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A Seditious Affair 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 Includes A Special Message From The Editor, As Well As An Excerpt From Another Loveswept Title


10 thoughts on “A Seditious Affair

  1. says:

    quite ludicrously excellent.that first thirty percent is so tightly plotted and infernally pacey that the first night i read this it took me hours to realize that i d forgotten to pee and was legitimately in peril of literally pissing the bed ridiccccccccccculously engaging i mean, one escandalo smoothly transitioning into another, to the point where i decreased the font size so i didn t have to swipe so frequently.things eventually hit a different rhythm and thank god i don t get much sleep t quite ludicrously excellent.that first thirty percent is so tightly plotted and infernally pacey that the first night i read this it took me hours to realize that i d forgotten to pee and was legitimately in peril of literally pissing the bed ridiccccccccccculously engaging i mean, one escandalo smoothly transitioning into another, to the point where i decreased the font size so i didn t have to swipe so frequently.things eventually hit a different rhythm and thank god i don t get much sleep these days, and the little i do get should ideally not be relentlessly consumed by exquisitely crafted romance novels , but then the book simply became excellent in another way.it went from a breathlessly exciting headlong tumble into a series of scrapes to the measured glide of a number of outrageously clever juxtapositions, wherein no opportunity for conflict went untapped but then yet moar escandalo right through to the thunderingly good finish, and fuck me in the eye but i was done.spectacular language i lived for the arguing and the name calling and the hilarious what have you , incineratingly sexy sodomitical escapades, delightful callbacks to familiar characters from the first book of the series, thoughtful handling of very real problems between irreconcilable ideals, characters as glorious as they are flawed, and oh my fucking god in heaven inclusion.you heard me.i said the book features inclusion.in fact, i need to put on my church hat right here and Testify a little bit because this shit has been weighing on me for ages i ve seen authors cluck and fret over a lack of diversity in every single art form there is but the day i saw an author flat out tell me there was no way to make inclusive media and money at the same time i about lost my shit because he appeared to be arguing that it was out of his hands and there was simply no way, at all for one to craft things that didn t alienate, say, black people.to pull a completely random example from the air at just this very second with no forethought or empirical data whatsoever now, i was quite catastrophically in love with him at the time, so i ll thank you to forgive me for not cursing his ass out on the spot.but that shit ate at me for e ver. because if the artists the painters, the writers, the film directors, the sculptors if the artists aren t putting my people in the art, who will you want inclusion don t fucking moan about it like a fucking ninny in quintillion word blog posts that can be reduced to it s not faiiiiiiiir you re the goddamned creator you make that shit fair, or you shut the hell up.make it work because nobody else will.and people like me woke assed consumers who are still spending money buying Rey and Finn and Poe action figures and reading Star Wars fanfic like it s made out of jizz and chocolate we are fucking gagging for it ok ok removes church hat fans self briskly is clearly overcome by the Spirit now where was i oh inclusion.brotheren and sisteren k.j charles wrote a book about white azz georgian fops and guttersnipes and found a way to include the everlivin shit out of view spoiler a couple black people and a trans man. hide spoiler no big deal just hi, we exist, here we are, and we re awesome.and without all the narcissistic whining about how difficult it was to do and why we should all be impressed by her bravery for giving it a go.she did it so well i forgot to be mad at my ex, this world, and that thing that happens to me every time i read a queer historical where i reflect on how no matter how splendid the story goes for the main characters there are always about a dozen practical reminders of sickening and still very real dangers that made such things impossible for gay folk to achieve without wealth or position or whatever.like the threat of being hanged for finding someone to love.so yeah.the book is that good.digressions aside this is a scintillating novel of surpassing excellence go get you some at once.amen aaaaaa men.


