Originally Posted by purple_fishy
Unfortunately, my boyfriend dislikes reading Jane Austen. Otherwise we would be diving into Emma or Persuasion right now.
Sorry, I should have mentioned that in the inital post. I will try to edit that.
Well, you *could* try Edgar Rice Burroughs's Mars Novels. The first trio definitely has a happy ending and is *nothing* like Jane Austen.
The prisoner of Zenda and Rupert of Hentzau.
(That should have enough testosterone to suit an Austen-hater.)