What I Love: This sequel is even better than the first book in the Society of Gentleman series! KJ Charles continues to embroil her characters in the contentious historical events of the Regency era, this time the Cato Street Conspiracy. She even intertwines this book and the previous, with part of this book reliving the events of the first book through Dominic and Silas’ eyes to start off their own struggle.
Each of these two characters personify the two factions. Dominic represents the government, the Tories who fear a revolution like the one that tore France apart. But his loyalties and beliefs are tested by his own need for a male lover to break the law and to protect his sedition-writing lover.
Silas represents the radicals, watching good working class families and ex-soldiers struggle to feed themselves, and writing pamphlets to urge government reform while the Tory government enacts constricting laws against public protest. But his beliefs are tested by the need to protect his former apprentice and current gentleman, the protagonist from the first book, and his Tory lover Dominic, through association with a seditionist.
Not only is A Seditious Affair a sexy (dominating) read, but you get to live through this piece of history.