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New York Times and USA Today Bestseller!"Grey neatly matches up a sharp-witted heroine with an irresistibly sexy hero and lets the romantic sparks fly in her latest cleverly conceived Regency historical."--BooklistIn this dazzling Regency romance from an acclaimed author, notorious bachelor, Iverson Brentwood, has finally met his match. Catalina Crisp heats his blood likeNew York Times and USA Today Bestseller!"Grey neatly matches up a sharp-witted heroine with an irresistibly sexy hero and lets the romantic sparks fly in her latest cleverly conceived Regency historical."--BooklistIn this dazzling Regency romance from an acclaimed author, notorious bachelor, Iverson Brentwood, has finally met his match. Catalina Crisp heats his blood like no one ever has. But no matter how attracted he is, he can't give into his desire--for she is the daughter of the man he's sworn to destroy.The daughter of a famous writer, Catalina Crisp has helped her father publish a parody that makes Iverson Brentwood's whole family the talk of the town, and not in a good way.Furious and threatening, Iverson storms into Catalina's house, demanding satisfaction, but the infamous rake has finally met his match. With her cool demeanor and intense intelligence, Catalina heats his blood like no other woman in his notorious history...Praise for A Gentleman Never Tells: "Grey combines wit and charm in another enchanting, delicious romance."--RT Book Reviews"Well written and entertaining."--Night Owl Romance Reviewer Top Pick"Humor, romance, mystery, and comedy of errors...All of it well done."--Books Like Breathing"Grey has created an intriguing tale of love, determination, scandal, and secrets in this delightfully captivating romantic encounter."--Rundpinne...

Title : A Gentleman Says "I Do"
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ISBN : 9781402239762
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Number of Pages : 352 Pages
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A Gentleman Says "I Do" Reviews

  • Shan ~ A ~
    2019-06-17 15:18

    I read this a few weeks ago and thought that I had already written a review, but I see that I was wrong. I loved Catalina and Iverson. I am a romance lover, especially historical romance. It is something about that times that draws me, even though I wouldn't trade the freedom that we women have today for nothing in the world. I would like to think that if I were living in that time Catalina is the woman I would like to emulate. She was intelligent, beautiful, and considering the time she lived in, very independent.Iverson was the perfect man for her to fall in love with, and she the perfect woman for him. Anyone else would have bored them both to tears. When you have someone as headstrong as Catalina you definitely need a man who can stand up and match wits and intelligence with her, but someone who also allows her to be herself and love her for it and vice versa. I didn't know that the book was part of a series until I started reading, but I am looking forward to going back to the first book and continuing on with the next. I am waiting with bated breath for Matson's story and to see what happens next in the Brentwood's lives.

  • Farrah
    2019-05-31 10:12

    A Gentleman Says "I Do" is a magnificent book that showcases a true love that can overcome anything. This sweet romance will enchant.The story is fairly straightforward. Catalina is a young woman whose author father is prone to taking off at a moment's notice, leaving her to finish his works so that they can get the necessary money. When she finishes a story about two scandal-prone twin brothers, one of the real life brothers comes to confront her father about the story. When she and Iverson begin a relationship, she has to keep her part in the story a secret lest that knowledge tear them apart.Catalina is a lovely character. She is kind and realistic and can be incredibly stubborn. She handles Iverson's temper deftly, matching it with her own. The fact that her father is off in his own world most of the time means she had to grow and mature faster than any other young woman and his tendency to bring home unfortunates has taught her to be kind. Iverson hot it's ridiculous. He has a fiery temper and is extraordinarily impulsive but he's still an absolute sweetheart to Catalina. He's protective of the people he loves, from his family to, later, Catalina. Even when he's angry with Catalina, he's still the sweetest gentleman. It was so endearing.The other characters were fun to read about, particularly Aunt Elle. She was hilarious; the woman does not know how to hold her drink. Her antics were incredibly entertaining.The story was engaging and ending perfectly. I wouldn't have changed a single word. The entire book is a masterpiece of romance.5/5Thanks to Netgalley for a copy!

