This is part of the Tempting Monsters series.
On the brink of losing her position as a maid and with no prospects to go on, the offer of a place at Rooksgrave Manor—a house of ill and unusual repute—sounds like a perfect fit for a young woman with Esther’s inclinations. Even better, the invitation comes by the hand of the handsome Dr. Underwood, a delicate gentleman with a ferocious alter ego who knows exactly what he wants from Esther.
Upon arrival, the men and the daily decadence of the manor feel too good to be true for a girl of Esther’s station. There are rules to be followed, expectations to meet, and Esther is afraid she might be too wicked even for a place like Rooksgrave.
Temptations lurk around every shadowy corner and Esther has never been a girl able to resist. But the risk of disappointing her new gentlemen isn’t all that’s threatening Esther’s new position. Rooksgrave Manor’s protections for its unusual patrons are failing, the wards are crumbling, and Esther’s new and exquisitely pleasurable life may all come tumbling down.
I first heard about A Lady of Rooksgrave Manor on TikTok as well as in the book club I’m in and on a spreadsheet as well. What tipped me over for reading it was seeing the art cards showing casing each of the gentlemen found in the book.
A Lady of Rooksgrave Manor is the first book in the Tempting Monsters series but definitely stands as a stand along as well.
Esther is definitely an interesting character in the way that from the beginning of the book. Esther gentlemen make it! You have: Amon the Sphinx, Booker the Goleum, Ezra the Invisible Man, Dr Underwood / Mr Tanner and Auguste the Vampire. I loved how we were introduced to all the guys and how they interacted with Esther.
I really enjoyed the story and wasn’t let down with the level of spice the book has. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series.