Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue
by Mackenzi Lee
narrated by Christian Coulson

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Just released: June 27, 2017
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Genre: Historical, LGBTQ, Romance, YA
Hardback: 528
Rating: 5

Guide series:
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue
The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy - 2018

First sentence(s):
On the morning we are to leave for our Grand Tour of the Continent, I wake in bed beside Percy. For a disorienting moment, it's unclear whether we've slept together or simply slept together.

A young bisexual British lord embarks on an unforgettable Grand Tour of Europe with his best friend/secret crush. An 18th-century romantic adventure for the modern age written by This Monstrous Thing author Mackenzi Lee—Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda meets the 1700s.

Henry “Monty” Montague doesn’t care that his roguish passions are far from suitable for the gentleman he was born to be. But as Monty embarks on his grand tour of Europe, his quests for pleasure and vice are in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.

So Monty vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.

Witty, dazzling, and intriguing at every turn, The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue is an irresistible romp that explores the undeniably fine lines between friendship and love.


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My two-bits:

An adventure filled European summer road trip of sorts set in the 1700s. Loved the banter and personalities of the three main characters in this tale.

Includes tidbits on life and culture of the times with just the right amount of romance and heart-to-heart moments.

Looking forward to reading more from this series.

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* Listened to audiobook version.

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