I love and hate William because of his rakish ways despite Cecelia's relationship with Bess but he has a character that makes you endear to him. Cecelia has no choice in her marriage partner and must obey her husband wishes in everything. Cecelia was another pleasant surprise for me. The most noteworthy aspect of the story was the language used. Then, when Cecelia blossoms into pregnancy and can no longer accommodate William's needs, he distances himself, and Bess becomes her only solace and comfort — and the channel for her most intimate desires. The further Lord Stanton strays from his wife, the closer Bess comes and the two women forge an even stronger relationship and become indispensable to one another. At 18, Cecelia is married to Lord William Stanton, and takes with her to her marriage home her faithful maid and friend, Bess.
This erotica novella was a mildly entertaining diversion. And so goes the life of Lady Cecilia Stanton until the rumors begin. I was an unruly child prone to wickedness even then. As Cecelia struggles to understand her own feelings, gossip begins to spread. They just aren't my favorite characters.
As Cecelia struggles to understand her own feelings, gossip begins to spread. Throughout these pregnancies William goes to London and fucks around until Cecelia is ready to be his 'one and only'. My interest and affections however were taken with one Bess Miller. The susceptibility of women in Regency society shines through in every diary entry. It isn't thaaaaat steamy, I simply don't read erotica that often xD This novella consists of a diary written by Lady Cecelia Stanton, married to Lord William Stanton against her will at a very young age.
When faced with a rakish, lusty husband, what is a proper English wife to do but educate herself in the art of bedplay? Bess being there for her really fit with the story and reinforced Cecelia's fears and her need for comfort. When faced with a rakish, lusty husband, what is a proper English wife to do but educate herself in the art of bedplay? I shudder to think of the damage that may have been done had the pot overturned upon my head, alas, at the time the injury to my hand was pain enough. I loved the periodical tone and how it was always written to the language of the 1800s it was set in. If you enjoy erotica I would recommend this one. It has always rankled me that what is best for the gentleman is not always the best for the lady yet society seems bent on keeping it these inconvenient methods.
A book with such erotic component is not my cup of tea. I would recommend this book to those who love historical erotic romance and are looking for a quick light read. Bess becomes a teacher of sorts, teaching Cecelia there is much to be pleas For a full review see: Lesbian love back in the day. She is in the midst of a sexual scandal. I understood not why I felt this way, and wondered if Bess may feel the same. If she's writing to her family members why does she feel the need to 'state that her husband was known to be something of a rake'? I received this book through Net Galley for an honest review. Lady Cecilia writes in her diary while pregnant with her fifth child.
Cecilia was strong when she wanted to be, but incredibly naive and too forgiving in my opinion at other times. The whole thing was pretty bare bones and felt more like an outline for a story rather than a complete story in itself. In the unfortunate event I do not recover from this birth, I write my confessions in this diary. I did like that the storyline was different than other historical romance stories. It was only after Cecelia was brave enough to confide in her husband, did their marriage improve.
This and all my other reviews are originally posted on my blog I wasn't sure at first if this short novella would be easy to read, or if I'd enjoy it. It could all end like this, but life brought surprises, and these surprises especially delighted her husband. But get ready for a surprise ending. Cecelia is gently bred young woman and not accustomed to the bawdy speech her husband employs towards her. I liked really getting how Cecelia felt through it all. William left because he couldn't bed her during her status. You see, after that first night of horror, Ceecee learned to cope with her new condition, with the help of her lady's maid and childhood friend Bess.
If you want to know what ensued, then you have to read the book! I ached for even the simplest form of affection. While Lady Cecelia and Bess were interesting characters there was a lack of a real connection. Historical romances aren't my usual reads, but I was curious about Lady Cecilia's life and her erotic confessions. However, Cecelia has a secret balm to her dissatisfaction: her maid, Bess Miller. It illustrates her intelligence and insightful nature. Lady Cecelia Stanton is forced into an arranged marriage to William, a notorious rake.
While complaining of this to her maid, Bess, she learns some valuable lessons. I did not care for Lord Stanton as he was a cookie cutter self absorbed rake. While complaining of this to her maid, Bess, she learns some valuable lessons. Over all I give this on a B. I admired her then, so strong, calm and composed, yet only a year older than I. I thought the husband was an extreme douche. It illustrated the importance of being open and communicative with your significant other.
The Wicked Confessions of Lady Cecelia Stanton is a young society matron's diary of her greatest secrets and desires. As I cried, it was Bess who first came to me. But, other than some bad morning sickness with each pregnancy the possibly deadly pregnancy she's talking about will be her fifth successful birth of five pregnancies - she hasn't lost any children through miscarriage , she suffered no more than any other pregnant woman of the day would have been expected to. You see, my interest had already been taken. Bess feel for her and wants her to know that pleasure can be derived from sexual intercourse. Link to Goodreads Link to amazon The Wicked Confessions of Lady Cecelia Stanton contains some scenes of a sexually explicit nature, though to my mind this is more of a romance than an erotic book.