It is always the same old story between them. At first glance things never work properly between Darcy and Elizabeth. They never hit it off in fact, neither when he is a wealthy British philanthropist and she is an idealist American doctor volunteering in a poor country like Vietnam.
In Nina Benneton's story, Elizabeth can’t understand the reason for the reverence Darcy gets from all the people around him:
“It ‘s hard to be intimidated by a guy who faints at the sight of blood” , she thinks at first, after their awkward, catastrophic meeting in the emergency room of the hospital where she’s been asked to treat injured Charles Bingley, Darcy’s best friend .
Furthermore, why is this Darcy so hysterically worried for his friend? And why are the two men keenly supporting Mr and Mrs Hurst’s application for an adoption, when the married couple themselves don’t seem so truly interested ?
Elizabeth has her own suspicions. All funnily wrong, actually. Nonetheless, that is what gives start to an amusing series of misconceptions, misunderstandings and misadventures which will lead the reader, fatally as well as predictably, to the highly longed for rewarding happy ending.