Wuthering Nights: An Erotic Retelling of Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte and I. J. Miller
Release Date: January 29, 2013
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Source: book provided by the publisher for review
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…
Review: 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.