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A Seditious Affair: A Society of Gentlemen…

A Seditious Affair: A Society of Gentlemen Novel (Society of Gentlemen… (original 2015; edition 2015)

by K. J. Charles (Author)

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Title:A Seditious Affair: A Society of Gentlemen Novel (Society of Gentlemen Series Book 2)
Authors:K. J. Charles (Author)
Info:Loveswept (2015), 253 pages
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Another Edwardian gay romance with recurring characters, overlapping in time period with A Fashionable Indulgence. Silas is a publisher of seditiously democratic pamphlets, and also the dom of a Tory whose name he doesn’t know but with whom he has excellent political discussions after the sex. He’s understanding about the Tory’s need for pain—much more so than of his political opinions—and wishes for a fuller relationship with the man. Except then the man turns out to be part of His Majesty’s Government dedicated to extirpating sedition. Duty and passion collide! While the characters are in difficult positions, I thought Silas had a very good point when he (among others) noted that the Tory’s sexual practices broke the very law he purported to believe must be rigorously upheld. Dominic’s self-hatred was focused mostly on his need for pain, not his internalized homophobia as such—Charles seems very careful to avoid that in main characters, leaving the sexual (and racial) slurs for others. Silas even fumbles his way into requiring the use of safewords, without learning it from any community. It is interesting that even this little pocket of they’re-all-gay fantasy gentleman can’t exist without classism, which many of her main characters do partake in even as others in the narrative rebuke them for it. If you want an Edwardian romance, even an idealized one, that seems to be the price. ( )
  rivkat | Jul 27, 2018 |
4.5 stars

More heavy and focused on politics than the first book, which was to be expected since the MCs are a Tory and a radical.

On the opposite spectrum of political beliefs and ideals, Dominic and Silas meet because of Dominic’s unusual sexual desires and, in the course of a year of weekly meetings, they forge a connection of sexual compatibility and mutual respect. Silas learns to appreciate wine, Dominic expands his literature’s horizons and they both enjoy their discussions and thoughts-provoking disagreements.
They fall in love without knowing each others’ names and it all comes crumbling down when they find each other face to face during a raid of the Home Office’s men at Silas’ bookshop.
After that, it’s all about finding a balance between their feelings for each other, their respective positions in life and their principles.

This was another page turner for me, probably more so than the first one, though it wasn’t what I’d call a relaxing reading. The undercurrent of urgency and fear of discovery that permeated many passages was anything but relaxing. Still, I enjoyed it very much. The writing is excellent and the heavier moments were balanced with humor.
The romance was in line with the characters and their situation and I loved Silas’ possessiveness and protective streak toward Dom.

I also enjoyed seeing Silas putting Richard in his place, he had it coming, no matter his good intentions.
The Ricardians have a marginal but essential role in this story and I loved every moment of the scene with Skelton in Richard’s house. The comments Silas makes in his own head about the “gentlemen” were very fitting and it was so entertaining to see Julius through his eyes. ( )
  Ele.na | Jun 8, 2018 |
who is on the cover? These guys are in their late thirties or even 40.. who is the twink? ( )
  lulumiami | Sep 3, 2017 |
Loved the mix of politics and history with believable romance where neither I, nor the characters, had to sacrifice our belief systems to go along with the story. ( )
  AjaxBell | Aug 24, 2017 |
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"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."… (more)

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