Camielle Rocheford is a novelist during
a time when women are supposed to be seen, and not heard.
Undaunted, though, she published her first novel under her
own name instead of using a male pen name. Even though she
has modern views about women and their role in the world,
she has old-fashioned views about love, and sex.
Camilleís long-time friend Nicolette
Neville is an actress. One summer, Nicolette invites
Camille to travel with her to the estate of a friend.
Camille readily agrees, and then panics when she finds out
that she will be staying at the home of Stefan Eldritch, a
well-known writer, but also a well-known rake who writes and
publishes racy poetry and holds wild parties.
Camille stays, despite her misgivings,
and soon falls under Stefanís spell. During the summer,
Camille, Stefan, Nicole and the well-known musician Klauss
von Alstyne, explore many pleasures of the flesh.
Stefan and Camille also team up to
write a series of political pamphlets that cause
disturbances. After a bad experience with Nicolette and
Klauss, Camille vows to leave, and then Stefan is taken to
prison because of the pamphlets. It is up to Camille to
work with The Eldritch Legacy to free her lover from his
Lessons Learned is a
magical continuation of the Eldritch Legacy. Once again Ms.
Strauss pulled me into a magical world where the sex is hot
and the love is passionate and realistic.
I thoroughly enjoyed the way Ms. Strauss wove in components
from the first novel, Secrets Revealed. I
highly recommend the Eldritch novels for readers who have
not yet discovered them. I eagerly await the third offering
in the series. Lessons Learned contains BDSM
themed sex, and M/F/F/M pairings.