  • Daisy
    2019-05-23 15:13

    You guys know that historical romance is one of my many guilty pleasures right? Because they are. I love the romance and the drama and the dresses and the men being manly and ALL THE EMOTIONS. And it always makes me a little sad when I don't feel much of anything while reading them, and that's exactly what happened with this one. First off, the summary is misleading. Iverson isn't out to destroy Catalina's father, he just wants to threathen him a bit to make him stop writing things about his family. If he really were, he would have seduced Catalina right then and there and ruined her in society's eyes. But that's just my opinion. No matter how much it kept appearing in the story: I couldn't picture Iverson as the Rake of Baltimore. Even though he keeps insisting he's not a gentleman, his actions spoke louder and he was definitely not ruthless or anything. I liked Iverson very much up until about the end of A Gentleman Says I Do, but we'll get to that.Catalina was an interesting character, she's loyal and loving and cares a great deal about everyone and puts herself last. There were just some times when I felt myself going WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU THINKING??? and could see trouble coming from literally MILES away. And that bothered me, because while everyone can make mistakes, these were pretty big ones and she sometimes seemed clueless when she was described as smart and responsible earlier. So the main characters were nice enough. I did however take issue with Catalina's aunt and her father. I couldn't fathom how these two adults could be so clueless to money issues and well, basically everything. How did they make it to their respectable age? This baffles me. I could not figure out how they remembered to take a breath on their own. Seriously. And I'm sure Catalina's father is very charming and all, but he's definitely also a royal ass. Just up and leaving your daughter every time the fancy strikes is not very good parenting. Also, his casual attitude when he finally showed up annoyed me a lot.And then there's the matter of Iverson and Catalina's romance. I thought they rubbed along pretty well, but I'm just a bit tired of the insta-love that's creeping into these novels lately. And it goes hand in hand with the insta-knowing of each other's souls that weirds me out. I mean, it takes time to get to figure out what makes someone tick and you don't do it within 5 minutes of meeting someone. I did like that they didn't immediately jump into bed, but they just kept talking during their kissing and other intimacies and not in a way that you'd think, it sounded a bit too polite for the things they were doing and it weirded me out a bit. Also, can you gasp while kissing? I've been trying to picture it, but it sounds rather hard to me.And I really disliked that after Iverson forgives Catalina for keeping one big thing from him and then not even half a day later finds out ANOTHER, even BIGGER thing she didn't tell him, he's just 'she didn't trust me, how can I make her trust me?'. I mean WHAT?? SHE was the one that did something wrong and he's trying to figure out how to make her trust him? WTF? I would have liked for him to have made a bigger deal out of this, cause Catalina's been agonising over it for most of the story and then it's just swept under the rug like it's no biggie. Which it was.Mostly, I just wasn't feeling it and if I had been I could have probably gotten over my complaints. The writing is pretty good and engaging, but the story itself just didn't seem to work for me.My rating: 2 stars

  • Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
    2019-05-23 14:18

    Originally posted at: http://www.longandshortreviews.blogsp...A sparkling love story from the core out, A Gentleman Says "I Do" has a hero and heroine who grab one’s heart and take it on a magical journey from antipathy to ecstatic love.Threatening a young lady’s father with bodily harm does not engender trust—a truth Iverson Brentwood has to work around as he and the enchanting Catalina Crisp engage in a stimulating, on-going verbal scrimmage that verges on all-out warfare. Neither seems to gain much advantage over the other as emotions run high and gossip runs rampant.When The Daily Herald publishes Phillip Crisp’s parody “A Tale of Three Gentlemen”, London’s Society finds it highly entertaining, but Iverson Brentwood does not. He feels it shows his deceased mother in a bad light. The parody is not funny to him and he intends to stop the writing of anymore such innuendo.Since he and his twin brother Matson have used the “bad twin—good twin” routine in business with great success, he’s become accustomed to being the bad twin—“Rake of Baltimore”. He sees no reason why his “bad” approach won’t succeed with Mr. Phillip Crisp, the writer of the uncomplimentary parody. He, of course, had not taken into account Mr. Crisp’s unflappable, pleasant, irritating daughter Catalina. She shows no fear of his arrogant, authoritative, impatient demeanor, but answers him as an equal and even with a touch of amusement.An interesting group of secondary characters enliven the plot. Catalina’s alcoholic Aunt Elle, her irresponsible but charming father, and the assortment of servants in their house who are more or less the discards of society all look to Catalina for taking care of their needs and keeping the household solvent—frightfully difficult in the best of times and has become nigh impossible. These characters, even though worrisome, create an undercurrent of humor and a bit of mystery.Amelia Grey gives the reader a sense of place and time with wonderful descriptions of places and activities of the period. Her subtle metaphors and great character development make the characters come alive. Of course, the love scenes escalating from sweet and gentle to sizzling sexual send the heart racing.How the hero and heroine work through their lack of trust in each other to that ethereal state where love conquers all makes captivating reading. The happy-ever-after of A Gentleman Says "I Do" gives the reader that sighing, “Oh,Yes!” feeling.

  • Lynelle
    2019-06-07 14:06

    Catalina Crisp is the daughter of a poet and has found herself put in the position of needing to help finish some of her father’s work in order to get the money they need to pay for the house, staff, etc,. Her father is flighty, with his head in the clouds and tends to take off in a moment’s notice and therefore Catalina has had to become the practical one in the family and had to take over the books at the age of 16. One of the stories she had to finish happens to be a parody based on the Brentwood twins. I really liked Catalina’s character, she’s taken on a lot of responsibility, takes care of everyone else before herself, and this has made her a strong person. I loved how stubborn she was how she was able to handle Iverson’s temper without flinching. Iverson Brentwood is the aggressive Brentwood twin (his brother Matson is the peacemaker) who has the reputation as the Rake of Baltimore. He’s got a big temper and very impulsive but he is very protective and loyal to his family and those he cares about. There are questions about his past that he doesn’t want aired out to everyone, so when this parody about his family comes out, he is determined to put a stop to it. When he goes to confront the author, he instead finds himself faced with Catalina. No matter that he’s dealing with a woman, he doesn’t back down and ends up threatening bodily hard to her father if he ever writes another word about his family. Right away he finds Catalina strong, seductive and every ounce his equal, he’s met his match. I loved and was captivated by Catalina and Iverson’s story. Everything is laid out for you and I loved that there isn’t any sneakiness (well, besides Catalina withholding some information). I love how Iverson is very straight forward from the beginning and is a man of his word. I found him to be quite the sweetheart and I just loved him. Catalina is strong, compassionate, protective, and doesn’t back down or lets herself be intimidated. I loved how their feelings and relationship developed and you just have to keep waiting for the other shoe to drop, when Iverson finds out Catalina’s role in writing the story, how will he react! I was rooting for them and hoping that everything turned out ok. ARC Provided by NetGalley

