Stately Pleasures

This contemporary erotic story starts a bit awkwardly but morphs into a sensual exploration as three people explore their sexual boundaries. It was a bit uncomfortable at first as the specter of sexual harassment is present but Alice’s reaction serves as the barometer for the men’s actions. As she becomes more comfortable in her role, the heat ratchets up and the various vignettes provide a sizzling menage tale that is a fun read even as it is wonderful to watch Alice realize that she is valued for herself and that she doesn’t need to be ashamed of her voluptuous figure. An enjoyable story that gives an interesting view of life on a remarkable estate.

“Stately Pleasures” by Lucy Felthouse is the deliciously spicy tale of freshly-graduated estate property manager Alice Brown who discovers that her job requirements suddenly require pushing her sexual boundaries in addition to the Master’s degree she has already earned. Both her boss, Jeremy Davenport and his head of security, Ethan Hayes, have a very kinky list of tasks that they want Alice to help them work their way through and even though it starts as a form of sexual blackmail, Alice discovers that she is having far more enjoyable encounters than she has enjoyed in quite some time. It starts as a temporary job but Alice’s personal and professional future will undoubtedly be changed forever.


Book Blurb for Stately Pleasures

Three's a magic number in this steamy love triangle set in a British stately home.

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, 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, 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.


Night Owl Reviews Jan, 2014 4.00