Review: The Ruin of Gabriel Ashleigh (Society of Gentlemen, book 0.5) by K.J. Charles


cover-TheRuinofGabrielAshleighThe youngest son and the blackest sheep in his family, Lord Gabriel Ashleigh never imagined he could sink so low. Though he’s a notoriously bad gambler, he takes on the formidable but strangely alluring Francis Webster, only to lose everything: all his money, the lovely estate he inherited from his aunt, and any hope of future happiness. So it’s a shock when Webster summons him to a private game for a chance to win back his possessions. The stake? If he fails, Ash must surrender his body.

Francis has been waiting years for this moment. At Eton, Ash’s elder brother harassed him relentlessly. Now, consumed by lust and rage, Francis is only too happy to exploit Ash’s foolish indiscretions. But as Francis strips the magnificently built youth—first of his family assets, then his clothes—he begins to wonder whether he’s been plotting revenge . . . or exquisite seduction.


Dates read:
Edition read:
October 27, 2015
Historical, M/M, GLBT+
32 e-book pages
3rd person
Series, book 0.5
November 10, 2015
Kindle Edition
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Rating:      ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5

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Well….this was a hot little ditty I found after I read book one of the series.

Quick and scorching.

This was a little too easily resolved when I think there was lots and lots to work through in this enemies to lovers story.

But, as a prequel to the series it hooked. These characters were sort of an enigma on the sidelines in book one so it was good to get some backstory. I’d like to see these guys some more in detail—fingers crossed.

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