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A Perfect Gentleman

4.02  ·  Rating Details ·  149 Ratings  ·  53 Reviews
From New York Times bestselling author Candace Camp comes a delicious and steamy marriage-of-convenience historical romance in A Perfect Gentleman.

Forced to marry an American heiress to save his family, Graeme Parr, Earl of Montclair, vowed their marriage would be in name only. Abigail Price thought handsome, aristocratic Graeme was her knight in shining armor, rescuing h
Mass Market Paperback, 400 pages
Published March 28th 2017 by Pocket Books
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ARC provide by Edelweiss and publisher for an honest review.

Graeme Parr, Lord Montclair needs to marry to save his estate and cover his father's debts. Abigail Price is an American heiress who's father manipulates/blackmails Graeme into marrying her for his title. Graeme loves another, Laura (remember that name) but duty calls and he does so with a lot of anger and resentment. He believes that Abigail was in on the blackmail/plot and leaves her on their wedding night and disappears.

Abigail has
Sissy's Romance Book Review
A Perfect Gentleman ' A Perfect Gentleman' by Candace Camp is the story of Graeme and Abby.  Ms. Camp is one of my favorite authors so as soon as I saw her name with this book I had to have it. So happy to say that this book did not disappoint!  I could not put the book down so I ended up reading it until the early hours of the morning....still worth the book-hangover! Graeme and Abby story actually started about 10 years ago when they were married.  Graeme was pretty much blackmailed in to marr ...more
4.5 stars

A Perfect Gentleman combines two of my favourite tropes – an arranged marriage and a second-chance romance – so I had fairly high expectations of the book from the outset, and I’m pleased to report that, apart from a niggle about the secondary plotline, those expectations were met.

The novel opens with a prologue set ten years before the bulk of the story, just before the wedding night of Graeme and Abigail Parr, whose marriage has been arranged by their respective fathers, the Earl of
Lover of Romance
Mar 25, 2017 Lover of Romance rated it really liked it
This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance Summary
Graema Parr, the Earl of Montclair, was forced to marry an American Heiress. Graeme believed at the time that his new bride was working with her father to force him into the marriage. What he didn't realize that Abigail was in her own sort of prison with her father, and marrying him was her escape and freedom. But Abigail learned in a very painful way that Graeme loved another woman but had little choice to marry her if he wan
Chris  Carroll
copy received for review consideration

This book was a surprise in many ways. Having read one short story and one novel from the author, I thought I knew what to expect. However, Candace Camp has written a winner with a great change of direction.

Usually in historical romance novels the authors follow a typical outline that includes the proper attitude and required stiff upper lip, a fight or disagreement, the realization of attraction, a lot of anticipation, and maybe one or two steamy scenes. Th
Kimberly Rocha~ Book Obsessed Chicks

Oh how these second chance romances get me all giddy when they are done right, and trust me, Candace Camp's A PERFECT GENTLEMAN, is done so right.

Finding out on your wedding day that your new husband has no intention of really having you as a true wife and on top of that, insulting you with snide remarks would assuredly have you running from said husband. Such is the case with American heiress Abigail Price, who had stars in her eyes when she stood at the alter marrying Graeme Parr, Earl of Mon
Mary - Buried Under Romance
Full review to come. I quite enjoyed this book. There seems to be a trend with (murder) mysteries in regency romance these days, and plot-wise this one could have used more fleshing out, but ultimately the characters were real, lovely, and self-conscious about their own faults, which was a nice touch. Candace Camp has been a hit-or-miss for me, so I'm pleased to say this was a decently good read.
Vellum Voyages
Apr 03, 2017 Vellum Voyages rated it it was amazing

4.5 helms

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I did not want this to end! From start to finish I was enthralled by the characters and their situations and the book just kept getting better and better! Not only is the main relationship between the H/h really well-developed, the subplot of solving a family mystery is also well done and the tentative love triangles tied up quite neatly. Candace Camp manages to make everything come togethe
Apr 06, 2017 herdys rated it it was ok
2,5 stars? it seems the only book I'll truly like by this author will be A winter Scandal.

