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My Fair Gentleman

af Nancy Campbell Allen

Serier: My Fair Gentleman (1)

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Jack would rather be at sea than fixing the mistakes of his grandfather, the late Earl of Stansworth. Instead, he finds that inheriting his grandfather's wealth and title and securing the welfare of his sister and mother means joining the ranks of high society and living with the aristocracy. Luckily, Ivy Carslisle, the granddaughter of a dear friend of Jack's late grandmother, is willing to teach him etiquette and properly introduce him into society. Jack soon learns that his challenge isn't surviving his new lifestyle, but surviving the conspiracies against him as well as keeping himself from falling madly in love with his new tutor.… (mere)
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Jack is a sailor and the son of a disowned peer, yet his grandfather names his successor. Jack would love to walk away from the title and life of the gentry, but he decides to sacrifice his immediate desires to help his mother and sister live in a more comfortable manner. However, after years of poverty, the family will need assistance making their entrance into society. Fortunately, Ivy Carlisle is the secret author of the Miss Manners column and knows exactly how to help this trio navigate the rigors of society. However, is she prepared for the unladylike feelings she has for Jack and the bond she will create with his family?
  4leschats | Jul 15, 2020 |
Jack just wants to be a sailor, but duty calls and now he has to navigate the requirements of the Regency era ton. Ivy is enlisted to help Jack polish his gentlemanly manners. As a historical re-telling of "My Fair Lady" it hits all the plot points you need - prejudice being overcome by growing friendship, friendship growing into love, and a little family love and loyalty tossed in for fun. A pleasant romance. ( )
  tjsjohanna | Apr 7, 2019 |
How did this get past an editor? It's been years since I've seen 'My Fair Lady' but in my continuing quest to expand my reading horizons, I thought I'd try a romance (again). I needed something light and thought this would be a good fit.
 
If you know the story of MFL then you know how this will go. Except this time it's a man who needs to be molded to be able to fit society or else his mother and sister will face certain poverty. As much as he resents this, he grudgingly goes along with the lessons and tutoring of a woman who takes on the challenge of this rebellious would-be sailor.
 
Initially I was willing to go along with this. It's light, predictable and you pretty much know how it will end. Although it was not an exactly replication of the MFL story, it's not like this isn't going to end in happily ever after.
 
But. The writing is subpar. The number of run-on sentences made me wonder how on earth this got past an editor. It made reading really hard to do and my interest just dropped when I saw this wasn't a problem that was going to be fixed further into the text. I also found that the predictability just didn't help with the details: the characters are fairly cardboard cut out two dimensional people that didn't interest me. If an author is skilled enough I'll go along with it but author Allen is definitely not.
 
However, if you're looking for a "clean" romance that doesn't turn into soft porn (really, it's quite mild), this would be a good pickup. There is some violence but for me it was like watching Barney the dinosaur after watching something like 'Jurassic Park'. Someone in their mid-teens (maybe even a younger teen) should be fine with this. Recommend the library though. ( )
  HoldMyBook | Feb 11, 2018 |
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Jack would rather be at sea than fixing the mistakes of his grandfather, the late Earl of Stansworth. Instead, he finds that inheriting his grandfather's wealth and title and securing the welfare of his sister and mother means joining the ranks of high society and living with the aristocracy. Luckily, Ivy Carslisle, the granddaughter of a dear friend of Jack's late grandmother, is willing to teach him etiquette and properly introduce him into society. Jack soon learns that his challenge isn't surviving his new lifestyle, but surviving the conspiracies against him as well as keeping himself from falling madly in love with his new tutor.

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