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The Secret Lives of Country Gentlemen

KJ Charles



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19 September 2023
Series: Doomsday Books
Bridgerton meets Poldark in this sweeping Regency romance of smugglers, adventure, mystery, and life-changing love from celebrated author KJ Charles.

Abandoned by his father, Gareth Inglis grew up lonely, prickly, and well-used to disappointment. Still, he longs for a connection. When he meets a charming man in a London molly house, he falls head over heels-until everything goes wrong and he's left alone again. Then Gareth's father dies, turning the shabby London clerk into Sir Gareth, with a grand house on the remote Romney Marsh and a family he doesn't know.

The Marsh is another world, a strange, empty place notorious for its ruthless gangs of smugglers. And one of them is dangerously familiar...

Joss Doomsday has run the Doomsday smuggling clan since he was a boy. When the new baronet-his old lover-agrees to testify against Joss's sister, Joss acts fast to stop him. Their reunion is anything but happy, yet after the dust settles, neither can stay away. Soon, all Joss and Gareth want is the chance to be together. But the bleak, bare Marsh holds deadly secrets. And when Gareth finds himself threatened from every side, the gentleman and the smuggler must trust one another not just with their hearts, but with their lives.

This felt like KJ's very own sexy and skullduggerous take on the romcom trend, and I loved it. -USA Today bestseller Talia Hibbert for The Gentle Art of Fortune Hunting

Imprint:   Miscellaneous
Country of Publication:   United States
Volume:   1
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 21mm
ISBN:   9781728255859
ISBN 10:   1728255856
Series:   Doomsday Books
Pages:   336
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

KJ Charles spent twenty years as an editor in British publishing before fleeing the scene to become a full-time historical romance novelist. She has written over twenty-five novels since then and her books have been translated into eight languages. She lives in London.

Reviews for The Secret Lives of Country Gentlemen

The Secret Lives of Country Gentlemen is equal parts a tender romance and a riveting story of smuggling and adventure. [A] joy to read from start to finish. -- Martha Waters, author of To Have and to Hoax As always, Charles combines masterful prose, thrilling romance, fantastic wit, and gripping stakes. Her characters feel as real and relatable as a bruise. She is, in my opinion, a titan of her genre. -- Talia Hibbert, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Dangerous smuggler meets rule-abiding baronet in this gorgeously written novel brimming with romance, wit, emotion and mystery. -- Maya Rodale, USA Today bestselling author KJ Charles weaves romance, intrigue, and history into one deliciously compelling read. -- Megan Frampton, author of Four Weeks of Scandal Once again KJ Charles has produced an absolute masterpiece! Joss and Gareth's cross-class, emotional struggle will have you rooting for them on every page. Charles is one of the best writers in the game, and her books never disappoint! -- Joanna Shupe, USA Today bestselling author With sparkling prose, evocative descriptions of its coastal locale, and unforgettable characters, The Secret Lives of Country Gentlemen is a romantic, swashbuckling tale from start to finish. K. J. Charles is not to be missed by any reader who loves Regency Romance. -- Manda Collins, Bestselling Author of A Lady's Guide to Mischief and Mayhem

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