A Gentleman’s Position (Society of Gentlemen #3) by K.J. Charles

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CyprianA Gentleman’s Position by K.J. Charles
Series: Society of Gentlemen
Release Date: April 5, 2016
Pages: 246 • Format: eARC
Published By: Loveswept
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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.

 

five-stars

 

“God help me, I think it is,”Richard said. “I love you, David. My red fox, my right hand, my flame.”

I think this needs to be known about Lord Richard Vane. This book surpassed all of my expectations. Richard was a douche bag from book one up until now, but that never stopped me liking his position. K.J. Charles has managed to write a series where each book is so different from the previous. I loved everything about this book. Richard seems like such a complex person, but he really wasn’t. He wanted to abide my his title, and not take advantage of anyone lower then him. I see nothing wrong with this. Except his lovely red headed valet David Cyprian has other plans. You can see the love that they have towards each other right from the start. Cyprian isn’t just a valet, he is Richard’s rock, his ears, his voice and his heart. I loved the swoony moments in this story. I honestly think this was the most romantic out of the series. They used some words that made my heart melt.

“You don’t have to forgive, my lord. You don’t have to go, and if you go you are not obliged to forgive, and if you forgive, you are not obliged to forget.”

Going into this we already know Richard is not quickly to be with someone based on his actions with Dominic Frey. I love that Dominic has forgiven him, and even helped him understand some things early on about the potential relationship between him and David. Of course Richard fought it almost all the way. He couldn’t stop thinking with his head. That’s not a bad thing, I respected him much more for having the strength and respect of the people under him. The way the story unfolded was so magical to me. I mean it wasn’t a dull moment at all. I super highlighted the book. It was so many moments that left me and tears, and moments where I was so joyous for these two. I loved the plot. I loved seeing all the wonderful cast come together in time of need and play their active roles needed. I loved seeing Silas and his arrogance tone, and Dominic protecting him. Julius as usual with his funny self. If K.J. Charles could steal two characters and made a novella at least please give us Shakespeare and Quex story!!! Jon and Will is so needed. I love reading about them. I’d take a Zoe tell as well. Cyprian was more important then gentleman guys in this story. I mean, he rocked it. His character was able to shine and truly show us his feelings, and his skills. I love how he doubted his self at times, but when Richard asked him for anything he doubts and reservations went out the window. He’ll do anything for Richard and we’ve seen that over the series. I’m so happy with this book, and I can definitely say it made it to my Favorite books of 2016. It’ll be a re-read soon, and I can’t wait to see what’s next for Ms. Charles.

About K.J. Charles

KJ Charles is a writer and freelance editor. She lives in London with her husband, two kids, an out-of-control garden and an increasingly murderous cat.

KJ writes mostly romance, gay and straight, frequently historical, and usually with some fantasy or horror in there. She specialises in editing romance, especially historical and fantasy, and also edits children’s fiction.

Find her on Twitter @kj_charles or on Facebook, join her Facebook group, or email her at kjcharleswriter {at] gmail {dot} com. She is represented by Deidre Knight at The Knight Agency, and published by Samhain and Loveswept.

Dirty Heart by Rhys Ford

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DirtyHeartLGDirty  Heart by Rhys Ford
Series: Cole McGinnis
Release Date: March 21, 2016
Pages: 204 • Format: eARC
Published By: Dreamspinner Press
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Cole McGinnis Mysteries

Former LAPD detective Cole McGinnis’s life nearly ended the day his police partner and best friend Ben Pirelli emptied his service weapon into Cole and his then-lover, Rick. Since Ben turned his gun on himself, Cole thought he’d never find out why Ben tried to destroy him.

Years later, Cole has stitched himself back together. Now a private investigator and in love with Jae-Min Kim, a Korean-American photographer he met on a previous case, Cole’s life is back on track—until he discovers Jeff Rollins, a disgraced cop and his first partner, has resurfaced and appears to be working on the wrong side of the law.

As much as Cole’s fought to put the past behind him, he’s soon tangled up in a web of lies, violence, and death. Jeff Rollins is not only trying to kill Cole’s loved ones, he is also scraping open old wounds and long-forgotten memories of the two men Cole loved and lost. Cole is sure Rollins knows why Ben ruined all their lives, but he isn’t looking for answers. Now Cole is caught in a cat-and-mouse game with a cold-blooded killer with the key to not only his past but his future.

five-stars

Since I’ve gotten my arc copy, I’ve read this 4 times already. I’m dedicated. I did not want to right a review for this, I just don’t want this to be a last full novel for Cole. I don’t even know all the words to describe how I feel right now. It’s currently a full week until release day and I just scrapped my previous review. This last book is on a non-stop loop in my head. Everything has come full circle for Cole in this book. We get to find out why Ben decided to kill him all those years ago. We get to see the love Cole has for Jae bloom through all of this. We get to see Cole’s family love and accept him as the glue that holds him together. I have highlighted the hell out of this book. It’s so many passages that I want to talk about, but I won’t spoil it for others just know Rhys worked her butt off for this series, and I don’t think we’ll ever get anything like this again.

“Promise you’ll love me. Forever, if I need it.” “Forever, Even if you don’t need it,” I whispered, nestling up into him.”Because I will.”

 

This book has the classic Cole formula, laughter, pain, tears, rejoice, sexy times, and comfort. I love how evolved Jae is from book one up until now. He has become his own man in this relationship. He has opened up and loved Cole in ways Cole never thought was possible. I love the give and take of their relationship, the small things Jae say that end up being so earth shattering to Cole and myself. I love Mike and his need for protection of Cole. Lord those scenes between those two always leaves me in tears. One of my favorite relationships ever in this series is Cole and Claudia, it’s a guarantee that I’ll be smiling or bawling tears whenever these two are on page. It’s no different in this book. Claudia is what Cole needs, and she’s his moral beacon. This woman was able to show Cole that even if she didn’t birth him, that don’t mean she can’t be his mother. The love that is shown by both of them always clogs my throat because it comes in a time when Cole is at his worst. I love that he has her to fall back on, and I love that he is always thinking of her well being. So many people make loving Cole easy for me. Bobby, Ichi, Scarlett, Maddy, and two cop friends make this such a well rounded group of people. I have come to love seeing each and every person make a presence in Cole’s life. I thought this book was really good. It’s spot on and clear what everyone intentions were. I was nervous reading the why’s of Ben, but then I got angry at him. I got angry for what he did to Cole as a brother and as a friend.It makes total sense by the end of it. I truly love this series and thank Rhys for writing about Cole.

“Saranghae-yo, Cole-ah”

 

About Rhys Ford

Rhys Ford was born and raised in Hawai’i then wandered off to see the world. After chewing through a pile of books, a lot of odd food, and a stray boyfriend or two, Rhys eventually landed in San Diego, which is a very nice place but seriously needs more rain.

Rhys admits to sharing the house with cats of varying degrees of black fur and a ginger cairn terrorist. Rhys is also enslaved to the upkeep a 1979 Pontiac Firebird, a Toshiba laptop, and an overworked red coffee maker.