From the first chapter I was hooked. Henry and Effie arrive in a deserted holiday town out of season. They consummate their marriage in a quick perfunctory manner and head out to see what little is on offer in the deserted holiday town.
They get to know each other, properly, the longest they've spent alone together. And start to discover and enjoy each other's bodies as any honeymooning couple.
Effie is disappointed that she isn't able to show Henry the Cape May she remembers. When Effie and Henry bumps into the overbearing Clara, a gorgeous socialite from the city, they join Clara's party scene, their Southern morals are loosened by the hard liquor and decadent living. They decide to extend their stay, to unexpected consequences. How will the Christian couple keep up with the partying? And can they ever return to their sleepy town in the south?
The story was sublime, and was beautifully told.
VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Thank you so much the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a complimentary electronic copy in return for an honest review.