For the most part, Renee Bernard can be counted on to write a good story with likable characters centerstage in an interesting plot spiced with romance and sex. For me, A Lady's Pleasure was little more than erotica set in some indeterminate historical time period. What little plot there was beyond the numerous sex scenes was muddled and ended in a resolution that was largely implausible.
In my view, the main problem is lack of backstory for the main characters. The female protagonist is oddly off putting mostly because there isn't enough backstory to make her truly sympathetic. Oh, the author hints at her unhappy marriage but there's not enough about it to make her risky actions and choices plausible. The male protagonist is largely colorless and it's hard to know him/like him because of the lack of backstory details. The occasional appearances of his best friend who references previous events aren't enough to flesh him out. As I've said in other reviews, the sex isn't sexy unless the reader cares about the characters. Unfortunately, Ms. Bernard didn't do much to generate my caring for these characters.
If you want to read a lot if sex scenes through the first 70% of the book before it gets down to any kind of storytelling then this is the book for you. However, if you'd like a little more 'meat' on the literary bones of your stories, then you may want to give this one a pass.