Power, privilege, and the rigid rules of class leave two hearts yearning for connection in the sizzling new Society of Gentlemen novel from K. J. Charles.
Among his eccentric though strictly principled group of friends, Lord Richard Vane is the confidant on whom everyone depends for advice, moral rectitude, and discreet assistance. Yet when Richard has a problem, he turns to his valet, a fixer of unparalleled genius—and the object of Richard’s deepest desires. If there is one rule a gentleman must follow, it is never to dally with servants. But when David is close enough to touch, the rules of class collide with the basest sort of animal instinct: overpowering lust.
For David Cyprian, burglary and blackmail are as much in a day’s work as bootblacking—anything for the man he’s devoted to. But the one thing he wants for himself is the one thing Richard refuses to give: his heart. With the tension between them growing to be unbearable, David’s seemingly incorruptible master has left him no choice. Putting his finely honed skills of seduction and manipulation to good use, he will convince Richard to forget all about his well-meaning objections and give in to sweet, sinful temptation.
And look for the enticing Society of Gentlemen series by KJ Charles:
THE RUIN OF GABRIEL ASHLEIGH | A FASHIONABLE INDULGENCE | A SEDITIOUS AFFAIR | A GENTLEMAN’S POSITION
Don’t miss any of the captivating Sins of the Cities novels:
AN UNSEEN ATTRACTION | AN UNNATURAL VICE | AN UNSUITABLE HEIR
Praise for A Gentleman’s Position
“Highly recommend this one—a great, angst-filled romance.”—Smexy Books
“I can’t recommend A Gentleman’s Position and the rest of the Society books enough!”—Just Love
“I have absolutely loved this series and I found this to be a very satisfying conclusion. . . . I love the way things ended up for Richard and Cyprian and I was thrilled to get their story.”—Joyfully Jay
“Brilliant writing and storytelling! Highly recommend!”—Gay Book Reviews
“This book is swoon material—grab it!”—Red Adept Reviews
“What I enjoyed most about this book was the author’s slow and deliberate reveal of the story from both parties’ perspectives.”—The Oddness of Moving Things
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
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Provocative and gripping read!!!
This is only my second K.J. Charles book, but it certainly won't be my last. I can't say enough about how impressed I am with her writing, and with this series in particular. She really has beautifully captured the political climate and class system of the day and the impact they have on the masses. Richard and David come from different classes and have very real issues to overcome as a result. The journey that these two characters take throughout this book is truly a beautiful thing to witness. It is poignant and romantic and gut-wrenching and sexy and impassioned and meaningful and absolutely riveting. I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a provocative and gripping read.
* I was given an advanced copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.
a story of forbidden love
This is more of 3 1/2 stars for me. This story is about a nobleman and his valet, their forbidden love for each other, and their journey to overcome obstacles to truly love one another. Lord Richard is well respected and very upstanding. He battles with his feelings for his valet, David, feeling that they can never come to fruition. Lines get crossed, feelings get hurt, and they struggle to be together. I enjoyed David's willpower to stick to his guns and wanted to smack Lord Richard up side his head. The friendships among their acquaintances added a wonderful touch.
Wonderful, thought-provoking, satisfying conclusion to a fabulous series
I won a copy of this book (as a download from NetGalley) from an online contest. This was a huge bonus for me because I got to read the book early! I love this series (I love anything by this author, basically). I read this the day I downloaded it, then went back to read the whole series again and read it a second time.
One of the things I love about KJ Charles's writing is that she doesn't play to expectations. This series is set in the Regency, and while most Regency romances (while admittedly are generally M/F, not M/M) are focused more on the manners and drawing room intrigue, Ms. Charles isn't afraid to venture into some pretty serious political situations--which adds a degree of tension you don't usually find in Regency romances.
Likewise, her heroes don't have to be perfect to be imminently compelling. Apparently some readers think Lord Richard (one of the heroes in this book) is a jerk (if you've read A Seditious Affair, you'll know why!), but that's judging him by modern standards and information. Ms. Charles poses some really thought-provoking questions through the characters' attitudes -- what would you think about a D/s relationship if you had no name to give to that kind of power exchange? How would you view a person with dyslexia if you had no idea what it was?
Lord Richard and Cyprian have to find their own way in a world in which the social classes rarely intermingled. I loved the way Ms. Charles handled this--and if Lord Richard had to bend a little more than Cyprian? Serves him right for being a jerk. :-)