Author: Nancy Campbell Allen
Genres: Historical Romance
Format: eBook, Print
Date: January 5, 2016
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
A regency twist on My Fair Lady!
Jack Eliot dreams of being the captain of his own ship. But then his grandfather, the Earl of Stansworth, names Jack as his heir—with a caveat. Jack must impress the aristocracy, or else his mother and sister will remain in poverty. Can a rough-and-tumble captain be transformed into a gentleman of society?
Ivy Carlisle is willing to try. Employed as his tutor, she begins teaching Jack the ways of high society, but she quickly discovers that this dashing sailor is brash and bold, opinionated and passionate. If she’s not careful, Jack might end up teaching her a thing or two about romance.
Sparks fly when the sailor meets society, and Jack soon learns that his challenge isn’t surviving the ton, but surviving the conspiracies against him—as well as keeping himself from falling madly in love with his new tutor.Sparks fly when the sailor meets society. MY FAIR GENTLEMAN by Nancy Campbell Allen Click To Tweet
I love the Proper Romance line of books! This was a wonderful spin on the “My Fair Lady” story. Jack and Ivy were such great characters – absolutely loved it!
This was a cute book. And I love that it was a Proper Romance book. These are my favorite. And Nancy Campbell Allen never fails to please when she writes a book. I loved this one!
This was a great story. I loved seeing the changes in the characters as the story progressed, and found myself laughing out loud at several parts. This is one of Nancy Campbell Allen’s better ones!
I debated between 3 and 4 stars and finally gave 4 simply because I did enjoy reading the book and it was clean. But one must ignore the fact that Ivy hasn’t had her “season” yet but attends functions with the ton. That made no sense. I wasn’t bothered that she could give training to Jack and his sister and mother because obviously she was adept in all things proper but not having had a season was an issue. How about if she had enjoyed at least a partial season and then had to withdraw because of her sister’s scandal? Then it would have made sense.
Also, the whole mystery part of someone trying to kill Jack was kind of a non story part of the story. I guess it helped the story along in Ivy coming to see how much she cares for Jack but that could have been done another way or better yet, that story line could have been more fully developed so it was more interesting.
But still I enjoyed the story overall.
Sex: none. A few kisses.
Violence: attempted murder by poison, horse riding accident with a bloody aftermath and run down by carriage. Not too graphic.