Book review in quotes: Me & Mr. Darcy by Alexandra Potter #bookreview

Ok, this totally isn’t a book review, it’s just three funny quotes that I loved from the book, but if you love them too, you will love the book, so… I am calling this a book review.


“Men, I’ve learned from my many dates, like to hear the word ‘Wow’ a lot when they’re talking about their careers.”

“No girl ever wants to be called ‘normal,’ does she? She wants to be called ‘special’ and ‘amazing’ and ‘sexy’ and ‘passionate’ and a million other words that mean she’s unique. ‘Normal’ is just another word for ‘boring.’”

“Women love figuring a man out, and we’re very good at it. But men have no interest in figuring us out.”

Fun read. Worth spending a night with. Sort of a retelling of Pride and Prejudice, but with a cute twist. BTW, I still don’t get why books that aspire to the label “literature” (versus genre) are labelled as “novel” on the cover. Do you think I’m so stupid I won’t figure it out? What could this be? Memoir or fiction? Tell me or I won’t be able to figure it out… Rant over.

More info about the author (this was her debut novel in 2007 and she’s had 10 or 11 novels out since then; I will be following up on them!):; the book is available in all the usual places and, if you’re in Calgary, my copy just went back to the public library, so go put a hold on it before the woman currently looking over my shoulder–girl, what are you doing?–does. 😉

Happy reading.

mjanecolette //




About mjanecolette

Writer. Reader. Angster. Reformed Bohemian (not). Author of the erotic romance TELL ME, the erotic tragedy (with a happy ending) CONSEQUENCES (of defensive adultery), the award-winning rom-com (she's versatile) CHERRY PIE CURE, and TEXT ME, CUPID--a (slightly dirty) love story for 21st century adults who don't believe in love... but want it anyway. A sought-after speaker and presenter, Colette is also the author of the Dirty Writing Secrets Series, which includes the non-fiction collection of essays ROUGH DRAFT CONFESSIONS: not a guide to writing and selling erotica and romance but full of inside inside anyway, 101 FLIRTY WRITING PROMPTS TO SEDUCE YOUR MUSE, and ORGANIZED CREATIVE. She's also the curator of the fab YYC Queer Writers anthologies Queer Christmas in Cowtown, Screw Chocolate, and A Queer Summer Night's in Cowtown. Releasing Spring 2020: CUPID IN MONTE CARLO.

Tell me...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s