A Gentleman’s Fate by A.J. Linn
The story continues for the handsome reformed Malibu playboy, Donovan Hart, in this, the fourth and final installment of A Gentleman’s Series. Donovan, a hotel and adult club owner, decided that it was time to file away his players card in search of the elusive one, in the first book in the series, A Gentleman’s Affair. He was certain that he had found that in interior designer, Scarlett Montgomery, but Scarlett had a past, and that past would soon threaten their perfect union. How far will he go to fight for his Unico Vero Amore?
Beware of unexpected twists and heartbreaking turns. Just when you think you know what’s next, you will probably be wrong.
AJ Linn, I can honestly say that your characters and your books have become some of my favorites. Your series is one of those that I have thoroughly enjoyed and continue to recommend to my reader friends. Donovan made my list of all time favorite book boyfriends for so many reasons. Honestly, reading this last book in this series was bittersweet. The anticipation was well worth it. Your book was amazing and the plot/twists were totally unexpected.
I have to start off by mentioning to those reading this review that you must read all of the books in this series first. A Gentleman’s Affair cannot be read as a standalone. It is important to know Donovan as well as the other significant characters in this series to thoroughly understand this final installment.
This final books begins with Donovan and Scarlett, the woman of his dreams, his love. A perfect setting, a perfect plan and wait…. I was instantly surprised and shocked. I couldn’t believe what happened.
Before I even had a chance to process what had transpired, Donovan’s father enters the picture and his revelation surprises me as well. Seriously, I found myself suffering while reading and wondering if I had misunderstood what I had just read.
Just when I thought I knew what was going on, more twists and turns came up.
After some deeps breaths, I continued reading. Donovan heads back to Las Vegas, to Pisa, his hotel. Patrice his assistant joins him as well as several of his workers from La Fuga. Their support for Donovan made me smile. They were his team, the ones that helped him through the darkness.
Patrice becomes an important character in this book. Her patience and time spent with Donovan in this book made me smile. I really like her and after reading more about her in this book, she became an important female in this book. Fortunately, Donovan and his father reconcile their differences. Still, Donovan decides on staying in Vegas and opening a new club there. He has his life planned out. His hotel Pisa is symbolic and he is determined to make his mark there as well.
Back to love. Scarlett and Donovan may have had their misunderstandings but Donovan, being the loving man he is, decides on doing the right thing. Once again, What just happened? (no spoilers) Reading this book was heartbreaking. OMG!
You will find love, misunderstanding, forgiveness, grief and joy in this book. AJ took me on a roller coaster of emotions. As for the ending… well, honestly, it made me smile. 🙂
All in all, A Gentleman’s Fate is brilliantly written. AJ has a style of his own and one that I admire as a reader. His writing is simple yet powerful. He includes funny moments to balance out those serious moments as well. This book was unpredictable just like our fate.
Writing this review was difficult because I want to tell you all about the book. But, I won’t. You will have to read it for yourself.
I will end with this, “AJ, I need more. Please!”
I gave this book 5 stars.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Summary of The Gentleman’s Series – All Four Books
In A Gentleman’s Affair, (volume 1) we met the handsome Malibu playboy, Donovan Hart, the entitled, notorious heartbreaker, who would rather spend his days on the beach than in the office. He had his pick of the most beautiful women in Malibu, and had no intention of settling down. But tragic events would change all that and force him to make serious changes in his life. Donovan goes from player to entrepreneur overnight, and finding love…surprisingly… becomes a high priority. That, and opening the first adult club in Malibu.
A Gentleman’s Affair (Book 1)
In A Gentleman’s Secret, (volume 2) Donovan’s story continues, as he faces more challenges when it comes to affairs of the heart, opens a new hotel in Las Vegas, and discovers that his girl may have even more secrets to keep than he does. Will love endure?
A Gentleman’s Secret (Book 2)
A Gentleman’s Memoir (volume 3) is a flashback of Donovan’s life. This prequel gives you an intimate look into his past and takes you on his journey into the adult world where anything goes…and it usuallydoes.
A Gentleman’s Memoir (Book 3)
About the Author
A.J. Linn published his debut novel, A Gentleman’s Affair, Volume 1 of The Gentleman’s Series, in May, 2013.
Since that time, he has continued protagonist Donovan Hart’s story in A Gentleman’s Secret, published in December, 2013, and revealed Donovan’s earlier life in a prequel, A Gentleman’s Memoir, a novella published in August, 2014.
The series quickly became very popular with fans of his RP/character blog, which he’d been writing for almost a year. He credits those fans with this series, since they were the ones who encouraged him to “write a book” and dedicated the books to them.
With his unique voice and writing style, the popularity of the series began to grow, despite the promotion and marketing challenges facing a self-published indie author.
In an original and creative idea, he gave his readers the opportunity to submit “characters” for A Gentleman’s Secret and A Gentleman’s Memoir, which he crafted into the story. The results were intriguing and sometimes hilarious, as he paid the ultimate compliment to his fans and readers…making their characters part of Donovan’s story.
While having full-time job and a very busy life make finding time to write a challenge at times, his readers are in agreement that he has done a fantastic job: four books in two years is quite an accomplishment.
The paperback editions of the series can be found on Amazon. The ebooks are available on Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes.
Social Media Links