Will I Ever Read A Gentleman’s Guide To Vice & Virtue?

This book has been very popular recently, especially now that the second novel in this duology is out. This book has been on my TBR for two years, but will I ever read it?

A Gentleman's guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee


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.

Why I Want To Read It:

I love books that have a queer romantic subplot (LGBTQ stories should not be confind to romance stories) and the adventure aspect is intriguing as well. I have not heard anything bad about this book and have the impression that it will be a nice light hearted read.

Why I Probably Won’t:

This book has such a big hype around it, I am scared that I will read it and be disappointed. I have also heard that that the author has written some problematic things in her later works (thought I am not sure what as I only caught the tale end of the scandal). In addition to this I want to get them in paperback because I’m tight and don’t want to pay the hardcover prices, but think by the time The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy comes out I will have so many books that I want to read, I won’t get round to it.

Post YALC Update

This post was written before I went to YALC, and those who have read my recent posts will notice that I ended up buying the duology in hardcover as they were on special offer (and LGtPaP was signed) so I will be reading them in the next few months.

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