  2. says:

    I kneel for two reasons only, and the other one is prayer It s not how I am, not usually ASSDKNGJJGFORKJCJGROKWESTANGORKKKGJGJ Dead, Deader, Deadest Warning Some quotes ahead Proceed with caution.5 starsGushing Gushing AndGushing Gaaaah Just read this beautiful quoteI must I have been coming to love you for a long time, you damned seditious brute, as I almost found the courage to tell you earlier Wednesday by Wednesday, week by week, I have loved you I kneel for two reasons only, and the other one is prayer It s not how I am, not usually ASSDKNGJJGFORKJCJGROKWESTANGORKKKGJGJ Dead, Deader, Deadest Warning Some quotes ahead Proceed with caution.5 starsGushing Gushing AndGushing Gaaaah Just read this beautiful quoteI must I have been coming to love you for a long time, you damned seditious brute, as I almost found the courage to tell you earlier Wednesday by Wednesday, week by week, I have loved you He ran his hands gently down Silas s sides, to his hips I know the burden this puts on you, and that it is a crackbrained, dangerous way to go on, but I also know what it is to lay my life waste I will not do it again Ok You read it, right Did you feel it The rush The stomach churning and all that jazz, lovey, dovey stuff BECAUSE, i felt it Silas and Dom s story did things to my body, my soul and my whole entire being The connection between these two is mind blowing, the chemistry is just WOW WOW I was in book heaven while reading this one I am currently still basking in book heaven Silas broke my little peanut heart I love him His character is well written and i felt like i was with his in the 1800s, going through every struggle he was going through, trying his best to fight for what he believes in, in turn that leaves him at a vulnerable position and sometimes lonely because not so many people share his beliefsSilas had little enough Yuletide spirit He had nobody to share Christmas with, for one thing, with Harry gone to be a gentleman He d never made a fuss about the day, but Harry, with that irrepressible joy of his, had put up greenery and candles too, when the extravagance could be justified, and usually found something decent to make a meal Silas, atheist to the core, had grumbled about waste and foolish superstition, but now there was no Harry after six years, and the prospect of a cheerless, lonely Christmas was bleak Dominic gaah This guy, i wanted to smack him and hug him at the same time Another MC well written to a point you can t help fall in love with the Tory Throughout the book his character growth is evident I love him I love him and Silas togetherDominic had paced around Richard s room like a caged animal the day before, going over and over the same ground What do I do What do I do until finally Richard had said, Do you trust him What do you mean It s a simple question Do you believe that he is, as you have said, a good man with different opinions Not a murderer, not a Bonapartist, not a traitor Yes I do Did i mention the writing is soooooooo goooood If i didn t, then here it is The writing is excellent, It flows from page to page, we have conflicts, believable conflicts without crossing the drama llama line I was not even bothered with the politics stuff because it blended with the story it was part of the story The sex scenes left me undone Damn Hot Hot Hot The chemistry between the Tory and the Brute is on fire These two complement each other Silas knows what Dom wants in the bedroom and he gives it to him good, while enjoying himself too Dom knows that Silas is the only man who can fulfil his sexual needs These two make the sheets explode and set the beds on fire GAAAHSilas ran a finger along Dominic s length Heaven in Hell s despair.You re mine, understand Mine to the bone Yes Too true, hopelessly true I own you, Tory Nobody else No lackwit gentry fuckster who doesn t know how to treat you right His hand was around Dominic s prick, fingers just touching, making him wait Dominic s fingers were clenched on empty air Like it s a hardship to have those pretty eyes pleading Like I wouldn t want that pretty mouth telling me I m the master here Christ, the way you give it up to me I own you ANNNNNDDD Yap Dead, Deader, Deadest What i am gushing about is Everything in this book worked for me DOUBLE GAAAH Richard You are still in my boot camp Thank you so much Elena, Moony, Rosa and Teal for the awesome buddy read Yay I finally read this book thanks to you


  3. says:

