I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Lessons In Pleasure by Victoria Dahl
Published by Lyrical Press on May 10th 2016
“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.
CONNECTED BOOKS: LESSONS IN PLEASURE is a standalone.
STAR RATING: I give this book 3 stars.