Cait’s Review of “The Gentleman’s Guide to Getting Lucky” by Mackenzie Lee

By: Cait Marie


In this funny and frothy novella that picks up where the New York Times bestselling 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?


I’ve now read The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue three times, and I loved it just as much as the first time. I’m re-reading the series to prepare for the third book and realized I hadn’t reviewed this novella.

This short story is a mess in all the best ways.

I love Monty and Percy with my whole heart. Monty is obnoxious, but he has a good heart and a troubled past. Percy is the cinnamonest cinnamon roll to have ever existed. Together, these best friends never fail to find trouble, but their love for each other is so pure.

There’s no plot to this story; it’s literally just them trying to sleep together, but their attempts are thwarted every time. It’s hilarious. Enough to make me laugh out loud, which almost never happens while reading.

Despite the title and what the book is about, it is still very much YA. It is not graphic at all. Nothing is “shown” on the page.

This story is more like a little bonus epilogue of the first book. It’s almost as if the author decided to write their own fanfic of the characters, and I am 100% here for it.

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