“The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue” by Mackenzi Lee
I loved–loved–this book. Monty, our protagonist, was a delightful self-centered little drama queen. He’s hopelessly in love with his best friend, Percy, and thinks his grand tour of Europe will be his last chance at seducing him.
The great tragic love story of Percy and me is neither great nor truly a love story, and is tragic only for its single-sidedness. It is also not an epic monolith that has plagued me since boyhood, as might be expected. Rather, it is simply the tale of how two people can be important to each other their whole lives, and then, one morning, quite without meaning to, one of them wakes to find that importance has been magnified into a sudden and intense desire to put his tongue in the other’s mouth.
Unfortunately Monty’s personal flaws are the very reason he can’t get what he wants and I’m sure you will all enjoy–as I did–his escapades while becoming a better person. 5 stars!
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