    K.J Charles seems to always get it right, and she scored again with another really well written historical in the Society of Gentlemen series Now, here is some stuff that I think you should know This absolutely can t be read as a stand alone It takes place in and around the same time line as A Fashionable Indulgence, and the plot lines are interwoven to a great extent If I m comparing the two stories, I d say that I liked A Fashionable IndulgenceIt wasunexpected,charmi K.J Charles seems to always get it right, and she scored again with another really well written historical in the Society of Gentlemen series Now, here is some stuff that I think you should know This absolutely can t be read as a stand alone It takes place in and around the same time line as A Fashionable Indulgence, and the plot lines are interwoven to a great extent If I m comparing the two stories, I d say that I liked A Fashionable IndulgenceIt wasunexpected,charming, and for sure less gritty This story has it s moments that felt darker, almost depressing, which is less my speed It also felt political and charged, something I tend to avoid in my romance reading In terms of sex content, I thought that this book was hot I like D s books where there is a power play of some sort, especially if it involves humiliation or begging and Dominic loves to beg No, he loves to be FORCED to beg Ohhhh yeahhhh.But the best part about this story has to be the writing K.J Charles is one of my tried and true standbys for an excellently written book She has a way with words that gives great authenticity to her stories I can t wait to see where else she takes this series because I know Richard s story is going to be perfection Copy provided in exchange for an honest review


  4. says:

    Book 2 of Society of Gentlemen This is a standalone story but overlaps significantly with the characters and events of A Fashionable Indulgence In the bedroom of an assignation house, a self taught brute and a Tory gentleman are carrying on a passionate but anonymous affair, spurred as much by a shared love of books as by their deviant desires In the streets, lower class radical Silas Mason risks his life to write polemics against the oppressive government, while high born Dominic Frey of the Book 2 of Society of Gentlemen This is a standalone story but overlaps significantly with the characters and events of A Fashionable Indulgence In the bedroom of an assignation house, a self taught brute and a Tory gentleman are carrying on a passionate but anonymous affair, spurred as much by a shared love of books as by their deviant desires In the streets, lower class radical Silas Mason risks his life to write polemics against the oppressive government, while high born Dominic Frey of the Home Office hunts seditious rogues down UnfortunatelyTheir spectacularly ill matched love affair plays out against the backdrop of vicious Regency politics, from the Peterloo Massacre to the Cato Street Conspiracy I loved writing Regency from this angle, with older heroes and some fairly dark times I hope you enjoy it


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    Intellectual, passionate, radical, intense I hated this book I loved it Dominic and Silas don t walk in the same circles They don t breathe the same air But they give each other what they need, and watching Dominic s humiliation, his pain submission, is at once terrifying and beautiful This is not an easy read The author firmly grounds the story in the politics of the era, and Silas and Dominic are on opposite sides of the fight I enjoyed A Fashionable IndulgenceIt was lighte Intellectual, passionate, radical, intense I hated this book I loved it Dominic and Silas don t walk in the same circles They don t breathe the same air But they give each other what they need, and watching Dominic s humiliation, his pain submission, is at once terrifying and beautiful This is not an easy read The author firmly grounds the story in the politics of the era, and Silas and Dominic are on opposite sides of the fight I enjoyed A Fashionable IndulgenceIt was lighter, easier, perhaps less thought provoking, but clever and pretty Silas and Dominic prefer the base and dirty Silas likes nothingthan Dominic on his knees begging for his cock, and Dominic wants to be defiled If you re looking for tenderness and sweet romance, this is not it But if you fancy rough sex with BDSM overtones, this book provides The ending is a HEA appropriate to the time and place I am desperately waiting for Richard s story now He needsthan he knows


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    I could give this a high rating just for the sex Those were intense D s scenes well before BDSM was established and the rest of the world caught up to it But I d be a shallow git if I recommend this just for the sex and romance.Because this book is so muchAnd K.J Charles is a master weaver of brilliant historical novels Novels that make sense Stories that really matter.This book makes you think I mean really, really think It calls into question your beliefs, morality and the pr I could give this a high rating just for the sex Those were intense D s scenes well before BDSM was established and the rest of the world caught up to it But I d be a shallow git if I recommend this just for the sex and romance.Because this book is so muchAnd K.J Charles is a master weaver of brilliant historical novels Novels that make sense Stories that really matter.This book makes you think I mean really, really think It calls into question your beliefs, morality and the principles you ve been holding on to your entire life.The arguments presented in this book concerning class distinction, aristocracy, equality, anarchy, politics and the many facets affecting society are sound but very debatable The author clearly challenging you and wanting you to give voice To weigh and choose To reflect and be enlightened.Gripping, tension filled, and fast paced, you ll be sucked in the world of Dominic and Silas as they trudge through a great divide With great characters and a brilliant storyline, Charles will not disappoint you with this book.


