Published in the US as Dreaming of Mr Darcy

“Great for both Jane Austen fans and those who just love a good read.  Ideal for holidays.” Closer

“I adored the plot of ‘The Perfect Hero’ … It had all the warmth of Victoria’s previous novels.’ Chicklit Reviews

“A wonderfully charming romantic story, perfect for relaxing and daydreaming. We loved it.  Highly recommended.” Hot Brands and Cool Places

“A perfect book to lose yourself in.” Sarah Broadhurt Reviews

The Perfect Hero is a brilliant escapist read that you can’t help but love with its seaside setting and intriguing characters.” Novelicious

“Victoria Connelly is an exceptional new voice in romantic fiction whose stories shine with warmth, humour and heart.   The Perfect Hero is romantic comedy gold from a fast-rising star!” Single Titles

The Perfect Hero is very reminiscent of Jane Austen with the gossip, intrigue and mysterious male leads and misunderstandings in love.  Victoria Connelly’s writing is extremely witty and I love her enthusiasm for Austen and her ability to recognise and represent a true Austen fan.” Dot Scribbles

“Written with exquisite detail and engaging plot twists this series is a MUST for any Janeite who loves to read and longs to travel!” Austenesque Reviews

“Connelly creates characters that are lively and fun, and readers will love hanging around with them as they gossip, maneuver, and fall flat on their faces looking for romance.” Savvy Verse & Wit

‘A wonderful, feel good, book that leaves you with a smile on your face and a warm fuzzy feeling in your heart!’ Kim the Book Worm

Die-hard romantic, Kay Ashton, uses her inheritance to open a B&B in the seaside town of Lyme Regis and is dumbstruck when the cast and crew of a new production of Persuasion descend, needing a place to stay. Kay can’t believe her luck – especially when she realises that heart-throb actor Oli Wade Owen will be sleeping under her very own roof!

Meanwhile, co-star Gemma Reilly is worried that her acting isn’t up to scratch, despite landing a plum role. She finds a sympathetic ear in shy producer, Adam Craig, who is as baffled by the film world as she is. Kay thinks the two are meant for each other and can’t resist a spot of matchmaking.

Then, when Oli turns his trademark charm on Kay, it seems that she has found her real-life hero. But do heroes really exist?

The Perfect Hero is the sparkling follow-up to A Weekend with Mr Darcy.

To view photographs of the settings from the novel, click here.