Wednesday, November 9, 2016

W.O.W.: The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

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The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

Due Out: June 20th, 2017

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Official SummaryAn 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.

Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his roguish passions—not for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men.

But as Monty embarks on his grand tour of Europe, his quest for a life filled with pleasure and vice is 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.

Still it isn’t in Monty’s nature to give up. Even with his younger sister, Felicity, in tow, he 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 that spans across Europe, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.

Why I Want to Read: Despite the fact that I have to wait until next June to get my hands on this one, I had to share it because I'm so excited! It sounds fantastic. I love LGBT+ fiction - of course- but I also love the fact that this sounds like a historical fiction adventure story of sorts, and I'm so curious to see where Monty and Percy find themselves on their tour of Europe! I also just love the sound of Monty - how he's not afraid to be himself and do what he wants, despite his family's expectations.

What do you think? Anything you are waiting on this Wednesday?


Verushka Byrow said...

Oh hello historical adventure story and lovely romance! Monty totally reminds me of a character in a series or movie, I can't put my finger on. But he seems to be always the life of the party! Here's mine:

AngelErin said...

Yes!! This one sounds SO GOOD. I hope you love it! :D

Jaclyn Canada said...

Magical artifact, manhunt, and fighting pirates? Sounds pretty good to me!

Heather Duff said...

I love this title!!!!

Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight said...

This does sound like a fun, adventure-y story!

Lisa Mandina said...

This sounds like a fun one!! And I love that title! Great pick!

Chiara @ Books for a Delicate Eternity said...

I am also really keen for this book! I like the sound of it a lot, and I think the romance could turn out to be incredibly adorable. I recently watched a video from the author and she said that she wrote this book just for her, and she did whatever she wanted with it. So I think it's going to be a really fun read! I hope we both like it :)