Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Forced to drop out of an esteemed East Coast college after the sudden death of her parents, Jane Moore takes a nanny job at Thornfield Park, the estate of Nico Rathburn, a world-famous rock star on the brink of a huge comeback. Practical and independent, Jane reluctantly becomes entranced by her magnetic and brooding employer and finds herself in the midst of a forbidden romance.
But there's a mystery at Thornfield, and Jane's much-envied relationship with Nico is soon tested by an agonizing secret from his past. Torn between her feelings for Nico and his fateful secret, Jane must decide: Does being true to herself mean giving up on true love?
What if Jane Eyre fell in love with a rock star? You get pure trash. Oh woe is me, I took a risk and wanted to scream when I finished this book. I thought, "hey, this doesn't sound too bad for a modern re-telling of Jane Eyre, it might even be good." WRONG. Okay, I admit, I did like it at first. I was enjoying it until bam, bedroom scene. I was apalled. One of the greatest things aobut the story of Jane Eyre, the reason that she runs from Rochester is because she knows that if she stays she'll get into trouble and she doesn't want to go against her own morality and Gods. It's one of my favorite scenes; and I guess if you want to tell it modern you can forget about morals, but I was ticked that she ruined Jane Eyre by doing it. After that the story lost all interest for me and I had to force myself to read the rest. I can't really give an unbiased review because I was so disappointed and disgusted. It also threw around the f-bomb which was disconcerting. My addage usually is to stop reading once they put that word in because it will only get worse. I ignored it and got burned. Yuck. Yuck. Blech.
1 out of 5 (Only because the writing was okay.)