Friday, May 27, 2011

Review of Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts by Mitzi Szereto

Pride and Prejudice Hidden Lusts

By Mitzi Szereto

Release Date: July 1, 2011

Publisher: Cleis Press

ISBN-10: 1573446637

Source: Author supplied PDF

Warning: This book is for those of mature sensibilities.

Drop those breeches and rip open those bodices and enter the scandalous behind the scenes world of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

Do you want to know what Mr. Bennet really does behind the closed door of his library? Is Lydia Bennet just wild or is she really just a 7-11 kind of girl? What is George Wickham’s real motivation when he chases a skirt? Does Bingley really marry Jane for love or is his eye wandering elsewhere? How does Caroline take out her frustrations of not snaring Darcy? Most importantly, what is going on behind closed doors?

All that is explored here in a new, raunchy twist on the Austen classic Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts by Mitzi Szereto.

Miss Szereto has done an admirable job of melding a classic with the erotica genre to the point that if you didn’t know that it was a spin on a classic romance you would be none the wiser. The author actually took Pride and Prejudice and made it her own with a refreshing spin. I cannot thank the author enough for taking the time to write the book the way she did, because let’s face it she could have easily cut and paste some erotic scenes here and there and not really done any work at all. It happens, but not with Miss Szereto. Thank you!

Something I also appreciated, and we know how I’ve ranted about sex in Austen novels, is the Miss Szereto is completely open about the fact that her book is full of sex. I knew what I was getting into and for that I cannot find fault. Ladies and gents you have been warned this book is full of sex, sex and more sex. It’s good sex too.

In addition, Miss Szereto had a biting wit all her own. This book is funny. It’s got sex, but it is a hoot. I laughed out loud at many places. Take this passage for example,

“Although quite pretty, Lydia was a

lively headstrong girl prone to a breathiness of speech and a

most peculiar fondness for raising up the hems of her gowns

to rub her lower half against objects and furnishings and, to

the embarrassment of all parties concerned, young officers.”

Lydia has the propensity to hump anything in sight. It leads to some humors moments in the novel. I have no desire to give spoilers however, so you should perhaps buy the book. The wit and expert storytelling Miss Szereto exhibits is a refreshing and her talent in a delight to read.

If you have ever been wondering or perhaps, lusting, for that behind the curtain kind of Jane Austen tale then you should peak into the pages of Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts. Indulge your inner fantasies about what really happened.

Final Recommendation: If you like a little dirty with your clean.

For my fairytale friends check out In Sleeping Beauty’s Bed: Erotic Fairy Tales also by Mitzi Szereto.


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 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.

Visit Mitzi Szereto on her webpage or the promotional page for her upcoming novel.

Mitzi Szereto’s Website
Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts Webpage

Note: I did not receive compensation of any kind for this review. I review for free.

1 comment:

rohit said...

Must be an enjoyable read Pride And Prejudice by Jane Austen. loved the way you wrote it. I find your review very genuine and original, this book is going in by "to read" list.