  • steph
    2019-05-27 15:16

    This book was cute. It took me a bit to get into it, just because I wasn't in the right frame of mind to be reading romantic fiction but once I cleared my head and started reading, I couldn't stop. I had a thing for Catalina and Iverson right from the very beginning of the book, right from the moment he barged into her house unannounced, livid and absolutely determined to see her father about the parody he wrote about about Iverson and his twin brother. A parody that maybe slandered their dead mother's good name (the horror!). Catalina refuses to be quelled by his anger however, it's quite funny the way she stands up to him, and tells him she hasn't seen her wandering father in a few days. Of course, Catalina has a secret because she's the one who wrote really that parody about the twins not her poet father, but how is she to tell Iverson about that without him a) wanting to kill her or b) exposing her secret? And so, the story begins.It was enjoyable. I really enjoyed the secondary characters -Catalina's aunt, her odd assortment of servants, Iverson's twin brother etc- but I mostly enjoyed the interaction between Catalina and Iverson themselves. It felt real and natural and I liked when the secrets finally came out, neither one was over dramatic about it as can often become the case in romantic novels of this nature. Instead, both characters behaved much as I would have expected real life people to behave and I enjoyed that, as it made me love them even more and root for them to get their HEA.I haven't read any other books by this author but I will say, I plan to read the next one in this series as soon as it comes out about Iverson's twin brother (honestly, so excited for the way that couple was set up in this book!). Also, I want to add, I didn't realize this book was part of a series until after I read it, the book worked well as a standalone, with only few references to other characters/experiences that must have come from the previous novels, none of which lessened my enjoyment of this book.*ARC PROVIDED BY NETGALLEY

  • Avid Booker
    2019-05-24 16:15

    I could not seem to get into this book. No matter how hard I tried. It took me three pickups to actually finish this book. I bought this book November 13th 2015 and didn't get to it till now. Trust me I had plenty of time when my tbr shelf was low or none and I just looked at this book and decided not to. After buying it for some reason even the storyline held no interest for me.So when I finally got into let me tell you... It took me over 3 weeks to finish this one book. It caused me to go into a reading slump. I personally wasn't connected to the characters. They were flat and didn't hold my interest. How was Iverson a rake again? And if Catalina was so beautiful and charming how come she didn't snag herself a husband a long time ago?Oh and Iverson forgave her waaaay too quickly. She didn't deserve your affection anymore. Her father and her Aunt were literally the most irresponsible people i've ever seen. Like what would they do without her, truly? How were they getting by before her??I don't know how Iverson didn't beat the shit out of her Father.....that's all. And how she forgave her Father after all the bullshit.Quotes:On impulse Catalina called to him. He stopped removed his hat again, and looked back at her. She lifted her chin. "My aunt spoke out of turn. I will not dance with you at Lady Windham's."Mr. Brentwood gave her a devilishly handsome grin, and her stomach tightened."I wasn't planning on asking you."

  • Laura Reading
    2019-06-09 12:10

    You can read other reviews to see what the storyline is. I will tell you that I like the book. It was an easy read and a fast read. I finished it between many other tasks in a couple of days. I enjoyed my time reading it.I was gifted the book by the author many months ago and I am sorry I did not read and review it until now. Because if you are in the mood for a good old fashioned romance, this is a story you will enjoy.I had a problem with one aspect of the story, but considering the age of the heroine, I could easily be persuaded of its possibility. And it seemed necessary to the storyline.I look forward to reading more about the relationship of the twin brother and I know I will also pick up more of Amelia Grey's books to be enjoyed. I would recomend this to women more than men, but anyone who likes a historical romance or romance with a bit of adventure. It does not have graphic content.

