Men of the Manor: Erotic Encounters between Upstairs Lords and Downstairs Lads

Rob Rosen
Men of the Manor: Erotic Encounters between Upstairs Lords and Downstairs Lads
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Cleis Press
Release Date
September 2014
Erotic Romance, LGBTQ

The country estate, masters and servants, mystery and intrigue, sex and money. All go hand in hand in these turn-of-the-century tales of what goes on behind the manor's closed doors. Does the master lure the butler to the phonograph room for a romp behind the sofa, or does the stable boy have a tryst with the footman while the lord longingly watches on? Does the aristocrat drop his foppish manners when the butler helps him undress? And do the classes exchange more than pleasantries when the lamps are dimmed and the ladies retire for the evening?

Rob Rosen has gathered the hottest stories of romance and sex between wealthy aristocrats and the hard-working estate staff, all with a pre–World War I backdrop, including the fashion and art and the latest inventions of the day. War is years way, the estates are huge and sprawling, the fashionably elite have too much time on their hands, while the toiling underclass are always on the lookout for a means to a brighter future — no matter whose bed they end up in. Think Downton Abbey and Upstairs, Downstairs, but with enough sex to make the town vicar blush.

Book Review by Breann (reviewer)
Oct 01, 2014   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
127 people found the following review helpful
MEN OF THE MANOR is just like the title says. It's a bunch of short, sexy erotic encounters.

Usually when reviewing an anthology, I read, rate and review each story individually and then come up with an average rating as a whole. Well, if I were to do that here, all the reviews would be the exact same and they'd go a little something like this:

The story was definitely sexy but it was more of porn without plot. The Lord meets the lad, exchange some glances and some banter, and then they find a place for their one encounter. That's really all the story was--just the single sex scene between the two men. There was hope for more in the end, but definitely not a solid ending. Just a fun, hot little tale.

And that, my friends, would be my review x13. All the stories followed the same basic formula with no real plot to be found.

So, I don't know that I'd recommend reading them all in one shot since the stories run together and become redundant by the end. But MAN OF THE MANOR would be nice to always have on the kindle, ready to read one here and there.
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