A Gentleman's Position
Book 3, Society of Gentlemen - A Society of Gentlemen Novel
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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.
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
“I absolutely loved this book. It was well written, it kept me engaged all the way throughout, and it was so good that I one-clicked the others in the series without even looking at the blurbs. I can safely say that this is one author that I will be reading more of in the future. If you love Regency era-romance and books that really tug on your heart, this is definitely one to check out.”—Inked Rainbow Reads
“This book was so hot and sensual. I know that I will come back to these gentlemen over and over again. I could go on for pages and probably not make much more sense. This book gave me the most exquisite book hangover and I loved every single second of reading and remembering it.”—Watch & Word Society
Praise for the Society of Gentlemen novels
“The Regency period gets more rakish than ever in the Society of Gentlemen series. I’ll read anything K. J. Charles writes!”—New York Times bestselling author Kate Pearce
“K. J. Charles has long been one of my favorite authors.”—USA Today bestselling author Carole Mortimer
“Charles has built a reputation for tight, enthralling plots.”—Publishers Weekly
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Richard finally gets his story & it's wonderful.
This is the third book in the Society of Gentlemen series and I loved it. This can be read as a standalone but I think you will enjoy it a lot more if you read the other two books first. I read books one and two out of order and it didn’t matter but this one is about the leader of the group of men called the Ricardians. There is so much information in the first two books that will make this one more meaningful if you read at least one of them first. (I’d suggest book two if you can only read one of them.)
Lord Richard Vane is a member of the aristocracy – there is no way he can associate with a servant – but he wants his valet, David Cyprian, in the worst way. He’s managed to control his desires for years but when fate brings them closer together he finds he can’t resist David – especially when he finds out that David wants him just as much.
This book revisits characters from the previous two books and we find the Ricardians in danger of being revealed as sodomites – an accusation that if proved to be true could cost them more than just their place in society. Once again, David Cyprian’s unique talents are called upon to help the Ricardians. The suspense in this story was delicious; I was glued to my ereader from start to finish.
I don’t have to words to do this book justice. K. J. Charles writing carries me away to another place where I’m totally immersed in the story she is telling. My heart hurts for Richard and David and I want so badly for them to get their HEA. This story had my emotions all over the place – the best kind of romance there is, in my opinion. Love is love, it doesn’t matter if it’s M/M, M/F or F/F, and KJC has once again written a captivating story.
All of the books in The Society of Gentlemen series were so good; I’m truly sorry to see it come to an end. I know KJC is working on a new series and I can’t wait to read it.
*****Reviewed for Xtreme-Delusions*****
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
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. :-)
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.
- Category: Historical
- Published: Apr 05, 2016
- Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
- Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
- Print Length: 246 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 3, Society of Gentlemen