The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue By: Mackenzi Lee Narrated by: Christian Coulson

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue is a historical romance. Fun story about adventure, decisions, many new things brought out about all three main characters.  

From the blurb:

A Kirkus Prize nominee with five starred reviews! A New York Times best seller!

2018 Audie Award® nominee for Best Male Narrator!

Named one of the best books of 2017 by NPR and the New York Public Library!

"The queer teen historical you didn’t know was missing from your life.” (Teen Vogue)

"A stunning powerhouse of a story." (School Library Journal)

"A gleeful romp through history." (ALA Booklist)

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.

Don't miss Felicity's adventures in The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy, the highly anticipated sequel!

Reedkaye's Review:

This is the first story I’ve listened to by this author. It is a Historical Fiction that had a few triggers and a lot of surprises.  

Henry was raised to take over his father’s business. He was sent to the finest boarding schools and still managed to get the constant disapproval of his father. Henry was happier with his ungentlemanly behavior, gambling, drinking and men or women to wake up to. He is given a chance to tour Europe before he is to take over the family estate. 

Henry expecting to have the time of his life with his best friend on his last chance of freedom is thrown off when his father hires a traveling companion to watch over his activities. His friend Percy and his sister are along on this adventure when things go wrong.

I enjoyed the uncharacteristic behavior of these three and the thinking out of the box they all use to get themselves out of situations. This was a fun story.  

Christian Coulson did a perfect narration for these characters.

Rating: 4 Stars

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