Jane Eyre Laid Bare: The Classic Novel with an Erotic Twistby Charlotte Bronte, Eve Sinclair
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
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I applaud the effort but not the results. This book was everything I thought it might be...more or less. It is indeed the original and beloved story of the titular heroine and her seemingly unrequited high regard for the mysteriously compelling Rochester, her new employer and guardian of Adele, the young girl for whom Jane has been engaged to instruct as governess. And yet it is so much more...and less. It is more, because as the title implies, there is a “twist”, wherein all that takes place in Thornfield Hall during Jane’s tenure there has been reimagined to include not only an overall sexual undertone throughout the story but also several new scenes interspersed among the existing ones to alter the plot in more ways than one. Some of the changes are so subtle and well done that you could almost swear they had been in the book originally. Others are more outrageous, yet they still earned my admiration at the audacity of Eve Sinclair to boldly go where I couldn’t have even imagined myself. But it is also less, not only because of the elimination of whole swaths of text not having anything to do with Jane and Rochester, but also because my estimation of them both was substantially diminished by their newly interpreted actions and how those actions have since somewhat altered my enjoyment of the original story. Ultimately, although I have great appreciation for the effort, I can’t say this reinterpretation of Jane Eyre was a complete success for me. But that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t be curious to read what might be done to a story for which I had more familiarity and affection. Ratings: Overall: 2.5 Sensuality level: 5
By: Charlotte Bronte and Eve Sinclair Published By: St. Martin's Griffin Age Recommended: Adult Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Rating: 3 Book Blog For: GMTA Review: "Jane Eyre Laid Bare: The Classic Novel with an Erotic Twist" by Charlotte Bronte and Eve Sinclair was a historical romance with some erotic tones and twists. So reader be aware of this! This was a novel that sometimes I had to reread to make sure I was reading what was written....WOW! Only asking myself is this for real? Now, this was really over the top for me and I have read some reads in my lifetime but this one over did it for me. Now, these authors do know how to write.. I will give them that much but this OMG was way over the charts for me to handle or like at all. No, I have never read the original Jane Eyre and after this read I doubt I will attempt it either. Now, I have read erotica novels before but still this one tops it all. I found the erotic twist if that is what you call it ...where did it fall into the story? Well, all I can say is this one wasn't for me. I found this version simple over the top ...NOT! So, here are my thoughts on this novel...It wasn't for me but for those who swing out there maybe you can get with it... but not for my liking to recommend this tale to you.