A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue Review | Mackenzi Lee

“God bless the book people for their boundless knowledge absorbed from having words instead of friends.”

– Mackenzi Lee
Colouring Pages – from epicreads.com


Henry “Monty” Montague was intended to be a gentleman, however he knows in his mind he wants to pursue gambling, drinking and spending some good quality time with men and women. Monty, Felicity (Monty’s sister) and his best friend Percy take on the adventure of travelling Europe on a Grand tour.

Little does Percy know that Monty has a gigantic crush on him and while back home Monty’s dad is expecting him to take over the estate when he returns however Monty may be in for a couple of surprises along the journey of his lifetime. While he makes some questionable and reckless decisions that turns their glorious trip into a survival showdown. It ultimately shows Monty what is truly important in his life.

  • Pages – 513
  • Author – Mackenzie Lee
  • Published – June 27th 2017
  • Rating – 4.5
  • Genres: Historical, Romance, Young Adult


This book was fun, light and extremely heart warming.

I don’t think I’ve giggled to myself as much as I did when I read this brilliant story. It involves Pirates and Highway men, all due to Monty’s terrible shenanigans. You find yourself sitting there as if your Monty’s mother saying ‘Oh Monty, not again jolly old chap!’ (I had to add this style to my accent for this to work). The humour was brilliant, so delightful to see something so light-hearted and showed how to pull of a diverse story perfectly.


What Mackenzie did so well? Monty felt like your mate. I found it hilarious when he ran naked through gardens. Yelling to the book ‘GO ON MONTY LAD’. You had this relationship with his character where you felt like a cool hipster parent that wanted what was best for him and also for Percy, but also wanted him to be a teeny tiny little bit sensible. But that’s what I enjoyed about his character so much, I felt like I really knew him.

I read this book in two days, and never regretted a minute of it.

Reading a book that felt so laid back was brilliant. To find a book that was truly an enjoyment to read made me feel like I was back to being a kid again, reading Jacqueline Wilson (Oh Jacqueline…). There were scenes which had me quickly turning the pages, but ones that also made me re-read it twice for THE FEELS. The last page was by far my favourite, re-read that abit too much.



Felicity. The ‘I don’t care what you think of me but I’m a cool ass woman who knows women have a pretty rough time and I’m going to make damn sure I do not follow the typical standards set by society for me’… person. I LOVED HER. She was down to earth, brutally honest and just plain cool really. She put others in their place and wasn’t afraid to stick up for herself. YOU GO GIRL.

‘Ladies haven’t the luxury of being squeamish about blood’

– (Felicity) Mackenzi Lee

Is there anything I disliked? I think the start of the book begins really well and that maybe starts to fall half way through for a short time. Which made for some scenes that I wanted to get out of the way and carry on with the actual plot of the story. HOWEVER, I think if you take this book for face value it is extremely entertaining and it is definitely a book I would happily read again.

End Note. I would say if you want a book that will make you smile and laugh to yourself like a crazy person.

This book is certainly for you.

Even just for the toasty feeling my heart felt on the last page.


Take care lovelies! 



3 thoughts on “A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue Review | Mackenzi Lee

  1. I have this book on Audible but I’m trying to finish listening to the 2nd Game of Thrones book before I start it! I’m super excited though, it sounds like it’s going to be very entertaining.


  2. Amazing review!! I know what you mean that it starts really strongly and then it falls a bit halfway through, but it was still fun enough that I could forgive that. I reread the very end a few times too!!

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