Publisher Description

Book 01 in The Spinster's Society series - A Historical Romance Book

Lady Lorena Cullip is the definition in Mr. Samuel Johnson's English Dictionary for the word: curious.

One might also find her name under

1- scandalous

2- disastrous,

3- slightly mad.

But the latest rumors about the lady have all of London holding their breaths.

She's begun a Spinster's Society.

Who'd have ever thought the daughter of a duke could have so much fun?

In Lorena's opinion, no one is more attractive than Emmett Starr, the Earl of Ashwick.

She's been in love with him for years but mishaps always occur whenever they are in the vicinity of one another for too long.

Like that small incident when she burned his London townhouse to the ground...

But that doesn't stop the earl from wanting her now more than ever, and he intends to have her.

If one looked up Ashwick in Mr. Johnson's dictionary, they'd find:

arrogant,

aggressive,

authoritative,

and … after Lorena gives her body and soul over to the temptation of all that is him… addictive.

Suddenly, being a spinster doesn't hold any of its previous appeal.

In fact, Lorena barely remember her name, much less what her society is actually called.  

But what will a life with the earl mean for the future of her new club?

Perhaps, it's time for Mr. Johnson to give 'spinster' a new meaning…

GENRE
Romance
RELEASED
2020
8 January
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
282
Pages
PUBLISHER
Charlotte Stone
SELLER
Draft2Digital, LLC
SIZE
460.3
KB

Customer Reviews

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Lady Lorena’s Spinister Society

Charlotte Stone
1.Y Lady Lorena’s Spinster Society 2/10
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This storyline is problematic. The female lead character, Lady Lorena, repeatedly says “no” to her suitor, Lord Ashwick, and he keeps ignoring her “no” and doing more. This goes against the principle of consent - which is so important in healthy relationships. To present this behaviour of a male pressing on when the woman says no as a positive thing, where the story suggests she really did want it even though she says no, and that she is happy about it afterwards, this contradicts respectful and healthy interactions and models an acceptance of non-consent. That this book portrays this behaviour as “masculine” and “romantic” is even worse. So many women and girls around the world are pressed into physical interactions against their wishes. There is no such thing as “non-consensual sexual contact”. That is sexual abuse and rape. To romanticise this is a terrible message. I get it that some woman love the idea of being overpowered and seduced. This is fine and delicious when it is in a consensual context. If there is an agreement that she will say no when she actually means yes, and that there is a safe word for when she actually REALLY means no. Without this structure, I feel this storyline is promoting a very dangerous message that I feel has been portrayed through history as romance yet facilitates rape and sexual assault.
The writing style is good. It’s the content that is extremely problematic - especially when Lady Lorena is involved in a spinster group that is presented as being supportive of women’s rights.

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