A new short story by Tiffany Reisz and it’s a modern erotic retelling of Much Ado About Nothing!
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING is a Shakespeare comedy. I was wondering how Ms. Reisz was going to tell this tale. She did a great job. She had me giggling over some of the goofy things that happen between these two couples.
A quick breakdown of Shakespeare’s story:
It’s about two couples. The first couple is Benedick and Beatrice and they are engaged in a “merry war.” In contrast,Claudio and Hero are the sweet couple.
Benedick and Beatrice are tricked into confessing their love for each other, and Claudio is tricked into rejecting Hero at the altar on the belief that she has been unfaithful. At the end, Benedick and Beatrice join forces to set things right, and the others join in a dance celebrating the marriages of the two couples.
Now, that we are all up on our Shakespeare let’s look at this modern day tale.
Both “couples” are together in a swanky hotel for the wedding ofClaudia and Henry. They have several days before the wedding and that gives Bea time to meet her boss’s deadline for her book review. She is a sex toy reviewer and has a deadline to review- THE MANUAL a book that contains twenty-five sex positions for couples.
Ben and Bea had a rocky ending in college and haven’t seen each other since….that is, until now. To find out howMISBEHAVING turns out I’ll let you read the book.
Standalone BUT I hope Ms. Reisz does more Shakespeare comedies…such as The Taming of the Shrew.
**ARC courtesy of Harlequin via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**