Henry Montague, a main character in The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee, has partial hearing loss. Percy Newton, the love interest, has epilepsy.
From the publisher:
Henry ‘Monty’ Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his roguish passions – not for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men.
But as Monty embarks on his grand tour of Europe, his quest for a life filled with pleasure and vice is in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.
US publisher: Katherine Tegen Books, a HaperCollins imprint (2017)
Author represented by: Rebecca Podos of Rees Literary Agency