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    Where does one s fealty lay Dominic, so torn Over the course of the story I felt such empathy for him He was faced with a couple of critical, life altering decisions, both of which had advantages and disadvantages to them One required learning something for himself and the other allowing others to make their own choices Silas characterization is brilliant The turns of phrase are humorous, illuminating and clever a perfect guttersnipe Equally intelligent men, but on different social ladder Where does one s fealty lay Dominic, so torn Over the course of the story I felt such empathy for him He was faced with a couple of critical, life altering decisions, both of which had advantages and disadvantages to them One required learning something for himself and the other allowing others to make their own choices Silas characterization is brilliant The turns of phrase are humorous, illuminating and clever a perfect guttersnipe Equally intelligent men, but on different social ladders with vastly different resources He s a democrat and a radical fighting words.Dominic s work collides with his illicit personal life and the interconnections of the characters, beyond the Richardians, endanger all The group needs to stand together or be picked off one by one Needless to say, this upheaval is not met kindly and there is a great deal of infighting and harsh words as the cards are played out.The dissolution of the dream of young love is the most heartbreaking thing and here it is laid bare, the aching pain of letting go as Richard and Dominic redefine their relationship Absolutely gutted me There s this deep tie of friendship and love that once was something else, and to use an analogy from the previous book in the series, it needs to be untangled, not cut This was a most difficult knot.Dominic s moved on He s found something that he needed and the acceptance that he craved Silas gives him what he s wanted for so long Question is, what will it cost him Charles does a good job addressing social issues, even fringe ones without bungling them There are substantive, albeit brief discussions on ex slaves within London and even the spectrum of sexuality in Regency England including transgenderism None of these tertiary characters are throw aways or cheap, each has a distinct personality with laudable traits Simply put, the depth of the characterization makes this engaging.While the historical references make this a chewy read The counter to Tory politics, the pros and cons of both sides arguments, and the demands of the people for representation, all under the specter of the French Revolution is fascinating This was a razor s edge and you feel it reading the book.The William Blake quotes peppered throughout are hysterical Delightful and unexpected ripostes that charmed me and brought a grin to my face every bloody time Previously, I had never pondered Blake s historical context enough to see him as a radical, and this little nugget of enlightenment brought me joy.Lest you wonder where this will all go, Charles leaves a big neon sign with Cyprian, the valet cum puppet master, rise in prominence Playing the characters like chess pieces and setting up quite a doozy for the third book in the series I just gotta have it Gotta Overall, a frisky, kinky love affair that bridges classes and politics Copy provided by Netgalley


