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Fate has finally found her door... .Lady Christa Eatson has given up on the hope of love and marriage.So instead, she'll have to find other ways to entertain herself...Her entire world is turned upside down the day she agrees to help an old friend on a scavenger hunt for a hidden jewel through Mayfair.But what seems like an innocent adventure quickly reveals itself to be Fate has finally found her door....Lady Christa Eatson has given up on the hope of love and marriage.So instead, she'll have to find other ways to entertain herself...Her entire world is turned upside down the day she agrees to help an old friend on a scavenger hunt for a hidden jewel through Mayfair.But what seems like an innocent adventure quickly reveals itself to be a mystery full of murder, courtesans, and their carnal inclinations.But nothing is more shocking than the man who comes to her aid...Joseph Croftman - He has a dark past, but her childish crush for the man has never quite left her heart.As one of London's wealthiest men, Joseph Croftman has the means to pick any wife he wishes, but the women of the Ton seem all alike. Selfish gossips wrapped silk skirts.He's ready to settle down, but knows he'll never find a love match... that is until Lady Christa slowly begins to change his mind.When their paths cross, Joseph is intrigued to see a different Christa...She is no longer an annoying little girl, but a woman with a mind just as enchanting as her form.What starts out as chance to simply help find a piece of jewelry, quickly changes into a love that can last a lifetime.But can Christa truly trust this man with her heart?And if she does, can they manage to survive the darkness that walks the streets of Mayfair?...

Title : gaining the gentleman
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ISBN : 32732412
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Number of Pages : 292 Pages
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gaining the gentleman Reviews

  • Vicki
    2018-10-23 22:28

    An enjoyable clean romance that follows in the Wardington Park Series. This book introduces Lady Christa Eatson as the childhood friend of Joseph Croftman. I enjoyed their growing relationship as they come back into each other's life after a long separation. The story is so engaging and I liked the changes that took place in the characters throughout the story. Eleanor Meyers has a very prolific writing manner yet the stories do not seem rushed and cookie cutter. They have heart and great plotting. I have really enjoyed the series and am looking forward to her next edition.

  • Pauline Ross
    2018-10-24 17:16

    DNF. I bought this with birthday money as a treat for myself, because it was one of the top three bestselling Regency romances on Amazon (US site) that day. Now, bestselling just means ‘most popular’, with no guarantee that it will be my cup of tea at all, and anyone who’s read my previous reviews will know that I’m kind of picky about my Regencies. I’ll let slide a certain sloppiness on dates and behaviour, as long as it’s not too outrageous, and I don’t mind a bit of modern language, if the book’s not littered with ‘okays’ and such like, and I’ll even accept that England was entirely populated by dukes, but heaven forfend if one of those dukes is addressed as ‘my lord’. Correct forms of address are really easy to look up. I don’t expect everyone to grasp the nuances of heirs apparent and heirs presumptive, or to know precisely when a widow is a dowager, but please at least know the difference between Lord John and Lord Fortescue (no, they’re not interchangeable). So how does this book hold up?First complaint: the book opens at the 6% mark on my Kindle. Why? I like to go back to have a look at the cover and then work forwards. When I do that here, I find a huge amount of filler - several cute speeches from the author, lots of chivvying to sign up to the mailing list and a massive list of characters, with their full titles (an extra brownie point for knowing that a Marquess is a Most Honourable and an Earl is a Right Honourable, but we hardly need to be so pedantic here, especially when several of the wives are not given their proper titles at all).Second complaint: so many names! And all of them seemingly inter-related in some way that is explained quite casually in passing, as if the reader should already know who these people are, or else be referring constantly to the aforementioned list of characters (there are reminders between chapters to refer to the list!). I appreciate that sometimes there’s a need to introduce a wide cast of characters, but please make sure they’re all necessary. Georgette Heyer once filled the first chapter of a book with endless relations in an extended family who were never heard of again, but she was making a point about the main character so it’s allowable. Mostly, it’s just filler. And please, authors, don’t reintroduce all the characters from previous books unless they have a significant role to play in this story. Third (nit-picky) complaint: the author does appear to have done some research into the era. Hooray! The language is modern but mostly not intrusively so. And then you get howlers like this:“Lord William, Earl of Cartridge, and Lady Jane Lawson had just given birth to their second child a few weeks ago, making it their second boy, Charles. The lord was very glad indeed and had even joked at the country club to have finally given his wife permission to have daughters!”There are four errors just in those two sentences. The proud parents in this case would be referred to as the Earl and Countess of Cartridge, or (more usually) Lord and Lady Cartridge, never, never, ever as Lord William and Lady Jane Lawson. Lord Cartridge would be referred to as ‘the earl’ not ‘the lord’. And a country club? I don’t think so. Even today, Britain isn’t big on country clubs and they never had them in the Regency era. The upper classes would call or dine or stay at each other’s houses, or go to public assemblies (as in Pride and Prejudice - the Meryton assembly is where Darcy slighted Elizabeth). There were some very famous clubs in London, of course, but not in the country. And two pages further on, two unmarried ladies are addressed as Lady Haywood and Lady Eaton. Sigh. I know that 99% of readers don’t notice or care, but unfortunately I’m in the curmudgeonly 1%.Then, sadly, the story veers off into some highly implausible mystery involving a necklace and murders and a lot of skipping about London looking for clues, while the hero and heroine moon over each other and behave in thoroughly peculiar ways. None of the dialogue really rang true to me, and although I appreciate what the author was trying to do, it just didn’t work for me and I gave up on it. So, not my cup of tea at all. However, as previously mentioned, this was one of the top selling books at the time, so clearly tons of people love this author and I’m (once again) the minority report. No rating because of the DNF.