This one was so full of missunderstandings from the very beginning that I just wanted to shake them both and tell them to TALK TO EACH OTHER, DAMMIT! So much could've been resolved if they had actually talked to each other instead of assuming things *sigh*
Mar 20, 2017 Jaci rated it it was amazing
t has been awhile since I have read a Candace Camp Romance and I cannot think of a reason why I stopped. This is a marvelous book and she is an amazing author. Her stories are intricate and compelling. This is a full length novel that will keep you reading late into the night. This book is a must read. Candace is a master at writing a complex plot that has mystery, conflict and always a wonderful resolution. She leads you to the villain by subtle clues that will left me guessing until I was 3/4 ...more
4.5/5. Love to see Candace Camp back to form - brilliant blend of humour and a little bit of angst when she is at her best. This book is about one of my favourite tropes, the reunion of a married couple after many years of estrangement. Ten years in the case of American heiress, Abigail Price, and the Earl of Montclair, Graeme Parr. Ten years following the arranged marriage between the young and impressionable Abigail and the coerced and angry Lord Montclair, who was both blackmailed and forced ...more
Mar 19, 2017 Tracy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*I am voluntarily leaving a review for an eARC that was provided to me by NetGalley and the publisher*

4.5 stars

At the age of 18, Abigail (aka Abby) Price married Graeme Parr, heir to the Earl of Montclair and believed that she was finally going to be happy, have her own family and be free of her overbearing father. Graeme crushes all those hopes and dreams on their wedding night when he harshly confesses that he was blackmailed into marriage, believes she was involved with the blackmail and the
Mar 02, 2017 Nicole rated it it was amazing
I received this book from net galley for an honest review. Thank you!!

This novel was a great read!! I enjoyed the characters, the author’s writing, and the plot of the story. It contains romance, mystery, and second chances.
Graeme Parr, Lord Montclair, is forced to marry Abigail Price by her father. Abby is an American and her father wanted her to marry someone with an English title. Graeme had to marry Abby to cover his father’s debts and for embezzlement of funds for a charity he was forming f
Amanda Richardson
Mar 02, 2017 Amanda Richardson rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars, "A Perfect Gentleman" was a fabulous read by a favorite author of mine, Candace Camp. Abby's father forced/blackmailed Graeme into marrying her. He left her on their wedding night, vowing that he loved another woman and even if he was forced to marry her - he couldn't be forced to live with her. Heartsick, Abby fled London and went back to her home in America where she stayed for 10 years.
Graeme is perfectly content to live without a wife, after 10 LONG years he still carries a torch
Sarah Wayne
One of the better historical romances I've read in a long time. Full of angst and miscommunication, it's the perfect combination and I rooted for their HEA the whole way. When a book can actually get me to cry, I know it's a winner. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC in exchange for a honest review.
Dawn West
Apr 06, 2017 Dawn West rated it really liked it

**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book.**

When you find yourself unexpectedly drawn to... your wife?

Graeme is a married man, now. Yet, the moment the vows are spoken, he knows he's been duped into a marriage by his wife's scheming American father. In a moment of anger, Graeme takes his frustration out on his new bride, Abigail. To no one's surprise, she flees back across the pond. And she stays there. For ten years. But now she's back, much to Graeme's dismay.

Abby isn't the s
Roses R Blue
Apr 03, 2017 Roses R Blue rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars as reviewed at The Romance Reviews and Roses Are Blue:

Graeme Parr was only twenty three years old when he was coerced into marrying an American heiress, Abigail Price. Abby's father knew of the Parr family's financial woes, as well as an incident that they wanted to keep secret. Although Graeme was in love with Laura, he agreed to bite the bullet and wed Abby, thus saving his family, but sacrificing his own happiness. His good breeding allowed him to treat Abby wi
Apr 05, 2017 Mel rated it it was ok
This was not for me, it had too many plot devices I don't care for: forced marriage, bitter betrayal, extortion, attempted murder and worst of all the "big misunderstanding". A decade of estrangement is also far too long for me to find believable for a reconciliation and when we find the reason for the heroine's return, it was so predictable. I would've not been surprised at all had there been a "secret baby" or a "mustache twirling villain", the villain that was is so obvious and cliche and the ...more
Sonya Heaney
It was SO fantastic at the start, and then I got bored.

It would have been better if there was more relationship angst and less mystery. And the author needs to brush up on her British English. "Frosting" is not a thing that goes on cakes!

However, I love the author's love of 1870s-80s Worth fashions!
Mar 06, 2017 Ira rated it it was amazing
Ohhhh, I really loved this book! And I hated Greame and was really really upset with him for the way he treated Abigail. I was crushed when he told "us" how he felt, had he been standing in front of me at that moment, I might have kicked him, somewhere, and I would have enjoyed it - soooo much.
Sometimes I wasn't sure if I thought him worse or his ... And I loved Abigail, did I mention that?

