Book Review: Never a Gentleman by Heather Boyd

Never a Gentleman by Heather BoydTitle: Never a Gentleman
Series: The Hunt Club, Book 5
Author: Heather Boyd
Genre: Historical Romance, M/M Romance
Sensuality Rating: Erotic
Source: review copy provided via NetGalley
Published: December 2, 2014 by LLD Press

Victor Knight has never been able to juggle his work and love life to anyone’s satisfaction. A hardworking investment banker in London, he’s obsessed with maintaining his clients’ privacy and profits, and cannot understand why those same clients are withdrawing funds when he’s making them a good profit. When a dull evening supper at the Hunt Club ends in a blunt invitation to have sex with the Earl of Beecroft, he welcomes the distraction on the proviso they never discuss his business affairs.

Daniel Wellham, the Earl of Beecroft, has long admired Victor Knight. He even understands and admires the banker’s preoccupation with work. Their night together is everything he hoped it would be and while he longs for permanence, his secret life as a spy means he can never reveal too much of his own history. Unfortunately, when he realizes that all is not right in Victor’s life, those promises he made to keep his nose out of the banker’s business means he cannot offer to help or explain that his latest mission might take him away forever. How can love and trust be possible when duty and responsibility prevent total honesty?

Reviewed By: J9


I really like these short novellas in this historical gay romance series. Never a Gentleman is another good addition.

The characters, Victor and Daniel, are so well written. We learn Victor is a workaholic and Daniel secretive but it’s the men’s vulnerability to each other that makes the novella for me. Too many romances rely on misunderstandings or lack of communication but not this one. Daniel especially lays it all out for Victor, from novella’s beginning when he straight up asks to take him to bed, all the way to the end when he tells Victor how he feels. Victor has to accept his love and trust in Daniel and this is the romantic tension.

Series readers will be happy we have a little progression on the mysterious assassin but it won’t overwhelm readers who just want to read this one novella in the series.

I highly recommend this novella, and all the others in the series, for readers of historical gay romance.

J9’s Rating:
4 Frogs

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About J9: Vegan. Avid runner. Android addict. Never without a book in hand. Currently devouring MM romance but reads historial romance and paranormal romance as well. Follow J9 on Twitter.


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