I obviously continued right on with my Pride and Prejudice variations binge with No Expectation of Pleasure. This one is available on Kindle Unlimited. It is a novella and subsequently a quick read.
This variation actually has a prologue, which provides readers with a glimpse into the future. Elizabeth and Mr Darcy marry in February 1812, but they are making a stop after the wedding breakfast.
The story starts before Jane is invited to dine at Netherfield and falls ill. Mr Darcy and Mr. Bingley go for a ride. Along the way, they discover Elizabeth and Jane at a cottage in the woods. Elizabeth owns the cottage and provides provisions for people caught in storms. Mr. Darcy disapproves of that foresight. Nevertheless, Mr Darcy takes advantage of Elizabeth’s foreplanning later.
Brief Summary (while trying not to give everything away)
In No Expectation of Pleasure, Mr Darcy and Elizabeth get caught in a storm separately. They each take refuge in the cottage. This leads Elizabeth to see Mr Darcy en deshabille. What happens next? Read to find out.
No Expectation of Pleasure is a quick light read. It is the perfect novella for those wanting to get a quick read in to meet their book goal for the month or year. This is on Kindle Unlimited. It is a good story, but not as spicy as the description might lead you to believe.
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