  • Lynne Tull
    2019-06-04 13:22

    Iverson's story and the fifth book in the series is best story of the five...far and above the other four books. The characters are believable and likable. The story is full of activity to keep the reader engaged. The H/H didn't spend the entire book loving, but not loving; wondering and not wondering whether the other one loved the other one. There was some of that, but it was not the focus of the story. There were a few of those annoying interjections of lustful thoughts by the H/H just so there would enough 'sex' to entice the reader to keep on reading to get to the big 'moment'.I had been waiting to read Iverson's story. Now I have started waiting for his twin brother, Matson, and his tale.Quote as beginning of Chapter 21:'There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.' Epictetus

  • Romancing the Book
    2019-05-29 10:23

    Posted on Romancing the Book's blogReviewed by BriReview Copy provided by NetgalleyAmelia Grey really won me over as a long time reader with A Gentleman Says “I Do”. This was my first book to read by her and I was just riveted. The characters she created were each so three dimensional I want to have novels for all of them! From the flighty father, to the tipsy aunt, to the front door maid who used to work in a brothel this household is very dynamic and slightly scandalous for Regency England. Normally with secondary’s this engaging they can threaten to take the story away from the protagonists.They didn’t.Grey proved her craft is one of organization, talent, and follow through. Iverson and Catalina are a hero heroine you will just fall for. My favorite method of the whole story was learning who Catalina was through Iverson’s eyes. Truly an experience to enjoy.

  • Maris Bennett
    2019-06-09 15:29

    This is the first Amelia Grey book I've read and will definitely not be the last. I found it to be a charming, entertaining read with the hero and heroine trading witty dialogue. Unlike some romance novels, it featured a very strong and confident heroine who was intelligent and proactive. It was a quick read with just the right amount of description, not overly laden with historical details, and tastefully written sex scenes.

  • Lorelei Frank
    2019-05-28 16:22

    loved the story set in an era of such proper etiquette that people feared what others were thinking instead of living their life.I liked that the female (Catalina) was such a strong character standing up for her loved ones as well as herself, in a time that women were afraid to. that proved to make the story funny also.enjoyed the story very much.

  • Molly
    2019-05-20 14:09

    I didn't even bother finishing it. I was bored by the characters and they had no connection.

  • Lisa Jo
    2019-05-22 12:27

    Deliciously charming and thoroughly unique, Amelia Grey's latest novel in the Rouge's Dynasty series is a hit! A GENTLEMAN SAYS ‘I DO' is a breath of fresh air and simply delightful.Miss Catalina Crisp never expected to find a dashing young man on her doorstep furious with rage and demanding to see her father, Sir Philip, the famous and talented writer. Iverson Brentwood's recent discovery of Sir Philips' poetic parodies is certainly nothing to laugh about...well, at least for him. Brentwood knows his family's scandalous tale is the inspiration behind Sir Philip's latest success A Tale of Three Gentlemen. Rather than allowing his family to be the laughing stock of the ton, Iverson is determined to confront the famous poet and demand he stop this embarrassment.Unfortunately, Sir Philip is off chasing his latest muse and isn't at home to hear Iverson's demands. While the ordeal certainly is frustrating, Iverson takes one look at the beautiful Catalina and she instantly captures his attention. While her connection to Sir Philip should be enough to deter Iverson from feeling anything but hatred for the young lady, he finds it does the exact opposite. Catalina is growing quite fond of Iverson as well, but when he finds out she wrote the ending to the upsetting tragedy, that may be one obstacle too many for their love to conquer.Extremely well written and thoroughly entertaining, A GENTLEMAN SAYS ‘I DO' is a romantic treat. Yes, it has fabulous characters and hilarious adventures, but the element that absolutely captured my attention were the subtle moments shared between Iverson and Catalina. It was more than a stolen kiss, it was more than a romantic was about shared smiles, a slight caress on the cheek, or priceless mementos of their connection. These were the things that stood out to me and built their romance. Their romance was breathtaking and watching it take them by surprise was what makes this book incredibly enchanting.The title says it all when it comes to describing Iverson absolute gentleman. At first he tries to be the mean, overbearing brute, but he is simply not that great an actor. His rough edges turn into distinct qualities that make a dashing young man. He was still devilishly charming, yet very understanding and compassionate. His continual kindness toward Catalina was adorable and though this caused him agony at first, it was worth following the development of his feelings for her.Catalina is an unbelievably great heroine. She is such a generous and kind person who usually becomes completely overpowered by her emotions. Easily exposing her emotions doesn't necessarily make her weak, but rather someone to admire. She was always thinking of everyone else first and never selfish to her own needs. I love the heroines in which you discover they hold everything together yet never take credit, constantly keeping their efforts from the ones they love most. This description fit Catalina perfectly. She was a passionate, emotional young woman who held the world on her shoulders and you couldn't help but idolize her because of it.Amelia Grey continually amazes readers in the latest installment of her Rogues' Dynasty series with A GENTLEMAN SAYS ‘I DO.' This novel establishes stellar characters, both at the front of the story and in the background, that create a fabulously enchanting historical romance. Ms Grey easily captures the essence of her characters and the insight into their lives is delightfully entertaining. You can't help but love them and enjoy experiencing their emotional journey. It's just difficult to put into words how enjoyable, fun and entertaining A GENTLEMAN SAYS 'I DO' really is.On top of all that, it is a hopelessly romantic tale that will capture your heart and stay with you long after you have read it. Readers weary of starting a novel in the middle of series should not fear starting with A GENTLEMAN SAYS ‘I DO' for the novel is easily a stand alone that begins and concludes its focus on our precious couple. There is a slight set up for Iverson's brother, but hardly any great length of this book is spent on it. In fact, if you read it too quickly, you might miss it! The one thing you don't want to miss though is reading this novel. With Amelia Grey's beautiful prose and ability to pen a clever, romantic tale, it is entirely too easy to say that 'I do' love this novel! Lisa Jo @ The Romance Reviews

