If Mackenzi Lee tapped a direct line into my id and wrote a book based on what she found there, she couldn’t have done much better than this fantastically charming, extremely well-written queer historical YA romance. Henry Montague is set to inherit his father’s estate, but only after he spends a year on his Grand Tour with his best friend and secret beloved, Percy. But when Things Happen and Monty finds himself on the run from violent noblemen with his younger sister Felicity and Percy in tow, it takes every bit of their combined intelligence and resolve to work through the obstacles in front of them. There are too many things I loved about this book to mention them all, but let’s go with these: Percy is a canonically disabled black Briton whose character is informed by but not defined by those traits; Felicity is smart and strong-willed without becoming an emotionless Strong Female Character; and when Monty messes up (which he does! So often!), he learns to apologize and atone so that he can be a better person for the two of them and for himself. I can’t wait to put this book in the hands of library patrons! Highly recommended. (Thanks to Katherine Tegen Books and Edelweiss for the Advanced Reader’s Copy!)

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