Blog Tour: A Gentleman Never Tells by Eloisa James (Review)

A Gentleman Never Tells

By Eloisa James

Avon Impulse

Essex Sisters #4.5

June 28, 2016

E-ISBN 9780062573063 * $.99

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About the Book

A witty, sexy novella about a virgin widow and a rake with something to prove.

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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My Thoughts

*ARC provided by Publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review*

A Gentleman Never Tells is such a fantastic novella Well-written and perfect for the time period, I could picture each and every scene in my head. And not only did I love author Eloisa James’ visceral writing style, I also loved the two main characters, Lizzy and Oliver.

Part of this novella reminded me a little bit of Pride and Prejudice, in particular, the movie with Keira Knightly and Richard Armitage. But it wasn’t in storyline or events so much as the overall personality of the characters. The little glimpses of each character’s individuality made me love this book, and immediately identify with its characters because of its reminders of one of my favorite movies.

After her late husband humiliated her by dying in his mistress’s bed, Lizzy vowed to never marry again. Then she meets Oliver and realizes he sees her in a way no one else ever has before. She tries to keep things proper between them, but Oliver is not quite the gentleman he wanted to prove that he could be.

Fun, entertaining, and engaging, A Gentleman Never Tells is the perfect, quick-read, historical romance novella.  I thoroughly enjoyed the story and it’s characters, and cannot wait to read the other books in this series.

Excellent read!

Final Analysis

Must read novella! Go forth and buy it!

4.5 Stars

About the Author

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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. Visit her at

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