Book Review: The Gentleman’s Guide to Getting Lucky

The Gentleman’s Guide to Getting Lucky by Mackenzi Lee

My Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

In this funny and frothy novella that picks up where the New York Times bestselling The Gentlemanโ€™s Guide to Vice and Virtue leaves off, freshly minted couple Monty and Percy fumble through their first time together.

Montyโ€™s epic grand tour may be over, but now that he and Percy are finally a couple, he realizes there is something more nerve-wracking than being chased across Europe: getting together with the person you love.

Will the romantic allure of Santorini make his first time with Percy magical, or will all the anticipation and build-up completely spoil the mood?

Click here to read my review of The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, the book this novella is based on. My review contains spoilers for the first book.

I would teach my body to regrow my heart each time I gave it to him, over and over and over again. Heart after heart after heart– every one of them his.

Usually, when I rate a book three star, I don’t love it. But that’s not the case with this novella. I adored it.

The Gentleman’s Guide to Getting Lucky is the story of Monty and Percy (and Felicity) after they end their tour and start living together, and what happens when they decide to finally “fornicate”.

This book is cute, romantic and extremely hilarious from the get-go. I was roaring with laughter the entire time while reading it.

…I’m a bit concerned my virginity is starting to grow back.

I liked the characters so much — Monty is such an awkward mess, and that’s why I love him. He’s overly self-conscious, sometimes self-pitying, but cares deeply for Percy so much, and is hilarious as f. Percy is such a lovely person, and my favorite character from this book. He’s the embodiment of calm whereas Monty is….Monty. I also loved Felicity- she’s so sassy and hilarious and someone I would love to be friends with.

I’m going to be pressed to death like a witch, except instead of boulders it will be the weight of my own goddamn issues that kills me.

The only reason I’ve given it three stars is because it didn’t feel complete for some reason. However, I recommend it to y’all. It’s so amazing and hilarious.

So, have you read this book? Have you read The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue? Share your thoughts about the book and the novella.

6 thoughts on “Book Review: The Gentleman’s Guide to Getting Lucky

  1. I read this as a pre-order perk when Lady’s Guide came out, and I’m not sure if it’s been changed at all since then, but I definitely want to revisit it! I love these characters so much that I’ll always happy to read (and reread) about them as much as possible ๐Ÿ˜„

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    1. That’s so great. I’m not sure either if they’ve changed anything, but you should definitely check it out again lol. It’s always so much fun reading about these characters! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜‚ Hope you have fun if/when you revisit it.


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