Beth Massey: Mr Darcys Cottage of Earthly Delights



It s eally a 35 star book for me I am or completely sure how I feel about this book I was compelled to ead it every night until it was done It s very intimate which you must be comfortable with in a book I loved the fighting and the depths of Darcy s love Sigh There were a lot of parts which seemed too contrived and too easily achieved But the love story itself kept me eading way into the night I loved this book it kept me wanting to ead that I didn t get much sleep Earthly DelightsLoved it Entertaining lusty Funny A sexy spin on Pride and Prejudice A great ead for someone that enjoys the spice What if variations are my favourite type of stories from the JAFF world Not the seuels not the modern interpretations I love seeing the characters go down a different path based first on one split decisionThis is a very very steamy what if Just so all the purists know Don t ead this if you are not the type to enjoy that sort of eading Just don tI love itWhat I loved about it wasn t just the modifications in the story or the very expressive nature of their feelings I loved that Elizabeth etained her faults I loved that Lydia was a sympathetic character I actually felt bad for her in her dealings with Wickham which is less than I can say I usually feel for her I am glad her story plays out the way it does I loved the fact that Mrs Bennet wasn t a giant twit through the whole story and at a critical point step in and was the mother to Lizzy that we know is in there and the same goes for Mr Bennet and his elationship with his children and his wife I found great satisfaction with the way that these elements of the story played outMy one drawback was the use of the 2005 movie for some of the setting and subtleties like the colours that Lizzy wears were inspired by the movie particularly the mention of brown I have to admit that I am not a fan of that film and using it in this story put Kiera Knightly and Matthew Macfadyen in my brain whenever the movie was eferenced While I prefer the 1995 miniseries the same things happen when Darcy comes out of the lake in a story Colin Firth appears Neither are my Darcy or Lizzy I feel that those actors interfere with my visualizations while eading Shocking premise leads to excellent storyDarcy s circle of friends and acuaintances and perhaps a large number of the ton are sexually active When Darcy begins to think he might love Lizzy he opens her mind to that mindset and she is surprised to find herself thinking and acting upon her new ideasAnd yet there is a certain amount of guilt and shame she feels Toward the end of the book she feels a bit of self loathing and that Darcy may be depraved even though she thought she loved him She yells at him in an extremely hurtful way She says many things to him that might be unforgivableThe HEA is seriously in doubtThis is a very erotic story It s very well written There is wordplay in conversations Oscar Wilde would have been proud to have writtenI ecommend this book but only for people who will be ok with the sexual content It a major component of the plot and could not have been written without it s inclusion This what if variation has Mr Darcy coming home early to Pemberly and Elizabeth has been caught out in a ain storm in the grecian temple Creativly eflective of both Jane Austen s Pride and Prejudice and the 2005 movie it spins off into its own etelling of Elizabeth and Darcy uniting Romantic lustful and erotic at times the novel is lengthy fun and highly enjoyable At times in the begining wording could be a little awkward and humorous but it works it way out by the middle The novel is long which is wonderful So often these novels are short and sweet and over to soon This was able to eally develop into a true story with depth and many characters with their own stories as well Purists and those who enjoy a chaste Elizabeth and Darcy will probably not be fans of this version but if you like a pair who must face the plausible trials of the era such as anticipation of vows brothels and uined women facing hardships after being abadoned by families it will intrigue you I eally enjoy Massey s darker look into our beloved tale that so often has the osiest hue applied I eally loved her Goodly Creatures that also examined the story and time period through a darker angle Less so than Goodly Creatures but it was still great Grab a cold beverage of your choice and open your mind wide if you wish to embrace this Pride Prejudice variation because it takes the stories and characters to places that many people including me will find varying degrees of disconcerting This is a strong bawdy twist to the story that I warn you now is not for everyone and not fair to the author to disregard this warning if this isn t your thing I m still processing and I considered myself a flexible eaderI m not sure what and how much I m going to say about the book that will do it justice or give the eader an accurate picture of the story but I will do my best There is an assumption made that the eader is somewhat familiar with the original Pride and Prejudice story either in written or While touring Pemberley Elizabeth Bennet overhears gossip about Fitzwilliam Darcy that provokes a surge of jealousy Her worst nightmare has come true and she flees in despair and anger Upon eturning unexpectedly from London he hears news from his staff of a young lady of his.

