Reading: The Nobleman's Guide to Scandal and Shipwreck by Mackenzie Lee

A wonderful end to a fun trilogy with flawed growing characters, piracy, adventure, and a shitton of anxiety.

Reading History

First Read: January 16, 2022 - January 28, 2022
Reading Counter: 1
Rating: 5 - Amazing.

Summary & Thoughts

Warning: Spoilers ahead!

An excellent portrayal of mental health issues. Another exceptional book in the series. I can’t even tell you which book I liked best. She deals so well with issues of homophobia, racism, sexism, mental health, and all without making them a big deal. It’s a great balance.

Another epic adventure story, this time following the youngest Montague. I admit, I had forgotten about him. I definitely didn’t expect a book about him, even though I knew the series was called The Montague Siblings. Yeah, I know. Anyway, we follow Adrian as he tries to solve the mystery of a broken spyglass his mother left him. He’s engaged to Luisa, but she stays in London while he solves the mystery. He runs into Monty along the way, who is living with Percy and running a shipping company. Monty pretends to hate Adrian, but still agrees to find Felicity with him. They get stopped by some Crown and Cleaver people, and it turns out Felicity was banished. They still manage to find her. In the end, Adrian almost drowns in Iceland but gets rescued by Simm, Felicity, and Monty. They live together on a property owned by Adrian. Percy and Monty finally get married. Monty starts an adventure series for a publication and earns enough to buy the little cottage they stay in. Felicity gets reinstated with the university and will help Adrian with social reform. Luisa and Adrian are also about to get married. He is a politician and writer. His anxiety is still bad, but he’s getting better at living with it. Luisa and Felicity are friends. George (the sailor who took over the pirate ship from the second book) is Percy’s friend. Everyone is getting along well.

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