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    Buddy Read with Adam and CupcakeA tag team review betwixt Cupcake and Baby can be found here 4.5 Hearts I was very happy for the future pairings in the Society of Gentlemen series And this series thankfully features a different couple each book But Cyprian, the redheaded valet spy made an impression on me Immensely I was all over the ginger go figure He s cunning and bends the rules I wanted to spring on top of him likeI dunno what I wanted Cyprian like I wanted my next breath Buddy Read with Adam and CupcakeA tag team review betwixt Cupcake and Baby can be found here 4.5 Hearts I was very happy for the future pairings in the Society of Gentlemen series And this series thankfully features a different couple each book But Cyprian, the redheaded valet spy made an impression on me Immensely I was all over the ginger go figure He s cunning and bends the rules I wanted to spring on top of him likeI dunno what I wanted Cyprian like I wanted my next breath And his book won t be out until next year.So I figured, A Seditious Affair, book 2 was going to be a filler book, a stepping stone if you will I was just going to enjoy the read but knew the main dish would be with the ginger K.J Charles knocked me out with her wordsAGAIN I shouldn t have underestimated the words of K.J Charles Or even thought for a second that it was going to be a filler book Sweet Cheesus, the coupletheir words to one anotherthe kinkthis story Consideration, that was what it wasThat tiny piece of thoughtfulness from a gentleman who wanted to be fucked into the gutter, but who noticed how the man in the gutter felt As per usual, it was word porn for the mind in A Seditious Affair And K.J Charles and kink, who knew BDSM before it was formalized but not heavy for those who shy away from kinkier romances.Silas, the ham fisted brute with a mega chip on his shoulder who breaks the law while fighting for the every man s rights is the dom in the relationship He s thoughtful, he s creates the scene and he knows his gentleman sub, Dominic Through him, Dominic gets to not only recognize the part of himself that has been shamed by his former lover, but he gets to finally have someone in his corner Dominic was not weak for having his predilections and through Silas, he was even stronger.If only their lives coincided as easily as their bedroom activities They were on opposite sides of the fence, gentleman vs working man Silas was the seditious writer when not selling books and Dominic worked for the Home Office, the very institution that was trying to snuff out people like Silas How could they ever have a HEA At points, I thought it wasn t going to happen Silas and his stubbornness and pride would get in the way but Charles makes the story work, as well as the men work for their happy ending.Of course with the help of wonderful supporting characters including, the gentlemen Ricardians, a slew of folk that made the tensions run high and kept the pace going But I must discuss the standoutsZoe I thought I was half in love with Shakespearebut he has a new contender in Zoe, the ballsy madam of Millay s We all knew who he was except you, Zoe hissed, and we all knew who you was except him, and how the fuck was anyone to know that you two was too stupid to ask each other I thoroughly enjoy the way this author handles diversity in this time period and she doesn t just make a free black another part of the scenery, seen but not heard She gives them a voice She gives them character And Zoeshe goes onto my faves secondary characters list She s ballsy and smartI adored her Almost as much as the other scene stealer, Mr Julian Norreys the star of book 1, A Fashionable Indulgence.


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    We disagree without hatred, and fuck as we choose If I were to give my idea of utopiaHere am I again, wishing I could give a better review to this book after my second read of it in less than 5 months And still not feeling able toCome to bed with me, you blasted radical Bring me your revolutionFor me, this book is perfect PERFECT The character development makes me feel everything that Silas and Dom go through, to my very bones I m held captive by every page.It s very, veryWe disagree without hatred, and fuck as we choose If I were to give my idea of utopiaHere am I again, wishing I could give a better review to this book after my second read of it in less than 5 months And still not feeling able toCome to bed with me, you blasted radical Bring me your revolutionFor me, this book is perfect PERFECT The character development makes me feel everything that Silas and Dom go through, to my very bones I m held captive by every page.It s very, very rare for me to heart both the romantic relationship and the plot outside the romance an equal amount Especially if that equal amount is YES, PLEASE EVERYTHING ALL THE GOOD when it was a matter of dying on your feet or living on your knees, the answer wasn t as clear as you might have hoped. I don t recommend reading this book as a standalone The good news is that it s no hardship to read the full captivating trilogy shorts Fortheloveofgod, don t forget the shorts.Note The cover, though Who in the holy hell is that supposed to beCertainly not either of the MCs Not even remotely close in any aspect Argh Ignore it and carry on


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    My god, if I d realised historicals could be that good I d read them regularly Charles had me at the verb to swive and never let go I didn t particularly love Flight of Magpies and I feel aggrieved no one grabbed me and shook me and said, No, you don t understand, this is so much better I highly rec this book to all.4.5 stars Read for my 2016 Reading Challenge 8 A book set in Europe if you live in Europe, substitute with a book set in another continent and as our MMQ January BoM My god, if I d realised historicals could be that good I d read them regularly Charles had me at the verb to swive and never let go I didn t particularly love Flight of Magpies and I feel aggrieved no one grabbed me and shook me and said, No, you don t understand, this is so much better I highly rec this book to all.4.5 stars Read for my 2016 Reading Challenge 8 A book set in Europe if you live in Europe, substitute with a book set in another continent and as our MMQ January BoM