Saturday 29 August 2020

Book Review: Gentleman Jim by Mimi Matthews (Historical Romance)

Title: Gentleman Jim
Author: Mimi Matthews
Publisher: Perfectly Proper Press
Publication Date: 3 November 2020
eBook - EPUB
Historical Romance
ARC via NetGalley

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 the other? Or with a little luck—and a lot of daring—will he find a way to have them both?


Gentleman Jim was another entertaining historical romance from Mimi Matthews. There was a good balance of adventure and romance, and the story moved along at a good pace throughout. Both Margaret and John came across well as characters, and the resolution of the tale was pleasing and nicely portrayed. The world building, meanwhile, presented enough information to set the scene and establish the period without resorting to info dumping. Recommended to fans of historical/regency romance. A solid 4.5 stars from me.

I received this book as a free eBook ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 

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