Gentleman Jim

Gentleman Jim : A Tale of Romance and Revenge

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"Tartly elegant....A vigorous, sparkling, and entertaining love story with plenty of Austen-ite wit." -Kirkus Reviews, STARRED review

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?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 376 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 21mm | 408g
  • English
  • 1733056998
  • 9781733056991
  • 1,543,190

Review quote

--A KIRKUS BEST INDIE BOOK of 2020--

"In her latest yarn, Matthews serves up a savory blend of suspense, erotic infatuation, and marriage intrigue. Her characters are sharply drawn and captivating with lots of Hogarthian quirks; her scenes of balls, drawing-room manners, and vaporous anxieties over deportment are full of piquant details; and the dialogue is 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, filled with scheming and betrayals, and featuring a courageous heroine in fragile health paired with a hero bent on retribution who isn't too good to be true." -Library Journal, STARRED review

"Matthews (Fair as a Star) charms with this Regency tale of love, mistaken identity, and revenge...The plot is exhilarating, complete with mystery, adventure, and plenty of shocking reveals. This page-turner shouldn't be missed." -Publishers Weekly, STARRED review

"Readers who love lots of intrigue and historicals that sound properly historical will savor this one." -NPR

"Matthews demonstrates that even a frothy Regency romp can carry rewarding emotional heft. Gentleman Jim is an utter delight." -Historical Novel Society
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Rating details

1,386 ratings
4.24 out of 5 stars
5 47% (654)
4 34% (469)
3 16% (218)
2 3% (38)
1 1% (7)
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