There are worse things a girl can do to get a boost up the career ladder.
Alice Brown has just landed her dream job as property manager at Davenport Manor, a British stately home. It’s only a nine-month contract to cover maternity leave, but it will provide her with the vital experience she needs to progress in her chosen career.
However, her dream job soon threatens to become a nightmare when she discovers her boss, Jeremy Davenport, in a compromising position. Her shock is exacerbated when Jeremy, far from being embarrassed or apologetic about what happened, manipulates the situation until somehow, she’s the one in the wrong. He and his best friend, Ethan Hayes, the head of security at Davenport Manor, give her an ultimatum. Faced with the possibility of losing her job and endangering her future prospects, Alice reluctantly agrees to their indecent proposal.
When the dust settles, Alice comes to the conclusion that playing their kinky games isn’t such a bad thing, after all. But what happens when she thinks she’s falling for both men?
Note: Stately Pleasures has been previously published. This version has been re-edited.
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About the Author
Lucy Felthouse is the award-winning author of erotic romance novels Stately Pleasures (named in the top 5 of Cliterati.co.uk’s 100 Modern Erotic Classics That You’ve Never Heard Of, and an Amazon bestseller), Eyes Wide Open (winner of the Love Romances Café’s Best Ménage Book 2015 award, and an Amazon bestseller), The Persecution of the Wolves, Hiding in Plain Sight and The Heiress’s Harem series. Including novels, short stories and novellas, she has over 170 publications to her name. Find out more about her writing at http://lucyfelthouse.co.uk, or on Twitter or Facebook. Join her Facebook group for exclusive cover reveals, sneak peeks and more! Sign up for automatic updates on Amazon or BookBub. Subscribe to her newsletter here: http://www.subscribepage.com/lfnewsletter
Read an Excerpt
God, how she’d changed in such a short time. She’d gone from someone so un-sexual – if that was even a word – that she hardly ever masturbated, to a person who was almost a nymphomaniac. She blamed Jeremy and Ethan.
Jeremy, with his dark, cropped hair, expressive blue eyes, sinfully plump lips and … Fuck, he even had beautiful hands. Long, graceful-looking fingers that she suspected had just been playing with her pussy. So they probably smelled of her. Words just couldn’t describe how sexy he was. And she hadn’t even seen any of his body yet. It was clear that he looked after himself, but he wasn’t as big as Ethan in the muscle department. Regardless of that, she’d probably still turn into a puddle of mush at his feet when she saw him naked for the first time.
Then there was Ethan, who certainly didn’t play second fiddle to his friend in the looks department. He was attractive in a completely different way. His height and muscular frame would immediately draw the eye of any straight woman in a room. Even if her husband was Brad Pitt or George Clooney. But where Jeremy was handsome in a brooding and traditional sense, Ethan was much more approachable. His chin-length brown hair, green eyes, and smile to die for would have the ladies queuing up to talk to him, especially when he flashed his dimples. But he could also give off vibes designed to keep everyone away – particularly when he looked all intense. Dependent on the reason for the intensity, of course. He’d looked pretty full on when they’d been together earlier, and she couldn’t remember the last time she’d been so hot for a man.
Until now, of course. She was super-hot for both of them. Two fucking men, for God’s sake! Two intelligent, gorgeous, sexy men.
Suddenly, Alice was worried. They hadn’t even started playing their kinky games for real yet, and she was already shocked by the strength of her need. If they carried on like this, those feelings would grow stronger and maybe mutate into something emotional, as well as sexual. And that would never do.
There was no way she could afford to fall in love with one of them. That would cost her much more than her career. It would cost her heart.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book has no depth and the main character is totally unrealistic. Who wants to read about a woman that gives no thought to trading sexual favors for career advancement? This book was in the trash before the 3rd chapter.