Anyway - this book was well written and kept me glued to my reader. I simply wanted Ab
Heather andrews
Feb 27, 2017 Heather andrews rated it it was amazing

Once the stick was removed from Graeme's butt he was quite likable, and flirty, “I shall be happy to serve you.” Graeme nuzzled her neck, sending bright sparks shooting along her nerves. “In that way . . . or any other.” There are times that Graeme doesn't need to be told twice to do things, "she laughed. “I’m sure. I’m not ill or injured . . . just a little fuzzy-headed. I’ll sleep better if you’re here.” He smiled and stripped off his clothes." From beginning to end I was in love with the char
Kim Vanravenswaay
Feb 28, 2017 Kim Vanravenswaay rated it it was amazing
What's worse than being used like a pawn? Perhaps knowing that you're being used like a pawn. Both Graeme and Abigail were just pawns to her father, which lead to so much hurt. I'm not sure who's more stubborn, Abigail or Graeme? I was wondering if they'd ever get their happily ever after. Sure did keep me turning the pages though, just to find out.
Nov 24, 2016 Justareader rated it it was amazing
I devoured this story. It's been a lond time since I've enjoyed a historical romance this much. Fans of marriage of convenience/second chance at love will very much enjoy Graeme and Abbigail.

**Arc courtesy of Edelweiss**
Mar 20, 2017 Amelia rated it it was amazing
From the very start of A PERFECT GENTLEMAN, I was immediately drawn into the fascinating circumstances taking place, and my interest never waned during any scenes that followed. Candace Camp always manages to invent original situations for her characters to face, and events in her latest book are absolutely riveting. There is intrigue, misunderstandings, humor, and even some suspense, and each new development kept me from finding a stopping point. While I have enjoyed numerous books from Ms. Cam ...more
Mar 17, 2017 ladyofglencairn rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-s
**This review contains spoilers**

A solid 3.5*

Graeme Parr, Earl of Montclair, is forced to marry American heiress Abigail Price in order to save his estate. Resentful of her father's blackmail and believing Abigail to be an accomplice, he lashes out on their wedding night. Distraught, her heart broken, Abby flees England. Ten years later she's back with a proposition for her estranged husband. Mixed into the romance is also a bit of a mystery that's intriguing and well paced.

I really enjoyed this
Maria Dariotis
Mar 21, 2017 Maria Dariotis rated it it was amazing
Graeme Parr has sold his soul and betrayed the woman he loves to save his family from financial ruin. He's a man deceived by his new American wife—she has bought herself a husband with a title. He swears that the only thing he'll give his wife is his name—nothing more—and he makes sure he lets her know on their wedding day.

Abigail Price is overjoyed that the Earl of Montclair will be her husband. He's handsome, sophisticated, and everything she's always dreamt of—a gallant knight rescuing her fr
Mar 14, 2017 Janet rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Graeme Parr was forced to marry an American heiress to save his family, but he vowed their marriage would be in name only. Abigail Price thought handsome, aristocratic Graeme was her knight in shining armor, rescuing her from her overbearing father. But when she was spurned by her husband on their wedding night, Abigail fled home to New York.
Now, ten years later, Abigail has returned. But this sophisticated, alluring woman is not the drab girl Graeme now Earl of Montclair remembers. Appalled by
Mar 19, 2017 Laura rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star-review
I received an ARC from Netgalley courtesy of Simon and Schuster Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
4 1/2 stars
Abigail Price is enamored with Graeme Parr, Earl of Montclair. She is quietly is pleased with the match her father made for her. While she is aware Graeme is marrying her for financial gain, she does not know Graeme is being blackmailed by her father or that he is in love with someone else. Abigail is thus taken for surprise at the teardown she receives from her husband on her
Mar 19, 2017 Angela rated it it was amazing
It has been a while since I have read one of Ms. Camp’s books. I really enjoyed the ones I previously read so when I saw this new one coming out and the description I knew I wanted to read it. Totally happy that I did. Marriage of convenience can be a hit or miss for a lot of readers, me included. I loved this book. It kept me saying “just one more chapter”. The story is so interesting and the characters are so fantastic. There is the whole marriage of convenience, they are apart for a number of ...more
Anna Swedenmom
Mar 23, 2017 Anna Swedenmom rated it it was amazing
A superb buy buy buy buy buy book! One of the things I absolutely adored about the book was the different parts it has. Rather you would like, romance, passion, intrigue , mystery, crime, murder or love. This story has it all. The characters are well rounded and the plot line has twists and turns that you do not expect or see coming. A definite difference in the type of historical romance I was expecting. A definite buy book and a keeper! I was given this book in return for an honest review. Ann ...more
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Jul 16, 2016 06:57PM  
Candace Camp is the New York Times bestselling author of over sixty books.

Her first novel, *Bonds of Love*, was published by Jove Publishing in 1978, under the pseudonym Lisa Gregory. Two pseudonyms (Kristin James and Sharon Stephens)and many books later, Candace writes under her own name Candace Camp and still loves creating stories.

Candace lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and is the mot
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