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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.

Praise for A Fashionable Indulgence

“If one Regency rake isn’t enough for you, check out A Fashionable Indulgence, a rollicking tale from the deft pen of K. J. Charles. I’ll read anything she writes!”New York Times bestselling author Kate Pearce

“Charles has built a reputation for tight, enthralling plots.”Publishers Weekly

“I will go out on a limb and say I enjoyed this more than the Magpie story. Gasp! Yes I said it.”—Reviews by Jessie Wave

“The kind of story that you want again and again.”—Love Bytes

“A wonderful start to a new series. Harry and Julius are so likable and incredibly sweet together.”—Joyfully Jay

A Fashionable Indulgence has more than piqued my interest in all things A Society of Gentlemen has to offer and I am eagerly anticipating future installments. For now, allow me to give this latest 2015 favorite five-plus stars.”—Bookaholics Not-So-Anonymous

“Charles [gives] potential and breadth to an unusual and unconventional couple who are sure to enchant readers.”—I Am, Indeed

“I never, ever wanted it to end.”—Binge on Books

“An utterly fantastic read . . . It hooked me in from the first page and kept me that way until the very end; the story is well developed with plenty of historical detail, all the characters are very strongly drawn, and the two protagonists are captivating and intriguing. In short, I couldn’t put the book down.”—Caz’s Reading Room

A Fashionable Indulgence has it all: joy, laughter, excitement, suspense and hand-wringing tension. It was everything I hoped it would be and I’m eager for the next book.”Prism Book Alliance

“I’m giving A Fashionable Indulgence a wholehearted recommendation. . . . I will definitely be reading the other books in this series as soon as I can get my hands on them.”All About Romance

“Charles excels at writing m/m stories with plots that extend beyond her main characters’ arc, . . . and A Fashionable Indulgence delivers.”—The Breakfast Ocotopus

“Charles’s beautiful writing, compelling characters, and expert historical knowledge will sweep you off your feet.”—Just Love

Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

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    Riveting m/m historical romance!

    Anyone familiar with K.J.Charles body of work knows that they can expect a story with interesting characters, a tight plot and a page turner - whether it's because of the drama or the sex or the relationships. In this case, it's all three as Harry discovers that his grandfather is willing to claim him as a relative despite his father's abandonment of the family ideals, so long as Harry marries and produces an heir to continue the line. To that end his Uncle Richard has persuaded his personal friend and dandy Julius to outfit and school Harry in the ways of society. As members of the Society of Gentlemen, Julius and Richard are part of a small group of comrades who happen to be more interested in the male persuasion than the female. When Harry realizes this, and the fact that Julius is more interested in him than expected, it becomes more and more difficult to keep their hands off each other, in the name of fashion or otherwise. But Harry's seditious background is in danger of being discovered as the people on the street revolt against the upper class and he's caught in the middle. Can he find peace in his new role and a love worthy of the sacrifices it will require? I think what interested me the most about this story was that it's a given that the men involved are homosexual, and that they must keep that a secret from society in general or risk prosecution and loss of society status. So the drama is never about whether they will be revealed as such. The society of Gentlemen is discreet, with well paid servants and strict rules about their public behavior and so you never get the feeling that their sexual orientation is going to be an issue in the plot of the story (other than to direct the romance of course). Instead the drama is all about Harry's background, his being raised by radical parents who had to flee the country, and in doing so leaving Harry as a 12 year old boy with a warrant on his head should he venture back to England from his home in France. But Harry does in fact return after his parents' deaths, and reunite with their friend Silas (to whom Harry owes his life), and who runs a print shop that happens to deal with inflammatory and secretive pamphlets that would easily get him hanged if discovered. When his Uncle Richard (his father's brother) finds him there to bring him back into the family fold, it's with the clear understanding that his past, where he's been, and how he grew up must be kept hidden from society. While Harry can immerse himself in this new life of wealth and status, he can't change the deep held feeling inside him for the people in the position he used to be in - the public servants, the ordinary workers, the oppressed. He's hard pressed to hold his tongue when in the presence of the very Lords who are a part of the problem. Caught between a rock and a hard place, discovering that his tutor has the same lustful feelings towards him as he has towards him, and with attempted threats on his life, it's no wonder that this story kept me up late flipping pages faster and faster! I loved the slow burn romance between Julius and Harry as they discover the men behind the facades, and the will to be together no matter the cost. With the fascinating politics, fashion and society manners of the time expertly revealed, it was a joy to read. 5 stars.


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