A Perfect Gentleman Author:Barbara Metzger Award-winning author Barbara Metzger spins a delightful tale of a man-for-hire who finds his latest client is worth working for, and a spirited woman who learns that love has no price.... — Viscount Aubrey "Stony" Wellstone is at the end of his rope -- and the end of his family's once-great fortune. Desperate, he tries his luck at the gaming tabl... more »es, where an offer to exchange his debts for a gentlemanly favor leads to a profitable new profession... as an honorable escort accompanying the cream of the ton.
Fiercely independent Ellianne Kane would normally have no use for an upper-class attendant -- but she is in dire need. Her younger sister has vanished while in London, and she aims to find her. Only Stony's knowledge of proper society can help her in her quest. And only Stony can prove to her that there is far more to him than money....« less
Barbara Metzger is fast becoming one of my favorite authors. Her books are often humorous, fast paced, and full of twists and unexpected turns. There's no explicit sex, which is refreshing. You can only take so much explicit sex before it gets boring. Metzger is never boring. Some of her earlier books are smaller than normal; I found those easy to read in a day. They're hard to put down. I'm now collecting copies of all her books.
This was a cute regency book - a young gentleman trying to save his family's fortunes finds income helping peers by escorting their daughters and wards. His "job" is exposed and things are not looking so good when he gets an invitation from a young lady and her aunt. She isn't trying to get launched in society - looking for her missing sister.