A Perfect Gentleman: A Novel

A Perfect Gentleman: A Novel

by Candace Camp
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A Perfect Gentleman: A Novel by Candace Camp

From New York Times bestselling author Candace Camp comes a delicious and steamy marriage-of-convenience historical romance in A Perfect Gentleman.

Forced to marry an American heiress to save his family, Graeme Parr, Earl of Montclair, vowed their marriage would be in name only. Abigail Price thought handsome, aristocratic Graeme was her knight in shining armor, rescuing her from her overbearing father. But when she was spurned by her husband on their wedding night, Abigail fled home to New York.

Now, years later, Abigail has returned. But this sophisticated, alluring woman is not the drab girl Graeme remembers. Appalled by her bold American ways but drawn to her beauty, Graeme follows her on a merry chase through London’s elegant ballrooms to its dockside taverns—why is his wife back? What could she want of him now?

Torn between desire and suspicion, Graeme fears that Abby, like her unprincipled father, has a devious plan to ruin him. But is Abigail’s true desire Graeme’s destruction...or winning his love at last?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501141584
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication date: 03/28/2017
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 6,495
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Candace Camp is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than sixty novels of contemporary and historical romance, including the bestselling Regency romances Enraptured, Treasured, and The Marrying Season. She grew up in Texas in a newspaper family, which explains her love of writing, but she earned a law degree and practiced law before making the decision to write full time. She has received several writing awards, including the RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award. Visit her at Candace-Camp.com.

