- File Size: 1978 KB
- Print Length: 106 pages
- Publisher: Smoking Teacup Books; 2 edition (November 4, 2017)
- Publication Date: November 4, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0776F4GX7
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #85,551 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Like a Gentleman: A Regency Romance (Love in Portsmouth Book 1) Kindle Edition
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The brevity of Grayson's words left me wanting more, though in just a mere five chapters I got a real sense of a writing style that I could love. It's sharp, witty and captured the tone and atmosphere of the period with the waistcoats, White's and hoi polloi even!
It's difficult to ask an author to develop characters, a relationship and still put a semblance of a plot into something this short, but Grayson squeezed it in there, though I think the relationship development drew the short straw, there was still enough for me to invest in them and their coupletry. Had it had a little more time to percolate I'm certain my rating would've been higher.
James and Leo tell this story together and they have rather dubious beginnings with James receiving a sassy letter from his editor, an L. Wells, informing him that his latest submission has been deemed unworthy. I bark/cackled approximately four times in the first two pages, so whilst James was most put out with said letter I was spinning in delight.
Because perfect setup for angry/hate sex is perfect!
The blurb tells you all you need to know about this appealing little diversion, so if you have problems with a big misunderstanding rest assured it doesn't last long. What you can expect are many amusing, sweet and sexy moments between two gentlemen on polar opposites of the social standing scale, one of whom is a bonafide virgin!
Their chemistry is evident and the fact that Leo has been pining over James for years made my inner squishy marshmallow squee. I'm a sucker for the unrequited trope. Even though there is a divide between them socially they seem to have much is common temperament-wise which seemingly makes them well suited. In the end, they have a great start on a future filled with bucolic bliss that I wouldn't mind peeking in on were the author so inclined.
Recommend to historical fans.
A review copy was provided to Boy Meets Boy Reviews.
The characters are nicely realized despite the length, and it’s surprisingly refreshing to read about someone like James. He’s mad and he’s vindictive and he wants to make the person who he thinks wronged him suffer. At one point, he realizes that his ridiculous plan is ridiculous, but he forges ahead with his plot to humiliate a guy because... He’s having fun. So when he’s made aware of Consequences, the fact that not only is the fallout (mostly) his fault but that he was willfully cruel in a premeditated way adds an interesting layer to his guilt that I don’t feel like I see often. He's flawed for sure, but he’s also charming and extremely fun to read about.
Leo is super sweet but sensible enough to keep him from being pathetic. After James rejects him, Leo knows that James is an arrogant jerk, but he also can’t stop his feelings. So he’s pining and heartbroken over this guy that sucks, but he also definitely knows that this guy sucks, which is really nicely done. He’s a soft touch and he knows it, and his frustration is cute.
James and Leo both committing to straight up being in love at the end did feel abrupt and is the only thing I even kind of dislike. I suppose I can chalk that up to the book’s length, and given how much I enjoyed the rest, I can’t be bothered to get too upset about it.