A Gentleman Says I Do
by Amelia Grey
Iverson Brentwood doesn't like being made the butt of a joke, and he and his twin are on the lips of everyone in London society after a parody written by Sir Phillip Crisp. It seems that ever since Iverson and his brother returned to England everyone has been speculating as to why they look so much like a man who isn't their father. By using his fists, Iverson managed to stop the gossip until…”A Tale of Two Gentleman” appears in one of the papers. Resolving to use his fists once again to make his point, Iverson is flummoxed when Sir Phillip is out and Iverson comes face to face with his daughter instead.
Catalina Crisp if the glue that holds their misfit household together. Being the practical one in a houseful of dreamers is not easy, yet Catalina Crisp manages to keep the household afloat by covering for her father when he follows his muse. She never knows when her father will disappear, nor when he will return—or with whom. The Crisp household is staffed by misfits that her father found on his journeys When Iverson Brentwood shows up on her doorstep demanding to see her father, and wanting to break his fingers if another installment of "The Tale" is published, Catalina faces her biggest problem yet.
Iverson comes to her house everyday looking for her father, and as Catalina spends more time with him, she finds she may be just as romantic as her father and aunt but, what will Iverson do when the next installment appears in the paper, and what will he say when he finds out that Catalina was the one who actually finished the story instead of her father?
A Gentleman Says “I Do” is part of a series but stands very well on its own. I had not read the previous book and I didn't feel like I was missing anything. I liked Iverson and his twin brother, and I look forward to reading about him as well. Catalina was an all-around nice character, meaning she was always nice. She never once got her lather up, which was a little odd. She got upset when she couldn't get the story back from the paper but, she didn't really get angry, she kept thinking that her father would come back and take care of things. I found this a little contradictory considering she was the one who handled all of the money issues when her father couldn't be bothered with it, so it was just a little strange that she accepted that defeat so easily.
Iverson stayed true to the character that was introduced in the beginning, despite being flummoxed by all the members of the Crisp family. When he finally meets Sir Phillip towards the end of the book, things do not go as he thought they would and it cracked me up. I did love Iverson's character though and thought Catalina was a good fit for him. One looks to kindness first, while the other looks to fists, and she was able to temper him.
A Gentleman Says “I Do” is a nice story, with nice characters and some funny moments to while away a few fun hours.
Reviewed by: Valarie Pelissero
“He comes seeking blood for a story that was written, and finds love instead.”
May 2012, 352 pages
Iverson Brentwood has finally met his match. Catalina Crisp heats his blood like no other lady. Her alluring countenance has stopped him dead in his tracks. But no matter how attracted he is to her, he can't give into his desire to possess her in every way... she is the daughter of the man he's sworn to destroy.
Catalina's father is a well-known writer, but wastrel whose disappearances continuously put them close to destitution. Something drastic must change, so it is with quill in hand, that Catalina completes her father's latest parody of Iverson and Matson Brentwood's spectacular arrival in London. When the story hits the newsprint, a darkly handsome man is at her door, looking for her father.
Seeing the dashing rogue in the flesh, for a bewildering moment dallying with the rake seems like the perfect fictional escape—and it's all she can do not to give into the madness of the intriguing man.