Series: Society of gentlemen (book 2)
Genre: LGBT (m/m, trans* side character), historical, romance
Rating: 5/5 stars
Cover: Not the most beautiful I’ve ever seen, but oh well.
Trigger warnings: none
Description: Silas Mason has no illusions about himself. He’s not lovable, or even likable. He’s an overbearing idealist, a Radical bookseller and pamphleteer who lives for revolution . . . and for Wednesday nights. Every week he meets anonymously with the same man, in whom Silas has discovered the ideal meld of intellectual companionship and absolute obedience to his sexual commands. But unbeknownst to Silas, his closest friend is also his greatest enemy, with the power to see him hanged—or spare his life.
A loyal, well-born gentleman official, Dominic Frey is torn apart by his affair with Silas. By the light of day, he cannot fathom the intoxicating lust that drives him to meet with the Radical week after week. In the bedroom, everything else falls away. Their needs match, and they are united by sympathy for each other’s deepest vulnerabilities. But when Silas’s politics earn him a death sentence, desire clashes with duty, and Dominic finds himself doing everything he can to save the man who stole his heart.
Review: I need to rate this one more than 5 stars.
It really is that good. I was reading A seditious affair (love the title btw) while taking the bus to and from work. Bad idea. Not only did I nearly missed my stops, but… it’s really hot. Like, really, really. There doesn’t need to be actual sex scenes, just give me the foreplay and I’m a mess.
Silas and Dom are such a thrilling pairing and I love how much they grow, both as individuals and together. I can’t decide which of them I love more.
But aside from the thrilling romance, this novel makes you think, too. About politics and laws and the status quo.
I can’t wait to read it again. Please give me more of this pairing.