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A Gentleman Never Tells

(Affairs By Moonlight #2)

3.56  ·  Rating details ·  482 ratings  ·  66 reviews
Six years ago, Elizabeth Harewood and Lord Roland Penhallow were London's golden couple, young and beautiful and wildly in love. Forced apart by her scheming relatives and his clandestine career, Lilibet and Roland buried their passion beneath years of duty and self-denial, until a chance holiday encounter changes everything they ever knew about themselves…and each other.

Mass Market Paperback, 310 pages
Published November 6th 2012 by Berkley Sensation
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Feb 03, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
El más aburrido y lento de los tres... solo recuerdo que no me gustó tanto como esperaba. Está serie la leí por mi hermana pero las dos concordamos en que a la autora todavía le faltan tablas.
Si algo ha tenido este libro que no ha tenido su predecesor es esa chispa en los diálogos entre ambos protagonistas, así como situaciones más divertidas o de carcajadas, pero es que todo lo que les ocurre durante los meses que dura su cohabitación compartida es para todo lo contrario.

En este libro por fin se desvela por qué desde la noche que todos se reencuentran en aquella posada camino del castillo en la Toscana tanto el carácter de Roland como el de Elisabeth cambia. Y es que ambos estuviero
This was not as enjoyable as the first book in the trilogy was. While it was well-written and I loved the setting, I had niggles that interfered with my reading pleasure:
The hero played the playboy ninny all the way through, never revealing his actual character even to the heroine. And he informed on her to the chief spy dude. Not cool, Penhallow, not cool. His fidelity over the six year separation seems a bit far-fetched. Laudable, admirable but ...truly? (view spoiler)
Apr 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Six years ago, Elizabeth Harewood and Lord Roland Penhallow meet and fell in love and were sure to marry each other....until Roland left and never sent any work to Lilibet. Thinking he deserted her, she marries an Earl and has a son but as time goes by, her husbands infidelity and indifference leave a mark on her. She escapes to the Italian countryside with her son and sister and friend to have a year to think, to see if she can gather to courage to ask for a divorce. However, fate deals her a m ...more
I knew I wouldn't really like this story (it has couple of my least favorite plot devices: a kid, second chance at love, (view spoiler)), but I decided to read it for the sake of continuity. I was curious how would author present events from the previous book (the series are three love stories overlapping, happening at the same time and place), but it turned out it was just a lot of rewriting same dialogues, some of them definitely unneccessary and irrele ...more
Oct 04, 2012 rated it liked it
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads
Blog rating: C

Lilibet and Roland were young and in love six years ago when Roland up and left Lilibet without a word. He was secretly working as an intelligence agent for the Bureau, living a life undercover and couldn’t get word to Lilibet that he was sent away on an assignment. She gave up hope after too much time went by without a word and ended up marrying Lord Somerton, a man who’s cheated on her for years and Lilibet has had enough. She’s now estran
Aug 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Giving this more like 3.5 stars. An adorable and funny read for sure however, a bit slow at times. The story line is interesting and the characters are very likable. I really enjoy how this story coincides with the timeline of the previous book A Lady Never Lies. So as you are reading through this story you're seeing things that occurred in the previous book from this couple's POV. It's really clever actually and a lot of it is quite humorous. I also believe that there is way more to the servant ...more
Mar 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Excellent! Roland's dialogue is hilarious and the book is worth reading for that alone. The story is lovely, and the ghosts don't impose themselves as much in this book as in the last one in the series. [The ghosts, particularly the female ghost, want to advance the love affairs in the castle so that the curse on them can be broken, but most of the time they just bungle things completely - the lovers end up together pretty much in spite of their meddling, not because of it.]

