Friday, March 11, 2011
Tramp Stamp Club
Ellen has watched her stepmother bring home soldier after soldier from the Fort on the island, and is very aware of what it takes to land a man. When she see’s Jonathon, a childhood friend, after her father’s funeral, Ellen entices him to join her in the Garden behind her father’s Battery mansion. Ellen is used to dominating men. In fact, she prides herself on being a “natural dominant.” However, when Jonathon comes into her world, that pride is turned upside down. Somehow the man controls her with his very presence.
Striving to write the story of a lifetime, Ellen finds that Jonathon is becoming a member of the Sand Dunes Club, a mysterious Charleston Club that no one seems to know about. Ellen is sure she can temp Jonathon into telling her about the club. When he isn’t forthcoming with information, she follows him to one of their meetings.
Ellen is left scarred for life by what she finds there. Jonathon is unable to protect her from her own family history, but her sister Elise is more than capable of protecting her sister. The prominent men of Charleston beware when Elise turns on them in revenge. All Elise and Ellen need to do is convince the elite socialite women of Charleston to follow suit. In this case, revenge is certainly sweet.