Mackenzi Lee’s coming of age, historical fiction story was an absolute delight to read! I enjoyed every single minute of it. A five star rating from me. I do suggest getting the audiobook, because Christian Coulson did an amazing job of narrating! Although he played a young and surprisingly attractive Tom Riddle in the Harry Potter, you should put that in the past and buy the audiobook. It’s so damn good!
In The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice & Virtue, we follow Monty, his sister Felicity, and best friend Percy while they are on their Grand Tour of Europe in the 1700s. When they return from the tour, Monty will take over his father’s estate. Monty is your typical bi-sexual playboy. He parties all night, has been kicked out of school multiple times, has a hostile relationship with his father, and hates his baby brother so much, that he calls him “Little Goblin.” Monty is in love with Percy. He doesn’t how he’ll survive this Grand Tour without expressing his true feelings. During the trip, the trio encounter pirates, robbers, and an angry French official. Trigger warning for abuse! The books has both bi-sexual representation with Monty being bi and disability representation, Percy has Epilepsy. This is an own voices novel since the author is bi-sexual, too.
I went into this book thinking it would just be a cute love story, but it was so much more. Instead, I read an action-packed story and a love story! This is the perfect book if you want to read some witty historical fiction for Fall and Winter.
Happy reading Night Owls!