Monday, January 9, 2017

Release Day Review: Wanted, A Gentleman by KJ Charles

Release Day Review: Wanted, A Gentleman by KJ Charles

London 1805. Jobbing writer, proprietor of the Matrimonial Advertiser lonely hearts gazette, and all-round weasel Theo Swann is just trying to get by when Martin St. Vincent turns up. Martin is a merchant, tasked with putting a stop to a wealthy young heiress’s romantic correspondence in the Advertiser. And when she and her swain make a dash for Gretna, Martin drags Theo after him on a breakneck high-speed (fourteen miles an hour!) chase up the country to catch the lovers before it’s too late. The question is, as entanglements, deceptions, and revelations come thick and fast, will any of them be the same again?

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*** Copy provided to the reviewer via NetGalley for my reading pleasure, a review was not a requirement.***

Theodore Swann is the owner of The Matrimonial Advertiser, through which the lonely hearts in London try to find love at the cost of a shilling, and a scribe writing romances under the pen name Dorothea Swann. The last thing he expects is to be confronted by Mr. Martin St. Vincent in regards to some of the posts he's received, although after some haggling he decides to help Mr. St. Vincent out. It is a little too late, though, and they will need to take a road trip in pursuit of a couple of eloping lovers.

Theo and Martin didn't have quite the sizzling chemistry that could be found in her Society of Gentlemen couples, but they had the camaraderie and seemed good for one another. I liked Theo more than Martin, even if he wasn't exactly a paragon of virtue, or maybe because of that? Still, flawed as he was, he was witty and smart and could weave a good tale in seconds, so long as it was from the villain side of the equation.

Wanted, A Gentleman is fantastically written, as KJ Charles has us used to. She definitely has a way with words that just transports the reader back in time. This book was fun, entertaining and had some twists and turns that I didn't see coming and that made it even more interesting.

Very recommendable!

Rating: 4 Stars!

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