Title: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue
Author: Mackenzi Lee
Genres: YA, Historical
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.
I haven’t been able to shut up about this book and how much I already love it on Twitter, but I haven’t talked nearly enough about it on my blog. That changes now. (That sounds a lot more serious than I thought it would, sorry, lmao.)
Anyway, The Gentleman’s Guide of Vice and Virtue is definitely in the top 3 of my most anticipated releases of 2017. The list of 2017 releases is incredibly long, so that really says something. The blurb is just amazing, and it sounds like everything I’ve ever looked for in a book. A funny, historical m/m romance, with a road trip? I want it so badly, and I don’t want to wait another month.
Also, have you seen that cover? I love it so much? It might honestly be one of my favorite covers of all time. This is one of the only books I want to buy in hardback because it easier to stand cover-first in my bookshelf, so I can stare at it 24/7.
I should probably stop talking about this now. I mean, I haven’t even read it yet, so there’s only so much I can say without becoming very repetitive. However, I’m 100% sure this is going to be one of my favorite reads of 2017, and I can’t wait to read it!