This week a book that I have been eyeing for months now. A book about France, about 18th-century Europe, about pirates, highwaymen, trips abroad, oh and of course, feelings between two guys. 😛 What more could one want in a book? I am curious to see how Monty will tell his best friend, or if he won’t tell, what actions will he do to show his feelings (oh, let there be kisses!) ooooorrrr will the younger sister do something (I have seen this happen quite a few times in books).
The blurb for the book is gigantic btw, I haven’t seen one that long in quite some time. Though kudos to whoever wrote it. It doesn’t seem to contain spoilers and it is engaging to read (you really want the book in your hands NOW).
Just a few more weeks to go! Squee!
An unforgettable tale of two friends on their Grand Tour of 18th-century Europe who stumble upon a magical artifact that leads them from Paris to Venice in a dangerous manhunt, fighting pirates, highwaymen, and their feelings for each other along the way.
Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his roguish passions—not for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men.
But as Monty embarks on his grand tour of Europe, his quest for a life filled with pleasure and vice is in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.
Still it isn’t in Monty’s nature to give up. Even with his younger sister, Felicity, in tow, he vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt that spans across Europe, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.
Witty, romantic, and intriguing at every turn, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue is a sumptuous romp that explores the undeniably fine lines between friendship and love.