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The Gentleman's Guide to Getting Lucky

Montague Siblings, Book 1.5
Narrated by: Christian Coulson
Series: Montague Siblings, Book 1.5
Length: 2 hrs
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 13 & Up
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Summary

In this funny and frothy novella that picks up where the New York Times best-selling The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue leaves off, freshly minted couple Monty and Percy fumble through their first time together.

Monty’s epic grand tour may be over, but now that he and Percy are finally a couple, he realizes there is something more nerve-wracking than being chased across Europe: getting together with the person you love.

Will the romantic allure of Santorini make his first time with Percy magical, or will all the anticipation and build-up completely spoil the mood?

©2019 Mackenzi Lee (P)2019 HarperAudio

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An excellent romp!

The most hilarious book I’ve read or listened to in years. Seriously by the end of it I was laughing so hard I was wheezing!

Even though it’s only a two hour novella I enjoyed it so much I completely think it was worth a credit.

The perfect little follow on from The gentleman’s guide to vice and virtue, the one problem with it being it just makes you want more Monty and Percy. I almost wish it was a collection of short stories from their life together, but we can live in eternal hope.

The audio performance is perfect and definitely enhances to the book.

Would recommend completely to anyone who has read the first book in the series and has developed a bit of a soft spot for Monty and Percy. Or anyone who has two empty hours on their hands and fancies laughing until they wet themselves.

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meh

I have the same issues with this novella as I did for the original book. Monty makes stupid decision after stupid decision and there would literally be no plot if he just was a normal less annoying person.

This story was cute as times, but Monty is just so frustratingly annoying.

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  • Emily Chiang
  • 26-11-19

Patience is a virtue…

Never has an email excited me quite as much as finding out that all my months of waiting for the next adventures (pray they never end) of these three was finally here! Albeit somewhat shorter to my liking, Christian Coulson has forever ruined audiobooks for me! Thankfully, these months were not in vain! and my thanks to Mackenzi Lee always.

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  • InfirmBookworm
  • 31-01-20

More, please!

This was a great little story to give us a bit more closure on Monty & Percy’s relationship from Book 1. The only reason I’m not giving 5 stars is because I feel like it could’ve been just a bit longer, in order to flesh out the story more. (And especially for the price.) I knew going in that it was a novella, and only 2 hrs, which is fine—I’ll gladly take whatever I’m given of these characters and be grateful. But I do feel like we just weren’t given any actual resolutions to the plot, or the issues brought up here in this story. That being said, though, what we got was super cute and as always Christian Coulson did an excellent job on the narration! This series was the first time I’d listened to anything read by him, and I will now definitely be looking for his other work. He truly does an amazing job embodying the characters and garnering the right emotions. His performance alone is a 10/10!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-01-20

I so wanted more

Coulson is unmatched at this. Truly made this and the first book such a wonderful listen. I loved the first book. This one was a little too short for my liking. Leaves too much to be desired. I hope there'll be another installment.

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  • M.D
  • 18-01-20

Amazing performance as always with CC

As with the first book Christian Coulson performance is on point. I love how he reads those characters so well. And I love the story too of course 😊

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  • Kyle
  • 31-12-19

I enjoyed it

This was a great little story that just adds to the original story. It is worth a ready that adds to the series.

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  • ShannonVM
  • 23-12-19

So much love for Monty and Percy!

I would seriously listen to anything having to do with Monty and Percy, the length of the story would make no difference, I love them that much! This was short but oh so sweet! It left me wanting more, more, more- I'm pretty sure I'd think that no matter what. They are just the cutest boys and I adore them! This story had me laughing out loud, but then getting all up in my feels a minute later. Monty was so unsure of himself, it was adorable and frustrating all at once.
Christian Coulson narration is perfection. I'm pretty sure I said that when I reviewed TGGtV&V, but it's true. He does such a fantastic job bringing Monty, and Percy, and all the other characters, to life. It's such a wonderful experience listening to his performance.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-12-19

Cute, but short

I have to be honest, I somehow missed this was a novella before I bought it... Oops
It is a cute story, and a fun 2 hour listen... But is it $14 worth of cute? Not sure it's worth that much over another regular length novel.

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  • Brandy Burnette
  • 09-12-19

Over and over!

This is the first review I have ever written, but I could not move on without saying how wonderful this book by Mackenzi Lee is. I have enjoyed the series up to this point, but the Guide to Getting Lucky was perfect. I do not want to include any spoilers. I will simply say that the descriptive language that Lee uses in this novella is beautiful. I listened to Christian Coulson (who is the perfect Monty) read certain parts over and over. Love this book. Love this love.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-11-19

It was the best it could be

I think she did an awesome job giving us a little more closure from the first book. I can’t help but feel this addiction was missing some of the charm of the first book that’s why I’m giving it a 4 star review. All in all it was worth the purchase.

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  • Jessica Bailey
  • 28-11-19

Fun

A fun edition to the series. You're going to be screeching with laughter by the end. It was sweet. Percy is boyfriend goals. There's not much to this story. It's not complicated.

My favorite line was, "where you start isn't where you have to end". Which is about Monty trying to be a better person.

I enjoyed diving back into the world of these characters. I wish the book had been longer.