Northanger Abbey (TEB)

The Classics Exposed…

A clever idea comes to life with this classic collaboration. With Desiree Holt and Jane Austen, two of my favorite authors how could I resist this? I will admit to being rather apprehensive about reading this book as I am a fan of Jane Austen for as long as I can remember and I’d hate to mess with her masterpieces. But because Northanger Abbey was never one of my favorites I decided it couldn’t hurt. I’m so glad a set my trepidation aside and read this book. The author has taken a classic and blended her own erotic content seamlessly into the story without altering the voice and style of the creator who originally penned the piece. I can honestly say I enjoyed this version much more than when I first read this story so many years ago. If you are simply curious to see just what happens or if you are looking for something different you have to pick this one up.

Catherine Morlan meets Henry Tilney while visiting Bath with her neighbours. It doesn’t take her long to become infatuated with Henry. When his father invites her to visit their country estate she looks forward to getting to know Henry even better. She’s surprised to find out just how much more she learns about him and his family as she is introduced to an abundance of secrets and sensuality. Along the path to her happy ending there is misunderstanding, miscommunication and misapprehension.

Book Blurb for Northanger Abbey (TEB)

The Classics Exposed…

When Catherine Morland meets John Thorpe and Henry Tilney in Bath, England, she is thrilled by the attention both men pay her. But she soon realises what a social climber John is and the very handsome Henry is the man who lights the sparks inside her. When Henry’s father invites her to visit their country mansion, Northanger Abbey, she is delighted to have more time to spend with Henry.

As the days pass Henry introduces her to a whole new world of eroticism, a world beyond her imaginings. A world where sex knows no boundaries and even her deepest, most secret fantasies, can be played out behind closed doors.

This is the story of the initiation into life of the naïve but sweetly appealing heroine, Catherine Moreland. A woman who suddenly finds herself an enthusiastic participant in the darker side of sexual activities. At the same time she finds herself embroiled in a real drama of misapprehension, mistreatment, and mortification, until common sense, humour and a crucial clarification of Catherine’s financial status, resolve her problems and win her the approval of Henry’s formidable father. (Super Novel)

Night Owl Reviews Sep, 2012 4.00