Monday, October 22, 2012
A Gentleman Never Tells by Juliana Gray
I so enjoyed Juliana Gray's debut and A Gentleman Never Tells is filled with the same wonderful writing and I just devoured it! This book takes place at the same times as A Lady Never Lies but beyond a few scenes, it is an entirely new story, which was a fact I was very happy about because sometimes when stories run parallel to each other the overlap is too similar. Not the case at all here! I was not sure how I would like this story since I do not usually approve of adultery in the story but the love between Roland and Lilibet just vibrates off the pages and I can forgive it in this storyline. I felt it was a nice change of pace to not have a horribly violent husband on the hunt for the missing wife, I enjoyed the little twists that Ms Gray put into this story regarding their relationship and how it ends up being resolved. Lilibet is a strong, vibrant, passionate woman who loves her son to the end of the earth and will do whatever is necessary to raise him into a dashing young man, far different from his father. I enjoyed watching Roland bungle his attempts to talk to the young boy, Henry, at first and they slowly developed a good relationship. Roland has a past he is keeping hidden from Lilibet that explains his sudden absence and his seemingly rakish lifestyle. He was such a treat to read! Silly yet serious. The first half kind of moved a little slow action wise but the pace picked up later and the story unwinds in ways I did not expect! I again loved all the attention to detail from the scenery to the manner of speaking, Ms Gray has a expert way about her writing that I just love and she is on my auto buy list. 4 stars for a clever story with characters you can't wait to read more about and see how a single choice can change everything.
ARC won from the author, thank you so much!
Affairs by Moonlight
Feb 5th, 2013 (really excited for this one!)