Wednesday 23 March 2022

Book Review: The Servant and the Gentleman by Annabelle Greene (Historical MM)

Title: The Servant and the Gentleman (Society of Beasts #3)
Author: Annabelle Greene
Publisher: Carina Press
Publication Date: 17 May 2022
Format: eBook - EPUB
Genre: Historical MM
Source: ARC via NetGalley 

William Hartley’s wealth and social standing often make up for his short temper, but they can’t cure his claustrophobia. He’d lost hope of finding help for it, until meeting Josiah Balfour. In a moment of panic, Josiah’s presence is a balm to his senses, leaving Hartley calm for the first time in months.

Josiah Balfour knows his place—and it’s not in the bed of a gentleman. As the administrator for the Society of Beasts, he’s responsible for the club’s well-being. When a threat to the Society emerges from an unexpected quarter, it falls to Josiah to deal with it. But Hartley is willing to help, even if it involves posing as a couple to infiltrate a rival club.

Josiah needs Hartley’s prestige to help him save the Society, while Hartley simply needs Josiah. Their relationship might be a sham, but the desire between them is all too real. Stuck in close quarters with everything they love on the line, they discover that everything might just include each other.


The Servant and the Gentleman continues the tales set in the Society of Beasts, this time focusing on William Hartley and Josiah Balfour. I enjoyed the romance between these two, which progressed at a believable pace. The story likewise moved along well. There were references to past events, but there was enough backstory supplied that one could still read this as a standalone story without too much difficulty. Overall, if you enjoy historical MM romance, this series is worth checking out. This particular story gets a solid four stars from me.

I received this book as a free eBook ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 

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