The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue is a book that I have been seeing all over BookTube and various book blogs. It took a few reviews before I decided that it was worth trying out. It is a different read for me. I am not big in historically set fiction, and this book is set in Europe of the past.
Monty is a player. He is also bi in a society that considers male relationships as depravity. He is also a gentleman expected to play a part and settle down to run an estate. Monty is not an extremely likable character. He makes a lot of bad choices and is pretty self absorbed. Considering he was raised with a friend who is mixed you would think he would be a bit more sensitive to the way the world works. Yet is his entitled and clueless.
There is thankfully a lot of growth in this book for all characters. Although it comes about slowly. There is also a weird plot twist involving alchemy, giving the story a fantasy element.
Overall it was a good read. I like that it took me out of my element. Although, it did not really wow me.
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