To Elizabeth I think the nicest thing I can say is that this version of her wasn t for me I struggled to understand her and couldn t like the irrational weaker insecure less sparkling version If it could be misconstrued and misunderstood Elizabeth did with a blaze of anger and a ush of her mouth Darcy was a shining example of patience and constancy His love was demonstrated in word and action epeatedly yet he was forced to defend the truth so often He must have given her the same speech about his love and trusting in it a dozen times through the book because the oft epeated conflict device of Elizabeth ushing to attack him and believe the worst It got so old and I eally couldn t see much that was attractive about her This Elizabeth was what happens when an author explores the possibility of Elizabeth taking after Mrs Bennet Yep Lizzy was her mother as a young woman While I thought it was an amazing change the author explored that left me in awe I can t say that the esults left me liking her as a omance heroineBecause of all the turbulence in their courtship the omance was a tough sell for me Their sexy times were hot and they had some powerful lust going on but they spent most of the book in a swing between trust and lack of trust with storms of anger in between I wanted to see a eal everyday connection not just being good in the sack Darcy was so omantic with his Cottage and dreams of love but I felt Elizabeth left him hanging out there to dry freuently He is proactive and she is a ecipient I don t emember her one time making a omantic or loving gesture that didn t involve just trying to get into his breeches or apologize for her own stupid misunderstanding of him Even her famous scene from the original story that allowed her to face off with Lady C was like a dud firecracker I actually preferred following the lively and vivacious Lydia s courtship and love affair the most Wish Mary s omance was in the foreground though I do get the fact that the author could only pursue the side plots just so far Oh I oared with laughter at what the author did for Caroline in the end That was brilliant Loved the crossover character from another Austen story cameo for thisOther character changes were also in order with some surprising esults I am not a Lydia fan in general but I loved this author s Lydia This is the Lydia without the permanent flaws And this Jane yeah she was something She actually showed up for a change and wasn t just the bland background character we usually see Now as to original characters the Viscount Colton and his family were fantastic When Viscount Colton was in a scene it just sparkled And the gals we all love to hate Miss Bingley and Lady Catherine did their thing and a good time was had by all to see them vanuished The biggest surprise will be Mr and Mrs Bennet Do enjoy because they are something This is one of those versions that tells the tale of the whole extended family and I love it when an author does that so I eally didn t mind the breadth and length of this story I was intrigued and impressed by the explorations the author did with the characters and storyline The omance is a tough hard fought one and I was glad to get that gentler and happier epilogue that wrapped it all up nicely and showed a couple with a love for the ages As to who I would ecommend this for this is for Austenesue and Historical Romance lovers who enjoy full heat and can appreciate a great deal of flexibility with the original characters and plotMy thanks to the author who gifted me this story in exchange for an honest eview 25 Stars Gift from author provided with no expectation of or promise of a favorable eview Finally I ead a seuel that delivers on the erotic arena and it s not deceiving in the title True I haven t ead that many seuels of PP but this one didn t disappoint Although I m aware that this might change from eader to eader I do feel that the author balanced well the plot and the erotic elements included Please be aware that this was very explicit in its content no seriously I m not kidding which was the thing I was looking for especially since the first seuel I ead was Linda Bedroll s who eally should be awarded for stiffled sex scenes So as far as I m concerned it was a welcome change to ead something better executed on this area sexy hot and not unintentionally funny as it was Bedroll s caseAll in all I had lots of fun eading it And I uite like that the plot wasn t based on the well known happily ever afterbut ather on previous days and weeks before their betrothal Also I loved to see how the author treated Lydia which in most seuels seemed to become a cartoon of herself All in all great funHowever I was annoyed that the kindle edition had missing uotation marks and so the dialogue in some of the parts was bleed into the est of the writing I don t know if the printed version has any of the mentioned errors but as far as the kindle version goes now you know It was a very sexually and bold novel Different from the others I have ead Lizzy was uite bold in learning about sex Darcy was only too happy to teacher. Lust explodes in a secret cottage Mr Darcy has prepared for clandestine liaisons with the love of his lifeIt appears all misunderstandings are esolved between the two with a betrothal or are theyWARNING This is a sexually explicit telling of a ‘Pride and Prejudice’ what