  • Heather Book Savvy Babe
    2019-06-16 16:03

    * This review was first published at Book Savvy Babe blog*3.5 of 5 StarsA Gentleman Says "I Do" is a charming romance read about a stubborn, protective rake who meets his match in a determined, capable woman.I enjoyed this story, Iverson is overall a hot-headed person. He gets upset, and he acts, thinking about consequences later. When an article appears highlighting his family in a less-than-flattering manner, he is very upset and determined to make the author see the error of his ways. The author is Catalina's father, but he is away from home, and no one knows where he is. From the moment he meets Catalina, Iverson is drawn to her, attracted to the woman who is protective of her father, her aunt, and even her servants. After Iverson explains his situation, Catalina feels for him and wants to get the article back, but without her father around, there is not much she can do. She needs her father to come home to take care of the article and to help sort out their fragile finances. Meanwhile, Iverson keeps coming around, pretending to court her as an excuse to keep an eye out for her father. After awhile, the pretend courtship starts to feel more real.I really loved Catalina's character. She is a beautiful woman with a good head on her shoulders. Her father is never around, so she shoulders pretty much all responsibility for running the household and taking care of her aunt. She is practical, level-headed and caring. She always manages to keep her cool, even when Iverson is upset. Iverson, as I've said, he is a hot-head. In his anger about the article and Catalina's father, he says things that he later regrets. His abrupt nature gets the better of him. However, he is a good counter to Catalina's reserve. The pair make a wonderful couple, and their story was fun to read.While I enjoyed the story, the plot is not very complicated. Catalina and Iverson are waiting for Catalina's father, and they have some adventures and experiences while waiting for him to show up. So, the story is more on the simple side, but it is an enjoyable read and the time flew by while I was reading this book.A Gentleman Says "I Do" is book 5 in the series. However, I have not read the previous books in the series, and I had absolutely no trouble reading this book. It can definitely be read as a stand alone. There are references to some other characters stories, but those references only piqued my interest. I am curious about previous stories, and I will likely read more books from this series in the future.With colorful characters and a charming romance A Gentleman Says "I Do" is a delightful story and I recommend it to historical romance readers.*I received this book for review*

  • Danielle
    2019-06-06 13:15

    Review originally posted at Ramblings From This ChickWhen I first saw this on NetGalley I immediately added it to my queue. I've had other books from this author on my TBR pile for quite sometime and I found myself very excited to pick this one up. I shouldn't have gotten myself so worked up because this book left a lot to be desired. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't really bad it was just okay. There wasn't anything that really stuck out for me with this book. It's just a book that has been done before by others and better.Iverson Brentwood is seething mad. When a story is written in the paper about him and his twin brother depicting their mother in not such a good light he decides the only that can be done to rectify the situation is to confront the author himself. When he arrives at the mans home he is confronted by Miss Catalina Crisp, the authors daughter. Of course Iverson immediately finds himself attracted to Catalina. She's beautiful, feisty and she challenges him like no one else.Catalina has a secret. She is actually the one behind the story. For the last three years she has been working on her fathers stories that he leaves unfinished so that they can get paid and keep their roof over their heads. When she is confronted by Iverson, she feels bad for the pain she has caused him and his family but knows he can never learn the truth behind the stories. He will tell everyone and ruin her father. So she keeps it a secret while at the same time she begins to look for her father so he can possibly put a stop to future stories about Iverson and his family from being released in the paper.While all of this is going on, Catalina and Iverson are growing a lot closer. Iverson awakens feelings Catalina has never had before and likewise for Iverson. Iverson is known as the Rake of Baltimore and he in no way wants to settle down, but there is just something about Catalina that calls to him and he keeps finding himself drawn to her.While I felt that the story-line has been done before and it was a little predictable, I will say I really enjoyed the way Catalina and Iverson reacted with one another. The way they both would go back and forth with each other was entertaining to read. They had some really funny moments with one another and some terrific one liners.All in all, this book was okay. Nothing spectacular but not necessarily bad. Just kind of forgettable.**ARC copy provided by NetGalley**

