Reread Friday | Think of England by K.J. Charles

Think of England

The first Reread Friday post of the year! This month, I’ve reread Think of England by K.J. Charles. When I first read this, I had no idea it was the second story in a series, and I still haven’t read Proper English, the first book, but I’ve been meaning to.

But, for now, I’ve only reread this one 😊 I love Daniel! And I wish there were more stories about him and Curtis. Says the woman who’s not really a fan of series LOL. Should we say two more stories? It would make a nice trilogy, and K.J. Charles has a few trilogies under her belt. If we have to have a series, three books is a nice uneven number 😁

I always feel like historical stories are wasted on me – not wasted, but you could sneak in whatever facts you want, and I would buy them. I never remember what year we’re in or how far along we’re supposed to be in engineering and development and so on. So if you say there are cars, there are cars, if there’s electricity there is electricity, and if you said Napoleon lived in the Victorian era, I would shrug and move on. So while I know writers of historical fiction spend a lot of time on research, you could’ve just made it up where I’m concerned. Sorry. 😆 

With that background, I have to admit that I was pretty proud of myself for feeling like Think of England would go well with The Will Darling Adventures and then hopped onto Goodreads and saw that they in fact have an epilogue linking the two series. Yay me! Or maybe not since when I realise what both Daniel and Kim do for a living… 🙄 Ah well, we can’t all be observant.

The blurb to the epilogue says: The Positively Final Appearance: a two-part epilogue with Daniel and Archie at a house party and Kim and Will in a gentleman’s club, because those are definitely settings that go well for them. So I guess that trilogy I was talking about is out of the question.

I enjoyed the second read of Think of England just as much as I liked the first. I remembered the cave as playing a bigger part than it did, but it changes nothing. 

If you haven’t read it, do!

Think of England

Think of EnglandLie back and think of England…

England, 1904. Two years ago, Captain Archie Curtis lost his friends, fingers, and future to a terrible military accident. Alone, purposeless and angry, Curtis is determined to discover if he and his comrades were the victims of fate, or of sabotage.

Curtis’s search takes him to an isolated, ultra-modern country house, where he meets and instantly clashes with fellow guest Daniel da Silva. Effete, decadent, foreign, and all-too-obviously queer, the sophisticated poet is everything the straightforward British officer fears and distrusts.

As events unfold, Curtis realizes that Daniel has his own secret intentions. And there’s something else they share—a mounting sexual tension that leaves Curtis reeling.

As the house party’s elegant facade cracks to reveal treachery, blackmail and murder, Curtis finds himself needing clever, dark-eyed Daniel as he has never needed a man before…


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