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Rating: 5 Stars

“We are not broken things, neither of us. We are cracked pottery mended with lacquer and flakes of gold, whole as we are, complete unto each other. Complete and worthy and so very loved.”

I loved this book. I bought this close to when it came out. I actually listened to part of this story on audiobook while I read along with it because I heard that the narrator who voiced it was pretty good, which I thought it was as well.

Monty was a very well written character because his personality showed through consistently throughout the book and in every situation, he encountered on their voyage. He’s witty and hilarious, and unapologetically bisexual.

This book was very enjoyable to read, it was funny, and the way the story was told was quite interesting. They ran into many issues, from getting into drunk nonsense and misbehaving to falling in love and getting caught up in a manhunt.

“I am somehow stuck with an obstinate mount that resembles less a horse and more a leggy sausage, and seems fond of ingesting my commands and then ignoring them in their entirety.”

The relationship between Monty and Percy is incredibly adorable and innocent. Monty has been with multiple people for meaningless sex, but when it comes to his best friend, he’s head over heels for him and willing to risk his own life for him. There was lots of flirting, and small kisses all throughout the book that gave me all the feels.

Also Monty’s sister Felicity is pretty bad ass too, I think without her along on their Grand Tour, they wouldn’t have been able to get through the situations as well as they did. She also was breaking societal norms, but she showed how caring she really is.

Overall, this book was a very well written romantic, historical fiction comedy and it was very enjoyable to read. I cannot wait to see what’s in store for the next story with Felicity.

“The stars dust gold leafing on his skin. And we are looking at each other, just looking, and I swear there are whole lifetimes lived in those small, shared moments.” 

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