A Charming Second Chance Romance · A Gentleman Never Tells by Eloisa James · Review + Giveaway

Posted July 6, 2016 by Zeee in Blog Tours, Giveaways, Reviews4 Comments

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I received this book for free from the Publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


A Charming Second Chance Romance  ·  A Gentleman Never Tells by Eloisa James  ·  Review + GiveawayA Gentleman Never Tells written by Eloisa James
Publisher Avon Impulse
Publication Date: June 28th 2016
Series: Essex Sisters #4.5
Pages: 112
ISBN: 0062573063
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
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Eighteen months ago, Lizzie Troutt’s husband died in his mistress’s bed, leaving her determined to never marry again….and unfortunately virginal.
Eighteen years ago (give or take a few) the Honorable Oliver Berwick blackened his own soul, leaving him hardened and resolutely single.
When the chance for redemption in the form of a country house party invitation comes his way, Oliver is determined to prove himself a gentleman.
Until he breaks all the codes of gentlemanly behavior…once again.

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Full disclosure.  I haven’t read the Essex Sisters series yet and I think this may change!  I was absolutely CHARMED by A Gentleman Never Tells!

Picture this: a shy widow BUT she’s a VIRGIN!

Our honorable hero: who has some groveling to do because of slights he did when he was younger.

What do we have?  A wonderful story about second chance romance and love.

Because this is a novella, it reads very, very short.  I breezed through the story and was rooting for Lizzie and Oliver all the way.  Lizzie has been hurt before and REFUSES to entertain other men because of her previous marriage.  Granting that it was an arranged marriage, but her ex-husband was just a cad of the first water!  I mean, he DIED in bed with his mistress!

Needless to say, Lizzie doesn’t expect to fall in love BUT her older sister insists she attend the house party that she is hosting.  It is a few days before said party that she meets, Oliver!

Sparks fly between these two and I was just CHARMED!

It was definitely a short read for me but all the characters are well written (although I still would have wanted more!) and very much relatable.


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Overall: 3.5





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About Eloisa James

ELOISA JAMES is a New York Times best-selling author and professor of English literature who lives with her family in New York, but can sometimes be found in Paris or Italy. She is the mother of two and, in a particularly delicious irony for a romance writer, is married to a genuine Italian knight.

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