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Historical M/M Romance Review: Wanted, A Gentleman by K.J. Charles

Wanted, A Gentleman by K.J. Charles 


Egalley thanks to Riptide Publishing

Synopsis from Goodreads
WANTED, A GENTLEMAN
Or, Virtue Over-Rated 

 the grand romance of
Mr. Martin St. Vincent . . . a Merchant with a Mission, also a Problem
Mr. Theodore Swann . . . a humble Scribbler and Advertiser for Love
Act the First:
the offices of the Matrimonial Advertiser, London
where Lonely Hearts may seek one another for the cost of a shilling
Act the Second:
a Pursuit to Gretna Green (or thereabouts)
featuring
a speedy Carriage
sundry rustic Inns
a private Bed-chamber
***
In the course of which are presented
Romance, Revenge, and Redemption
Deceptions, Discoveries, and Desires


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7.5/10

* * *

This was funny, light and sweet, reminding me of Amanda Quick's historicals.



Martin and Theo start in very antagonistic positions: Martin despises Theo's mercenary willingness to pursue money, while Theo judges Martin as very uptight and secretly fancies this unapproachable gentleman.

As their roles slowly expand, Martin and Theo get to know the motives for their facades, start joking and even flirting with each other in a most charming way, and of course, Theo's ingenious way of solving the problem shows that he is plucky and resourceful, a force to be reckoned with.

The plot presents a quick formula but a very successful one in historical romance genre: throw two very different characters together in order to complete a quest and watch them fall for each other against their own best judgement along the way. In Martin and Theo's case, it worked perfectly.

They are both delightfully not villain material but also not clear-cut heroes. Just decent guys with baggage, which only makes them more realistic. As a result, the book is lovely, engaging and funny, a quick comfort read. Recommended.

* * *
Смешная, лёгкая и милая романтичная история в духе творчества Аманды Квик.

Мартин и Тео начинают знакомство без какой-либо симпатии друг к другу. Мартин презирает меркантильную, низкую натуру Тео, а тот считает, что у Мартина слшком высокое мнение о себе. Однако вставьте в сюжет классическую формулу романа:не терпящих друг друга персонажей заставляют работать вместе на благо общей цели; и их усилия, проведённое вместе время и совместные приключения становятся платформой для любовных отношений.

На Мартине и Тео эта формула срабатывает потрясающе. Разделённый юмор, , отчаянный флирт, приключения и воспомнания о нелёгком прошлом в тесном пространстве экипажа на протяжении нескольких дней приносят уважение друг к другу и симпатию, которые перерастают во что-то большее.

То, как оба характера разрешают стоящие перед ними проблемы доказывает, что они - персонажи отнюдь не чёрно-белые, а сложные, противоречивые, живые люди.

Концовка мила и удовлетворительна, написано с лёгкой руки и читается на лету. Рекомендую.
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