Review: A Seditious Affair (Society of Gentlemen #2) by K.J. Charles

Seditious AffairFirst of all, this can’t be read as a stand-alone. You absolutely have to have read the first book in this series, A Fashionable Indulgence, to understand a significant portion of the larger plot. That being said, this is not a detraction to the book. In fact, I spent a lot of time admiring the plot details Charles had sprinkled through the previous book that emphasized both stories, especially where they overlap. 

I’d love to give this book two separate 5-star ratings: the first for the relationship and the second for the political intrigue. There was so much to balance between Silas and Dominic, between their differing social classes and political viewpoints. But especially between their sexual desires in a time period that didn’t have names or words to describe such conversations. I was impressed by all of it. In terms of the political intrigue, I admired how Charles was able to use real-life events to craft her story, thrusting original characters into the midst of things without diluting the realism of the plot.

Though it seems like some of the political intrigue that I love in this series might be tapering off, Charles dropped enough clues in this book that I absolutely must see who the next book centers on. I’ve kept myself oblivious up until now, but I have some ideas about what might come next. I’m certain that I’ll be delighted to be proven completely wrong.

Rating: 5 (out of 5) stars. Cross-posted to Amazon and Goodreads.

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By day, J. L. Gribble is a professional medical editor. By night, she does freelance fiction editing in all genres, along with reading, playing video games, and occasionally even writing. Her debut novel, STEEL VICTORY, was her thesis novel for Seton Hill University's Writing Popular Fiction graduate program in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Previously, she was one of the co-editors for FAR WORLDS, a speculative fiction anthology. She lives in Ellicott City, Maryland, with her husband and three vocal Siamese cats. Find her online (, on Facebook (, and on Twitter and Instagram (@hannaedits). She is currently working on more tales set in the world of Limani.

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