There is something st
Jan 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Another wonderful book by this new author. It continues/parallels the first book in the series. This is Roland's and Lilbet's story but the characters are the same, the setting, etc. but the parallel story is told from their perspective. Roland was in love with her years ago and she with him. He was also a fledgling spy and when sent on a mission he left Liliabet without notice. Due to family pressures she married another man. Now six years later they meet in Italy where she is trying to hide fr ...more
3.5 stars for this sweet, funny story - the extra 0.5 star is for the great humour and for Philip, the 5 year old heart stealer. JG has used the device of telling the story from the varying perspectives of 3 couples in a series of 3 books. While I enjoyed this one overall, it dragged at times and the villain was painted to be far more dark than what the story revealed. Also the author strangely left the villain's, Somerton, fate unclear at the end, specially as he has a role in Naval Intelligenc ...more
Feb 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
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3.5 Stars! Liked this one as much as the first, though it was totally different. Lilibet and Penhallow’s past, and the problems between Lilibet and her husband, lent this one a more serious air, though there were still light-hearted moments that made me grin. I felt for both of the leads, the way they still had feelings for each other, but circumstances and time, and the influences of others, had done their part in making things hard for them to come together. I liked how it was a serious subjec ...more
May Mostly Romance
Aug 15, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: edwardian, historical
คงตองบอกกอนวา เราไมชอบพลอตของหนังสือเลมนีเอาเสียเลย ยิงเมือประกอบกับวา อานเลมแรกในแลวไมประทับใจในความเอือยเฉือยในการดำเนินเรืองดวย เลยทำใหวางเรืองนีลงยาวเลยคะ มามีแรงฮึดอานเรืองชุดนีกเมือเพือนสงขาวมาบอกวา ขอใหอดทนเอาไว เพราะเลมสุดทาย (How to School your Scoundrel) สนุกมาก

กระนันตอนหยิบมาอาน กเลยเปนการอานแบบเรง ๆ เพือใหจบ ๆ ไป สิงทีผิดคาดกคือ เรืองนีสนุกกวาทีคิดคะ ถาเราไมติดตรงทีไมชอบพลอตอยางรุนแรง คะแนนนาจะไดสูงกวานี

เพราะความออนวัย และการแทรกแซงของมือทีสาม ทำใหความรักระหวางลอรดโรแลนด และอลิซาเบ
Sep 04, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: historical romance fans-reunited lovers, ok w/ infidelity
3.5 stars. A Gentleman Never Tells is a humorous, steamy, sweet read with a very likeable hero and lots of interaction between Roland, the hero, and Elizabeth's son Philip. It also has some nice twists.

Although I don't like books with infidelity, I ended up liking this book in spite of that.

Reviewed for in the November/December issue.
A mí no me ha gustado... hay cosas que no tienen ningún tipo de coherencia...
Una pena
Kathleen Freeman
Oct 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
I must say I enjoyed having another look at the events of the first book through the eyes of 2 other lead characters. I liked Lilibet as a character and Roland as a hero, I think including Philip as much as they did made for a different twist in a romance novel that I enjoyed.
Kelly (Belle of the Literati)
3.5 Stars!! Quick read, loved the dynamic between Lillibet and Roland. Her son Philip is also a huge win for me as I love kids in books! Can't wait for Wallingford and Abigail! Eep!!!!
Feb 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars.

