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K. J. Charles: A Gentleman's Position K. J. Charles: A Gentleman's Position

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… (tovább)

Loveswept, 2016
240 oldal · ASIN: B011G3HIFE

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K. J. Charles: A Gentleman's Position

A kicsit keserű szájíz, amit az egész sorozat olvasása közben éreztem, megmaradt ennél a résznél is. Nem mondanám, hogy rossz volt, de azt se, hogy jó, és egyértelműen sokkal jobbat is olvastam már KJ-től.
Az tetszett ebben a részben, ahogyan Ash bátyját elintézték, mert bár nem volt túl nagy szerepe, de azért szúrta az ember szemét már a legelső résztől fogva.
Ami viszont egyértelműen nem tetszett az a sok – nem tudom másként mondani – nyavalygás. Itt mindenki annyira jó szándékú volt, mindenki annyira igyekezett aszerint cselekedni, amiről azt hitte, hogy a másiknak jó lesz, hogy aztán sikeresen a visszájára is fordult az egész, és lehetett bocsánatért esedezni. Ezt a kínlódást még egy lányregény esetén is nehezen tolerálnám, itt pedig végképp elfogadhatatlannak tartom.
Nem bántam meg, hogy meghallgattam ezt a sorozatot, mert nagyon szeretek a múltbéli Angliában időzni, de ha valaki megkérdezi, hogy melyik könyvet ajánlanám jó szívvel KJ Charlestól, nos, hát nem ezt.

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K. J. Charles: A Gentleman's Position

Hát nem ez a sorozat az írónő legjobb műve és örülök, hogy már sok-sok remek könyvet olvastam tőle mielőtt ez a trilógia a kezembe került.
Szappanoperás volt. Richardot az elején kb. 10 oldalanként fejbe vágtam volna, Davidet meg nem értettem mit eszik rajta. A könyv utolsó harmada végre hozta a megszokott stílust, de sajnos kevés volt, hogy megmentse a kötetet.

K. J. Charles: A Gentleman's Position

A sorozat legjobb kötete szerintem. Mondjuk amikor már kétszer összevesztek és még mindig volt 4 óra a hangoskönyvből, nagyon kezdtem gondolkodni, mivel is tölti ki ezt a maradék időt. Meglett: nyafogás és intrika. Az ellenséget úgy kikészítik, hogy már szinte sajnáltam. Mondjuk azon kitépem a hajam, hogy a végén spoiler – nem lett volna egyszerűbb spoiler

Alapvetően ez egy remek kis ponyva, az erotikus részek nélkül is megállná a helyét. spoiler

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"Do you not have regrets?” Lord Richard asked.
“I can’t see the point. There’s nothing one can do about them, after all. My mother says the sole point of the past is to ensure you don’t fall into the same traps in the future.”

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You carry on being the one who does everything for other people, you’ll end up with nothing left of you.

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You cannot start every liaison in the belief that it will fail.

Chapter 4

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If you have something intelligent to say, I'm sure we'd all be astonished to hear it.

Chapter 17

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Silas took a swallow of gin. “Here, I was reading something the other day that’ll interest you. Philosopher fellow, writing on whether animals have souls.”
“You think animals have souls?” David asked incredulously.
“Me? I don’t think people have souls.”
David winced. “Keep that to yourself. No atheism on Lord Richard’s time, thank you.”
“Don’t ask if you don’t want to know. Anyway, he had a story about dogs who know when their owner’s on his way. They’ll jump to the window or the front door for no reason, couldn’t have heard anything, and five minutes later he arrives. Animal instinct or some such, I don’t know. Point is, they can sense when their master’s coming home.”
It sounded plausible enough, but Lord Richard did not own dogs, and therefore David didn’t care. “Well, and?”
“And what?”
“You said it would interest me. I’m waiting to find out why.”
Silas gave him an evil grin. “No reason.”
David returned a suspicious look, then shut the backgammon box and put it on the shelf. They were playing in his bedroom, since it was more comfortable for everyone if they both avoided the servants’ hall. As Lord Richard’s valet, David had a room big enough to accommodate a table with two chairs, more space than he’d ever had before in his life, but he’d spent too long arranging gentlemen’s rooms to tolerate anything less than perfect order in his own.
“If you’re going to bore me with pointless tales—” he began, and then his head snapped up as the bell rang.
“That’ll be Lord Richard coming home,” Silas observed with immense satisfaction. “Lucky you were ready for him, eh?”
David was momentarily lost for words. “Go shove your mother,” he managed at last. “You blasted gutter-blood.”
Silas lifted his glass in a toast, grinning, as David scooped up his coat. “Off you go. Give his lordship my love. I’ll just finish your gin.”

Chapter 1

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Mason tapped a book, considering. “You know how they say you need to put yourself in another man’s shoes?”
“To understand his position. Yes?”
“Aye, but that’s the thing. Put yourself in his shoes, and it’s still yourself. Your feet don’t fit my shoes, never will. You need to see things how the other fellow sees ’em, not put yourself in his place, because you’re not him. Not something I’m much good at,” Mason added. “I’d have been better in my work if I was. Tell you who’s good at other people: David.”
“Of course he is,” Richard said, his voice stifled.
“Saw that the other day when he asked my help with that problem. He sits there thinking: What does the other man know? What does he believe? What does he want? What does he fear? Works his way through what’s in the other fellow’s head and then uses it to get his own way. Or, I should say, your way.”
Richard stared at his hands, the hands David had cared for and kissed. Mason was right, damn him. Richard had considered himself, the marquess’s son, in a valet’s position and not liked it. He had considered everything from the perspective of a lord, thinking of his own duties and responsibilities. After all his regrets and promises to Dominic, he still had not listened.
David had known the risks in the gulf that lay between them, and accepted them. But rather than seeing that, Richard had put his own oversized feet into David’s narrower shoes and ripped them apart at the seams.

Chapter 10

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It was a courtship. Women withheld themselves for as long as possible because their power lay in denial. Once a woman gave in to a man’s wants, she had nothing left to bargain with. If she did not have a marriage contract before she gave up her sole advantage, she could be left with nothing at all; if she did, she became subordinate to her new master.

Chapter 14

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