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  • A Fashionable Indulgence

  • Society of Gentlemen, Book 1
  • By: KJ Charles
  • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (169 ratings)

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A Fashionable Indulgence

By: KJ Charles
Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
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Summary

In the first novel of an explosive new series from K. J. Charles, a young gentleman and his elegant mentor fight for love in a world of wealth, power, and manipulation. When he learns that he could be the heir to an unexpected fortune, Harry Vane rejects his past as a radical fighting for government reform and sets about wooing his lovely cousin. But his heart is captured instead by the most beautiful, chic man he’s ever met: the dandy tasked with instructing him in the manners and style of the ton. Harry’s new station demands conformity - yet the one thing he desires is a taste of the wrong pair of lips. After witnessing firsthand the horrors of Waterloo, Julius Norreys sought refuge behind the luxurious facade of the upper crust. Now he concerns himself exclusively with the cut of his coat and the quality of his boots. And yet his protégé is so unblemished by cynicism that he inspires the first flare of genuine desire Julius has felt in years. He cannot protect Harry from the worst excesses of society. But together they can withstand the high price of passion.

©2015 K. J. Charles (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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“If one Regency rake isn’t enough for you, check out A Fashionable Indulgence, a rollicking tale from the deft pen of K. J. Charles. I’ll read anything she writes!” ( New York Times best-selling author Kate Pearce)

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Absolutely terrific!

What did you like most about A Fashionable Indulgence?

The historical content is superbly and meticulously researched and the sensual relationship between the main characters is off the scale.

What other book might you compare A Fashionable Indulgence to, and why?

Other than A Seditious Affair by the the same author, I have none to compare it with.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I can't pinpoint one - the whole book from start to finish is simply superb.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It was a very moving read/listen, I cried more than I laughed.

Any additional comments?

The narrator, Matthew Lloyd Davies, performed rather than read the characters' parts. He is a very talented actor, in the wrong hands this would have been a disaster. He captured the real and growing love between the protagonists in a most tender and sensual manner. One of my best reads/listens of 2015 topped possibly by A Seditious Affair.

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Interesting plot here with a good romance.

I always like this author's work because she combines romance with an in-depth historical plot. Good bit of fun which I binged.

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Fabulous MM Recency, superbly narrated

I loved A Fashionable Indulgence when I read it and reviewed it for Prism Book Alliance and this audiobook is superb, its one of the best MM audio books I have ever listened to. The narrator is brilliant and his Julius is just perfect. It's a wonderful story and I just don't have the words to convey how good this audiobook is. If you love historical MM and audio listen to this, you won't disappointed.

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Excellent

Good book and very well read. Would recommend anyone looking for an LGBT/MM historical romance set in London. Really enjoyed it

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Fun Period Drama

Great period story about how people lead double lives, very well narrated made me feel I was there.

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Great

Beautifully written, a great story and top class narration. A thoroughly entertaining book well worth keeping to listen again.

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Very fashionable

A nice little story with great characters and I love the style of writing, Not too explicit so a good introduction to the MM reading genre.

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Another winner

I can't decide whether it is the author or the narrator whom I applaud most. This series of books have given me immense pleasure. I became totally immersed in the lives of the characters. I can't wait for the next.

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Regency Intrigue amongst the Romance

I enjoyed this story - I like the way there’s more than just romance to KJ Charles’ books, and I loved how Harry brought joy to Julius’ life. The stories are always rich in detail and I enjoy this narrator.

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A wonderful story

I thoroughly enjoyed this one. I love a wee historical novel, and when KJ writes it, it’s always superb. The action is great, but it’s the story that keeps you going. Narrated wonderfully throughout.

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