Sunday, April 15, 2012

A Gentleman Says "I Do" by Amelia Grey

A Gentleman Says "I Do"
Iverson Brentwood has finally met his match. Catalina Crisp heats his blood like no other lady. Her alluring countenance has stopped him dead in his tracks. But no matter how attracted he is to her, he can't give into his desire to possess her in every way...she is the daughter of the man he's sworn to destroy.

Catalina's father is a well-known writer, but wastrel whose disappearances continuously put them close to destitution. Something drastic must change, so it is with quill in hand, that Catalina completes her father's latest parody of Iverson and Matson Brentwood's spectacular arrival in London. When the story hits the newsprint, a darkly handsome man is at her door, looking for her father.

Seeing the dashing rogue in the flesh, for a bewildering moment dallying with the rake seems like the perfect fictional escape—and it's all she can do not to give into the madness of the intriguing man.

A Gentleman Says "I Do" is a magnificent book that showcases a true love that can overcome anything. This sweet romance will enchant.

The story is fairly straightforward. Catalina is a young woman whose author father is prone to taking off at a moment's notice, leaving her to finish his works so that they can get the necessary money. When she finishes a story about two scandal-prone twin brothers, one of the real life brothers comes to confront her father about the story. When she and Iverson begin a relationship, she has to keep her part in the story a secret lest that knowledge tear them apart.

Catalina is a lovely character. She is kind and realistic and can be incredibly stubborn. She handles Iverson's temper deftly, matching it with her own. The fact that her father is off in his own world most of the time means she had to grow and mature faster than any other young woman and his tendency to bring home unfortunates has taught her to be kind. 

Iverson hot it's ridiculous. He has a fiery temper and is extraordinarily impulsive but he's still an absolute sweetheart to Catalina. He's protective of the people he loves, from his family to, later, Catalina. Even when he's angry with Catalina, he's still the sweetest gentleman. It was so endearing.

The other characters were fun to read about, particularly Aunt Elle. She was hilarious; the woman does  not know how to hold her drink. Her antics were incredibly entertaining.

The story was engaging and ending perfectly. I wouldn't have changed a single word. The entire book is a masterpiece of romance.


Thanks to Netgalley for a copy!

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