Title: Julia's Double Chance
Series: Madame's Joly's House of Passion 1
Author: Em Ashcroft
Genre: Erotic Historical Ménage Romance
Source: ARC provided by Manic Readers
Cover: 3.5 stars
Characters: 5 stars
Plot: 4 stars
Heat: 5 stars
Freshness: 4 stars
Addictiveness: 3.5 starsTotal: 4 stars (19/24)
Charles Tait and Snow Mason are great with finances. Even without a title they are some of the richest men in London. Right now, they are bored with their life. They don't have much else to conquer and they are tired of the old games at whores houses. What they need is the challenge of finding a woman of their own. When business brings Lady Ashcott their way, they know they have found what they are looking for. Sadly, they can be her heroes, but she cannot be their salvation. She is a lady, and they will never be respectable enough for her. Would fate throw her into their path, if there couldn't be any hope for them?
Lady Julia Ashcott has just become a widow. After doing what is best for her family by marrying an old friend of her father that was forty years older than her, she decides she has paid her due. Now, she will please herself. When once again her father tries to take her power away from her, she looks for help at the hand of the two young gentleman that will set her finances straight. They are offering a lot more, is she daring enough to take it?
Julia's Double Chance is a refreshing take on erotic ménage. It has the good descriptive sex scenes that is usually found on ménage reads, but they have a vintage vibe that has worked perfectly for a historical. The author's choices of props for the scenes are so creative, that has given me a permanent smile through out the story. It feels like a sexy black and white movie. Classy!
Ms. Ashcroft's characters are very likable and easy to connect. The pace is good and the writing is very well done.
You may read this book because you enjoy ménage reads, you should read this book because you enjoy Georgian's tales, you MUST read this book, because is innovative and refreshing!
"Am I a wanton?" "A complete hussy, but only the three of us need to know that."