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An Accidental Gentleman

(Gentleman #2)

3.72  ·  Rating details ·  106 ratings  ·  21 reviews
Fast forward never took so long . . .
Kit Runyon isn’t looking for a man to keep—she’s happy with the occasional one-night stand and no strings. Making sure her family’s electronics repair shop is profitable enough to support three generations is her main focus. But when Brian Hendricks walks into the store, one look, one word, and she knows he’s not wired like any m
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Published August 16th 2016 by Lyrical Press
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Mindy Lou's Book Review
What do you do when you finally found the woman that makes you want more only to find out she doesn't? That's the dilemma Brian has. He's driving behind a work truck when the tire blows out. He pulls off the road behind the truck expecting a stereotypical trucker to get out, but instead it's a woman who knocks him on his a$$ in one look.

Brian finally finds a woman he wants to explore and she cuts him off at the knees. This short novella has Brian trying to ease himself into Katherine's life. Ka
Miranda Whore
I don't even know what to say about this book.

I love, love MQ Barber's stories and this one just hurt to read. I wanted so much more. I hate even writing a review for it, but in the need to be an honest reviewer, I'm giving it two stars. I couldn't find it in me to like the characters and there are so many references to mechanical workings that I just couldn't invest. Everything being compared to the intricate workings of things the heroine would be fixing up in her shop just made me detach fro
Angela Goodrich
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

Can the reformed bad boy win the woman who’s only interested in one-night stands with bad boys? That’s the mission Brian undertakes when a blown-out tire leads to him meeting the commitment phobic Kit. And she makes him work for it – boy, does she – because Kit has no interest in anything more than the scratching of an itch. No relationship means no broken heart and that’s just the way Kit likes her life.

I found the role rev
Oct 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Kit Runyon isn’t looking for a man to keep—she’s happy with the occasional one-night stand and no strings. Making sure her family’s electronics repair shop is profitable enough to support three generations is her main focus. But when Brian Hendricks walks into the store, one look, one word, and she knows he’s not wired like any man she’s ever met before . . .

Brian’s attracted to Kit’s strength and no-nonsense attitude, but he’s tired of the one-and-done dating scene. He’s ready to settle down w
Diane Dannenfeldt
Dec 16, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 200-300_pgs, m-f
I have to first off by saying, I love Ms. Barber's books, I even liked the first book in this series, A Shirtless Gentlemen. I loved seeing Nora & Rob again, I really love those two. I also liked Brian and how he worked at breaking down Kit's walls. I didn't like Kit. I'm not sure exactly what it was about her that I didn't like but I just couldn't connect with her at all. This won't stop me from reading other books as i previously mention I do love this author.

I rec'd an ARC from NetGalley in e
Jun 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved everything about this story! Kit and Brian were both well-developed characters, who knew what they wanted or what they thought they wanted. Both characters were real and drew me into the story. I especially liked how the tables were turned that Kit was the more commitment-phone one and Brian's acceptance of that and commitment to getting her into a relationship.

The dialogue between the characters even the secondary characters was realistic and witty as well.
Jun 01, 2019 rated it liked it
I’ve read several books by this author - this was not one of my favorites...
I enjoyed so many pieces/parts to this story, but it just kept coming up short.
I loved Brian, he just tugged at my heart.
I also loved the epilogue...lots of awwwww moments and closure for the story.
I really enjoyed the first book in this series, Her Shirtless Gentleman. Rob and Nora were a fun couple to read. And as much as I loved book 1, the 2nd book in the series, An Accidental Gentleman, fell completely flat for me. I’m a Barber fangirl and when I started reading this I immediately didn’t care for the heroine, Katherine ‘Kit’ Runyon and I can’t say that I found Brian Hendricks to be much of a hero either. I thought this might be like HSG in that it was a slow build and I would eventual ...more
Tbird London
Nov 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
I found this story to be an entertaining and quick read. The dynamics of the plot don’t follow the standard rules of someone needs to be saved or they start out being broken. The author gave us two strong, head strong people who knew what they wanted out of life. The challenge was who is going to change in order to make this relationship work.

