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Man about Town

(Gentlemen, Inc. #4)

4.58  ·  Rating details ·  52 ratings  ·  47 reviews
What? A little blackmail never hurt anyone.

How did a working-class girl who dreams of being a writer end up with a job at one of the exclusive banks on the west coast?

Dumb luck, that's how.

I’m pretty sure that any minute now, the Powers That Be will realize I don’t belong here. Before that happens, I need to figure
out how to fit in—how to look the part, dress the part, and
Kindle Edition, 280 pages
Published November 11th 2019 by Aeroplane Media Press

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Kristina Simkins
Nov 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Breaking all the rules can be SO much FUN!

I loved this fun and entertaining page read. The characters are wonderful and perfect for one another. Their back and forth banter is hilarious and their chemistry is electric. Alex and Marcus are from two totally different social worlds. Meeting in the unique way that they do they never expected breaking all of the rules of their contract would result in a budding friendship or the even more unexpected romance. Their story is fun, original, romantic and
Antoinette Bull
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Alex needs a date for a work’s party so she hires Marcus from Gentlemen inc. Alex has never felt that she fitted in with the other people at work and always felt out of place. Marcus comes from a very wealthy background but as it did not want to go into the family business he moved away from his family and had his inheritance cut off, he wanted to be an actor but was not getting any work so joined an escort agency.
He re-styles Alex as she blackmail’s him to help her fit in. Marcus discovers that
Jeeves Reads Romance
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
LOVED this

Well that was pretty great. This is my first time reading anything by this author, and I’ve got to say that I loved it. With a light, fun but still heartfelt vibe, this book just flies by. The banter and chemistry between our couple is apparent from the beginning, and the hints of a Cinderella story make the plot unique. Marcus is actually the fairy godmother in our Cinderella’s story, but that doesn’t mean he can’t steal the girl for himself.

The story follows Alex, a woman who has
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: have-read-2019
MAN ABOUT TOWN is the fourth book in the Gentlemen Inc. Series. I read one other book in the series and can say I was so happy to be reading another of the books! Yes, it can be read as a standalone.

The couple in the book are Alexandra Johnson and Marcus Hollingsworth. Alex hires Marcus through Gentlemen Inc. to be her escort at her company's holiday party. Alex is looking for a particular escort, one who oozes class, pedigree and money. When she meets Marcus she knows he fits the bill, plus his
Nov 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a complimentary copy of this book via Booksprout, and I am voluntarily leaving a review.

This is the story of a man and a woman with two totally different personalities who are from opposite spectrums of society. Alex is from a working class family who majored in English in college. She hopes to be a screen writer, but, instead, she has settled with being an assistant to someone in the company where she works.

Marcus Hollingsworth’s family owns their own company and are wealthy. After a
Nov 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another fantastic story in this entertaining series! A page turner with wonderful characters, a few laughs, and a slow-build romance. You might think there's not too much to a series about hot guys working for a company that sells their specialized services but you would be wrong. The writing is terrific with multi-layered characters, interesting storylines and heart-melting romances. Such amazing characters in the "black sheep" trust fund playboy, Marcus, and Archer's roommate, the endearing ...more
Jennifer Pierson
Nov 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Alex is a working class girl, who got a job with an exclusive bank, which has her feeling like she does not nor will never fit in with her co-workers. She's decided that she needs to learn how to fit the part, which starts a crazy journey for her. See, there's a holiday work party coming up, so she hires Marcus from Gentlemen, Inc, and somehow she falls into blackmailing him to help style her. Marcus is from a wealthy upbringing, but since he wanted to become an actor & not work for the ...more
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My favourite by far!!!
I especially appreciated the slow build friendship of this couple. Alex needs a date to take her to her swanky works Christmas party. New in the job, she desperately wants to fit in with the elite banking crowd but she has no confidence in herself being able to pull it off. So she enlists the help of Cassandra at Gentleman’s Inc. Marcus is her matched date.....with a flair for style and fashion he is determined to help Alex make an entrance and have the confidence to stay
Nov 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was a delight to read! Well crafted characters and great world building.

