May 14

The Modern Gentleman by Meghan Quinn Review



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Have you ever hit rock bottom?

I embarrassingly have.

It’s why I’m wearing my girl’s decorative scarf over my head, clutching her lady drink to my chest, and singing ever so softly to Joni Mitchell while swaying back and forth.

This is what therapists refer to as LOSING IT.

Oldest story in the book: boy meets girl, boy falls for girl, boy screws up MASSIVELY, girl tells boy to suffocate in the fruits of his very own unborn children.

Heard it before? I’m sure you have.

So what’s so different about this story? Well, it’s about me, The Modern Gentleman, New York City’s top advice columnist, and my rather ungraceful downfall from my pristinely polished pedestal.

It’s about a girl I met who threw all my proven theories to the wind and left me awkward, needy, and absolutely head-over-wingtipped shoes in love.

This is a story about June Lacy and how she single-handedly dismantled The Modern Gentleman.

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How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days is one of my favorite romantic comedy films. The Modern Gentleman takes that premise, spins it on its head and kicks it in the… shin. Meghan puts her own twist on that storyline, and the result was uproariously funny. Wes and June were the epitome of opposites attracting—they couldn’t be more different. An advice columnist to the male masses, Wes’ claim to fame is schooling men in all things gentlemanly. From grooming to behavior to relationships, Wes prides himself on guiding frat boys into polished and mature men.

June July is less than impressed by Wes, and she doesn’t mind letting him know it. From their not quite cute first meeting through each of their dates gone wrong, she’s schooling Wes on life and challenging him in ways he’s never experienced before. All his go-to moves, the ones he routinely gives out to his followers, are not working at all with June, and the normally put-together and unflappable guy is constantly left scrambling. The banter, the sexual tension, the hilarious situations and the sweet, sexy, slow burn romance blend brilliantly into an unputdownable, addictive story positively brimming with swoon.

Heart-warming, simmering with heat and laugh-out-loud hilarious, The Modern Gentleman was one of the most charming, endearing and entertaining romantic comedies I’ve read in a long time, and it was exactly what I wanted to read right now. I practically inhaled it in a day, and I enjoyed every second of this feel-good, flirty and fun romcom. Five smooches from me for The Modern Gentleman by Meghan Quinn!

~Danielle Palumbo




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