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 Fair Gentlemanby Nancy Campbell Allen
My Fair Gentleman by Nancy Campbell Allen is part of a series entitled Proper Romance. As the series title suggests, My Fair Gentleman is a regency romance in which an unlikely heir needs instruction on how to fit into "proper" society.
Some scenes are funny, others sad, and still others sweet and sentimental. Yep, everything one would like to see in a regency piece is found here. Nancy Campbell Allen does a nice job of making her characters likeable and believable.
This is an easy read that gives readers the opportunity to imagine living in an earlier time. Perhaps the biggest complaint about the book is the ending for the secondary characters. The author dropped a few hint and implications, but nothing solid. The next book by this author does not relate to this novel. Get comfortable and enjoy getting to know its characters and their stories!
Violence/Gore: Person threatens to chop someone up and feed him to the fish; a character coughs up blood; two reports of children being knocked around by adults; person threatens to thrash someone; a man expresses the desire to kill someone; characters are injured and there is blood all over bedding and hands of those trying to treat the victim.
Sex/Nudity: Report of women being prostitutes, but no details mentioned; non-married characters embrace and kiss.
Mature Subject Matter:
Death of a family member, child abuse.
Alcohol / Drug Use:
Person pours ale; report of a person having alcohol and being hungover; adults drink port and speak of whiskey.
Reviewed By Susan