Stately Pleasures by Lucy Felthouse Review
By Pleasure Panel reviewer Delilahxx
I was so excited to get Stately Pleasures by Lucy Felthouse to read as I’m always looking for a better erotic story. One thing I really hate is when the sex part of the story takes ages to begin, and I have been known to skip numerous pages of boring reading to get to the good bits. The good thing about this book is the sex started fairly quickly, so no time for me to get bored.
The story starts with Alice who is looking for a job and goes for an interview at Stately Manors. There she meets Jeremy Davenport who is the owner of the manor, and who is also ridiculously handsome, as well as a millionaire; which happens so often in erotic stories for some reason; and Alice fancies him immediately. After a terrible interview she somehow gets the job, and cannot wait to start.
One thing I noticed about the way this is written are some parts go into minute detail, where there really isn’t any need, making the reading drag a little, but apart from that niggle at this point I was eager to read on to see what happens next.
Once at the Manor, on the first day of her job something happens, I won’t say what as I don’t want to spoil the story, but this sets the scene for the rest of the story. On her first day she also meets Ethan, who is head of security, and is also very handsome, as well as being very tall and well built. Together Jeremy and Ethan make quite an intimidating team, and this is when they make a proposal to Alice. To be honest I found this part of the story quite hard to read and unbelievable, but nevertheless, I was quite excited by what might happen next, so I continued reading.
The proposal is basically a list of sexual scenes that Jeremy and wants to complete, with the help of Alice, his new employee; and Ethan, his employee and right-hand man. Alice is excited and a little bit scared about agreeing to this, but is eager to start and be a good employee.
The main part of Stately Pleasures by Lucy Felthouse is many sexual scenes, some a bit tame and some a big turn on, but nothing that was too shocking or amazing. One thing I found about this part of the book is there is one scene that is worked all the way through, then days or weeks pass with nothing happening, barely any part of their other life is mentioned in the book. So it is quite hard to read, to me it felt like there was no story at all, just these 3 people working their way through the list.
But despite that quite a few of the scenes are good, some are just her, some are her with one of the men, and some are her with both of the men. To be honest the scenes with both of the men were the ones I enjoyed the most, and deep down I was hoping at some point the men would touch each other too. I won’t say whether this happened or not, as I don’t want to spoil the surprise.
There is one part of the book that stuck out in my head, and this was her birthday, where it went into great detail about every minute of her birthday; which made for very boring reading, and didn’t flow with the rest of the book being mostly sex scenes. I skipped through many pages of this part.
Before I knew it the list had been worked through and Alice was due to leave. Which did feel like a relief to be honest, to be near the end of the book. I won’t spoil the ending, but it reminded me of a fairytale, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
I have to say I found Stately Pleasures by Lucy Felthouse hard to read, and I wouldn’t be in a rush to read other books by this author. It just didn’t flow very well for me. But some of the sex scenes were good, and I liked the ending; and I’m sure I will be revisiting the sex scenes when I’m in the mood for a quick turn on.
Stately Pleasures by Lucy Felthouse was sent free of charge, in exchange for a fair and honest review by the Pleasure Panel, by the author. Thank you! 🙂
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