Review – A Gentleman’s Memoir by A.J. Linn @FuckedUpFifty @GentlemansHub

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A Gentleman’s Memoir by A.J. Linn


Here is one review I am super excited to share.  I was lucky to get my hands on A Gentleman’s Memoir by A.J. Linn  last week while I was on vacation and I have to tell you, I loved it.

AGM book cover



You may already know Donovan Hart from A Gentleman’s Affair and A Gentleman’s Secret. Here is your chance to get to know him a bit more personally…more, behind the scenes, or under the sheets, as I like to say. In A Gentleman’s Memoir, you will get a glimpse into his past. You will see Donovan tackle loss, love, heartbreak, and sexual exploration. You see him grow from a directionless, 25-year-old, entitled, partying, beach bum and well-known Malibu ladies’ man into a man who decides to take on the world…or at least, La Fuga. Spanning seven years of his life, from the death of his beloved mother, to his relationship with Danielle Hughes -aka cheating whore- to the sexual escapades that go beyond even his wildest imagination. A Gentleman’s Memoir, written in Donovan’s own words, may just shock you. Possibly as much as it did him.


My Review

I first discovered A.J. Linn last summer when I read his first book A Gentleman’s Affair.  I immediately fell in love with his writing style.  You see, I love to read books written in the male point of view.  His writing style is bold, refreshing, humorous, and sexy as hell.  And, I met Donovan Hart.  Need I say more?  Donovan was quickly added to my list of book boyfriends.  A couple of months later, A Gentleman’s Secret was released and once again, AJ did not disappoint with another fantastic sexy read.

Today, I am happy to share my review for his third and most anticipated book A Gentleman’s Memoir.  What can I say? I loved it.  This third book takes you back in time to Donovan’s early years.  Many questions about characters in the first two novels are answered in this memoir.  I loved reading about a younger Donovan in this book. Tragedy changed Donovan’s life and this memoir tells the tale of his life after that.

In his first two books, Donovan mentions Danielle, the ex girlfriend.  Well, I didn’t particularly like her then.  This book helped me confirm why I didn’t like her to begin with. As Donovan sets out to maintain and properly run La Fuga, his hotel, new staff members, several that are mentioned in the previous books emerge.  I enjoyed getting the back story on them and how they came to be.  This memoir will take you back in time, year by year to where and how it all began for the sexy Donovan Hart.  Those unanswered questions you may have had after reading the first two books will be answered in an enjoyable, witty and well written memoir in Donovan’s entertaining point of view.

My favorite part of this book, learning about how Donovan started his club and his “participation” in it.  But, I digress…. (I just had to)

AJ, I am a fan and I love how you incorporated your readers/fans in this book as well.  I look forward to reading more of your writing soon. Your writing style is unique and memorable.

I gave this book 5 sexy stars and highly recommend it.

5 stars




Other Books in The Gentleman’s Series

A Gentleman’s Affair:

Cover photo, A Gentleman's Affair by author AJ Linn

Donovan Hart is handsome, wealthy, successful, and single. While his single status has always been something he’s coveted, enjoyed, and exploited, now his attitude is changing. The former Malibu playboy has been set up, fixed up, felt up and is now fed up. At the age of 32, he is ready to settle down and find the girl of his dreams. Can he escape his sordid past and move forward, or will it keep him from finding his unico vero amore, his one true love? Unlucky in love in the past, he begins his search, filled with humor, heartbreak, and hope…for the one.

A Gentleman’s Secret:

Cover Photo - A Gentleman's Secret by AJ Linn

Donovan Hart has finally found his unico vero amore’ in the beautiful Scarlett Montgomery, but the question remains…will he be able keep her? Will his secret be too much for her to handle, or…will hers be too much for him to handle? A Gentleman’s Secret is an unpredictable ride full of twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the very end. Two people, desperate to escape the sins of their past, hoping to find the one thing that has been missing…Love. But is love really enough to conquer all?

Buying Links ~ The Gentleman’s Series

New Release! Book 3: A Gentleman’s Memoir (the prequel, may be read as a standalone or as a wonderful complement to the rest of the series)

Book 1: A Gentleman’s Affair

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iTunes Lulu Barnes&Noble (Nook)

Book 2: A Gentleman’s Secret

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Book 3:  A Gentleman’s Memoir



About the Author

Author AJ Linn began writing as a fanfiction blogger on Twitter as @FuckedUpFifty_ with an incredible FSOG blog written from Christian Grey’s point of view ( At the encouragement of his followers, he decided to write a novel and Donovan Hart, the charming, handsome, sexy protagonist of The Gentleman’s Series was brought to life.

His first novel, A Gentleman’s Affair, was published in May, 2013…even as he was writing his second novel, A Gentleman’s Secret, which was published in December, 2013. His unique style and boundless creativity have produced a series of books that will hang in readers’ memories forever. His latest, A Gentleman’s Memoir, a novella, published in August, 2014, is a prequel to the first novel, and will give readers an in-depth look at Donovan’s past, adding even more to the story of Donovan Hart.

After the release of A Gentleman’s Memoir, he plans to take a long, well-deserved break, and with the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie in 2015, he will be re-visiting that series again on his blog.

We haven’t heard the last of AJ Linn.

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