The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee | Book Review


Book Title: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue
Author: Mackenzi Lee
Published: June 27th, 2017
Reading Format: Audible Audio
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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 Lee – Simon vs. 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.


Wow, so I finally got the chance to read and enjoy this novel. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue has been on my TBR list for the longest time since it was released last year, and I am still in shock by how much I adored the story. I found myself laughing every now and then, and that rarely happens while I read a book.


The characters. Oh, goodness, where do I even begin, honestly? I freaking love the characters so much. Honestly, if they were standing in front of me in person, I would hug them tight. I have never fallen in love with book characters as quickly as I did with both Monty and Percy.

Writing Style

The writing style was one of the many reasons that made me fall in love with the novel. It was so visual and witty, and every little detail just made me feel like I was there along with the main characters.





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