The Making of a Gentleman

The Making of a Gentleman

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Twelve years in prison has stripped him of his humanity...Saving him is her only chance to escape a terrible fateArmand, Comte de Valere has lost the ability to interact with polite society, until his family hires him a beautiful tutor, and he starts to come alive again.Felicity Bennett vows she'll do whatever it takes to help Armand fight back the demons that have held him captive for so long.With Felicity's help, Armand begins to heal, until a buried secret threatens to destroy their growing passion.Equal parts action and desire, fans of Sabrina Jefferies and Stephanie Laurens will be sucked in by this heart wrenching tale of family, intrigue, and learning what it means to love.The second in RITA nominee Shana Galen's Regency romance trilogy about three brothers struggling to reconnect and restore their noble heritage in the aftermath of the French Revolution, each losing his heart along the way. Sons of the Revolution Trilogy: The Making of a Duchess (Book 1) The Making of a Gentleman (Book 2) The Rogue Pirate's Bride (Book 3) Praise for Bestselling Author Shana Galen: "Galen's signature sense of humor, expertly blended with deep emotions, will hold readers captive right to the end."-Romantic Times "Lively dialogue, breakneck pace and a great sense of fun."-Publishers Weekly"show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 373 pages
  • 109.22 x 172.72 x 30.48mm | 204.12g
  • Sourcebooks
  • Sourcebooks Casablanca
  • Naperville, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1402238665
  • 9781402238666
  • 174,698

About Shana Galen

Shana Galen is the author of 5 Regency romances and 2 light women's fiction novels. She is a three-time Rita Award finalist (RWA's most prestigious award for published romance fiction). Shana teaches 7th grade English, is active in RWA, and lives with her family in Houston, Texas.show more

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"A beautiful romance set against the backdrop of the French revolution..." - Queen of Happy Endingsshow more

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This is the second book in The Sons of Revolution series. It's in typical Shana Galen fashion: adrenaline pumping danger, a handsome hero, a headstrong heroine, an air of mystery, a touch of intrigue and toe curling smexing. A must read. Top Reasons to Read This Book: Silent, brooding, sexy, virgin hero with a dangerous past? Check. Pianoforte playing, marriage contract breaking, fall for her charge governess heroine? Check. Overprotective older brother? Check. Man claiming to be the husband of the heroine? Check. Bad guys who want the treasure that only the hero knows where it's at? Check and check. Armand Harcourt had been locked away in a French prison, forgotten until his brother Julien (hero of The Making of A Duchess) breaks him out and brings him home to England. Armand shies away from touch because it is too painful and refuses to speak because it could cause trouble. He's determined to stay mute to keep his family safe from those who might find out that he alone, is the keeper of a 12 year old secret. His family wants to help him learn to become a functioning member of society and decide to hire a governess to teach him. Enter Felicity Bennett, bent on repaying back the man her father sold her into marriage to. She takes up the position of governess and to her surprise, she would not be teaching a child but a grown man who somewhat frightens yet intrigues her with his behavior. She is determined to earn the money but the man shows up and demands the payment soon or the family will find out she is betrothed. Felicity has a penchant for playing the pianoforte and can play a tune, only hearing it a time or two. Her music soothes the beast in Armand. Felicity sees two strange men digging in the gardens and this ushers in the heart pounding, adrenaline pumping, knuckle clutching events into motion. Armand soon realizes that those men are after him and the only way he can keep his family and Felicity safe is by staying up all night guarding their home. His family and Felicity want him to come clean with the secret and at first he denies any knowledge of the treasure. All the while, Armand begins to talk, a word here, a phrase there. Felicity begins to see Armand as more than a pupil. His touch, his gaze, his presence does something to her. She know she must not lose sight of why she's there: the money to pay back Charles, the man her father sold her to. But with Armand, everything seems right with the world even if two treasure hungry men and one slimy wannabe dandy are after them. Oh, and virgin hero alert! This book was sweet, sensual and tinged with danger. A fun, fast paced, heart pounding read. I will have to go back and read The Making of a Duchess since snippets of Julien and Sarah in this book have made me curious of their love story. Ms. Galen has a way with words. She makes the hero and heroine likeable and the villians boo-worthy. After reading this, I realized it's my first virgin hero book. What a difference in the storytelling when it comes to The Sexiness. ***I won 3 copies of this book from giveaways***show more
by Kati R
Shana Galen's THE MAKING OF A GENTLEMAN, the second book in her SONS OF THE REVOLUTION series, is the riveting tale of a brutalized man and his salvation through love. This tale of three brothers separated by the atrocities of the French Revolution continues with the story of second brother, Armand. After rotting for twelve years in a French prison, Armand must relearn how to live a normal life. Although his body has healed, his demons so terrify him he can no longer speak--until he meets Miss Felicity Bennett. His desperate family has hired her as a tutor to guide Armand on his tortuous journey back into the world. The lovely Felicity reaches him through her music, her tolerance and also with her touch. After the abuse Armand has endured, even a kind touch pains him--but not Felicity's. Unfortunately, deadly mystery surrounds them. Two men stalk Armand and he cannot remember why. Felicity harbors secrets of her own, ones that can separate her and Armand even as their growing attraction draws them closer. Armand is my favorite type of hero--a good man whose suffering has made him a better man. Ms. Galen does a masterful job of showing the world from the viewpoint of a man stripped of his humanity and how his perception changes as he heals. I enjoyed this book even more than THE MAKING OF A DUCHESS, which I liked very much. When does the next book come out? ARC provided by Sourcebooksshow more
by Linda Banche
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