
Hara is a small time sports reporter living in Oregon when she wins the chance to interview the young star player of the Boston Fishers. She hops on a plane to Boston to stay with the team owner in his mansion and to interview the popular basketball star, Charles Butler. Once in Boston she meets Derek Darcy, another player on the Fishers and Charles' best friend since childhood. Hara and Derek both rub each other the wrong way yet are oddly attracted to each other.

The Wrong Mr. Darcy is a moder
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Holly
Sep 20, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a short sweet romance novel about a reporter who falls for a basketball player. Hara learns that not everything is what it seems and that sometimes you can find love when you lwaat expect it. The story is a quick read. If you are looking for a Pride and Prejudice retelling then this is most likely not for you but if you want a quick chic lit then this will fit the bill.
Sophia
When I spotted this title and cover, I thought I’d struck gold. I love contemporary stories that pay tribute to or retell Jane Austen’s stories. It looked like a light and fun RomCom and perfect for a summer read.

Sadly, dear reader, this book and I did not have a good outing together. I had expected something closer to a retelling, but was not surprised that it was its own story with original characters. Nor, was I particularly broken up about the fact that it wasn’t really a light romantic come
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Cat Duffy
The Wrong Mr. Darcy wasn't the book I wanted it to be. Despite the nod to Pride and Prejudice in the title, it is fair to say it is only "lightly inspired" by Austen. There were clever references and twists, and the book did well when it focused on main character Hara Isari's personal growth. But her situation and the plot developments bounced between compelling and outlandish.

The story is driven by Hara's career ambitions and her enemies-to-lovers romance with Derek Darcy. I found the romance e
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Sara - Curvy Constellation
Aug 03, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
DNF 30%

From the title of this book, being a lover of Pride and Prejudice and the synopsis, I dove at the chance to read this book. However, when I started reading it I was unpleasantly surprised. I tried multiple times to read this book. I picked it up many times and with no luck, I just couldn't bring myself to finish this. This book is drier than the Sahara Desert in a drought. The number of times I’ve had to go back and reread parts. I just couldn’t pick up whatever was being said. The number
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eliza
Jan 03, 2021 added it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
dnfed

- ??? main character is a half black, half japanese woman w blue eyes ...
- main guy’s inner thoughts (?),,, the line “she was probably bulimic” ????? unnecessary.
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