The new debut novel of an upcoming series, The Gentleman's Club follows Mademoiselle Noire, a sexually liberated and highly intelligent woman with whom Lord MacCaulay becomes obsessed. The book has been praised for its writing style and progressive heroine, who often questions gender norms and dated social conventions.
Quote: To sample the delights of a great many women is considered right and healthy for a man, yet the opposite is held true for those of our sex. Where we display undue interest in sexual matters, even within marriage, we are thought immoral. For myself, I can only conceive of such limitation with horror: a torture for which I have no taste.”