Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Review: My Fair Gentleman by Nancy Campbell Allen

Wow! Can I just say I loved this book so much! But wait, I get ahead of myself. There are rules here that I follow. I always start with the book description. . .

Book Description:

Jack would rather be at sea than fixing the mistakes of his grandfather, the late Earl of Stansworth. Instead, he finds that inheriting his grandfather's wealth and title and securing the welfare of his sister and mother means joining the ranks of high society and living with the aristocracy. Luckily, Ivy Carslisle, the granddaughter of a dear friend of Jack's late grandmother, is willing to teach him etiquette and properly introduce him into society. Jack soon learns that his challenge isn't surviving his new lifestyle but surviving the conspiracies against him as well as keeping himself from falling madly in love with his new tutor.

My Thoughts:

I like Regency books, for the most part, I do. And I am especially glad to have run across the "Proper Romance" series because I like knowing the book I pick up is going to be clean and fun and well written. When I heard that this book was going to be a twist on the movie "My Fair Lady," I just couldn't pass it up. I have to say that Nancy Campbell Allen far exceeded my expectations in every area: Beautiful Regency with all a reader might expect, yet with a slight twist that freshens the setting for me. A perfect "Proper Romance" with fabulous flirting and heart-thumping falling in love. The twist on "My Fair Lady" was such that I like it so much more than the original! Specific things I liked in the book--the humor at the first soiree and the absurd (but serious) introduction. I liked Miss Manners' tips at the beginning of each chapter and found myself rereading each after I completed the chapter so I could see how it applied. Also, the author gave each character a very distinct voice, which was a pleasure to read. Overall, a fabulous read I can't wait to reread again and again!

My Fair Gentleman

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*I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review.