Wanted, A Gentleman by KJ Charles ~ Book Review by Teresa

Title: Wanted, A Gentleman

Author: KJ Charles

Publisher: Riptide

Cover Artist: Lou Harper

Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 01/09/2017

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: Gay Romance, Historical


By the good offices of Riptide Publishing
KJ Charles’s new Entertainment

Or, Virtue Over-Rated

the grand romance of

Mr. Martin St. Vincent . . . a Merchant with a Mission, also a Problem
Mr. Theodore Swann . . . a humble Scribbler and Advertiser for Love

Act the First:

the offices of the Matrimonial Advertiser, London
where Lonely Hearts may seek one another for the cost of a shilling

Act the Second:

a Pursuit to Gretna Green (or thereabouts)


a speedy Carriage
sundry rustic Inns
a private Bed-chamber


In the course of which are presented

Romance, Revenge, and Redemption
Deceptions, Discoveries, and Desires

the particulars of which are too numerous to impart

My View:

Ms. Charles always pleases. Wanted, A Gentleman was no exception. I loved the interracial romance even more because it was set in the early 1800’s. I loved the Lonely Heart ads and using them as a vehicle for the plot was inspired.

The main characters were great. I could fully picture Theo and Martin and their jaunt across England. I liked how they were with each other and I appreciated finding out Martin’s motivations and back story. I felt it was very fitting of the time and circumstance.

I also loved the little touches given in the scenes – the cat in Theo’s office, the lurid colours of the chaise, the contents of the letters Theo received each day – they all brought the book to life. I really felt the setting and atmosphere of the time.

It is not a long story but doesn’t feel short. I encourage people to read this.


Wanted, A Gentleman on Goodreads
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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