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.
So if you read the first one, then you will notice this one takes place at the same time just told from a different POV. Interesting.
Silas is a commoner, and a radical, and a Dom, and so many other things. Really when you break him down a very complex man. However, he’d probably say he’s pretty simple.
Dominic, he’s a different kind of man. Well born, well loved, liked and respected. However, he’s a secret that his closest of friends sort of know. And this double life is eating away at him.
As England is still dealing with social divides failing apart, we’ve got this group of friends that is like the epicenter of everything. They must follow King and country but the more and more they newest friend talks the more they realize, hey maybe.
Silas and Dominic are one of the most intense couples I’ve read in a while, politics aside and just them. Silas just breaks Dominic down to the basic level.
Bring the friends (both sides) and politics back in and you’ve got a well rounded and a book you can’t put down.