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Romantics everywhere have been enthralled by Emily Bronte's classic novel of the tragic love between beautiful, spirited Catherine Earnshaw and dark, brooding Heathcliff. The restrained desire between these two star-crossed lovers has always smoldered on the page. And now it ignites into an uncontrollable blaze. In WUTHERING NIGHTS, writer I.J. Miller reimagines this timeless story to reveal the passion between Catherine and ...
Romantics everywhere have been enthralled by Emily Bronte's classic novel of the tragic love between beautiful, spirited Catherine Earnshaw and dark, brooding Heathcliff. The restrained desire between these two star-crossed lovers has always smoldered on the page. And now it ignites into an uncontrollable blaze. In WUTHERING NIGHTS, writer I.J. Miller reimagines this timeless story to reveal the passion between Catherine and Heathcliff—in all its forbidden glory.
Set against the stark, raw beauty of the English moors, Heathcliff, an abandoned orphan, recognizes his soulmate in wild, impulsive Catherine, the only woman who can tame his self-destructive nature. And Catherine cannot deny the all-consuming desire she feels for him, despite his low birth. Together they engage in a fiery affair—one that will possess them, enslave them, and change their destinies forever...
Posted October 4, 2014
Reviewed by Robin
Book provided by the publisher for review
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book
This was kind of a fun book to read. I was always a fan of Wuthering Heights having read the book by Ms. Bronte and also watch the movie adapted from said book. I think I fell in love with Heathcliff as a young girl in Jr. High/High School, he was the bad boy a little and so very handsome. So I thought okay it makes sense to take a classic to the next level. Things stayed the same but the sex was oh so much steamier. Things were definitely written for the adult in mind with a little bit of sinful BDSM thrown in.
Heathcliff ever the underdog, still the cad with a little bit of a darker side to him as he was cruel when it came to sex and lust. Catherine was still the spoiled girl and it was nice to see that she kept her spunk-a-peal. To her money means more than romance and Edgar is still rich and willing to give her the finer things in life. I know what girl doesn’t want those things but, I would rather have the romance and knowing that I am loved over the material items in life.
I loved the passion between Heathcliff and Nelly which was very classy in a sultry kind of way. With Catherine, Heathcliff tended more toward the darker side as if to punish her making her more submissive to him rather than the money that Edgar is able to provide.
As with the first the characters were true to their nature yet I. J. Miller made it their own story. The twist was of course the heart pumping sex which gave the characters more depth bringing them to a whole new generation. I am glad that Heathcliff finally showed Catherine that he is so much more than the boy from the wrong side of town. He is a man full of a romantic/yet twisted, beautiful/yet hot, dark side of passion just waiting for the right girl.
I was happy with the way that I.J. Miller took a historical classic modernizing it with ease and making the great blend of old and new work as if the eroticism was always there.
If you haven’t read the classic pick it up along with Wuthering Nights and enjoy both stories falling in love all over again. You won’t be disappointed.
Posted July 5, 2014
Posted July 12, 2013
I have very mixed feelings about this book. I've read Wuthering Heights a few times. Very haunting love story. This book is rather well written remake of the original EXCEPT for the crude deviant sexual situations in various areas of the story. A couple of well written love scenes and the rest were just nasty. Can't even understand why these would be thrown in there. Maybe to lure people into buying the book (like myself) to find out how the author works Heathcliff's and Catherine's sexual encounters into the story. NOT! NOT! NOT! I knew the guy was dark and broody but not in the sense of how he was portrayed in the book. Just weird. Too bad because parts of the book were wonderfully written. But unfortunalty what could have been HOT wasn NOT Just gross!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 6, 2013
By: Emily Bronte & I.J.Miller
Published By: Audio Go
Age Recommended: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Book Blog For: GMTA
"Wuthering Nights" by Emily Bronte and I.J. Miller was the 'Erotic Retelling of Wuthering Heights' and I found it a good read. It seems as though this author has taken the classic story and have greatly added 'scenes of fiery passion' that were not in the original. Wuthering Nights is not a story of 'love full of goodness and light.' You will find that "Wuthering Night" will not be to different from the original story where there will be 'plenty of moping the moors.' You will find in this novel all the 'same wonderful physical descriptions of landscape and the people as the original, only with a "slightly twisted spin." This author is really a good writer in that he knows how to write beautiful erotic sex scenes and making it all believable and definitely can put a smile on your face. In the end you will have a intense read but good one and one that I would recommend to you.
