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.
First, I have to say, you absolutely have to read in order or you will be hopeless lost.
I have and even with months in between, it took a few pages to remember who was who.
The one thing I love about this author is that they are so detailed with the levels and layers in the writing you really have to pay attention or you will not understand and therefore not appreciate it.
This one is finally Richards story, although once again all the previous characters make an appearance.
Richard brother, wife (almost) is harping on him to marry) Richard is trying to save people from the hang man’s nose, And the man behind it all is David. The pillar that keeps Richard from falling.
Okay, so because we’ve had David and Richard through the whole series we didn’t have to build a relationship. However, we did have to change dynamic and for Richard to change was entertaining to watch. Also to watch the resolution of sorts for Silas was great, hang… not hang…
You did feel bad for David, to have him watch Richard have affairs throughput the other books and then come home as it were to him. But finally David gets his man.