by Em Brown
When Lizzy Bennett arrives at Hunsford Parsonage, she’s unacquainted with the less civilized side of pleasure. But Lizzy isn’t someone who’s easily intimidated. At the encouragement of her new friend, she ventures into a decadent realm where proper etiquette succumbs to primal passions. Little does she know that the masked mentor responsible for her sexual awakening is the arrogant Mr. Darcy, the very scoundrel she blames for her sister’s unhappiness…
Mr. Darcy is relieved to train a new sexual partner. Despite her distaste toward him, he’s unable to take his mind off the clever, captivating Ms. Bennett. He can’t help but think of her likeness in his new protege. When he finds out his student and his obsession are one in the same, Darcy is torn between fulfilling his own fantasies and risking everything for a distant chance at something more…
Pride, Prejudice & Wicked Pleasure is a steamy historical romance that dares to imagine the kinkier side of literature’s most famous couple. If you like sultry chemistry, Regency trappings, and new takes on classic characters, then you’ll love Em Brown’s erotic reimagining.
Pride, Prejudice & Wicked Pleasure (PPWP) was OK. The new portions of the story were pretty good, but there was just so much of the original Pride and Prejudice transcribed into this story. I found myself skipping over multiple sections because I’ve read Pride and Prejudice enough times to know exactly what was written.
I needed to go back and re-read several passages as well. In what I’m assuming was an attempt to capture Jane Austen’s writing style, the author utilized a plethora of lengthy sentences that made several sections of the story difficult to follow.
I was somewhat disappointed that the titillating passages were curtailed in the second half. Considering “Wicked Pleasure” is in the title, I expected it to be a more significant/consistent part of the story.
Last, but not least, I felt Abby Trenwith was woefully underutilized in the latter half of the book. She had such and important role in the first half that I found it odd for her to be nearly excluded from the second.
I can’t say that I disliked PPWP; it wasn’t bad. But it didn’t live up to my hopes for the story. My feelings for it can best be described as “meh.”
About the Author
After accidentally flashing the audience with her knickers, Em Brown decided that writing was a safer activity. She enjoys writing romance, particularly erotic historicals.
Disclaimer: This review is based on an eBook I purchased from Amazon on June 12, 2019.