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A Perfect Gentleman: A Novel 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Yet another enjoyable read from one of my favorite authors! Graeme and Abby falling in love after ten years being married and apart in addition to solving a mystery together was interesting and suspenseful to the end. I really enjoyed their interaction and am now looking forward to James's and Laura's story in "A Temporary Marriage." The only thing I had difficulty with was the Soldier's Fund and how it came about that Abby's father created the havoc which involved so many characters. I felt something was missing there and underdeveloped in the scheme.
Historical_Romance_Lover 11 months ago
I loved this story!! Abigail was so much fun to read about. She was definitely not your usual society miss. I really like Graeme too. It was fun to watch Abby and Graeme get to know each other since they didn't get to do it when they got married. Then, of course, we have the added mystery of what happened all those years ago. I've been a fan of Camp's for many years and she had done it again with this wonderful story!
HeyerF4n More than 1 year ago
When the Earl's wife returns to England after a 10 year absence, her husband is dismayed. What does she want? Why does she seem so changed from the wallflower who hardly spoke a word to anyone? And what is this inconvenient attraction he feels toward her? Recommended read and only noted two out of place Americanisms! I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.
etoile1996 More than 1 year ago
graeme parr, earl of montclair, has always been a perfect gentleman, at least until his wedding night where he behaves like a total jerk to his young bride. he is upset and angry because her father has forced him into this marriage, and when he tells abby that he intends to never consume their marriage, that he has no respect for her or her father's way of capturing husbands, he doesn't realize how he is shattering her illusions. because his truth is that he is in love with someone else, but for his family's sake, he has been forced to marry for money. so abby and her father can keep the title they've paid for, but they can't take anything else from him. he has nothing left to give. abigail thought he was her knight in shining armor. saving her from a life with an overbearing, tyrannical dad. she had no idea what machinations her father employed behind her back. and when she realizes that her husband isn't the man she thought he was, she runs away, first to the continent, and then to new york, and ten years pass before they see each other again. when abby returns to london, she knows she's going to have to get graeme's attention somehow. he's too proud to just seek her just out of curiosity. it takes a while to get graeme to come round, but once they are able to have a private conversation and lay their cards out on the table, it's clear that there is an attraction between them that sparks wildly out of control when they are in the same room together. and that indulging in that attraction will fulfill graeme's need for an heir and abby's longing for a child. they cling to those excuses, even as they find that they don't wish to be apart from one another. when abby's life is endangered on more than one occasion, graeme brings her into his home. they also start working together on figuring out whether or not his father really was guilty of robbing his charity. that particular piece of intelligence is what abby's father used to blackmail graeme into the marriage. watching graeme and abby's relationship deepen over their desire for each other and to solve the mystery is a delight. these two characters are so clearly in love with each other, that the fact that it takes them so long to realize, verbalize their love to each other is a little frustrating. but they get there, and it's so worth it. also, i am so excited for the next book in this series, both helen and james are great secondary characters in a perfect gentleman. and it makes perfect sense that they'd be paired together and i can't wait. **a perfect gentleman will publish on march 28, 2017. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/gallery, threshold, pocket books in exchange for my honest review.
BookReview4you More than 1 year ago
A Perfect Gentleman ' A Perfect Gentleman' by Candace Camp is the story of Graeme and Abby. Ms. Camp is one of my favorite authors so as soon as I saw her name with this book I had to have it. So happy to say that this book did not disappoint! I could not put the book down so I ended up reading it until the early hours of the morning....still worth the book-hangover! Graeme and Abby story actually started about 10 years ago when they were married. Graeme was pretty much blackmailed in to marring Abby by her father. Abby knew her father was very controlling and a harsh business man but did not have a clue what her father was doing to Graeme. So right after the wedding Graeme made it clear that he did not want her nor is she every to hold his heart. That he is in love with someone else. Graeme also told her some of what her father had done. Graeme then walked out. Well Abby being a young 18 year old was heart broken and she up and left London. Abby headed back to NY to make a life for herself. Now 10 years later she is back in London and Graeme isn't happy about it. He at first tries to talk her into leaving and going back but it does not work. Abby has chanced a lot in physical and internal appears which has made it hard for Graeme to resist her. But when Abby starts to get notes telling her there is more going on to her marriage 10 years ago than she knows so goes forward to find out...which puts her in danger. Can Graeme get past his feeling he thought he had for Abby and move forward with the new feelings that are coming out? Can he help keep Abby safe when someone is out to hurt her? This was another great story by Ms. Camp!"My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read.
MariaRoseDariotis More than 1 year ago
Graeme Parr has sold his soul and betrayed the woman he loves to save his family from financial ruin. He's a man deceived by his new American wife—she has bought herself a husband with a title. He swears that the only thing he'll give his wife is his name—nothing more—and he makes sure he lets her know on their wedding day. Abigail Price is overjoyed that the Earl of Montclair will be her husband. He's handsome, sophisticated, and everything she's always dreamt of—a gallant knight rescuing her from her overbearing father. A husband to cherish, and love, a family with which to belong. Her dreams are shattered when on their wedding night he rejects he,r leaving her alone and brokenhearted. Fleeing to New York, she never looked back until . . . Fast forward ten years later to a more mature and stunning Abigail, when she returns to England with a proposition for her husband. Graeme is flustered and stunned at her appearance and dreads the scandal. All he wants is his wife to go back the way she came. But when attempts on her life are made, he's forced to keep her close, and all he can think of is keeping her closer. Can Graeme leave his suspicions aside and try to salvage his marriage? Can Abigail win his love or will he reject her once again? A true page turner, this story has intrigue and mystery. Emotions and desires have Graeme slowly shedding his uptight self and accepting his feelings for Abby. A hero who redeems himself a heroine worth fighting for and a love that has survived the test of time. Candace Camp writes a wonderful story of mystery and blackmail with some steamy scenes that are scandalous. Star rating 4 1/2 Steam rating 4 1/2 Received a complimentary copy from NetGalley for my honest opinion
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
1871 Graeme Parr, Earl of Montclair, has married American heiress, Abigail (Abby) Price for her money and she knows it. Graeme is in love with another woman but is doing his duty to save his family. Abby hopes that she can win his love in time. But on their wedding night Graeme informs Abby that their marriage is in name only and that he is in love with someone else. 1881 Graeme learns from his friend that his wife in in town. After the shocking news given her by Graeme, Abby returned to New York and has stayed there for 10 years. Why is she back? Graeme’s mother tells him that she learned Abby is going to act as a matchmaker between wealthy American girls and British noblemen needing money. Graeme’s family is in a tizzy thinking that Graeme should go to London and bring Abby to his home, Lydcombe Hall. However, he has decided he will simply make her leave England. Seeing one another again at a soiree is awkward for Graeme because he sees Abby as the beautiful and poised woman she has become. However, he acts cool to her. She tells him that she wants a baby and realizing he needs an heir, he agrees. In the meantime, Abby insists that she maintain her independence by living in a hotel room and Graeme will live in his London home. Later, she finds a cryptic and unsigned message left for her in her hotel room asking if she wants to know the truth about her marriage. Puzzled, she wonders what this means. But when a meeting with this mystery man turns deadly, Abby moves in with Graeme. Together, they finally get to know one another and romance sparks. However, there is a mystery of misplaced funds that hangs over the memory of Graeme’s deceased father and Graeme and Abby seek to find the answer. This is a good marriage of convenience story that takes the reader from the hurt and resentment to understanding. Graeme is a bit of a stick but Abby is a total sweetheart. Do read this story and I’m sure it will warm your heart. Copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.