4.75 stars for Her Perfect Gentleman by @GEastwoodAuthor #regency #historicalromance #bookreview
Title: Her Perfect Gentleman
Author: Gail Eastwood
Genre: Sweet Regency Romance, Historical Romance
She is the worst thing that could happen to him. He might be the best thing that could happen to her. How will two hearts on such opposite tracks find their way to true love?
(England, April 1814)
The last thing Christopher Haslitt needs or wants is another involvement with a high-ranking lady. He is still trying to repair both his heart and his reputation after last season’s disaster left him branded as a fortune hunter. Five days in Little Macclow for his friend’s wedding should be only a brief delay on his path. But he hasn’t counted on spending it with five unmarried daughters of earls, one of whom has her sights set firmly on him!
Lady Honoria deRaymond finds Mr. Haslitt more attractive and charming than any other gentleman of her acquaintance. What’s more, his perfect manners include overlooking her tendency to be impulsive and not always quite proper. She knows the rules; she just has trouble sticking to them. Marriage to a high-ranking peer, as her family expects for her, will mean a highly visible life of constant pressure to conform and behave properly. Could Mr. Haslitt, a baronet’s son, be her means to escape such a fate? Can she possibly win his heart in just five days? When she returns to London, her one chance to forge a different future may be gone.
Sweet with a little sizzle, the Tales of Little Macclow are linked by a common setting and recurring characters. They follow a shared chronology and, while best read in order, they are complete stand alone romances that will warm your heart.
Little Macclow—a village tucked away and maybe touched by magic…at least the magic of love.
An incredibly detailed look that takes the reader deep into the societal mores of the ton. Truly the definition of a slow burn romance. You barely warm your fingers from this couple.
Character development is very strong, and the settings are beautifully described. Two people who seem destined to not be together. Many people who do not want them together. Two people who don't seem to want to be together.
The only slight issue is the arrow is pointed too far towards they not getting together. After a while, it doesn't seem logical that they ever will. It doesn't make for a very believable romance.
A strongly researched and stylistically strong writing. Fans of Regency Romance will like this book. Historical romance fans will like this book. There is a sense of P & P and a sense of Cinderella that will draw in readers.
Fans of Little Macclow books will simply love this book.
My Rating: 4.75 stars
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Award-winning author Gail Eastwood started writing stories as soon as she learned to string words together on paper, and blames Beatrix Potter and A.A. Milne for making her a devoted Anglophile at a very early age. After detours into journalism and rare books, she finally found her path writing Signet Regencies acclaimed for their emotional depth and innovative plots. Twice nominated for Romantic Times Magazine’s Career Achievement award, a Golden Leaf winner and twice a Holt Medallion finalist, Gail had to put writing on hold to deal with family health issues for almost 16 years. But now she’s back doing what she loves best and offering readers a new, heart-warming Regency series set in a small village possibly touched by magic (or it is just the power of Love?), Tales of Little Macclow.
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Reviewed by: Mr. N