Series: The Sons of the Revolution #2
Also in this series: The Making of a Duchess, The Rogue Pirate's Bride
Genres: Historical, Historical Romance, Regency, Romance
Twelve years in prison has stripped him of his humanity…
Armand, Comte de Valère has lost the ability to interact with polite society, until his family hires him a beautiful tutor, and he starts to come alive again…
Saving him is her only chance to escape a terrible fate…
Felicity Bennett vows she'll do whatever it takes to help Armand fight back the demons that have held him captive for so long…
With Felicity's help, Armand begins to heal, until a buried secret threatens to destroy their growing passion…
Not completely believable, but still awesome.
Thoughts on The Making of a Gentleman
Sooooo. Let me just begin by saying that I liked this book. We’ll get that out of the way right now. I think book 1 was probably my favorite, and that’s likely because of some… aspects that were relatively unbelievable in THIS book.
The picture we get of Armand in The Making of a Duchess is one of an extremely… stunted(?) man. He can’t talk, doesn’t appear to understand what’s going on, and is pained by touching. That’s how The Making of a Gentleman starts off, so suffice to say, Armand went through some SERIOUS transformations in this book.
I just don’t know how much of that transformation I can believe. It kind of makes me want to go out and research psychological issues like this, where someone goes mute after a traumatic experience. You know, rather than read the book or write my review.
I chose to suspend my belief instead of getting annoyed or questioning the logic behind it because I was looking for an escape, and Shana Galen provides that. And it was kind of cool to see how Felicity managed to break through Armand’s defenses and walls.
And, of course, this book sets up the next in the series and I can’t wait to dig in.