Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly series created by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we’re eagerly awaiting. This is my first time participating, so I decided to kick things off with a bang. I’m highlighting The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue for this week’s Waiting on Wednesday!
“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.”
I’m sure that the synopsis alone has you drooling over this book. Plus, LOOK AT THAT COVER Y’ALL. Swoon. Thankfully, I was fortunate enough to get an eARC of The Gentleman’s Guide from Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins before it’s publication day on June 27, so my wait will be over shortly. I may have squealed very loudly at work when the notification email came through.
But seriously, Mackenzi Lee has managed to tick all the boxes of awesomeness here: bisexual British lord, European tour, period costume drama, and a magical twist. What more could you want? I haven’t read a single page, but I already ship Monty/Percy. If her presence on Twitter, and weekly #BygoneBadassBroads posts, are anything to go by – this book be excellent. Hopefully The Gentleman’s Guide will give me some major The Riot Club vibes…without all of the violence, misogyny, and douchebaggery, that is.
What upcoming release are you eagerly awaiting? Let me know in the comments!