Book Review

Spotlight on Eloisa James and ‘A Gentleman Never Tells’!

agnt ejBOOK BLURB: Eighteen months ago, Lizzie Troutt’s husband died in his mistress’s bed, leaving her determined to never marry again….and unfortunately virginal.

Eighteen years ago (give or take a few) the Honorable Oliver Berwick blackened his own soul, leaving him hardened and resolutely single.
When the chance for redemption in the form of a country house party invitation comes his way, Oliver is determined to prove himself a gentleman.
Until he breaks all the codes of gentlemanly behavior…once again.
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As she watched, he threw back his head and laughed. His throat was a strong, brown column, so attractive that she wrapped her arms around herself tightly, as if she could hold in the odd, explosive feelings in her stomach.

She meant to have nothing to do with him, with men in general … had she forgotten that? She turned back to her book.

REVIEW: This is a novella in Essex Sisters series which I’ve read a very long time ago, and I liked all four books.

As novella’s go, this was a well told story within the constraints of the size they usually come in. My heart went out to our heroine, Lizzie who was married to Adrian, a man who’s never given her much of his time, yet he had plenty of it to spend with his mistress, in whose bed she breaths his last.

Of course, this is a huge embarrassment to Lizzie and she withdraws from society. Her sister has just about had enough of it and after over eighteen months of this self enforced “exile”, she aims to draw Lizzie out and make her enjoy life once more.

Our hero, Oliver is a complicated and very interesting man who had done some questionable things in his youth and takes advantage of attending a house party to offer his apologies for it. I liked him a lot!

You don’t have to have read the other books in this series in order to enjoy this wonderful, fast pacing and utterly romantic story, but I would recommend you do because all of them were truly great.

Melanie for b2b

Complimentary copy provided by the publisher

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ejAUTHOR BIO: A New York Times bestselling author, Eloisa James is a professor of English literature who lives with her family in New York, but who can sometimes be found in Paris or Italy. (Her husband is an honest to goodness Italian knight!) Eloisa’s website offers short stories, extra chapters, and even a guide to shopping in Florence.

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