Stately Pleasures by Lucy Felthouse
Released: December 5, 2013
Publisher: Xcite Books
Reviewed by Sarah
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Alice Brown has just landed her dream job. Property manager at Davenport Manor, a British stately home. It’s only a nine-month contract to cover maternity leave, but it’s the boost up the career ladder she so desperately needs.
Unfortunately, things don’t get off to the best start, when Alice finds her boss, Jeremy Davenport, in a compromising position. Far from being embarrassed by what’s happened, Jeremy turns things around on Alice and makes her out to be the one in the wrong. So when he and his best friend and head of security, Ethan Hayes, then throw an ultimatum at her, she’s so stunned and confused that she goes along with their indecent proposal.
When the dust settles and Alice has time to think about things, though, she realises that perhaps it isn’t such a bad thing. There are worse things she could be doing to advance her career, after all.
Alice has finally received the job of her dreams even if it’s only temporary. She knows that as the property manager at Davenport Manor, she’ll be able to climb the ladder to bigger and better jobs. Once she’s there, she gets much more than she expects.
Jeremy Davenport, head of the manor, and Ethan Hays, head of security, have been friends since university. On her first day of work, Ethan sends Alice to Jeremy’s office, where she finds Jeremy in what she assumes is a compromising position. The two men use this to their advantage to coerce Alice into some debauched acts. Halfway through the list she realizes not only is she no longer doing this based on threat but because she enjoys it, but that she also has feelings for the two men.
While the story lacks complex, layered characters or a deep plot line it’s still an entertaining read. In fact by the conclusion of the story I hoped for more and wanted a happy ending for the three. For what is neglected in the plot, the author recompenses with descriptive and creative sexual acts from their kinky list. Overall a light read, and is especially enjoyable for those who appreciate a ménage.
Rating: 3 Stars
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I have a large appetite for books with pensive alpha males. I tend to lean towards erotica and contemporary romance. I am completely addicted to my Kindle and feel naked when it’s not with me. If you have any recommendations, feel free to email them. I’m a single-ish woman with two crazy dogs. I also love football and basketball. Living in Oklahoma City, my teams are the Thunder and Sooners.