Review: A Gentleman’s Position (Society of Gentlemen #3) by K.J. Charles

Gentlemans PositionThough I was correct in my guess that the final book in this trilogy would involve the relationship between Lord Richard Vane and his valet/spymaster David Cyprian, I wish this series had ended with more of a bang. 

The political intrigues in the first two books extended far beyond the arenas of gentlemen’s clubs, so to have the final threat to the Ricardians in this book be a stolen letter was a bit of a let-down. The relationships between all of the characters was still a delight to read, and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing more of the “below stairs” characters through Cyprian and Silas’s friendship. But Richard didn’t catch my attention enough as a character in the previous books to want to read so much about him, even though I thoroughly understand why the author plotted things as she did.

I hope Charles returns to these characters at some point, because there’s so much more story there to mine. (Especially Will Quex + Jon Shakespeare, please!)

Rating: 4 (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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