Book Reviews

REVIEW ➼ The Modern Gentleman by Meghan Quinn


Have you ever hit rock bottom?

I embarrassingly have.

It’s why I’m wearing my girl’s decorative scarf over my head, clutching her lady drink to my chest, and singing ever so softly to Joni Mitchell while swaying back and forth.

This is what therapists refer to as LOSING IT.

Oldest story in the book: boy meets girl, boy falls for girl, boy screws up MASSIVELY, girl tells boy to suffocate in the fruits of his very own unborn children.

Heard it before? I’m sure you have.

So what’s so different about this story? Well, it’s about me, The Modern Gentleman, New York City’s top advice columnist, and my rather ungraceful downfall from my pristinely polished pedestal.

It’s about a girl I met who threw all my proven theories to the wind and left me awkward, needy, and absolutely head-over-wingtipped shoes in love.

This is a story about June Lacy and how she single-handedly dismantled The Modern Gentleman.

Meeting someone over a pile of dog crap doesn’t necessarily scream, “This is the start of the world’s most epic romance.”


The Modern Gentleman was hilarious, the laugh out loud kind of funny, the laugh until you’re crying funny. I was completely hooked on this book from the start!

Wes is The Modern Gentleman, he provides other men advice. Though, his boss wants him to make it personal. June is quirky. She walks a dog, she acts in off Broadway plays, she doesn’t have a cell phone. She also isn’t one to quickly fall for Wes’s modern gentleman charm. Will he be able to win her over? Will she finally give into his charm?

I LOVED this story. Their meet cute was funny, not something you’d find in another book. The banter back and forth between Wes and June was fantastic. Their chemistry was great and just got better as the story continued. Their dates were fun and hilarious. I just couldn’t get enough of these two. Plus, poor Wes! That man had to suffer a lot (and I mean A LOT) for just a phone number.

The Modern Gentleman is a super fun, sweet, laugh out loud funny rom com. If you’re looking for a book to escape into for just a few hours this one is a MUST READ, because this one is pure gold.