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Publisher's Summary

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.

What the critics say

"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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Couldn't Put It Down

I hardly even know what to say. This book tore my heart up and sewed it back together piece by piece. It was agonizing and wonderful, and delightfully delicious.

Lord Richard and David Cyprian are now officially one of my favourite book couples. Their inner quarrels and their deep love for each other were addictive. I quite literally couldn't put this book down.

I loved seeing the previous books' characters again, watching them interact in a large group, and I loved that the plot brought them all together. I wish that I could read more and more of these characters, and am sad that this is the last in the trilogy.

K.J. Charles has quickly become one of my favourite authors. I very much look forward to reading whatever comes next!

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Most engaging one yet

A toss up for best of the 3. I loved it. David stole my heart with his vulnerability.

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Superb & Great Conclusion to Amazing trilogy

I honestly thought Magpies was going to be the best of all KJ Charles' works, but this series is superb! Each novel has been so different, dealing with a different (oh so different) relationship.

Cyprian, the pining red headed valet/spy/flashman to Lord Richard Vane - this novel looks at the power dynamics between a valet who wants so much and a master who is punctilious in denying his desires, to be the ideal master - aloof and mindful of his duty. There is more pine than in a BC Forest.

But when the characters from the earlier novel are imperilled, Cyprian is needed to solve matters behind the scene, but is no longer Richard's Valet.

This is a solid 4.5 star book, and the at conclusion of the scheming is incredibly satisying HEA, but it is also the end of a hugely satisfying fabulous trilogy.

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  • Viv
  • 2016-08-13

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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  • 2016-05-03

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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  • Jason E.
  • 2020-11-15

Mediocre plot, great narrator, too much sex.

narrator was the best thing about it. characters were decent, but too much focus on the sex, not enough on the plot. needed a bit more substance. overall not bad, but not riveting either. I had hoped for a more intricate game of cat and mouse from the Illustrious Mr. Ciprian, but recieved a relatively straight forward game of rumors. Ciprian should have defected, apparently genuinely and then done a few seemingly nasty things before turning on maltravers at the last second and masterfully outwitting him and his co-conspirator having planned the whole thing long in advance.

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  • HP Reader
  • 2016-07-13

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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  • He Walks To The Moon
  • 2021-11-15

k j Charles again produced a gay Romance!

set in London in early 1980s. a slender attentive and genius-level valet and a big strong brute of a man his Lord

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  • Jack
  • 2021-09-26

Wonderful Conclusion

Loved it. Great way to tie up the stories of all these loveable characters.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-09-25

Surprising good

A well told story with a good plot and interesting characters. A good diversion with heart.

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  • Santy O.
  • 2021-08-23

Fantastic

Fantastic Narration
Fantastic Writing
Fantastic Story

I have nothing else to add. Everything was rounded off as satisfactorily as I had hoped and I for one am sad it ended.

Highly recommended!

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  • Little J
  • 2021-04-10

I love David

I put off this book for months because I didn't like Richard in the previous 2, and I didn't want to see such a self-righteous man take up with his valet. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this, though. Though I never grew to like Richard, I did like him with David--for David.

On the other hand, I found myself uncomfortable with the lord/valet dynamic at times, which I had not anticipated. It seems David is happiest when serving, and he sticks up for his right to be happy in that work. I loved that--but I was uncomfortable with David remaining a secret even from Richard's closest friends. David puts his literal life at risk for these men, yet they demean his position and cannot be trusted to know he's Richard's lover. Ugh. This prevented me from fully enjoying their romance. The way Richard assumed it, the way David's immediate obedience to such degradation is romanticized... Bleck.

Luckily there's plenty else going on in the story to enjoy. David's mother, the clever schemes David gets up to, his self-worth and strength... OK, basically everything about David. The bits we see of Harry, Julius, Dom, and Mr. Werewolf are absolutely charming as well. Steamy scenes feel important and beautiful, as is typical of KJ Charles. Narration is great as always.

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  • Robin
  • 2016-05-20

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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