I have just finished, dare I say it...
Jane Austen Chick-Lit.
Yeah, it was pretty horrible. My only consolation about buying this book was that it was only $1.40 from my local thrift Store. Maybe I can put it to further use by using it as tinder to start my next BBQ.
I bought it thinking "Meh, maybe it'll be ok." however it was very unoriginal, the plot of the main character basically following that of Elizabeth Bennet in P&P. With the "real" Mr. Darcy appearing mysteriously along the way to throw her into a tizzy, and then reduced to the basic outline of his character. Proud, yes, snobby, well DUH! brooding, naturally, sexist, sure, but expected of a man of that time. Blah, blah, blah. You could see the plot coming a mile away, the main character (the Mary Sue, if you will)was pretty clueless and unlikeable, subplots mirrored P&P, and the outcome was very glaringly obvious. Uh, Una J. Steane=Jane Austen, DUH!
I still can't believe that I read the whole thing. I should have just re-read P&P.