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Friday, May 29, 2015

Review: No Gentleman for Georgina by Jess Michaels

Jess Michaels has been one of the newest delights on my list this year. With such lively characters and steamy scenes, she's quickly shot up my "Must Have" list. If you guys like your historical romances with a bit more heat, then I suggest you check out her Notorious Flynns series.

Format: .mobi (provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review)
Publisher: The Passionate Pen
Release Date: May 12, 2015

Georgina Hickson has lived her life doing everything she is supposed to do in order to land the titled husband her family requires. When she met Paul Abbot at a gathering at a friend’s, it was the first time she ever wanted more. But more is something she knows she cannot have.

Paul has been in love with Georgina since the moment he laid eyes on her two years before, but he knows he isn’t good enough for her and it can never be. But when he finds out she desperately wants to see a special exhibit in London, he agrees to take her. But can a stolen moment, a stolen kiss and a whispered confession lead to happiness or heartache?

Poor Georgina Hickson. From the moment she was able to comprehend what her parents wanted, she has been doing everything she can to land a titled husband. She was resigned to marrying without love until she met Paul Abbot. Two years later and Georgina is certain she’s in love with Paul but he isn’t what her parents want.

Paul has been in love with Georgina since the moment he met her but he knows she’s off limits so he has settled for a friendship with her. When she informs him about an exhibit that she desperately wants to see, he arranges for a private viewing just for her. At the exhibit, confessions are made and suddenly Georgina is determined that she will marry for love.

A short stop until the next full length novel by Jess Michaels, No Gentleman for Georgina gave Paul Abbot, the manager of Marcus Rivers’ gaming hell his chance at a happy ending. Or more accurately, gave Georgina a chance to chase down her chance at a happy ending.

I loved Georgina’s determination and spirit. At first she seemed like such a docile girl but once she set her mind and heart on Paul there was no stopping her. She wasn’t so much requesting help from her friends as much as saying either way she was going to take a chance but it would be easier if they helped her.

Then there was Paul. For not being a titled man and working in a gaming hell, he was one of the most gentlemanly characters I’ve ever encountered. As much as he cared for Georgina, he wasn’t going to take away her chance to marry well, nor was he going to cause problems between her and her family. He was so noble and selfless I could totally see why Georgina fell for him!

No Gentleman for Georgina was a super quick read but I didn’t feel like I was cheated out of a romance with it. The story came full circle and didn’t leave me wondering what happened between Paul and Georgina. The only thing I was left wondering was when the next book was going to come out!

Final Verdict: Short, sweet and fun, this novella captures the author's style perfectly!

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