Monday, April 17, 2017

{ARC Review} The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue
Author: Mackenzi Lee
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
An unforgettable tale of two friends on their Grand Tour of 18th-century Europe who stumble upon a magical artifact that leads them from Paris to Venice in a dangerous manhunt, fighting pirates, highwaymen, and their feelings for each other along the way.
[WARNING: Fan girl rant review ahead.]


This story had me hooked with its very first sentence. Gentleman's Guide is full of adventure and sexual tension and wit and sexual tension and danger and DID I MENTION THE TENSION?

A+ CHARACTERS. I CAN'T EVEN. Monty is a hot mess, yet it's in the most endearing way possible.  He has got to be one of the sassiest, most sarcastic, sexed up lads out there but it's impossible not to be reeled in by those dimples! CAN YOU SAY CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT?! Holy Gods. Yes, Mackenzi, yes! This boy is the most intriguing onion. I'd love to hang out with him! He'd totally drink me under the table though, and probably attempt to *do* something under the table....

Speaking of under the table....FOOTSY. Footsy that I DON'T think was QUITE an accident. Oh, Percy, you sweet, sweet bloke you. He needs a prequel or a sequel, ANYTHING, I need more of this adorable and intelligent boy in my life.

The Percy/Monty ship is REAL you guise. I CAN'T. Just OH MY GOD. KISS YOU BRITISH BASTARDS.

I was all for the SEXUALLY CHARGED romance in this story, the freaking badass adventure, and the MYSTERY OF IT ALL. Yes.

Also, SHOUT OUT to my girl Felicity for being a smart lass who don't take no shit!

MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE! please and thanks.


  1. This sounds like so much fun! I'd love to meet this "sassy, sarcastic and sexed up lad" ;)

  2. This sounds like a great read, but for whatever reason, I overlooked this one when I first heard about it. Now it seems like everyone is in love with the story - definitely going to have to check it out.

  3. I've seen this book around but never really paid attention to what it was about. You made it sound super fun! I may have to give it a try! :)

  4. Hi, Brooke! One of my friends had an opportunity read this book early and she highly recommended me to preorder it. So I already have it on my tbr-list. Such a wonderful enthusiastic review. I can’t wait the release date.

  5. I have to admit this book wasn't even on my radar (probably because of the cover, I'm shallow like that). BUT I love some A+ characters and the chemistry sounds amazing!

  6. Can't wait to read it. You had me at hot mess (but also sassy, dimples, and footsy)!