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Gentleman Jim

Welcome, fellow reader. If ever there was a book that does NOT need an introduction, I believe it is Gentleman Jim… unless you have had your nose stuck in a book for the last few months… which is also quite possible. If you have been here even a short time, you know how much of a Mimi Mathews fan I am. Her depiction of the Victorian woman is about as perfect as you will find in a Victorian setting for a modern reader.

When I saw her new release, Gentleman Jim, was a bit of a Count of Monte Cristo retelling, I squealed with delight. As a child, we watched loads of older movies and The Count of Monte Cristo (75) with Richard Chamberlain was a family favorite. Have you seen it? I’ve linked the trailer for you to check out.

I read Gentleman Jim and it exceeded all my expectations. (which were already quite high!) A tale of adventure, intrigue, and well-plotted revenge makes this story impossible to put down. I read it until the wee hours of the morning -and I know you will too! This is a must-read for those who enjoy a hearty mix of action and romance. While there is still nothing graphic sexually, this is definitely Mathew’s steamiest romance to date. I’ve been recommending this book like crazy to all my fellow romance readers and even those who aren’t.

She Couldn’t Forget…

Wealthy squire’s daughter Margaret Honeywell was always meant to marry her neighbor, Frederick Burton-Smythe, but it’s bastard-born Nicholas Seaton who has her heart. Raised alongside her on her father’s estate, Nick is the rumored son of notorious highwayman Gentleman Jim. When Fred frames him for theft, Nick escapes into the night, vowing to find his legendary sire. But Nick never returns. A decade later, he’s long been presumed dead.

He Wouldn’t Forgive…

After years spent on the continent, John Beresford, Viscount St. Clare has finally come home to England. Tall, blond, and dangerous, he’s on a mission to restore his family’s honor. If he can mete out a bit of revenge along the way, so much the better. But he hasn’t reckoned for Maggie Honeywell. She’s bold and beautiful–and entirely convinced he’s someone else.

As danger closes in, St. Clare is torn between love and vengeance. Will he sacrifice one to gain other? Or, with a little daring, will he find a way to have them both?

ADVANCE PRAISE

“Tartly elegant. . . A vigorous, sparkling, and entertaining love story with plenty of Austen-ite wit.”— Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Matthews ups the ante with a wildly suspenseful romance…”— Library Journal, starred review

“Equally passionate and powerful…Mimi Matthews proves once again that she is a master of historical fiction in Gentleman Jim.”— Readers’ Favorite

“Rollicking and romantic, passionate and intriguing…Regency romance does not get any better than Gentleman Jim.”— Relz Reviewz

AUTHOR BIO:

USA Today bestselling author Mimi Matthews writes both historical nonfiction and award-winning proper Victorian romances. Her novels have received starred reviews in Library JournalPublishers Weekly, and Kirkus, and her articles have been featured on the Victorian Web, the Journal of Victorian Culture, and in syndication at BUST Magazine. In her other life, Mimi is an attorney. She resides in California with her family, which includes a retired Andalusian dressage horse, a Sheltie, and two Siamese cats. Her next romance, The Siren of Sussex, will be out in 2022 from Berkley/Penguin Random House.

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Melissa has been in love with books since she was a child. As a young girl, in her Holly Hobby decorated room, she would sit and tape scraps of paper to her books so that she could organize them by the Dewey Decimal System. She is a huge advocate for helping children learn to love reading. Along with hosting an online Regency based book club and a book club at her home, she started a book club for kids at her son’s school. These days, Melissa can be found at the library writing a book review or tucked in some quiet corner having a love affair with a newly discovered romance novel.

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