10.08.2007

Book Review: Almost a Gentleman



Almost a Gentleman by Pam Rosenthal

After not giving Rosenthal's newest novel a terribly positive review, Miss Lissa convinced me in the comments to try another title by Rosenthal, and I'm glad I did!

In this novel, again set in the Regency period, Phoebe is posing as a *male* dandy by the name of Phizz Marston who has become the creme de la creme of the ton in London society - though no one seems to know much about Phizz' background. When Lord David Hervey meets Marston, there is a definite spark between them, complicated by the fact Phoebe is hiding her identity.

What follows is a romance, a second chance, a chance to uncover society, a plot against Phoebe's life, and a lot of definitely NOT chaste sex between David and Phoebe! This is definitely not a Regency as I knew them - rather chaste and more about manners and breeding than just getting it on - which is pretty much all that happened in the second half of this novel. ;-)

Still, it was well written and much easier to get into that Rosenthal's other, and I enjoyed it much more than the other. This may or may not be for you, but if you are used to Georgette Heyer, this novel is coming to come as a bit of a shock for Regency readers!

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