Alex and Marcus were from opposite sides of the tracks. But when Marcus' father cuts off his trust fund because Marcus has dreams of doing other things with his life besides follow in his father's shoes, Marcus ends up working, at times, up to four part-time jobs - one of which put a him and Alex together.

Alex feels like a fish out of water when she is hired to work for an independent bank. With a writing degree
Melena Torretta
Nov 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, arcs
Man About Town is a great addition to Thea Dawson's Gentlemen, Inc. series and features characters we have already met.

Alex wants to impress at a work function and ends up hiring Marcus through Gentleman, Inc. to be her date. From the beginning, though, things don't go as planned and a tentative friendship and attraction are formed. Their banter and nicknames for each other were so much fun. It was easy to see their chemistry and the dual POV was good to understand why they don't just jump into
Nov 10, 2019 added it
Is first impression really everything?

When Alex first saw Marcus her first thought was run, don't make another mistake. When Marcus first saw her he was intrigued. Months later they meet again and an unlikely friendship that could cost them, begins. Her family is middle class, his is upper one percent. What is he doing working four jobs?

Marcus moved away from his family to figure out what he wanted to do with his life. Now he is broke, working four jobs trying to make ends meet. When his
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
First off if you are looking for an original read and a well written story then this is the book for you. Alex finds herself working in a high profile investment setting and needs to look the part. She hires Marcus who show her the in and outs on hobnobbing with the elite and looking the part.
Marcus is able to do this as he was a trust fund darling and is now working four jobs to find his own way.
These two characters are wonderful. They get to know each other and form a solid foundation which
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Marcus has given up his rich lifestyle working with his brother and father to try and make it as an actor. This means working several part time jobs, one of them being a male escort. Alex has a new job and needs a respectable date for the Christmas party. She hires Marcus to be her date. He tells her that she should dress better and they end up shopping together with Marcus advising her on what she should buy. They both help each other as they each discover what they really want to do, Alex ...more
Penny Leidecker
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I read each book in this series and Thea Dawson didn’t disappoint with Man about Town. She gave use such wonderful characters in Alex and Marcus. She wrote tasteful sex scenes and love that she called it monkey sex, lol. You can read this as a stand-alone, but you’ll hear about the characters from the previous books, so fall in love for the first time or catch up with what they’re up to now. This book will have you laughing out loud at times and tearing up at others. Overall, this is a terrific ...more
Nov 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
Alex aka Kitten and Marcus aka Hollingsworth are fantastic the way the try and fool themselves they aren't attracted to the other, the banter they have as well as the risk of getting caught hanging out together which could result in Hollingsworth leaving and Kitten owing even more money to Gentleman's Inc. Even though they don't appear to be similar ie different spoons ;) Both Kitten and Hollingsworth actually do have a lot in common however you want to shake them with how they become close to ...more
Lady M.
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book for me in this series, but not a first by this author. Even though I didn't know any backstory or characters I love this book! I literally laughed out loud - like snort laughed, it was all fantastic. I mean, the author uses the term monkey sex more than once. The sex scene was good too, it was meaningful not in there just for the sake of having a sex scene in the story. There's some great lines in it throughout I even got teared up. I really can't say enough good about ...more
Nov 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful addition to the series.

Marcus surely melts your heart, what’s not to like about a man that foregoes wealth to look for his dream and works four jobs towards getting his independence.

Alex and Marcus just have this chemistry that jumps out of the pages and melts one’s heart.

Brilliant story line and characters.

Looking forward to more in the series, wonder if it will be Emily’s turn next or Clara, can’t wait.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily
Lisa H
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Noseypants and the companion

Alex (finally! She’s Archer’s roommate. I had to wait forever for her story) hires Marcus Hiollingsworth as her date to a work event. She casts him because he’s exactly what he is. Preppy, privileged (although he’s working four jobs) he grew up with the platinum spoon in his mouth. The opposite in every way of Alex, who is socially awkward and lacks fashion sense.