  • Diane
    2018-11-04 21:14

    Skip the Prologue and start right in with the 1st chapter. This is the great story of Mr Joseph Croftman, rich gentry but not a peer, and Lady Christa Eaton, who was known for her mean and cutting remarks until she had spent some time in Europe. Christa and Joseph had grown up as neighbors and as a young girl she had made no secret of the fact that she was in love with Joseph. Now they are grown and the attraction is mutual.Christa proves that she has changed but she has a secret. She is helping her friend June with a treasure hunt, a very dangerous endeavor. When Joseph finds out he tries to get her to stop but she has a mind of her own.Working together to solve the mystery, the attraction grows and love blooms in the loveliest way possible. This clean, sweet romance is a delicious read and well worth the time.

  • Wendy Tavenner
    2018-11-05 18:23

    A wonderful read!!Another great book by the author!! I love the play banter between Wardington and Abigail in all these books. Christa had been an awful person in the past. She would tear down people's self esteem and not care about it. It got to a point where she left and traveled for several years and came back a better person. Know home for several years and old friend from her past asks her help in a treasure hunt. With cryptic letters and mysterious places to search they are bound to get into trouble. Someone how Joseph gets tangled up in their search but stays with them to keep them safe. Upon searching a abandoned townhouse in Mayfair Christa whispers to Joseph (I Love You). He is stunned and starts to pursue her in earnest. But with courtesan being murdered and those being the exact homes Christa and June have been searching, Joseph intends to stay even closer. A wonderful read with a great ending. I can't wait for Mark's book!!

  • Elise
    2018-11-13 00:08

    Int run from loveI know in other books she's changed but I was preparing myself not to like Christa. But she has matured so much I couldn't help me love her. Joseph didn't know what hit him after spending time with her. But my question is did he always live her or he was just attracted to her? I feel so bad for Mark. It seems everyone owes the Duke so they have to turn on Mark. This book is really good. I couldn't put my book down at all. I'm sneaking at work just to read a couple of pages. Lol

  • Barbara
    2018-11-11 20:13

    Gaining The Gentleman (Wardington Park, Book 3)The love story of Christa and Joseph. Christa has been in love with Joseph since she was child. She was one the mean lady of her time and her best friend, June is being shun by all because one the girl of the group got pregnant, now Christa is her only friend and she ask her to help with a hunt. June, Christa and Joseph are now blooming for a necklace. Great story of love and treasure hunting.