Kit lives with her family, which consists of more than just her mom and dad. She has seen the pain and mistakes of her siblings in the love department and
Aug 14, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016
An Accidental Gentleman by M.Q. Barber is the second book in the Gentleman series. Kit Runyon loves to fix mechanical objects. She is on her way home when the truck blows a tire just missing the man in the car behind her. Brian (the man behind her) pulls over to assist her with changing the tire. Brian is instantly attracted to Kit (has a physical response to her beauty). Brian asks Kit out on a date, but Kit states she does not date. She is only interested in one thing and it is not dinner. Bri ...more
Jul 07, 2016 rated it liked it
I received this book via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
This is my first book by author M.Q. Barber. I really liked the leading male character Brian. I found that his backstory was one that I enjoyed. He is a true gentleman, he respected the woman, he respected the people around him, he requested forgiveness for his error ways. I just didn’t see what he say in the leading lady.
Kit, Katherine, in the beginning of the book comes off as a big B. I liked that she was strong and independ
Jammie Bebout
Jun 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Well, this is definitely another hit for M.Q. Barber! What a fantastic book! I loved the back and forth between Brian and Katherine, and the intense romance and desire simmering just under the surface. It was also great to check back in on Rob and Nora from the previous book, Her Shirtless Gentleman. These characters were absolutely phenomenal, so sincere and raw and real. They really draw you into the story, and make you never want to stop reading. I was hooked right from the start, and I loved ...more
Scarlett Rue
A sweet read by M.Q. where all the drama comes from the h not trusting the H. Although it got tiresome when the h closed down no matter what the H did to try and say or do the right things.

Since the book was short (less than 150 pages), it didn't take too long. It was refreshing that the only obstacles in the way of romance was all on the h inability to trust. 

This is a great "in-between" books read when you aren't really ready to jump into angstville or start up a long series, but still want to
Jun 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
This story is the romance of Kit, a woman afraid to fall in love, and Brian, the man already half way there from the moment they meet. Kit's fears have turned her into a hit and quit it kind of girl. When Brian looks at Kit, he sees the woman he wants to spend his life with and he's determined to make her see all the wonderful things he sees in her. Brian is an amazingly patient man and I was rooting for him through the entire book. This is a beautifully written story with a touchingly sweet HEA ...more
Emma bramley
Aug 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
this is the second book in the series. the characters are well developed and seem real, the secondary characters seem to bring the story together nicely. there are plenty of hot steamy scenes and they are very intense, which will keep you hooked till the end. the journey that the characters go on throughout the book is fantastically written. this book basically has everything you need in a book, romance, sexy, intriguing and very compelling. i cant wait to read more from this author again in the ...more
Aug 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
An accidental gentleman is one interesting love story. The writer has her unique style of writing which I had struggle for time to time to understand. But nevertheless I enjoyed the book and the characters. Brian was just like Kit just the one-night stand guy. Until he met her. And he did everything possible to change her too. They are so interesting characters and I loved how writer leaves us in the dark almost till the end to know why is Kit the way she is. I loved the story and how they physi ...more
Stacy McKitrick
Mar 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
There could be some that would call this a contemporary romance, but it really is more about their relationship and how sex is treated that I think it makes it more of an erotica. Which is kind of funny because there aren’t all that many sex scenes. But whoo! The stuff that’s there is quite steamy. I really enjoyed reading about Brian and Kit (Katherine), and even seeing Rob and Nora (from book 1) again.
P Leslie
Jul 07, 2016 rated it liked it
2.5 stars

I got this book from net gallery for an honest review.

I struggled to get into this book, and just couldn't connect with the characters. It's a shame because the blurb really got my attention but the book just didn't do it for me and neither did the characters.

This book wasn't for me but I'm sure many would love it.
Beth Thomas
3.75 stars
ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
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I am a former Midwestern gal who well knows the joy of flopping down in a field for an afternoon and composing stories about the shapes in the clouds. As it turns out, adulthood doesn't have to be so different from childhood.

Sharing those stories is a new thing for me. I hope readers will love the characters as much as I do.

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