He Pygmalion’s her and she bridges makes him grow up and deal with his father.

I received a free
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another great installment in the Gentleman's Inc. series. Marcus a cut off trust fund kid trying to live his own life despite pressures from his family to conform meets Alex who's trying to reinvent herself after a string of disastrous relationships. Funny and romantic story of two people desperately searching for the life they've dreamed of finding eachother in a passionate and humorous story of a fake boyfriend for hire. Great read

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am
Sherri Babb
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is another great book in this series. Thea Dawson really knows how to write a story. This story is about Marcus and Alex. From the moment you can see the chemistry they have together. I loved the characters and the story line was fantastic. I laughed out loud more then once while reading this book.I look forward to reading more books by this author.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is such a Sweet story!
The writing draws you in and keeps you involved throughout the whole story, I found myself in love with not only the characters but also the world that was created.

The descriptions of the characters and their feelings are so involved, you can truly picture it in your mind. Their attitudes toward the events that are happening makes the story even richer.

I received a free copy of this book. This review was posted voluntarily.
Amanda Marlowe
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Alex met Marcus previously and was so attracted to him that she refused to go out with him! Then she needed an escort to an office do, she goes to Gentlemen Inc to book one, she's really specific because she wants Marcus.
This is an entertaining, humorous read. I loved where Marcus told Alex what he thought of her dress!
Looking forward to the next in the series.
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Nov 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ng
This was another really good book from Thea and is a wonderful addition to the series. I really liked both Alex and Marcus he is an actor who comes from a wealthy family but is determined to make it on his own and works several jobs one of them is as an escort and that's where he meets Alex she hires him when she needs a date to the Christmas party at her new job. I just loved that they kinda became friends first I enjoyed their story it was a really good read.
Nov 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another elegantly straightforward, yet beautifully delivered story. Girl meets Boy. Girl blackmails Boy. Girl falls for Boy despite his arrogance. And they all lived happily ever after... right? RIGHT?

The end kind of isn't as important as how they get there. And, let me tell you, they get there with a lot of snark, humour, sweetness and heart.

The kind of story that puts a smile on your face.

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Celicia Fowlkes
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
She may have asked him out in an awkward way. He should have been offended but he wasn't. I think the fact that she approached him that way was bold and almost stupid yet it worked. I think he appreciated the effort to get to know him just because she was stereotyping him. They intrigued each other enough to try and work it out. Glad they did because they were happy together.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!
This is my favorite in the series.

What I liked:
The writing style
The characters
Dual POVs
Part of a series: Gentlemen's, Inc.

I look forward to reading more from this author.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC from Booksprout.
Stella Thompson
Nov 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
A story about change!

This book is Marcus’ and Alex’s journey to love. I found this to be a well written story about the changes in your life when you start a new relationship, new job, new friends, etc. Take the ride with Alex and Marcus! You’ll fall in love too!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review
A. L.
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Although this is a standalone book in the series, I always recommend you read the books in a series. For me it's just better than way but not necessary. It was well written and had great characters. My favorite thus far.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Nov 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
What a great addition to this series. Love Marcus and Alex. Alex is a writer, who's now working in the financial sector as an admin and feels out of her league. Marcus is a trust fund guy, who tried to make it in LA as an actor but wasn't succeeding. Just wow, on this story, it's so good!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Kathy Mccalmon
Nov 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is book 4 in this series although you can read it as a stand alone. This is kinda a reverse Cinderella with Marcus as the godmother. The characters are fun and realistic. The story is full of growing up and fun banter. This is a must read

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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World traveler, vegetarian, salsa dancer, film fanatic, lover of happy endings. In an alternate steampunk universe, Thea travels by dirigible and gets in sword fights with dashing villains.

In this one, she lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband/salsa partner, three antic children, and an agenda-driven cat. She writes at the intersection of sweet and steamy, and hopes her stories will melt

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Gentlemen, Inc. (4 books)
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