  • Katie Michaels
    2019-05-25 09:16

    Iverson is gunning for the man who wrote an embarrassing parody about his family. He hopes to confront Sir Phillip and to extract a promise that such a story will never be published again. When Iverson knocks on the door, it's not Sir Phillip he finds, but the man's spirited daughter, Catalina, instead.Despite his bluster, Catalina isn't intimidated by Iverson. In fact, she matches his fire and wit in a way no woman ever has. He makes his case to her in her father's absence. He will not tolerate another story about his family and he'll make Sir Phillip pay if another one is published.Iverson has no idea that Catalina helped her father finish the story. Nor can she bring herself to tell him that there are two more installments of the parody, just waiting to be published. She works to pull the new articles, but can't get it done. Then she tries to find her wandering father, but only manages to cross paths with Iverson at every turn.Our hero and heroine fall in love rather quickly, but there is a pall over the relationship as we wait for the anvils to fall on their heads. Iverson is characterized as a rake, though he never acts like one on-page. We simply hear about his terrible reputation. With Catalina, he's actually quite a softy. Despite his tough talk, his pique is easily dampened, and his focus quickly becomes much more about Catalina than her father.The story and the romance are pretty standard for the genre. Nothing jumps out as especially good or bad. It was fairly predictable, but not unpleasant. Iverson's behavior is a contraction to his reputation, so I'm not really sure who he is as a man, but he treats Catalina well despite the circumstances which drew them together. Catalina is a little too good to be true, though naive enough to frustrate me at times. I didn't dislike either one of them, but I didn't invest very deeply in either character for some reason. They just didn't make me feel very much. The sex was ok, though I thought there was little unbelievable dialogue during the act that took away from the scene.This is book 5 in the Rogues Dynasty series, and while there are clear references to other characters or events featured in the previous books, this works fine as a standalone.Rating: C *ARC Provided by NetGalley

  • Cocktails and Books
    2019-06-16 11:25

    Iverson Brentwood, the Rake of Baltimore, returned to London with his twin with the hopes of building their shipping empire on home soil. What he's returned to is being fodder for the gossip mill because of his similar appearance to a certain member of society who is not his father. Hope of the gossip ceases ends when a poet by the name of Sir Phillip Crisp writes a parody of the Brentwood Twins return. Determine to instill the fear of Brentwood into the poet, Iverson stomps over to Chez Crisp and force the man to stop writing about his family. Catalina Crisp has been holding her little family together by a hair. Her father, while a renown poet, has no head for business or managing money. That leaves Catalina to scrimp, save and beg to ensure they can stay in their home in the lifestyle her father wishes to live. It also means that when her father can't be bothered to finish a scheduled piece of work, she must finish it for him. Of course, covering for her father is what lead her to meet Iverson Brentwood.Catalina was a woman who took care of everyone: her father, her aunt, the staff at her home, and always put herself last. That is until Iverson Brentwood. When he should have intimidated her, he intrigued her. She loved verbally sparring with him and knowing that she usually threw him off guard. But she also knew that he made her feel, even when they were debating, that she mattered.Iverson was a man of action and was used to things going according to his plan. Catalina, of course, threw those plans off. But Iverson discovered that with Catalina he found someone who didn't care who he looked like or what he had done in the past, she simply enjoyed him for who he was. He found himself letting go of his anger towards her father and willing to go to whatever lengths necessary to find him simply because it would make her life easier.A cute story with likeable, witty characters that have you turning the page awaiting their next verbal assault.

  • Kat Latham
    2019-06-04 15:24

    Catalina Crisp's father is a well-known poet whose business and parenting skills leave much to be desired. In fact, his complete incompetence (or perhaps indifference) mean that Catalina has to run her household's finances and even complete his poetry for him in order to make money.But when Iverson Brentwood shows up at her door threatening to break her father's hand if he publishes any more poetry mocking Iverson's mother's infidelity, Catalina knows she's up a shit creek without a paddle. Because not only is more of the story set to be published, but she is the one who wrote the ending.It's a great setup, and I was really eager to see where the story would lead. Very quickly, Catalina and Iverson acknowledge - to themselves, if not each other - their attraction. But as Iverson hunts for her missing father, and Catalina tries to find ways to delay publication, the story starts to stagnate a bit. I expected more conflict to develop, or for that conflict to grow bigger and bigger. It didn't really. I really enjoyed reading about their attraction, but there were also scenes where the dialogue felt clunky and unrealistic. For example, I just can't picture a man - even a historical man, and a Brit (who I know from personal experience can be more verbose than Americans) - saying:"I know exactly what you were feeling when my lips were pressed against yours today. I know what you were feeling when your breasts nestled softly against my chest, and what you felt when your knees went weak as my tongue explored the warm depths of your sensuous mouth."Overall, a pleasant read, but not something that kept me up all night.

  • Lucie Paris
    2019-06-01 09:19

    I tend to read romance novels, especially when I am sick. I do not know if it is to comfort me, take my mind of my pain or simply because happy ending story are generally easy to read but I tend to over look them up in those moments when I want some lightness.This is exactly the impression I got from reading "A Gentleman says" I do ". Easy to enjoy, with a slight plausible plot and characters with short temper and sharp tongue.Surprisingly, Catalina, is an heroin who does not play the frightened mouse, nor the submissive lady with her head down waiting for someone to take control of her destiny. Rather, it is she who leads the way into the her father household. She who has spirit and a practical mind that works to help her family. Certainly, she remains in the shadows to avoid damaging her reputation but she is lively and does not mince her words. I found her interesting, curious and rather daring in her search for answers on topics that were unknown to her.As for Iverson, he is an angry, arrogant and endearing male. The perfect hero for a good romance!As for the story, nothing transcendent or nothing that has taken my breath away but yet I had a pleasant and lively time. I had never read Amelia Grey's novels and I certainly will try one of her previous works if the opportunity arises. Unless I await the further adventures of the Brentwood's twins to see what will happen to Matson ...Lucie

