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2016 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: A Gentleman's Position by K.J. Charles (144-06-10-2016)

1) KJ Charles is a new-to-me author who's work I will definitely be reading more of in the future. Talented and engaging prose, a full cast of three dimensional and flawed characters, and a creative plot kept me fully immersed in this story start to finish. I could see 1800s London; I could feel the emotion and passion that seeped from the (virtual) pages; and I worried how the gentlemen were going to get themselves out of their fix. All around a well written and well told story, and one I would definitely recommend to all.

2) Brilliantly drawn characters - heroic and flawed at the same time. I don't remember anyone else writes better in terms of details in such historical setting than this author. The setting, the characters jumped out of pages. Fascinating plot with a hint of wickedness - a thoroughly enjoyable read.

3) This has been a great series, strong in period detail with a real underpinning of events and attitudes from that era, but with sympathetic and recognizable main characters. In this book, David Cyprian, Lord Richard's valet and miracle worker, moves from silent agent behind the scenes to the man Richard wants. But also the man Richard is convinced he must not have, if he is to maintain his integrity. I really enjoyed watching these two fight toward an understanding. Richard's mistakes are painful, and yet fully appropriate for a man of his class and times. David had impressive strength and resolve, not to mention other talents. There were some unexpected reveals, but for the most part the joy of the story was in watching these men battle their own impulses.

4) Full of intrigue and strong historical details.

A Gentleman's Position (A Society of Gentlemen Novel) by K.J. Charles
Gay Historical Romance
Publisher: Loveswept (April 5, 2016)
Amazon Kindle: A Gentleman's Position (A Society of Gentlemen Novel)

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

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