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Lusty Little Women

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Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy are coming of age, and stirring temptations await them around every corner. The handsome young neighbor, attentive doctor and mysterious foreigner introduce the little women to the passion-filled world of the feminine arts. Will these steamy encounters fulfill their deepest yearnings? Have they found true love or been blinded by lust? This scintillating twist on Little Women infuses the original text with sexy new scenes that will surprise, arouse and delight.

In this reprise, your favorite characters are a little older and a lot more adventurous, ready to plumb the depths of their previously constrained courtships. Jo with Laurie, Meg with John, Marmee with the old gentleman; all these couplings and more will thrill both well-versed and new fans of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel.

528 pages, Paperback

First published May 19, 2014

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Margaret Pearl

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Margaret Pearl is an avid reader of classics and a hopeless romantic who loves nothing more than traveling the world in search of scrumptious wines and cheeses. She studied writing at New York University and lives in New York City with her husband and their two cats, a skinny tabby and a fat black and white. Lusty Little Women is her first novel.

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Profile Image for Sammy Loves Books.
1,131 reviews1,434 followers
July 7, 2020
Not the Erotic fanfic of Little Women I was hoping for.

This was a retelling of the original Little Women, but with a little adultery and premarital sex added in. I was hoping it would be an erotic version of the original but was sadly disappointed. The sex was not stimulating enough to make this long book worth my time.

Additionally, I didn't care for Laurie making out with Joe for years, just to end up marrying her little sister after she rejected his love.
194 reviews4 followers
February 3, 2015
First, this book is PG-13, not XXX. Given the original was as G-rated as you could get, this could be too big of a jump for some people. But network soap operas are more risque than this book.

Margaret Pearl made the March sisters older in her book than in the original. It wouldn't work otherwise. It makes sense that teenaged girls would think about about sex even in the 1860s. Ms. Pearl has her characters be much more open about it than Ms. Alcott ever could.

But the core of the story remains the tale of the March sisters and their relationships with each other. The additional material doesn't take away from that at all. It just gives a more realistic picture of four sisters growing up.

I received a free copy of this book as part of a GoodReads give-a-way.

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591 reviews
August 17, 2014
Lusty Little Women places the original story with sexy scenes that will delight the reader. It is done with good taste as Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth become more aware of their bodies and the young men around them. Will they find true love or will they be blinded by their lust?

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and it was hard to put down at times. I have always loved Louisa May Alcott's Little Women and Margaret Pearl has done a very good job with this version of the book.

I won this book through the Goodreads Giveaway. You will like the book as much as I did.
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25 reviews4 followers
July 27, 2017
I thought this would be a cute little read, one of those things you pick up when you need a break from reality. Nope. The author basically took the original, aged the girls up, and swapped in some mildly sexual scenes. I could have been ok with that had she not also included an affair beteen Marmee and the local doctor, then explained Marmee's charity towards the Hummels as a way of assuaging her own guilt. Nope. Done.
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December 28, 2022
Don't think you are going to escape moral sermons just because the the title contains the word "lusty"; Pearl is just as pedantic as Alcott and she does not let her characters shy away from the difficult conversations. However, this time more modern and sexually sophisticated situations are included. How do you live it down when you allow the boys at the party to feel you up, what happens when you make an awkward past at your sibling's beau and they turn you down, how do you let someone know the affair is over or that your heart isn't in it-- gracefully? What happens when you get lusty with someone first and then decide you want them for keeps? Fret not. Pearl's rewriting of Alcott's classic provides guidance and examples for the gentle reader throughout the trajectory from childhood to full fledged adult.
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4,300 reviews384 followers
October 4, 2020
Didn't find it entertaining, Just feelt weird. Don't know why I picked this book up. Don't really wanna think of little women as sexy
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December 19, 2021
This has to be the weirdest take I've seen on Jo March, and I have read Jo & Laurie...
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22 reviews2 followers
July 30, 2014
(In compliance with FTC Guidelines, I disclose that I received a copy of this book for free through Goodreads First Reads program).

With a 21st century sensibility, Margaret Pearl fills in the gaps for the American classic "Little Women".

I feel that Margaret Pearl has been consistent and true to Louisa May Alcott's literary style and intent. Potential readers should neither be put off or lured by the book's title "Lusty Little Women". My guess is that someone other than the author actually titled the book.

I tend to be somewhat conservative with my ratings, so when I score something "3 Stars - I liked it", it means exactly that. I liked the book.
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73 reviews1 follower
December 10, 2014
I enjoyed reading Lusty Little Women. This book is basically a re-write of the original Little Women but updated. It follows the original pretty closely. Young women, discovering their sexuality. Their mother, separated from her husband by war, doing what she needs to do to keep her family fed and herself satisfied. Nothing hard core, just a lot of experimenting, longing, urges. It was a refreshing updated version of the original. I received this book free for an honest review.
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28 reviews4 followers
September 19, 2014
I won this book from good reads, I totally loved it! I could not put it down and wont go into it much as everyone else will, but its a great book, I really enjoyed it!
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66 reviews
September 1, 2014
A timeless classic with an added spicy punch. Watch the march sisters grow up and learn about the men around them. A wonderful turn on a classic novel. I have recieved this book through goodreads
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