Book Review

Book Review: Gentleman Jim (Somerset Stories #2) by Mimi Matthews

Rating: ★★★★★
Audience: Historical Romance
Length: 378 pages
Author: Mimi Matthews
Publisher: Perfectly Proper Press
Release Date: November 10th, 2020
Image & Other Reviews on: Goodreads


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, Nicholas is the rumored son of notorious highwayman Gentleman Jim. When Fred frames him for theft, Nicholas escapes into the night, vowing to find his legendary sire. But Nicholas 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?


Okay. I am a SUUUUUCKER for a revenge plot with an alpha hero (who’s not a jerk, that protective broody stuff though? ALL DAY LONG). I LOVED this book and it had me in a complete hold the entire day it took me to listen to it.

I loved the second chance romance. It had a bit of a flair with the hidden identities and new stations in life. There was fantastic push and pull and so much flippin’ chemistry between Nicholas and Margaret I could not handle it. I LOVE MIMI MATTHEWS BOOKS.

The plot is steady and uber romantic. I loved alllll of the intense moments. There’s a good bit of action and these two are flat out combustible. I seriously can’t think about anything else other than these two. Perfectly placed vulnerable moments, THE KISSES, the reconnection through change and hardships. All of the complexity of family dynamics and finding a way to be together. It’s all here. It’s so good.


Overall audience notes:

  • Historical Romance
  • Language: none
  • Romance: kisse
  • Violence: medium
  • Trigger/Content Warnings: gun violence, false imprisonment, sexual assault (unwanted forceful attempt at kissing someone), loss of loved ones, physical altercations

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