Review // Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue

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  • Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
  • format: arc
  • source: goodreads
  • pages: 528
  • genre: historical
  • amazon
  • goodreads
  • stars: 2.5


A young bisexual British lord embarks on an unforgettable Grand Tour of Europe with his best friend/secret crush. An 18th-century romantic adventure for the modern age written by This Monstrous Thing author Mackenzi LeeSimon

29283884.jpgvs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda meets the 1700s.Henry “Monty” Montague doesn’t care that his roguish passions are far from

suitable for the gentleman he was born to be. But as Monty embarks on his grand tour of Europe, his quests for pleasure and vice are in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.

So Monty vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.

Witty, dazzling, and intriguing at every turn, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue is an irresistible romp that explores the undeniably fine lines between friendship and love.


This book was honestly highkey gay from page 1. I’ve been wanting to read this for a while, and I’m so glad I did. I was not disappointed by the streaking scene fyi. Monty and Percy were so cute together. There were some quality pining scenes in there and omg. I really needed this book because it was light and happy and funny, unlike the current real world.

Some iffy things about the book were that it’s not #ownvoices and the pacing was sort of slow. Other than that, the book was great and I’m going to miss Monty’s voice.

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About the Author:

Mackenzi Lee is a bookseller, history nerd, and the author of THE GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE, THIS MONSTROUS THING (Katherine Tegen/HarperCollins), and the forthcoming SEMPER AUGUSTUS (Flatiron Books, 2018). She holds an MFA from Simmons College in writing for children and young adults. She loves Diet Coke, sweater weather, and Star Wars. On a perfect day, she can be found enjoying all three. She currently calls Boston home.

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3 thoughts on “Review // Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue

  1. Dear Katie,

    Thanks so much for reviewing The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue as a part of the Sunday Street Team Blog Tour! We enjoyed working with you and we hope to see you again soon!

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