I am so glad that I picked this book up! It made me laugh out loud in public and feel so much love for exceptionally flawed characters – something that I haven’t felt for many books prior.
The main character, Monty, is an 18 year old piece of work troublemaker that gets into all kinds of trouble, like running through Versailles naked and getting purposefully getting arrested. He is taking what we would now call a “gap year” to tour Europe before taking on his adult responsibilities. He travels with his best friend (that he also happens to be hopelessly in love with), Percy, and his sassy sister, Felicity. The chemistry between the characters is unlike any other book I’ve read, filled with wit, sarcasm, and charm.
The one liners in this book are so quotable and hilarious, and I definitely choked on my coffee when Felicity said, “Ladies haven’t the luxury of being squeamish with blood”. ICONIC.