  • Caren
    2018-11-14 16:18

    I enjoyed the story, although I felt at somewhat of a disadvantage not having read the previous 2 in the series. It took a while to keep all the names and relationships straight in my head. Although I knew how it would end, I didn't anticipate the twists and turns getting there. I will definitely be going back and reading the first 2, and am looking forward to the next.

  • Kassandra Slocum
    2018-11-12 16:14

    Not much conflict, but an easy read and actually a bit refreshing.It's not the most well written book, but like I said, not having the usual angst and conflict is refreshing. I'll continue on with the series.

  • Nicole
    2018-10-27 21:20

    One thing I love about EM's writing style is when a misunderstanding occurs she doesn't take long for the truth to come out. Aside from a few grammatical errors and the fact Lord Lamont changed ranks a few time throughout the story this was a good read.

  • Tom Prejsner
    2018-11-02 21:26

    Thank youLove these romance novels series books. Would read them over and over again. Thank you very much for these books.

  • Diane Brown
    2018-11-06 22:22

    Lots of fluff and modern terms and language take away from historical aspect. The killer in their midst never generated very much tension. It was all pretty tame.

  • Denise McLean
    2018-11-04 19:06

    GoodI enjoy this authors stories but find myself confused multiple times throughout. I'm not sure if this is intentional because it happened in other books by this author

  • Kathy Brickert
    2018-11-04 16:14

    . Glad I did! Good read!ExcellentLoved this whole series, but as time when on, I realized I had missed some, so decided to start over from the begging

  • Nikki Kitchen
    2018-11-14 21:19

    This book contains a single story, not three like the previous two books in this series. This is a clean book, though it seems, the farther into the series you read the more descriptive the kissing scenes are. If they get much more descriptive I'm finished with this author. I hope that doesn't happen because I really like this series. The characters are well written and the story lines are never repeated, other than the rake finding a lady he loves enough to change his roguish ways. If you like regency romances you should definitely read these books.

  • Readerkuna1
    2018-11-06 23:03

    I loved this book. I loved Christa and Joseph. I just knew they were meant for each other. I love the cover on the book. I was perfect for this book. I will read more of her books.

  • Pinkpigg33
    2018-11-11 19:23

    Book #3

  • Marcia Lancaster
    2018-10-30 22:24

    Joseph Croftman wasn’t a Sir, he wasn’t a Lordship, he was a Mr. But he was the Mr. that Lady Christa Hensman had wanted from childhood. When he didn’t pay her any mind she’d verbally cut him down as a self defense mechanism.Joseph saw Christa. He knew who she was, he knew what she was. She was a Lady, he was gentry, and never the twain would/should meet. So why did the irritating minx pique his interest, his protective nature? Admit it fool – his arousal! Down Boy, not now!A very dangerous scavenger hunt, gone on by two very different sides. One side received a gift, had it stolen, and now wants it back for reasons unknown. The other gave it away in a drunken stupor, wants it back for nefarious plans. Oh, and beware those who get in the way of either side.Murder most foul, 6 of them, robberies, fisticuffs, gorgeous routs and balls, romance (of course), and that pesky Duke of Wardington sticking his 2 cents, or since it’s England, his 2 pence in, again; all lead to an exciting, merry romp. As always enough twists, turns, surprises to keep you guessing and invested in following through.The people we meet are entertaining and so much more than just on paper. They feel like they could be your friend if you could just meet them in person, and you want to with most; if only to shake some sense into a few of them. Join Christa, Joseph, Levi, Priscilla, June and the rest as they wend their way through this maze they’ve created. See how long it takes you to figure and straighten it all out. Enjoy your journey. I sure enjoyed the ride. I’m eagerly awaiting the next one with bated breath.

