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Review: Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts by Mitzi Szereto

Jun 29, 2011

           Imagine that Jane Austen had written the opening line of her satirical novel Pride and Prejudice this way: "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a good romp and a good wife — although not necessarily from the same person or from the opposite sex." In Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts Mr. Darcy has never been more devilish and the seemingly chaste Elizabeth never more turned on.

       The entire cast of characters from Austen's classic is here in this rewrite that goes all the way. This time Mr. Bingley and his sister both have designs on Mr. Darcy's manhood; Elizabeth's bff Charlotte marries their family's strange relation and stumbles upon a secret world of feminine relations more to her liking; and, in this telling, men are not necessarily the the only dominating sex. And of course there's some good old fashioned bodice ripping that shows no pride or prejudice and reveals hot hidden lusts in every page-turning chapter.

I gave this book a 3.5

 Lascivious!  Impassioned!   Steamy!   Pride and Prejudice:  Hidden Lusts is Jane Austen kicked up a notch!   A wonderful parody of  a classic, Jane Austen would approve. A creatively written story that takes all the elements we loved in the classic and then retelling it behind closed doors!  Mitzi Szereto has done a superb job of melding a classic tale with an erotic flair.    You will be able to find all your favorite characters in this adaptation, just not partaking of the same activities.   Mrs. Bennett can still be found husband hunting for her daughters.  Mr. Darcy can be found fighting off the advances of both  Mr. Bingley and his sister.  Mr. Collins has found a fondness for shrubs and the male anatomy.  Lady Caroline shows promise with her use of the birch.  Our dear Elizabeth is still in love with Mr. Darcy and trying to fight off all feelings and naughty thoughts.   I was delighted with this book, anyone who loved the original classic should read Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts by Mitzi Szereto!

If you're interested in knowing more about Mitzi Szereto visit  ~ Author Spotlight ~  or Mitzi's site

Publisher: Cleis Press

Source Code:  A/P

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