A Gentleman Never Tells
Essex Sisters #4.5
By: Eloisa James
Released: June 28th, 2016
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.
Lady Lizzie Troutt was forced into an arranged marriage 5 years ago by her father. She was Married to a man whom embarrassed and shamed her and didn't seem to care, but in truth the biggest embarrassment was the fact that he died in his mistresses bed, and even though he has gone from this world, the poisonous words that he inflicted upon her still live within her, so she vows never to marry again.
Honorable Oliver Berwick has self exiled himself to his estate after "making himself a complete ass" by making fun of two young ladies! Horrified by his behavior he stays in the country as much as possible. But now his ward and Niece Hattie is insisting that he takes her to a house party of the parents of a friend of her…and she just happens to be one of the ladies he humiliated. Determined to right his wrong and because he honestly cannot take anymore of Hattie's whining; he fully understands why Hattie's parents went on their Christian mission adventure.
When Lizzie and Oliver meet sparks fly and love blooms, but Lizzie is too scared to enter into any form of relationship with a man, let alone a marriage! Can Oliver convince her otherwise?!
A Gentleman Never Tells is such a sweet romance and the authors writing is outstanding. This novella is perfect for someone like me whom have never read any of the Essex Sisters books, as it gives you a teaser of the series and I'm now compelled to read the whole series. You honestly cannot help but fall in love with these characters, that you are left wanting more. I absolutely loved Oliver's character, honestly he is seriously the dream guy! Funny, but has conscience and is willing to admit his faults! Oh why does the perfect guy only found in books!
I give A Gentleman Never Tells 5 stars! And now I'm off to read the rest of the series.
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.