Genre : Romantic Comedy
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I found Highland Pursuits to be a subtle comedy, with undertones of erotica (voyeurism being one such subject)
Set in nineteen twenty eight, in Scotland, Lady Ophelia has been sent to live with her grandmother.
Ophelia is young, and sex is not something openly spoken of at this time. Ophelia gets herself into a few situations (as well as glens and closets)
Some of which made me feel uncomfortable.
Consent is not the byword for the men in this book, and there is a few wandering hands having to be slapped from thighs and bottoms. Ophelia is obviously struggling with a crush on Hamish, the castle estate manager, and finding her feet in the world.
I did like the little asides of the castle staff, the gossip giving the story more detail and insight, and Hector’s short, but splintering, grumblings, such as ‘lascivious swine.’
The cultural elements are handled well, with discussions on women’s rights, Valentino and Clara Bow; who’s image is firmly stuck in my mind when I think of Ophelia.
Accurately described as a romp, Highland Pursuits is an excellent read.
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