An Incomplete Gentleman is a sweet, simple romance about ordinary people, trying to do their best to survive and love in a difficult world. I enjoyed this book very much. If I had a complaint it would be that it wasn't long enough and there was ample opportunity missed for developing these relationships further and deeper.
Told in the first person, through the eyes of Ben, our protagonist, this allows the reader to get inside Ben's mind and feel the sadness and sorrow he feels about his seeming inability to form lasting relationships with the women he's loved. Ben is the perfect gentleman, the archetypal, "Nice Guy", who it seems always finishes last and gets shat on by everyone. Yes, he's the perfect gentleman, but he's lacking one thing - the perfect lady.
Hodden has identified those cliches we all sometimes feel apply to us; "girls prefer bad boys" and "nice guys finish last". There is something all of us males can identify with in Ben and that's why this story resonates so well with me.
I know these Threadbare Hearts books are meant as novellas and that's fine, but I would love to have gotten in deeper with these characters, who were all so interesting. Still, a wonderful read and one I can highly recommend. Good job and looking to read the next in the Threadbare Heart series soon.