Darcy Archer works in a small bookstore in Manhattan. A daydream believer, she refuses to settle for anything less than being swept off her feet by the perfect man… literally.
One day, when cycling to work, Darcy accidentally crashes into a sharply dressed gentleman walking his dog. He is knocked out cold, rushed to hospital and the poor pup gets left behind.
Wracked with guilt, Darcy takes the dog and makes plans to reunite him with owner, Aidan. As she discovers the mysterious stranger’s world of books, travel, adventure and all the wonderful things she’s ever dreamt about, Darcy builds a picture of this man and wonders if he could be THE ONE…
But does fantasy match reality? What happens when Prince Charming wakes up? Will Aidan be the happy ever after she’s always imagined?
This book is set in my favourite city, New York, and Melissa Hill describes the city and it’s atmosphere perfectly in all the books she sets there, and this one is no different. Added to that is the description of Chaucer’s bookstore where Darcy works, it sounds absolutely delightful, and next time I am in NYC I shall endeavour to visit more bookstores!
Darcy was such a loveable character. Her love for books and her work was obvious and warmed you to Darcy instantly, and you felt terrible after she crashed into poor Aidan. She was so caring, I loved her determination to find out who Aidan really was, while having a few adventures on the way. Bailey, the dog Darcy starts to look after was so adorable as well!
The few chapters from Aidan’s perspective of what happened leading up to the crash, which were really nice to read, and don’t give too much away. I would have liked a few more of these chapters to show his thoughts after the crash, to voice his frustration at his memory loss, and his growing feelings towards Darcy.
Overall , I thought it was another spectacular, magical book from one of my favourite authors. As I said above, the setting in this book is described so beautifully, it’s hard to turn away from this book as you really feel like you are there with Darcy.
Published by: Simon & Schuster UK
Gratefully received from the publisher