Posted June 4, 2013
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte is my favorite novel, but this didn't stop me from checking out L.J. Miller's version of the beautiful and tragic tale. I have to admit that L.J. Miller is a very good writer and that there is a good balance between describing the erotic scenes and the rest of the plot. However, there are certain scenes that really bugged me and got under my skin after awhile. I couldn't help labeling the Heathcliff in this version as a sexual predator, a rapist. Perhaps that's a little too harsh, but there is definitely some forced sex in this book and unfortunately it is glorified, something which I find very disturbing in romance novels lately. While I have no problem with romance or erotica, I do find trouble in scenes where the man forces himself upon the woman and 'eventually' her body tells her yes but her mind is telling her no. That is forced sex, and that is rape. There is nothing sexy in that. Originally I was going to give this three stars, but I just can't overlook these disturbing forced sex scenes. When a person says no or stop, that should be the end of it. I don't care if it's a man or a woman uttering those words. Coerced sex is just not sexy to me. It never will be. Thanks to 50 Shades of Grey, though, we get a lot of romance that has this disturbing trend.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 17, 2013
Initial reaction: “Umm… ok… wow.”
I requested this book because I love the classics and read this one in high school, wanting to see how “reimagined” it was… One theme that I.J. Miller definitely kept is this:
In both Wuthering Heights and Wuthering Nights, I love the books whilst also wanting to cause major bodily harm to the majority of the main characters. Vain, selfish, hateful, spoiled and spiteful creatures, the lot of them.
What I found interesting is that, though somewhat shocking, I can TOTALLY see this all actually happening. That somehow this is real. Brontë wrote a PG or PG-13 rated book and Miller just uncovered the sordid underbelly and turned it NC-17.
Beware: This book is NOT for the faint of heart. If you felt uncomfortable reading 50 Shades of Gray (which, in my personal opinion, should NEVER be the “authoritative” book or baseline for BDSM novels), then don’t read this book.
I, personally, have read worse… and oddly, out of all the “taboo” things committed in this book (and others), the instance of a woman suckling a man’s breast is what disturbed me the most (I’m not saying who was involved and when but… ) … in this reviewer’s humble opinion, the word “suckling” should only be used in the instance of a child to its mother’s breast… men doing it to women… ok, but use a different word… a woman suckling at the man’s breast, whether or not he is her master, just bothers me. But I digress…
If you’ve read the original book, Wuthering Heights, by Emily Brontë, and are prepared to go dark, you’ll enjoy this book, as I did. If you haven’t read the original, first off, shame on you, and secondly, be prepared to want to slap the characters. But that’s part of what makes these books so compelling. You dislike the characters so much, yet you keep reading to see what happens next and if they will or can redeem themselves.
The tale is one of forbidden love, revenge, selfishness, jealous, vanity, pain and, ultimately, sacrifice – or punishment, depending on how you look at it.
Either way, I was a huge fan and recommend it to those up to the task.
A tip of the hat to I.J. Miller for “reimagining” a book so well.
Posted April 8, 2013
When I saw the title of this one, and that it was an erotic retelling of the classic novel, Wuthering Heights, my interest was grabbed. There are a number of authors who go about adding his or her own spin to stories from the literary canon. Wuthering Nights stuck out from many other similar titles out there.
What I found in this novel is that Miller made use of a well-written characters and a story line but really made it a story of its own. From the start, I was drawn into the setting of the Heights and later on the Grange, as well as the beauty and dangers at the moors. I feel that the way the characters were written in with these settings made it all stick in my mind even better. For a reader like me, a reader who doesn’t read many historical novels due to the language style used, to enjoy the writing of this book, I think that is the icing on the top of this novel. Without the accessibility a more “modern” reader like me found in this novel coupled with writing more true to Brontë herself than Miller’s contemporaries, I may have been less interested through to the end than I was.
Another thing I enjoyed about Wuthering Nights is the way the erotic element was thrown in. It never once felt out-of-place. There were a lot of steamy moments between all of the characters. I liked that there was also a great deal of romance mixed in. This wasn’t a book that was to add “smut” to a classic. Miller worked descriptive sex scenes that only enhanced the emotions between the characters, as well as pushed much of the plot along in Miller’s own way, making this story the author’s own without following a straightforward blueprint set up by Brontë.
If you’re looking to relive a classic or to experience the Wuthering Heights story for the first time, or just looking for an enjoyable erotic novel that’s a little different than others out there, Wuthering Nights might be a novel to check out.
Posted August 21, 2013
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