I shall never visit a stately home again and view it in the same old way!! Is that really what you use a carpet beater for? And taking the back stairs will never be thought of in the same way again either. Finding her new boss in a compromising position on day one is not the way Alice wanted to start her new job, covering for maternity leave at Davenport Manor. Soon the Lord of the manor and his best friend, and security guy, make Alice an offer she cannot refuse (and who would!!)
Hot sex and sweet characters! A most enjoyable read, especially if you like lots of extended sex scenes. Hot stuff!
Hot and Very Satisfying I couldn't put the book down. I kept wondering what was on the list. Lucy Felthouse kept upping the ante for each new task on the list. The progression of the story went from being about a list to the hearts of the participants. Great story, wonderful characters and amazing plotting. The description of Jeremy and Ethan would've made any woman fall for them. The description of Alice fit many women wondering about their self-esteem and being desirable. Lucy Felthouse created an enjoyable read no matter what your taste is in fiction. I look forward to more of her stories.
A hot and most enjoyable read, Stately Pleasures not only satisfies in terms of plot and heat, but also thanks to its wonderful characters. I really enjoyed Alice, Ethan, and Jeremy and the lovely, kinky, affectionate world they create together. There’s plenty of variety in the sex scenes, plus a commitment to developing confidence and heart. Ms. Felthouse creates warmth of feeling as well as lots of sexy sizzle. A delicious ride!
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. What a great book! I knew the moment I read the blurb for this book months ago that I would enjoy the heat level of this book. It was TOTALLY SMOKING HOT and I the only thing I enjoyed more was the people and the story. I found - like some others have mentioned - that the scene outside the office where Ethan catches our Alice to be a little cheesy. Having said that, I think that the author was brilliant to have the book start off this way. As the book progresses, we see the relationship between the three of them go from challenge-buddies to friends (with benefits) to becoming lovers and people who truly care about each other. This progression is so skillfully, beautifully done that having such a classic "cheesy porn" beginning highlights how much things have changed between all of them. Truly, this choice demonstrates the courage the men had to have to use such an approach - which could have so easily backfired - and also how much they really wanted Alice to choose to "play" with them. I would love to be able to peek into the world of Ethan and Alice and Jeremy a little while after the book is finished - just to see what they might be "up to"!
A tale for lovers of threesomes.. Stately Pleasures by Lucy Felthouse is the deliciously spicy tale of freshly-graduated estate property manager Alice Brown who discovers that her job requirements suddenly require pushing her sexual boundaries in addition to the Master's degree she has already earned. Both her boss, Jeremy Davenport and his head of security, Ethan Hayes, have a very kinky list of tasks that they want Alice to help them work their way through and even though it starts as a form of sexual blackmail, Alice discovers that she is having far more enjoyable encounters than she has enjoyed in quite some time. It starts as a temporary job but Alice's personal and professional future will undoubtedly be changed forever. This contemporary erotic story starts a bit awkwardly but morphs into a sensual exploration as three people explore their sexual boundaries. It was a bit uncomfortable at first as the specter of sexual harassment is present but Alice’s reaction serves as the barometer for the men’s actions. As she becomes more comfortable in her role, the heat ratchets up and the various vignettes provide a sizzling menage tale that is a fun read even as it is wonderful to watch Alice realize that she is valued for herself and that she doesn’t need to be ashamed of her voluptuous figure. An enjoyable story that gives an interesting view of life on a remarkable estate. A copy of this title was provided to me in exchange for an honest review. Submitted to Night Owl Reviews
Stately Pleasures by Lucy Felthouse What can I say about this book other than it is a masterpiece! Lucy’s imagination is amazing. I couldn't put this book down once I started. This story was wonderfully written with some erotic scenes and I felt like I was sucked in to it, which I didn't mind one bit. I couldn't sleep without thinking of these two men. Alice is applying for a job at a Manor to replace a woman who is going on a 9 month maternity leave. What she didn't expect is that her job will turn out to be more than a Property manager. Alice had lead a pretty lonely life but once she goes to work at the Manor those lonely days are over. Love, Love, Love this story… “I received this book as a review copy in return for an honest review”