An enjoyable read, but I definitely preferred Somerton’s side of the story.
Karen Darling
Sep 07, 2018 rated it did not like it
Prestigious men and women of the ton makes a crude bet. That didn’t happen back then in their world. Not my type of romance.
Chelsey Wolford
Nov 02, 2012 rated it liked it
Elizabeth Harewood and Lord Roland Penhallow were to be married at one time, that is until he up and left without any word. Elizabeth, or Lilibet, did what was necessary and moved on with her life, marrying someone else and having a child. As with most romance novels, time brings Elizabeth and Roland back together again. The old flame is quickly ignited and these two are in a battle against the sexual, physical, and emotional tensions that are created between them. Elizabeth, however, has recent ...more
Sep 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love how this story and it's sort of companion, How to School Your Scoundrel are overlapping stories but with different perspectives. I read Lord Somerton's story first then this one about his wife. It is all about perspective. Elizabeth has had enough of her scoundrel of a husband and decides to spend time away at a castle. I think it is perfect plan, until her old love, Roland Penhallow, shows up with the same plan to get away from society at the very same castle. Three women and three men w ...more
May 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Lilibet, a runaway wife and mother travels with her cousins to Italy to escape her horrible husband - Alexandra (Lady Morley in the first of the series) and Abigail (the bookish, outlandish yet charming one in the third book of the series). NOTE: the husband, Earl of Somerton, will be featured in the third instalment of the Princess in Hiding series so i can't wait to see how the man described as a terrible husband here becomes a "hero" of sorts. Therefore you kind of know this book would have i ...more
“In more than six years of clandestine service to his Queen and country, Lord Roland Penhallow had never before been summoned to the private library of the Bureau chief himself.
It could mean only one thing: He had inadvertently killed somebody.
Roland couldn’t imagine how. The last caper had tied up as neat as a bow, with hardly any noise and only a very little blood. Even the most perfidious villain can be made to serve some purpose, Sir Edward would intone, pressing one blunt forefinger into th
Sep 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This review is from: A Gentleman Never Tells (Mass Market Paperback)
Reading the second installment from Juliana Gray's A Gentleman Never Tells was funny and witty. I just adored Lord Roland Penhollow and Lilibet,Countess of Somerton. Six years ago they were in love and the toast of the ton. But scheming relatives broke them apart: sending Roland to do work as an agent for the government and Lilibet married off to help her family obligations. Now both of them are on a holiday in Italy. Roland me
Nov 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rv
Príbeh sa nesie v podobnom duchu ako prvá časť (Dáma nikdy neklame). Pravdaže, dá sa čítať aj samostatne, no ak ste stáli pri zrode lásky Alexandry a Finna, potom budete chcieť vedieť, ako to opadlo (a ako to celé vlastne začalo) medzi Lilibet a Rolandom. Pretože obe postavy sú súčasťou, ako jedného, tak i druhého príbehu.

A prečo píšem, že sa príbeh nesie v duchu toho prvého? Pretože sa vraciame späť do hostinca, ktorý je poslednou zastávkou našich troch dám a rovnako i troch džentlmenov, kým d
Jul 06, 2014 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. Maybe the problem was that I came to it after reading all the other five novels, so I'd met everyone else already. In fact, the first one I read was How to School Your Scoundrel, and in comparison with Somerton and Luisa, Penhallow and Lilibet both seem a bit insipid. I enjoyed returning to the Tuscan setting and the stories' framework, but I wasn't as delighted with this one as with the others. And while all of these men - even the paranoid, self-harming bully Somerton - are of cours ...more
Jul 25, 2015 rated it it was ok
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Jan 15, 2013 rated it did not like it
I read the first book in this series, A LADY NEVER LIES, and liked it. However, I couldn't even finish this one.

My biggest problem: Roland and Lilibet's relationship. The entire time I was thinking, "What?!" Their immediate sexual reconciliation rang fake. Roland's reaction afterwards confused me even more. The characters and their relationship didn't feel real. Also, Lilibet is supposed to be married to one of the most depraved nobles in England. So, imagine my surprise when he's nowhere near a
Juliana Gray prima por criar mocinhos perfeitos e mocinhos que deixam a desejar. Este segundo livro da série não foge a regra. Os mocinhos são sempre mega apaixonados e mocinhas sempre querem fazê-los de tolos.
Lilibet se apaixonou por Roland, mas por obra de um velho tolo terminou casada com Somertom, alguns anos depois, fugindo do marido, encontra-se novamente com Roland e engatam numa paixão que não puderam dar asas anteriormente e com esse enredo a autora, cria situações de um ligeiro suspens
I believe this is the most disappointing of the series. Because the relationship/love between Roland and Lilibet had already been established prior to the book’s events, I wasn’t sold on them. I didn’t see how they fell in love originally, so I couldn’t quite understand the continued attraction in the book, seven years after the fact. I really do like second-chance-at-love stories, but only if the author can sell the second chance. Gray didn’t do that here. Moreover, the plot felt somewhat chopp ...more
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