Unleashing Mr. Darcy is a wonderful modern-day fairy tale that especially appeals to dog lovers. Readers unfamiliar with dog shows will find the premise interesting without being overwhelming. The interactions between the main characters are delightful and the secondary characters add greatly to the reader’s enjoyment.

Showing her puppy, Bliss, at a dog show was supposed to help Elizabeth Scott get over her suspension from her teaching job and her looming 30th birthday. But what it really does is put her face to face with dog show judge, renowned dog breeder and billionaire Donovan Darcy. Visiting from England, Donovan doesn’t hit it off right away with Elizabeth, but their attraction is palpable. When Elizabeth ends up in England after taking a job as a dog sitter, she and Donovan cross paths once again. The result is misunderstandings, misconceptions and a desire they can’t deny they share. (HQN, Jan., 368 pp., $14.95)

Reviewed by: 
Susan Mobley