  • My Book Addiction and More MBA
    2019-05-22 11:11

    A GENTLEMAN SAYS "I DO" by Amelia Grey is a wonderful Regency historical romance, It is book #5 of the "Rogues’ Dynasty" series,but can be read as a stand alone. See, "A Duke To Die For","A Marquis to Marry","An Earl To Enchant",and "A Gentleman Never Tells". Written with humor,witty banter, charm and a comedy of error you can't go wrong by reading "A Gentleman Says "I Do". Catelina Crisp has a father who has disappeared,an alcoholic aunt,and finds a Knight in shining armor.Catelina and Iverson Brentwood find passion,love,and romance,all while evading a scandal. A cast of characters who will capture your heart. Catelina trying t o stay one step ahead of debtors,while her beloved father has run off again. Catelina finishes her father's work only to find Iverson "A Tale of 3 Gentlemen" is furious with the story. She soon realizes the story is hurtful to the family and could cost her the love of her life. A tale of love,and secrets. Ms. Grey has written another entertaining romance. I enjoy this author's work. She creates a fun read full of surprises and romance. A must read for anyone who enjoys historical romance with a few twists and turns. Received for an honest review from the publisher. Details can be found at the author's website,Sourcebooks Casablanca,and My Book Addiction and More.RATING: 4.5HEAT RATING: Mild: Mild detailed scenes of intimacy,mild violence or profanity.REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction and More

  • Wench
    2019-05-25 13:12

    Not only was this book a big ol' DNF, it was mocked on Twitter. In all caps.I thought that I could finish it as a hate read, but nope.There's a character named BRENT BRENTWOOD, VISCOUNT BRENTWOOD.Not even kidding folks.His half brothers are IVERSON and MATSON.Now, I get it. People have unfortunate names. And in ye olden times, people sometimes had unusual names. These are not those names. They feel like they want to be creative and unique, and come off as jarring and implausible. Our Heroine's name is no better: Catalina Crisp. She sounds like a salad.The pacing is super-jacked. We were reaching what certainly FELT like a climax, and I looked to see how far along I was... less than halfway through the book. WUT.We are told, TOLD, REPEATEDLY, that IVERSON has NEVER HAD FEELINGS LIKE THIS FOR ANYONE ELSE. HE HAS ONLY HAD THESE FEELINGS FOR CATALINA yeah I got it the first time you don't have to beat me over the he BUT HE HAS NEVER HAD FEELINGS LIKE THIS BEFORE yes I GET IT THAT THESE FEELINGS ARE NEW AND UNIQUE AND HE ONLY HAS THEM FOR CATAOH MY GOD SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP.These weren't people. They were cardboard cutouts with UNIQUE NAMES (oh my god, I can't even with the names) that were being described to us. I was rooting for them to get run over. And Our Hero, in my head, looked like a cartoon character with a beard. That's no bueno, folks.

  • Cheryl
    2019-05-31 13:26

    This is a regency romance (I think that's the term for Victorian era bodice ripper), and apparently somewhere in the middle of a series. I didn't notice, or it didn't occur to me that this wasn't a standalone book. I guess towards the end, I felt like Grey was paving the way for a sequel, but it worked just fine on it's own.This is the story of Catalina Crisp, daughter of Sir Phillip Crisp, a poet and writer. The trouble starts because Sir Crisp darts from one project to another, leaving Catalina to clean up after him. In this case, he's written a parody of twins arriving from America to discover that they are the spitting image of a man that is not their father.The rakish twin, Iverson Brentwood, takes it upon himself to express his displeasure in the fiction, only to find that Sir Crisp is not in residence.As is expected, this brings Iverson and Catalina together.It wasn't a bad book and it distracted me enough that I read instead of getting work done, but it didn't inspire me to go find the rest of Grey's work. Not right away, like I did with Eloisa James. In this case, the dialogue, which was supposed to be bantering and witty, got on my nerves. Especially the dialogue during the romantic and passionate scenes.I didn't quite understand Catalina either. She was this responsible, taking care of everyone, very proper girl, and suddenly, she's head over heels for this man, with no thoughts of propriety.

  • Christyn
    2019-05-30 16:16

    A Gentleman Says "I Do" was okay. I don't feel very strongly about it either way, it didn't make me gripe that I hated it or get excited to get other books from the author, it was pleasant. I wanted to love this, because I honestly cared about the characters in the book - but I didn't. Both Catalina & Iverson's were sympathetic characters, and I liked that we got to see their motivations. I could understand where they were coming from, though I didn't always agree with what they did. I think if the angle with Iverson's family issues had been taken deeper, it may have made for a more interesting story, or at least more interesting of a character. The conclusion was a bit neat for my taste, with them 'resolving' the issue with the writing and the family so easily. But I was also, admittedly pleased that there was no long drawn out separation between Iverson and Catalina - though this may have been because by that time I was getting a bit bored. I thought Iverson was a bit harder on himself then I would've liked, he focused on the 'bad' things that Catalina saw of him, he didn't consider the good he also did for her. It wasn't a bad book, but it wasn't extraordinary or particularly stand out, it's a pleasant read but a forgettable one. 2.5 Stars.

