- Books We Love, Ltd.
- Release Date
- March 2013
BDSM, Erotic Romance, Historical Novel with Romantic Elements
In this erotic, tongue-in-cheek parody of a bestselling novel, Anya Grey enters service at Pretentious Hall in the eighteenth century. She meets brooding, dangerous, but strikingly handsome, Lord Libidinous who soon involves her in a sultry, sexual relationship to soothe his damaged soul. Prepare to laugh, and sigh, at their sexy, and explicitly steamy, antics.
May 16, 2013 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
91 people found the following review helpful
Can a good girl vicar's daughter abstain from the sexual temptations offered by a sexy, debauched lord bent on her seduction? Well, of course not. There wouldn't be fun in that!
With her family suffering financially after the loss of her vicar father in a carriage accident, educated but innocent Anya Grey found much needed employment as a maid in the home of Lord and Lady Snoot. The Snoots, beset with debts incurred by Lord Snoot, had little choice but to sell their home to Lady Snoot's brother, Lord Libidinous, in exchange for clearing Snoot's debts. While visiting his sister and her husband at his recently acquired home, Anya catches the eye of Lord Libidinous, a man with peculiar sexual tastes, and the practiced seduction of the new kitchen maid squarely on his mind. And, what an amusing romp ensues as this tale unfolds!
Harkening back to Georgian era novels like Richardson's Clarissa, featuring the ruination of good girls by bad boys, Diane Scott Lewis has crafted a witty, short parody that made me titter at the author's pointed euphemisms and veiled sexual overtones. The characterization of Anya and Libidinous is spot-on for the time period and the cast of secondary characters add another layer of sauce and sass to this enjoyable little gem. If you adored classics such as Tom Jones, Fanny Hill, and Moll Flanders, you'll greatly enjoy this short parody of the modern novel 50 Shades of Grey. It's great fun!
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