Protagonist Hara likes Jane Austen. The book opens with a quote from Pride and Prejudice and Hara listening to a Jane Austen audio book as she waits to visit her imprisoned father. Knowing that this novel is somewhat of a take on Pride and Prejudice, I found it interesting that in the opening scene Hara’s glasses are remarked upon several times. I felt that the author was setting me up to know that the way in which Hara sees the world may be open to misinterpretation. It left me thinking about the near sighted Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
During her visit to her father, Hara tells him that she won an important contest. She is off to Boston. Hara is going to be interviewing a famous basketball player. This sets up everything that next happens in the novel as Hara gets to know him and a rookie player whose last name is Darcy.
I think that this book will be enjoyed by those who are looking for a bit of escapist reading. Austen fans will enjoy the quotes that begin every chapter.
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this read. All opinions are my own.