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The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
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it was amazing
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This review is also available on my blog, Unsupervised in a Bookstore .

This book is a lot of fun! It's 17-something, and Henry Montague, Viscount of Disley, is setting out on his Grand Tour of Europe with his best friend, his sister, and a chaperone charged with keeping him away from drink, gambling, and women. The problem for the spoiled and privileged Henry is that drinking, gambling, and womanising are his sole reasons for living.

And so the stage is set for a chaperone-dodging, drunk, womanising adventure. The official purpose of the tour is to deliver Henry's sister to a French finishing school she does not want to attend, to introduce Henry to high culture and European aristocracy, and to drop his friend at law school in the Netherlands on the way home. Henry, however, has other ideas, and when a petty act of revenge in Paris makes the three travellers the subjects of a dangerous manhunt, the adventure truly begins.

Can Henry and his companions rescue each other? Can they rescue Henry's hedonistic plans for their Grand Tour? And is there a chance that Henry's beloved best friend feels the same about him?

With peril, disaster, intrigue, and will-they-won't-they tension, this is an engaging, exciting, and surprisingly touching LGBT historical romp. A review from Teen Vogue on the cover of my paperback edition calls this book 'The queer teen historical romance you didn't know was missing from your life'. I agree.
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Reading Progress

January 17, 2019 – Started Reading
January 17, 2019 – Shelved
February 14, 2019 – Finished Reading
February 15, 2019 – Shelved as: favorites

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