  • April
    2018-10-22 19:25

    Regency Romance: Gaining The Gentleman (A Wardington Park Book:CLEAN Historical Romance) (Madness in Mayfair) by Eleanor Meyers is Book 3 in her interesting and entertaining "A Wardington Park" series, but it can be read as a stand alone. Follow, Lady Christa Eatson and Joseph Croftman, one of the wealthiest men in England on a quest to find a jewel through Mayfair and escape an escalating a killer. Steady paced, well written with engaging and captivating characters. The storyline is unique, even different from her other stories in "A Wardington Park" series, this one focuses mainly on Christa and Joseph. Filled with intrigue, murder, mayham, courtseans, mystery, suspense, a savenger hunt for a jewel, adventure, the love of a lifetime and so much more. Can Christa truly trust Joseph with her heart? Will they find the jewel, find a killer before the killer can find them, and their find their HEA?"Gaining the Gentleman", is truly full of surprises with a few twists and turns along the way. Intriguing and utterly fascinating Clean Historical Romance! This one does same to be a bit more intense, than her other stories, but still a Clean Romance. What a jewel this story truly turned out to be. Ms. Meyers is an amazing storyteller! I look forward to reading more from Eleanor Meyers. Great read! Great for fans of Regency Romance, adventure and danger. Rating: 4Heat rating: Sweet Reviewed by: AprilR

  • Joyful
    2018-10-24 20:08

    In this clean, historical, regency romance in the Wardinton Park series that can be read as a stand alone. Lady Christa Eatson, having given up on the hope of love and marriage, has to find other ways to entertain herself. She agrees to help an old friend on a scavenger hunt for a hidden jewel through Mayfair. Her entire world is turned upside down the day she finds that what seems like an innocent adventure becomes a mystery full of murder, courtesans, and their carnal inclinations. She is shocked when Joseph Croftman who has a dark past, the man of her childish crush that she hasn't gotten over, comes to her aid. Joseph is one of London's wealthiest men and has the means to pick any wife he wishes, but the women of the Ton seem all alike, selfish and gossipers. He's ready to settle down, but doesn't think he'll ever find a love match... until Lady Christa changes his mind. He is intrigued to see a different longer an annoying little girl, but a woman with a mind just as enchanting as her form. He starts out to simply help find a piece of jewelry, but it quickly becomes a love that can last a lifetime. Can Christa truly trust this man with her heart? Can they manage to survive the darkness that walks the streets of Mayfair? I read this as a Beta read and quickly fell in love with the storyline choosing to give an honest review. I highly recommend this book. The author has many good books and I can honestly recommend them all.

  • Danielle Urban
    2018-10-26 22:06

    Once again, Eleanor Meyers has done it again. Creating that perfect historical romance tale. One that has readers wrapped around it's pages. I found myself with wanting and need to read this tale. After I read it, I felt happy that I did. It was everything I expected plus, more. Eleanor Meyers has that raw talent in creating characters that rub each other in the right ways...their chemistry sparks hot yet the tale is clean. It's hard work to create the sexy sensual scenes and still maintain a proper clean tale at the same; however, Eleanor Meyers always succeeds in this area. I love her characters. Beyond the beauty and riches her characters are down to earth souls. Each with a task that needs accomplishing and that's how they find themselves once again. It takes that particular moment and their past as well as the present collide. Hearts racing, suspense in overdrive, and a need to finish the story is great. Gaining the Gentleman is the latest romance regency book by Eleanor Meyers. I am hooked. Compelling characters, well-written plots, and a thirst to read more by this talented writer. The intrigue of what will come of two past acquaintances settled on finding and solving a case will set readers on one epic journey. The characters prove that they are both more than what they appear. I really liked how Eleanor Meyers wove that into her book. Overall, I highly recommend this engaging tale to all.

  • Jan Farmer
    2018-10-18 16:29

    Though this book can standalone and still be a great read for those of us that have followed Christa through the Warrington Park series this story is special. I don't really like reviews that are basically a "book report" or "cliff notes" . Going through the entire plot like that makes for a lengthy review but not a very helpful one. But I will say this...We've watched Christa go from being the "mean girl" to someone we really like. And Eleanor did a fantastic job of letting you see what she was in the past without boring those of us who had encountered her in other books.If you enjoy reading Recency stories you know that a lot of times there are pages of "passionate encounters" that you feel like are in the book to make it longer not to further the storyline. I think leaving it to our imagination u s so much more romantic.If you haven't read the other Wardington Park books I'm sure you will want to after you read this. Especially if Mark avoiding his father's matchmaking made you curious. This is a great read that keeps the story moving so that you are never bored and wishing things would start happening.

