This is the first book I have ever reviewed and to be honest, not the sort of book I would normally read so I hope I can do the book justice.
Lottie Winter is a new author who has always loved to write, and since a very young age she has put pen to paper the thoughts, hopes and dreams trapped in her head. She has always wanted to try and write erotic novels then decided the time was now right.
Initially, whilst reading Cassandra I found it slightly distracting that each chapter flicks from one character to another then back again, but as the story went on, I got into the flow of it. I have never read a book before that is done from two different peoples point of view.
Cassandra is a Carnal Set Novel – a series which follows the erotic pleasures, perversions, romance, delights and delectations of The Carnal Set, a group of extremely select men and women in Victorian England. for whom the pleasures of the flesh are not just fantasised about, but are taken full advantage of.
The story starts on about Cassandra, who, after her parent passed away, became the Governess at the Penbroath Estate to look after the children of Thorpe Penbroath, the owner of the estate.
It is whilst employed at Governess that Cassandra is introduced into the world that is nothing like she has ever seen or experienced in her life.
Despite the fact I would not normally read a book of this kind, I found myself being more and more drawn to the two main characters as the book went on. In my opinion at times, in fact, most of the book, Thorpe was portrayed as an arrogant, selfish, egotistical chauvinist who at times has a dark nature, whilst Cassandra, a shy, innocent, honest girl, but despite their differences, they are drawn to each other like moths to a flame after Cassandra is invited to dinner.
The descriptions of the characters, the building and rooms, and the scenarios are really good and it meant I could easily imagine being there and being that engrossed in the story that I lost track of time on more than one occasion.
To me, the ending was a bit predictable but at the same time I’m not sure how I would of ended the story myself. It seemed to just tail off very quickly but mainly, throughout the story, it seems to flow quite well.
If you are into erotic type books and like a nice easy read but you are not offended or put off by graphic sexual content, then this book is worth a try.