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A Gentleman Revealed by Cooper Davis
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it was ok
bookshelves: dnf

Aaah, I SO wanted to love this one! When I saw a gay romance set in Regency England (where it wasn't taboo and the story world was an alternate version of ours), I got really excited, and I dove right in as soon as I had the ARC in hand. But then... oh, sadly then...

I just couldn't get through it. Not even the first chapter. The dialogue was stilted and the characters were unlikeable from the very first page. The idea has a lot of merit, but the writing style and dialogue just put me off. I think this story could have really shined if the nuances of the characters were more carefully shaped (meaning a good deal more line editing to address the unlikable, pushy impression one of the characters makes) and their on-page spark made more apparent. I didn't really feel much chemistry from them at all.

It's a real shame, because I loved the idea of men being able to be free with their romance in public in Regency England. DNF.
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