Mackenzi Lee

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

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A Kirkus Prize nominee and Stonewall Honor winner with 5 starred reviews! A New York Times bestseller!
Named one of the best books of 2017 by NPR and the New York Public Library!
«The queer teen historical you didn’t know was missing from your life.”—Teen Vogue
“A stunning powerhouse of a story.”—School Library Journal
“A gleeful romp through history.”ALA Booklist
A young bisexual British lord embarks on an unforgettable Grand Tour of Europe with his best friend/secret crush. An 18th-century romantic adventure for the modern age written by This Monstrous Thing author Mackenzi Lee—Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda meets the 1700s.
Henry “Monty” Montague doesn’t care that his roguish passions are far from suitable for the gentleman he was born to be. But as Monty embarks on his grand tour of Europe, his quests for pleasure and vice are 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.
So Monty 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, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.
Witty, dazzling, and intriguing at every turn, The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue is an irresistible romp that explores the undeniably fine lines between friendship and love.
Don't miss Felicity's adventures in The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy, the highly anticipated sequel!
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    I have no doubt it was a good book and I have plans to read it's sequel. Any historical LGBT romance is right up my street but this was a long book with a dense plot. I felt myself getting a bit tired of it half way through and felt like it was dragging.

    But it is beautifully wrote and if you are looking for a modern book write in an older style this is A+ and it has a range of vocab. It's not a bad book it just wasn't 100% for me. If your a fan of Austen I might recommend it to you!

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    Camila Hernándezцитирапреди 3 години
    Love may be a grand thing, but goddamn if it doesn’t take up more than its fair share of space inside a man.
    zraddinaцитирапреди 10 месеца
    queer men in history.)
    In the eighteenth century, the concept of the romantic friendship—a close, nonsexual relationship between two friends of the same gender that often involved holding hands, cuddling, kissing, and sharing a bed—flourished. Though the term wasn’t coined until the twentieth century, it is used by modern historians to express close same-gender relationships before homosexuality existed as a recognized identity. There’s no way to know how many of these romantic friendships were truly nonsexual, and how many were those of queer couples covering their relationship with the guise of friendship—though the concept is distinct from homosexuality, the two may have overlapped.
    zraddinaцитирапреди 10 месеца
    He brushes his mouth against the corner of mine, and Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, it takes every ounce of the not-inconsiderable restraint I’ve spent years exercising around Percy not to rip all my clothes off right then, passersby be damned. But I am nothing if not a gentleman, and a gentleman does not take his trousers off in a public place, particularly

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