This gentleman isn't quite proper, yet... in My Fair Gentleman by Nancy Campbell Allen (Review)

My Fair GentlemanMy Fair Gentleman
(A Proper Romance)
by Nancy Campbell Allen

Adult Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 256 pages
January 5th 2016 by Shadow Mountain


Jack would rather be at sea than fixing the mistakes of his grandfather, the late Earl of Stansworth. Instead, he finds that inheriting his grandfather's wealth and title—and securing the welfare of his sister and mother—means joining the ranks of high society and living with the aristocracy. Luckily, Ivy Carlisle, the granddaughter of a dear friend of Jack's late grandmother, is willing to teach him etiquette and properly introduce him into society. Jack soon learns that his challenge isn't surviving his new lifestyle but surviving the conspiracies against him—as well as keeping himself from falling madly in love with his new tutor.

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My Review

MY FAIR GENTLEMAN is another great addition to A Proper Romance line! Jack's dream is to captain his own ship and is only stopped by a dying grandfather's will and the love of his mother and sister. Aided by Lady Ivy, who is too easy to tease, Jack seeks to become a gentleman of the ton. The characters were fun and full of personality. With humor and witty banter, societal expectations, and a slow-burning romance, this was an enjoyable book from beginning to end.

I have high expectations when I pick up a book from this A Proper Romance line. I expect characters I will root for, sweet romance, a fairly accurate historical setting, and a story I will love. This story met those expectations.

I found Jack to be a really fun character and equally matched by Ivy. Jack  is a little rough around the edges, but he puts on a good show and really makes Ivy put in her time. Ivy also puts on a good face, but underneath she is an intelligent, spirited woman who has to hold herself in because of a scandal. They were so fun together! Throw in some other characters, particularly Ivy's grandmother, and it was a great group.

I loved how the romance blossomed in this story. Jack and Ivy spend quite a bit of time together and are definitely at odds in the beginning even though they both have the best intentions and hearts. They become a team over time from what began as a business arrangement, to friendship, to attraction, and the possibility of something more. I loved that this was completely clean, but still had plenty of chemistry and some swoon-worthy moments.

If you enjoy sweet historical romances with a dashing rogue, a proper lady who is a little bit of a spitfire, some humor, and a slowly-building romance, then I'd recommend MY FAIR GENTLEMAN.

Content: Clean

Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Author

Nancy Campbell Allen

Nancy Campbell Allen (N.C. Allen) has a degree in elementary education and has been writing for fun since the third grade. Her first book was published in 1999, and she now has eleven books to her credit—four contemporary romance and seven historicals, including the award-winning Civil War series Faith of Our Fathers—and plans to write until the day she dies. She loves to read, travel, and spend time with family and friends. She has completed two half marathons and is trying to talk herself into doing another one. Nancy lives in Ogden, Utah, with her husband and three children, although one recently married, moved out, and brought a son-in-law to the mix. She still maintains that this does not make her old.

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