  • Jeanne Murray
    2019-06-08 11:10

    A sweet romance, a fairly believable plot, a heroine who spends her time taking care of others while neglecting herself, interesting quotes that open each chapter—all these elements make this book good, but not great. Even though there is nothing that detracts from the book specifically, somehow it is lackluster, just sort of mediocre. Perhaps the fault is in the development of the characters who seem formulaic in some ways. The themes are there—the irresponsible artistic father who neglects his family, the strong daughter who must assume too many responsibilities, the hero who is mildly burdened by a family indiscretion—but they are not adequately developed. I think the greatest “hole” in the story is the way the issue of Iverson and Matson’s mother’s affair resulting in the twins’ birth is just skated over. They are superficially angry about Philip Crisp’s dragging out the family’s “dirty laundry,” as it were, but then nothing is done. Why do they not feel anguish over the fact that the father they’ve known all their lives is not their real father? What happened when the news first came out that they were the result of their mother’s affair? Overall, the book is reasonably entertaining, but certainly very forgettable.

  • Terra
    2019-06-04 16:18

    This was a cute story of what can happen when someone gets a little too close to home with a tale written for the gossip rags. Though a bit slow in some spots it does hold it's own and is an enjoyable read none the less.Catalina Crisp is the daughter of a famous poet and has need to finish her father's works more and more often now because her father just up and takes a walk that can last for days on end if not weeks. Catalina needs to pay the household bills and half a piece of a tale isn't going to bring them the money they so desperately need to keep afloat.With Catalina's father off on a walk about she is visited by a man of nobility that has had enough of the gossip rags and wants the current story done and over with since it comes too close to his own family tale. Unfortunately for Brentwood he is about to have a very long wait and a lesson in leading a more refined life than that of a rake.I liked this story but think the heroine could have used a bit more meddle. She was just a wee bit too passive for this story line.

  • Phoenix77
    2019-05-31 08:11

    I always like finding a romance book where the Hero and the heroine don’t play stupid games with each other’s affections. Bonus points when they don’t lie to themselves about their feelings. Catalina and Iverson share a mutual attraction right off the bat, and as they spend more time together they each realize that it’s maturing into love. These are both intelligent characters that are able to work through the conflicts and small deceits keeping them apart. Iverson is a protective man, and seeing that protectiveness come forth in both physical and emotional ways was wonderful. Catalina’s caring nature and goodness wasn’t cloying - even if it borders on too naïve for her own good – so watching that mature into passion was great. The story flowed well, so this was a quick and enjoyable read. For more reviews visit The Window Seat on a Rainy Day.

  • Elizabeth
    2019-05-21 11:11

    The plot of this book is mildly interesting. Our heroine, Catalina, is holding together her household instead of focusing on finding a husband. Her dad’s a moderately successful poet, but completely irresponsible and with a bad habit of hiring help that no one else will take on. Her Aunt’s a drunk. Our hero, Mr. Brentwood, recently returned from a stint creating a business in the United States to discover that the father who raised him may not be his biological father. His shock is compounded by a satirical story making veiled reference to that fact written by Catalina’s father. He storms to their house seeking vengeance and instead finds Catalina. I enjoyed the story, but didn’t love it. There was too much stating (violating the show, don’t tell rule). It's also not clear to me where the title fits in. Rated on my five star romance scale.

  • Amanda
    2019-06-15 10:29

    I was disappointed in this book. Grey sets up two very strong and likable characters. Each are very strong leaders and have overcome much in their lives. However, the first plot point (and this comes from the cover) of the heroine writing something under her father's name that is published, that the hero doesn't like is set up strong, but ends weak. There is no resolution, or hint of resolution later in the series of books, that was satisfactory to me. Also, the resolution of the main plot points were too easy. Devices of the characters not communicating with one another were used with abandon, making the story's conclusion hard to swallow. But, Grey is an excellent writer. The characters found balance between one another. Places and secondary characters were shown, not told. That is why this story merited two stars.

  • Kirsten Lenius
    2019-06-14 10:13

    A moderately good regency romance, the author did a nice job telling the story of a young woman who is caught up in taking care of her father, her widowed aunt and the rest of the household, so much that she has abandoned her own life and concerns.Because they are short on funds, when her father wanders off without finishing a serial piece, she finishes it and submits it to get money to pay the bills. Much to her dismay, one of the thinly veiled subjects of the story comes knocking on her door, wishing to express his displeasure over the publication.I found a few of the situations in the book to be unrealistic and some of thecharacters could have used more development, but it kept me interested anyway.