One of the things a writer should identify when starting to write a novel is their target audience.
When I wrote A Charming Bequest, in my mind I generated a vision of my reader, who was a lady, probably 40+ who enjoys a good, page-turning contemporary romantic novel to get lost in. There is a little bit of eroticism in it, in the context of a love story and having a bit of fun, and there is the uncovering of a family story.
It’s not necessarily about gender, age or demographic, but more importantly what s/he enjoys reading to achieve a bit of escapism during his/her rest and relaxation.
I guess I thought mostly females would enjoy it, although I know a couple of men who’ve read it … to the end … 😉
Based on this, if you choose to give it a try, I hope you enjoy it.