Undressing Mr. Darcy
Undressing Mr. Darcy
Berkley Publishing Group, Paperback, 9780425261392, 356pp.
Publication Date: December 3, 2013
Thirty-five-year-old American social media master Vanessa Roberts lives her thoroughly modern life with aplomb. So when her elderly Jane Austen-centric aunt needs her to take on the public relations for Julian Chancellor, a very private man from England who's written a book called "My Year as Mr. Darcy," Vanessa agrees. But she's not "excessively diverted," as Jane Austen would say.
Hardbound books, teacups, and quill pens fly in the face of her e-reader, coffee, and smartphone...
...Until she sees Julian take his tight breeches off for his Undressing Mr. Darcy show, an educational "striptease" down to his drawers to promote his book and help save his crumbling estate. The public relations expert suddenly realizes things have gotten...personal. But can this old-fashioned man claim her heart without so much as a GPS? It will take three festivals filled with Austen fans, a trip to England, an old frenemy, and a flirtatious pirate re-enactor to find out...
Praise for Definitely Not Mr. Darcy
“Entertainment in its purest form, a skirt-flying tumble of a story, and an excellent, lighthearted way to while away a quiet afternoon.”—New York Journal of Books
“A lively and engaging tale of a modern woman faced with the amusingly inelegant reality of Regency life.”—Abigail Reynolds, author of Mr. Darcy’s Noble Connections
“Composed of equal measures of romance, captivating characters, and clever writing, Definitely Not Mr. Darcy is a fun read.”—Chicago Tribune
“Doornebos gives the historical romance novel a hilarious update in this delightful debut...The amusing secondary characters, sidesplitting faux pas, and fiery romance will make Doornebos an instant hit with readers.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“[A] fun, funny, and perfectly satisfying dip into the world so many of us would like to time travel back to—but with a thoroughly modern twist.”—Arielle Eckstut, coauthor of Pride and Promiscuity
“Chloe deals with Regency underwear, spiteful costars, and chamber pots with determination and sass . . . It’s delightful to read an Austen-inspired novel that is funny!”—Margaret C. Sullivan, author of The Jane Austen Handbook