Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his roguish passions—not for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men.
But as Monty embarks on his Grand Tour of Europe, his quest for a life filled with pleasure and vice is 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.
Still it isn’t in Monty’s nature to give up. Even with his younger sister, Felicity, in tow, he 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 that spans across Europe, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.
I loved Monty’s humor! There were times where he would say something sarcastic and I would just die laughing. Now I adored Monty’s humor but I wasn’t a big fan of Monty. Felicity was probably my favorite character. She was snarky and sarcastic but not in a mean way. By the end of the book, you realize that Felicity is a major genius.
My favorite thing about this whole book was Monty and Percy’s relationship. There were times where they were so cute together it made me want to scream. They face their own struggles with the society they live in and Monty’s own insecurities.
Monty was not my favorite character. He came off very immature and only thought about himself. He had his own issues but that doesn’t justify saying rude things to the people you care about.
The storyline was something I wasn’t interested in. Not that it was a dull plot but I just wasn’t interested about what was happening. There were some times where I was really engrossed in the book but there were also times where I would just stop reading and do something else.
Overall, I rate this book a 3 out 5. Even though I liked the characters and the relationship between Monty and Percy, I wasn’t a big fan of the storyline. I didn’t get engrossed in the book and it took me a while to finish the book. I liked that this book took more of a mystery/ adventure turn and I liked reading all the twist in turns throughout the book. This book is the first book to be kicked off historical fiction week. I hope you’ve enjoyed this post, you’ve just been reviewed.