  • Bigedsgirl1
    2018-11-12 22:01

    This was an excellent Regency Romance and my first read by Eleanor Meyers, but it definitely will not be my last! Gaining The Gentleman is listed as a clean historical romance, but there is plenty of passion, sensuality, and physical attraction found between the two main characters as well as some of the secondary characters that make some scenes practically sizzle without being explicit. I love the fact that Ms. Meyers stays true to the period, when it comes to things that are considered titillating and risqué, such as a cheek being caressed by an ungloved hand. There were also elements of murder and madness giving me chills at certain points in the book, along with the shenanigans of a match making father that had me laughing out loud at other times. Overall, I found this to be an entertaining, romantic, suspenseful read that any fan of great storytelling, especially historical romance, would enjoy. I was given a copy of this book by the author. The opinions expressed are my own.

  • Teri Donaldson
    2018-10-28 17:21

    I love this series. While it this book can be read as a stand alone, I encourage you to also read each of the books in this series as the characters intertwine.Eleanor Meyers delivers the story of Joseph and Christa with mystery, suspense, heartache, heartbreak, romance and passion. It is a wonderful historical romance.Christa has not always been a nice person. Time has changed her.At the age of 30, Joseph needs to settle down with a wife.They have known each other nearly their entire lives and Christa has loved Joseph from afar, but no romance developed. Unexpectedly, Joseph reenters Christa's life. The mystery begins, then there was a kiss and three little words whispered. But, by whom and what did they mean? Time to read the book to find out!I hope you enjoy this as much as I did!

  • Sarah
    2018-10-29 17:16

    First time reader enjoyed this bookFull disclosure: I received this book as an ARC. I have never read anything by Eleanor Myers before. Having said that, and knowing that this is book 4 in the series, I enjoyed the story. I did, however, feel like there was a lot of back story to catch up on. Joseph and Christa make an interesting couple. They have known each other for a very long time. Joseph has always treated her as the younger sister while Christa has had a big crush on him. Joseph steps into this story to protect Christa from herself more than anything. And what starts out as a fake courtship turns into true love at the end. I am going to go back and read the other books in the series so that I can catch up on the characters and appreciate this couple even more.

  • Louiseann Walter
    2018-11-18 19:08

    GREAT! Informative!I really like how all the stories mix at some point and I truly love Lord Wardington. He is a rascal but his intentions good. Abigail look out.!!

  • Charline Bonham
    2018-11-02 16:21

    Received the original ebook as an ARC but now have the released copy. I want to get the entire Wardington Park Series. I am reading a short one now. I do enjoy historical/regency novels and Eleanor Meyer has done a splendid job of researching the era. Lady ChristaEatson is old for not being married even though she is still quit young. She has know Joseph Crofton all her life and had a crush on him when she was younger. When she first came out into society, she was very cutting to Joseph's younger sisters. When Joseph meets her again, she is not the same person. She has changed and is actually kind to people. Christa has given up on marriage so can Joseph change her mind?

  • Ursula Okerlund
    2018-10-29 22:16

    Great Book forThis was a Great Book !!! The Characters very well developed Hero and Heroin excellent . Writing the best , a clean and still a very Romantic Story . I Enjoyed this Story from the beginning to the end . Highly Recommend this Book . This Author writes the best Stories !!!

  • Dana Michael
    2018-11-11 17:21

    Loved it!!!This book was about Joseph and Christa. This story was one of romance and mystery. It was so good, I hated putting the book down. This was an easy read and kept me turning the pages. If you are recency romance fan, then you will love this book too.

  • Barbara Literski
    2018-11-08 21:13

    GreatI enjoyed reading this book!! You have one person who realized that she needed to change from a gossip, cutting a person down to now working on how to build that person up. I think there are people outlpopLoved the mystery about the necklace

  • Casey
    2018-11-14 19:23

    Wish I had a 4.5I reserve my "5" ratings for very intense, can't put them down books and this isn't that. What it IS for me is my "go to" author for fun, entertaining and uber readable "take me away" books. Keep up the good work!!!