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The Gentleman’s Guide to Getting Lucky

Thursday, January 30, 2020

The Gentleman’s Guide to Getting Lucky (2019) Mackenzi Lee

The Gentlemans Guide to Getting LuckyThis is not a boinking book, although it is a book about boinking.

Henry “Monty” Montague and Percy Newton are mostly over the events of The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, and are beginning their lives together, except that they haven’t yet done it yet, because after Monty started to recover, he discovered that Percy was still a virgin.

This story is told entirely from Monty’s POV, and Monty is still a bit of a mess. He’s trying to stay sober, but he really doesn’t know how to be anything other than what’s he’s been for years.

My primary contribution to our circles back home had been making everyone else feel grounded and well-behaved in comparison.

So Monty is freaked out about taking Percy’s virginity and being terrible and Percy realizing he can do so much better than Monty…

He raises an eyebrow, an unmistakable tread carefully, and so of course I put on my heaviest boots and start clomping through the flower gardens. “Yes, but . . . it’s not like it’s anything . . . remarkable . . . sex is actually . . . it’s a part of nature, so it’s really not . . . worms do it, you know.”

This story is about Monty and Percy learning to talk to each other, which includes figuring out what they’re going to do with the rest of their lives.

We do get a teeny bit of Felicity, who is perfectly delightful.

“Dear Lord, you haven’t been a virgin all this while, have you?”

“No, but I’m a bit concerned my virginity is starting to grow back.”

“That is not how any of this works.”

However, my caveat is that this is barely a novella–just over 100 pages. The ebook price is 9.99 which, as much as I love this series, is insanely expensive.

Luckily, the library had it, because–that is a really steep price, so the story needed to be longer or the price smaller.

Otherwise, it was sweet and adorable and a lovely interlude between Monty’s story and Felicity’s.

“You deserve a reward for all I put you through.”

“You’re my reward.”

“What a rotten reward I am.”

“Not to me. Why do you think everyone needs some sort of recompense for being around you?”

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Rating: 8/10

Categories: 8/10, British, Fantasy, Historical, LGBT, Romance     Comments (0)    

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