The Gentlemen’s Club
Emmanuelle de Maupassant
Victorian London 1898
Lord McCaulay falls under the enchantment of Mademoiselle Noire. Humiliated by her before his peers, he becomes intent on revenge, but is drawn only further into her web, entering a dark spiral of obsession.
Meanwhile, by day, Lord McCaulay’s path intersects that of young aristocrat Maud, as she struggles to assert her identity against the domination of men.
‘We live in the wondrous here and now and it is here that our flesh must take its pleasure. Your body is yours and yours alone, but not for long, and never long enough.’
Uncaged Review: Set in a period drama the Gentlemen’s Club where men can go to watch a notorious Mistress at play with other like-minded people like herself, who enjoy a show of varied sexual activity. This is a steamy read that borders on the slightly erotic. Worth a read. Reviewed by Jennifer