The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
“I don’t think it’s a good idea to go courting trouble, is all.”
“We’re not courting trouble,” I say. “Flirting with it, at most.”
Henry "Monty" Montague was born to wealth and privilege in the English countryside. High-born expectations have never stopped Monty from being a rogue. Kicked out of his posh boarding school, his father plans to put Monty's life on the right path with a year-long tour of the continent. But Monty doesn't intend to let his strict bear-leader or his annoying little sister Felicity destroy the fun of his romp through Europe with his best friend--and secret crush--Percy.
The tour goes off the rails after an embarrassing evening at Versailles. Monty's poor decisions turn the trip deadly and Monty, Percy, and Felicity must flee across Europe on their wits alone. Monty must decide what matters most--his family's approval or the boy he loves.
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue is Downton Abbey meets National Treasure meets Pirates of the Caribbean...with a swoon-worthy romance to boot. Oh, and did I mention alchemy and a secret sinking tomb?
This book is one I read with a grin plastered across my face. Packed with delightful characters, charming dialogue, and dangerous adventure at every turn, it's one of my favorite reads of 2017.
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