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A Perfect Gentleman

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  314 Ratings  ·  77 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
Lover of Romance
Mar 25, 2017 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
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
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
♥ WishfulMiss ♥
American heiress Abigail finds herself married to a perfect English gentleman, Graeme Parr, Lord Montclair. Thanks to her father’s ruthless mechanisms, she knows this is a marriage of convenience, there is no love between herself, a shy awkward American and the always polite and regal Lord but like any other eighteen year old, she dreams of friendship that might grow to love, a family and a home away from her cold father.

But blackmail, greed and pride rob Abigail of any chance at that wistful d
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.
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was ok
The plot was entertaining, and the secondary characters added some interesting dimension. However, the hero was a sniveling, selfish, childish, pr#$%. The heroine should have run far away, or into the arms of the "OM", who (IMHO) was the real hero.
Vellum Voyages
Apr 03, 2017 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
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
Apr 06, 2017 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*
Jun 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
3-3.5 stars

Well! Let's just say this had so many of my favourite tropes in one book!!! Did it work? kind of did and it kind of didn't.

I loved their characters and their dynamic at the start. I also liked how strong Abigail and how she stuck to her guns. I also liked Graeme's hesitancy and then later yearning for such a wonderful woman.


This book had angst in spades. I have this thing called phantom heartbreak syndrome or PHS where I legit feel pains in my chest when I come acros
Mar 20, 2017 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
It was my favourite kind of plot. Writing was perfect. Start chapters raised my hope so much but then it all come down. Why?...because
'10 years' is such a long time! Even after all this time Hero hates her, he still love the other girl. Reading that fact realy makes me wonder who will be the heroine. He is such a weak & bitter character.
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Tracy Emro
Mar 19, 2017 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 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 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.
Apr 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
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3-1/2 stars
Graeme is an ass for much of the book, and Abby is too good to be real. But it's still a diverting book.
This book is sweet lovely and I could not put it done. I have a thing for Marriage of convenience and the plot where the heroine is an American Heiress.
Dawn West
Apr 06, 2017 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 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 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 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 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 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.
Jul 17, 2017 marked it as never-to-read
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 2 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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