Monday, June 18, 2012
The Perfect Hero
This book is the second in the Jane Austen trilogy by Victoria Connelly. The Perfect Hero is a modern day romance in true Austen style. I have been melting lately for these light romances while I used to never read them. I think having an Austen connection makes it fun.
Kay has decided to make a total life change after her good friend Peggy passes away and unexpectedly leaves her her estate. She leaves her home and job behind and moves to Lyme Regis where she uses the money she has inherited to buy a run down B&B which she plans to renovate and use for an income. Her choice of Lyme Regis is not by chance. Her favorite Jane Austen novel is Persuasion and when the cast of the latest film version of this novel show up on her doorstep, she suddenly is pulled into their life. She tries to play Emma and do a little matchmaking while daydreaming about a life with the actor of the role of Captain Wentworth. But is Oli a perfect hero?
I will not give away too much about this book but it is a wonderful light summer read. Victoria Connelly has once again captured the spirit of Janites around the world.
Note: This book was released in the US under the title Dreaming of Mr. Darcy.