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A Gentleman's Position

4/5. M/M historical. He is a titled gentleman of means, he is his ferociously competent valet who shines boots and makes scandals disappear.

This is also great. Admittedly, it hits a lot of my buttons –there's a 'power behind the throne' vibe that, yeah. But also this book inverts and reverts the power dynamics between them in fun and interesting ways. And maybe the foregrounded running argument they have about class difference and pride and the appropriateness of having power over someone you love is not terribly subtle, but it is interesting and to a purpose

So in sum I found the first book in this trilogy uninspiring, but the second and third are great, and I do recommend. And it's that loose 'friends group' structure that romance series use, so you can skip the first one without too much bother.

Date: 2016-12-27 02:48 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] celli
I've just done a full reread of the series, and I think the Harry/Julius one is skippable too. (I do recommend the 0.5 or whatever novella, which is Francis and Ash. I liked it a lot as basically just a PWP.) Did you like this one or Silas & Dom's better? I think Silas & Dom but it's close.

Date: 2016-12-27 07:16 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cyphomandra
Ooh. I love KJ Charles' Magpie series (and linked novels), and Think of England, and I have the first one of this series but read the first few chapters and wasn't really feeling it. Your reviews of the second and third are definitely encouraging me to skip ahead...

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