Author: K.J. Charles
Narrator: Matthew Lloyd Davies
Cover Artist: Loveswept Cover Department
Story Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Release Date: 09/11/2015
Length: 08 hours 47 minutes
Genre: Fiction, Gay Fiction, Historical, M/M Romance, Regency
In the first novel of an explosive new series from K. J. Charles, a young gentleman and his elegant mentor fight for love in a world of wealth, power, and manipulation.
When he learns that he could be the heir to an unexpected fortune, Harry Vane rejects his past as a Radical fighting for government reform and sets about wooing his lovely cousin. But his heart is captured instead by the most beautiful, chic man he’s ever met: the dandy tasked with instructing him in the manners and style of the ton. Harry’s new station demands conformity—and yet the one thing he desires is a taste of the wrong pair of lips.
After witnessing firsthand the horrors of Waterloo, Julius Norreys sought refuge behind the luxurious facade of the upper crust. Now he concerns himself exclusively with the cut of his coat and the quality of his boots. And yet his protégé is so unblemished by cynicism that he inspires the first flare of genuine desire Julius has felt in years. He cannot protect Harry from the worst excesses of society. But together they can withstand the high price of passion.
I am not usually a fan of historical romances but Ms. Charles may just be the one to convert me. This story was so great. It was fun, funny, romantic, angsty, political, and all the other yummy things I remember loving about m/f regency novels. I love the way politics of the time were worked into the story and the way the author made a political statement while not being preachy. She made fun of the gossip mongers in a way that was subtle yet humorous and noticeable.
I loved the society of gentlemen. Their dynamic, their friendship, their rules. I loved their personalities and the way the author had endeared each one to me and set things up so nicely that I HAVE to read their stories too.
But mostly I love that she didn’t force the men to live any more of a lie than society dictated. She found a solution that did not make the men break their souls just to conform. They were allowed their secret love in the happiest way possible under the circumstances. Is it Dec 15 yet?
Matthew Lloyd Davies brought this story to life. He captured the accents, the personalities, the love of these men. His narration added to my enjoyment and I hope he continues on as the narrator for the remainder of this series.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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