Ovie form This particular story seems like a variation or what if at first glance but after I ead it I would classify it as a loose etelling It hits familiar milestones but there is a lot going on between that is utterly newThe story opens with Elizabeth Bennet on a summer tour with her Uncle and Aunt Gardiner that takes them to the estate of the man she ejected with the cruelest words she could Since Mr Darcy s failed marriage proposal and letter defending himself against her vitriolic words even if she feels he deserved some of it Elizabeth has had a change of heart that leaves her uneasy and unsure of what he will think if he finds her touring his home even though she is assured that he is not in esidence at the moment Her tour is enlightening and makes her feel guilty than ever as she listens to the housekeeper singing his praises The sexual attraction she feels for the man she sent off with no hope has her estless and tense between her night time dreams and heated thoughts She wants him badly and she only has herself to blame for making it impossible to have him It is after she overhears the maids gossiping that Mr Darcy is keeping a mistress and then her subseuent dash out of the house and into the ain that she encounters the man himself and her misunderstanding once again has to be explained awayDarcy can t get Elizabeth off his mind He had such dreams built up of love affection shared laughter and shared passion until the woman ipped it all away and made it clear what she thought of him He uses the secret cottage he had made up for just the two of them as a place of solace But then he gets a second chance when he finds her lost and cold from the ain wandering out on his property Things start as they did before but then he takes control and faces her angry bitter epercussions They go to the cottage Darcy prepared and there the heat flairs between them and they give into itDarcy s past is colored by a long standing connection with a high class discreet brothel un by a woman born to the nobility and Darcy shares a friendship with the courtesan who showed him the ways of pleasing a woman He uses these skills with Elizabeth and he uses these connections to help escue Elizabeth s sister from the clutches of a fiend Darcy and Elizabeth along with the est of their extended families face hardships and disastrous misunderstandings but love and understanding growth and acceptance come for many even as others face the conseuences of their actionsAlright so let me figure out how to break down my impressions without writing my own novel here Other than the first uarter of the book that was ough on the transitions and offered an awkward sexual encounter I found this a well written piece and an engaging enough story It has a full cast of characters that are ichly drawn several narrators and many intriguing and fresh plot threads Some plot threads were interesting than others for me As a esult of all these threads and all these narrators this book could get ponderous at times It overlapped in the narration in a few places but never got boring I went into this book knowing that it was going to be explicit and erotic I ead some pretty sensual stuff so I figured I d be good with the heat level And I was The heat level explored some interesting avenues and even was a source of conflict because of Lizzy s bouts of guilt over anticipating her vows and thinking herself wanton On an aside in case it matters to some folks there is some mild ff action between two minor characters who had a side story going on It wasn t the actual heat level of the the omance that was my sticking point The ibald humor and bawdy scenes were ather Tom Jone ishI probably would have been alright if we were talking about hot bedroom encounters or the such but this story included a Darcy that saw a courtesan egularly until ight when he decided that he loved Elizabeth To be clear he did not cheat on Lizzy I m not inconsistent in that I won t ead a story with a guy or gal seeing a courtesan but it is this particular guy that cause my problem uirky I know but there you go that s me I can be versatile to a certain extent when authors get creative with the original story or characters but unfortunately there are certain core character traits that I don t like author s to mess with when it comes to Darcy Something changes in my perception of Darcy that I don t like when he becomes a man who takes his pleasures even if it started out for educational purposes as it did in this story with a courtesan or mistress For me to enjoy this story I had to pretend that this wasn t Darcy but the typical historical omance eformed ake scenarioNow that I shared that bit of whimsy let me say that this Darcy was on the whole a omantic figure dashing hero the way he worked to protect and care for those he loves His loyalty sense of duty and his love of family made him worthy His desire to have a true love affair in marriage like his parents and the effort he made to make it happen made him swoon worthy And trust me the infernal woman made him work not that he was beyond fault at timesAs. Acuaintance who an from his house in tears Rushing to search for the woman of his dreams he finds her soaked and distraught in a folly identical to the one of his ejected proposal Passions ignite Her fury and his fear for her health provoke an unplanned evelation Forbidden.

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