Published: October 30, 2012
Format: eBook (ARC)
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Everyone is familiar with Charlotte Brontë's passionate, but restrained novel in which the plain, yet spirited governess Jane Eyre falls for the arrogant Mr. Rochester. It’s a novel that simmers with sexual tension but never quite reaches the boiling point. Which is to be expected. After all, the original was written in 1847. That was then. This is now. And in JANE EYRE LAID BARE, author Eve Sinclair writes between the lines to chart the smoldering sexual chemistry between the long-suffering governess and her brooding employer.
When an eager and curious Jane Eyre arrives at Thornfield Hall her sexual desires are awakened. Who is the enigmatic Rochester and why is she attracted to him? What are the strange, yet captivating noises coming from the attic, and why does the very air she breathes feel heavy with passion? Only one thing is certain. Jane Eyre may have arrived at Thornfield an unfulfilled and tentative woman, but she will leave a very different person…
So a classic written as erotica…what could possibly go wrong? Well it seems a lot. I have become a huge fan of erotica & BDSM. I love a genre that can take your imagination in places never before visited OR maybe you have visited and was just a lil shy of expressing it.
Jane Eyre Laid Bare was a bore to me….after three chapters in I gave up. My brain just could not catch up with my eyes. Besides the story falling short, the editing in this book was not good. My main issue was the script, it was ridiculously small (that made for a very uncomfortable read). Now, I’m all for putting a twist on a classic, BUT if you are going to do it…make it interesting, engage your readers. This was not done here.
You ever see soft porn on those late night shows? They tease you…give you just enough to get you excited and then fall short of the actual climax.
This is how I felt about this story. I didn't care to read about Jane’s “episodes” in her all girl school as they were boring too. I didn't get far enough in the book to read about her relationship with Mr. Rochester…it probably wasn't what I would have wanted to read anyway.
At this point Bronte’s Ms. Eyre should stay a classic…one of those “best left alone” novels. Kudos to the author for giving it a go though.