A groom and a Viscount. Could they possibly be the same person?
Today, we are thrilled to be the stop on the Blog Tour for Gentleman Jim by Mimi Matthews.
Our thanks to the author, Austenprose, and NetGalley for the advanced reader’s copy.
Gentleman Jim is an emotional, cross-class historical romance where characters had to face their choices and fight to become who they wanted to be without losing their essence.
Page count: 376 pages
Publisher: Perfectly Proper Press (November 10, 2020)
From USA Today bestselling author Mimi Matthews comes a swashbuckling tale of Regency era romance and revenge.
“One of the most highly anticipated books of the Fall historical romance lineup.” -Austenprose
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?
From the Publisher’s Blurb
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Nicholas Seaton was a groom in a country estate in Somerset, England. He was the son of a scullery maid and an unknown man, but it was said that he was the bastard son of a rogue called Gentleman Jim.
Raised without love, Nicholas found in Margareth Honeywell, the daughter of the estate owner, an unexpected friend. She meant the world to him, but their class difference was an insurmountable barrier.
When unjustly accused of theft, Nicholas fled Somerset, and Margareth never saw him again.
Years later, Maggie was on the verge of succumbing to her neighbor’s marriage proposal to keep possession of her estate when she met Lord St. Claire.
St. Claire strongly resembled Nicholas, but he was a Viscount, grandson of the Earl of Allendale.
I loved all the mystery around Lord St. Claire and how complex was his relationship with Maggie and his Grandfather.
Maggie was lovely, so full of energy and loyalty. It hurt me to see the situation she found herself in. I connected to her from the beginning and enjoyed every minute of her journey to HEA.
Mimi Matthews is one of my favorite authors, and Gentleman Jim is another winner for me.
Disclosure: I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
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About the Author
USA Today bestselling author Mimi Matthews writes both historical nonfiction and award-winning proper Victorian romances. Her novels have received starred reviews from Library Journal and Publishers Weekly, and her articles have been featured on the Victorian Web, the Journal of Victorian Culture, and in syndication at BUST Magazine. In her other life, Mimi is an attorney. She resides in California with her family, which includes a retired Andalusian dressage horse, a Sheltie, and two Siamese cats.