A Seditious Affair
Book 2, Society of Gentlemen - A Society of Gentlemen Novel
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K. J. Charles turns up the heat in her new Society of Gentlemen novel, as two lovers face off in a sensual duel that challenges their deepest beliefs.
Silas Mason has no illusions about himself. He’s not lovable, or even likable. He’s an overbearing idealist, a Radical bookseller and pamphleteer who lives for revolution . . . and for Wednesday nights. Every week he meets anonymously with the same man, in whom Silas has discovered the ideal meld of intellectual companionship and absolute obedience to his sexual commands. But unbeknownst to Silas, his closest friend is also his greatest enemy, with the power to see him hanged—or spare his life.
A loyal, well-born gentleman official, Dominic Frey is torn apart by his affair with Silas. By the light of day, he cannot fathom the intoxicating lust that drives him to meet with the Radical week after week. In the bedroom, everything else falls away. Their needs match, and they are united by sympathy for each other’s deepest vulnerabilities. But when Silas’s politics earn him a death sentence, desire clashes with duty, and Dominic finds himself doing everything he can to save the man who stole his heart.
Praise for A Seditious Affair
“This book is so good I read it in one sitting. I just couldn’t put it down. K. J. Charles has long been one of my favorite authors, and this book doesn’t disappoint. A Seditious Affair is a beautiful love story interwoven with the realism of the political unrest of the time—another winner from K. J. Charles!”—USA Today bestselling author Carole Mortimer
“Without doubt, A Seditious Affair is one of the best books I’ve read this year.”—All About Romance
“I still haven’t gotten over how much I loved this book. I so look forward to reading the next novel in K. J. Charles’s Society of Gentlemen series.”—Unquietly Me
“Gah! It’s always the books I love the most that leave me flailing and tongue tied. . . . A Seditious Affair is not a fluffy read but it is a story you can really sink your teeth into. It’s complex, sensual, raw and gosh darn it—super romantic. It’s one of my favorite reads of [the year].”—For What It’s Worth
“Read it. You won’t regret it.”—Binge on Books
“I look forward to even more acerbic wit and foppish clothing in future books!”—Badass Book Reviews
“I’m not one to sob over a book, but I’ll admit to having a tight throat on a couple of occasions. It’s all glorious.”—Sinfully
“Overall, a fantastic book!”—Way Too Hot Books
“These guys are the perfect sexual and intellectual match, getting great satisfaction out of challenging one another and considering new points of view. I just adored this story and highly recommend it, as well as the whole series.”—Joyfully Jay
“For lovers of historical MM romance I can’t recommend this series highly enough. . . . [A Gentleman’s Position] can’t come soon enough.”—Prism Book Alliance
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
“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.
High Heat Factor
Historical isn't always a win for me, but this series is wonderful in my opinion. This entire book was interesting to me, and the sex was smoking hot. The plot between this book and the last is connected. It's about politics of the time. The main characters in this story are on different sides of everything, but perfect matches in the bedroom.
Suspenseful, heartbreaking at times; a wonderful story.
I wish I was one of those reviewers who write wonderfully descriptive reviews with good details about why I like a book and the author’s writing - but I’m not. I just don’t know how to express things that well which I why I’m a reader instead of writer. I don’t read many historical romance books but when I saw this one on NetGalley, and read the description, I knew I wanted to read it. Not being a history buff I have no idea how historically accurate this story is but I don’t care because it was a wonderful story regardless.
Two people who couldn’t be less alike and yet they still have many things in common, Silas and Dominic begin as forbidden lovers who are able to fulfill each other’s sexual needs. Despite their differences in class standing and beliefs, they become friends and lovers - not just f*** buddies.
The first book I’ve read by Ms. Charles, this is a captivating story about trying circumstances. It was at times suspenseful, heartbreaking and humorous. Her writing is wonderfully descriptive; I felt like I was there and feeling what the characters felt. I look forward to reading more books by this author.
ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for my review.
A seditious affair is the story of two men trying desperately to balance their love for each other with the politics and laws of the times they live in. There are brutal elements to the love story between these two men, but it's truly beautiful in its brutality and through it all, their love is always evident. I really loved this book and can't recommend it highly enough to anyone looking for an extremely intriguing and enthralling read.
* I was given an ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review
- Category: Historical
- Published: Dec 15, 2015
- Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
- Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
- Print Length: 251 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 2, Society of Gentlemen