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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.

©2016 K. J. Charles (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Critiques

"This book is swoon material - grab it!" (Red Adept Reviews)
"What I enjoyed most about this book was the author's slow and deliberate reveal of the story from both parties' perspectives." (The Oddness of Moving Things)
"I absolutely loved this book. It was well written, it kept me engaged all the way throughout, and it was so good that I one-clicked the others in the series without even looking at the blurbs. I can safely say that this is one author that I will be reading more of in the future. If you love Regency era-romance and books that really tug on your heart, this is definitely one to check out." (Inked Rainbow Reads)

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  • Hank C.
  • 03/05/2016

Superlative Conclusion

Where does A Gentleman's Position rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Easily in the Top Five. Actually, in order to keep my top five from being taken up by the three books in this series, I include them as a group. They are all extraordinary, but this one is tremendous.

What did you like best about this story?

The absolute usurpation of various tropes and expectations based on the appearance and status of the characters. Charles always has a strong command of sexual negotiation and politics, but watching two intrinsically Alpha personalities with extremely different psychological expressions find common ground is incredible. Humanizing Richard in particular who has been more of an entity than a person presiding over the Ricardians, is a genuine triumph.

Have you listened to any of Matthew Lloyd Davies’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

His work on this series of books has been absolutely outstanding. His commitment and delivery are impeccable, making everything from seditous politics, printmaking, to sex vivid and immensely enjoyable to listen to.

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  • Joan
  • 13/11/2016

The best in the series!

Richard abs Davids story had to most to offer to me. it was mature and had the levels of romance for a good story. It is a definite relisten

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  • Viv
  • 13/08/2016

Loved it!

Wow! I'm really at a loss for words. I just loved everything about this and Richard is redeemed. It wasn't anything like I expected and Richard had better never get on his fox's bad side or he is in big trouble.

My love for Silas is unending. I love that man. He had some great scenes in this book.

Matthew Lloyd Davies has become my favorite British narrators. I highly recommend this whole series!

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  • HP Reader
  • 13/07/2016

Sad To See The Series End

Another winner. The narrator does a great job, although I can't say I cared much for how he reads Ash. Ash has appeared in the prior books, but I don't recall him 'speaking' with a slight lisp as he does in this book. Other than that, all the characters were done quite well.

The author also does a great job with the plot. It doesn't seem plausible at first, with what we know of Lord Richard, that he would consider an affair with a servant, but because of what happened with Dominic in the prior book, I can see how Richard could slowly be changing his rigid moral viewpoint.

I wish there were more stories in this series. I'd read (listen) to anything written by K J Charles as long as it's read by Matthew Lloyd Davies.

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  • Robin
  • 20/05/2016

Fav Narrator. Fav Author.

Always a winning pair! I never thought I could handle listening to another human being read romantic scenes, especially not scenes as steamy as the ones in this book. Yet, somehow this narrator makes blushing at my desk an absolute delight. I hope that KJ Charles works with him on future audiobooks. he's a treat

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  • Jovan
  • 17/01/2018

Darcy and Foxy

Having found Lord Richard Vane to be insufferably priggish and unyielding in the previous books, I normally would have avoided his story. However, I decided to take a chance with “A Gentleman’s Position” because K.J. Charles’s writing was so good and I definitely wanted to know more about the valet and mysterious “flash man” David Cyprian, and I was not disappointed.

While Richard maintains his rigid standards and the core of who he is presented to be in the previous books, Charles does an excellent job showing the humanizing roots of his pride and inflexibility. The reader discovers that he holds himself to extremely high standards and takes his responsibilities to his position and his friends so seriously that it blinds him to possibilities that even slightly deviate from those deemed “right and proper”, making his feelings for his servant Cyprian seem morally wrong and impossible.

Beyond making Richard an interesting and likeable character, learning more about who Cyprian is, how he sees the world and his position as Richard’s valet and watching him develop from simply a devoted servant to a full partner in his relationship with Richards is another appealing aspect of the book. The story is full of hard truths, compromise, intrigue and Foxy at his best; it definitely ends the main series on a high note.

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  • Imagine Reviews
  • 21/11/2017

Scintillating tale and glorious writing!

<strong>Absolutely Lovely! 5 Stars!</strong>

Superb writing, a risky plot, and complex characters create an absolutely engaging romance. This is my FAVORITE book of this regency series!

The Plot:
Like the previous two books in the series, members of the Ricardians find themselves in damnable, and precarious positions. Again, we have David Cyprian, Lord Richard's ever-resourceful valet, to the rescue, crafting a masterful escape for all. Richard and David dance around their desire for one another, fumbling along the way. The valet and the lord get their HEA, but only after working hard for it.

The Characters:
I absolutely LOVED Cyprian! He intrigued me in the first book and was so happy he got his own story and HEA with Lord Richard. You can feel the 'want' coming off the men in waves. Both men proved complex and true to the time period--Lord Richard entrenched in his beliefs of social class; Cyprian an honest product of his blemished past. I loved how they circled each other and that there was no-insta love; how the mores of the time truly affected their relationship.

The Writing:
Fabulous! Detailed description and sharp dialogue moved this story along. No cheese, no fluff. Just good writing.

The Heat:
Like I said, you could feel the desire each man had the other. Kisses were hot and angsty, the sex was surprising in that it went against what I had imagined--yay for surprises of the best kind. These two were hot together and it was wonderful seeing these two proper men get down and dirty on an equal playing field.

I adore this author!

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  • GEG
  • 11/11/2016

This series is fantastic!

I listened to all three books in this series and adored them all!
I loved getting Richard & David's story!
Goodness these two guys were devine.
Matthew did an amazing job, I couldn't imagine anyone else doing all these voices.
You definitely want to listen to these!