Review: Lessons in Pleasure

I received this book for free from Netgalley in order to prepare an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Lessons in PleasureLessons In Pleasure by Victoria Dahl
Published by Lyrical Press on May 10th 2016
Genres: Historical

“Sarah Rose Hood was in love with her husband. She was almost sure of it.”

FINAL DECISION:  An enjoyable read, LESSONS IN PLEASURE is the story of a new husband and wife exploring their sexuality together.  The historical context gives some twists to the story that makes it especially intriguing.

THE STORY:  Sarah Rose Hood married with hopes of companionship and care. She cares for her husband, James Hood.  James is a young barrister with a seat in the House of Commons.  The two have been marrried for two months.  Just as the two begin more deeply exploring their sexual relationship, Sarah begins having fears about a secret she kept from her husband.

OPINION:  This was an enjoyable read.  Sarah and James are a sweet couple together. The story is really about Sarah’s innocence and the historical ignorance about women’s sexuality.  This novella is sexy and I really do enjoy books about married couples finding deeper levels of intimacy between them both emotionally and physically.  This novella hits all those points.

A very enjoyable one time read that brings a different historical perspective.

My only complaint is that the format doesn’t really allow much time to get to know these characters.  The focus is on the situation and thus I never really completely connected with the characters in a way that would make this novella one I would want to pick up again and again.

WORTH MENTIONING:  This is a very short novella.


STAR RATING: I give this book 3 stars.


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