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10 thoughts on “The Ruin of a Rake

  1. ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~ ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~ says:

    This author has uickly moved to the top of my Must Read list While I didn't love The Ruin of a Rake uite as much as The Lawrence Browne Affair I still fully enjoyed this uirky historical romance about a reluctant scoundrel and a proper gentleman who won't sully his name by associationCourtenay was not a likeable character in the second book but the instant I read his POV I forgave him fully He was a kinder man a less selfish man than Julian who lived behind a carefully constructed facade Looking at him felt like the answer to a uestion Courtenay had been asking for as long as he could remember Julian craves Courtenay who'll barely spare him a glance but reluctance turns to passion and both men learn that love is just the flip side of hate I never want to forget what you look like right now You look like you belong to me The last chapter radiates warmth friendship and acceptance The series comes full circle I couldn't ask for Love was somebody aiming a pistol at your heart while you sat there and acted like it was perfectly fine


  2. Shile Shile says:

    Audiobook 5 StarsStory 35 stars I liked this one Loved Courtenay jury is still out on Julian The covers for this series should be illegalThe Mad man and the Thief's book is my all time favorite in this series


  3. Trio Trio says:

    SPECTACULAR Cat Sebastian never fails to leaving me reaching for another of her books This whole series has been amazing Each of the stories is uniue followed no formula and is completely unpredictable Just beyond romantic watching these guys get together and making it work is completely entertaining and hot as hellGary Furlong is like a drug to me at this point he's my narrator crack and I gotta have Damn he's good The variety in his characters all the different accents he does he's just so good His Lord Courtenay has got to be the sexiest thing I've ever heard


  4. Sofia Sofia says:

    I'm wondering how she'll do thisCourtney's story she has chosen a tough oneThe above is what I wrote after reading the second book whilst I was waiting for this one Well she did it by writing layers and chemistry and warmth and love Sebastian makes it looks so easy writing layers after layers giving us a deep look into her characters whilst keeping the story moving and me wanting Plus making me smile because of her channeling of Phoebe Marlowe Sylvester being one of my all time favourites


  5. Hollis Hollis says:

    October 31 2017 099 sale alert Medlock looks both mortified and furious Evidently even allusions to feline fornication were enough to discompose him Courtenay would keep that in mindSebastian's books should come with a warning Something like this book will make you excessively highlight; will have you grinning idiotically; will leave you hugging your kindle; will ruin you for most other historical romances ueer or otherwise All around this author is highly recommended and each book in this series of standalones just got better and better though I think book two is my favourite on a personal level and yet I still love where it all began He had thought it rather Courtenay's own fault for behaving precisely as one expected an evil mastermind to do All that lurking and brooding and sultry staringWe first meet Lord Courtenay the rake one measured all rakes against and Julian Medlock in book two of Sebastian's series Courtenay was the uncle of Lord Radnor's son Simon who was returned to England after the death of his mother; and Julian the brother of Lord Radnor's science y correspondent whom all involved had assumed to be a man and was in fact the sorta? estranged wife of a scholar I should probably have drawn up a diagram but honestly the most important thing to know going in to THE RUIN OF A RAKE is that Courtenay has done it all probably two or three times cared nothing for his reputation until it kept his nephew from him while Julian did everything right and basically wrote the book on how to be proper I was speaking of your brother He'd rather eat glass than be seen with me and yet he's going with me to the opera in the plain view of God and everyone Did you blackmail him?With Eleanor's Julian's sister influence Courtenay is taken under Julian's wing in an attempt to undo some of the damage done to his reputation most of which isn't being helped by the circulation and popularity of a fictional novel that features a villain that everyone assumes is based on Courtenay and the two unlikely companions find themselves unable and unwilling to ignore the attraction between them There were advantages to being considered beneath reproach if everybody already thought one rude and scandalous it was almost satisfying to live up to their expectationsBut there's than meets the eye when it comes to the reprobate that is Courtenay and every little reveal every piece of the puzzle confuses and confounds and compels Julian He doesn't want to be attracted to him much less like him but despite his best efforts despite how he objected to Courtenay's friendship with his sister he finds himself acting as the rake's number one defender For some reason likely his own perverse nature Medlock's criticism delighted Courtenay almost as much as his stingy scraps of praiseLikewise while it would normally be nothing particularly remarkable for the rake to be pushing the prudish and stuffy Mr Medlock's buttons Courtenay delights in irritating the man But what I loved most about the relationship between these two aside from their cranky delighted banter was how the dynamics weren't what you might have expected I loved the revelation that Julian has about Courtenay and his previous dalliances which was mirrored in his every day behaviour and how he let himself be treated and how he challenged the other man both during intimacy and in general It was so so lovely The idea that Medlock fussy high hat Medlock with his rules about cats and his penchant for soporific wallpaper might see something worthy in Courtenay gave him a particular feelingI loved the cleverness of Julian the cunning and craftiness of his brain who was the good boy and the utter goodness and base altruistic nature of Courtenay the bad boy Neither were black and white both with their own downfalls and they were so perfect as a unit and complemented each other so wonderfully You're so pretty when you're desperateNobody has ever called me pretty Or desperate You've been keeping terrible company my dearSebastian also gave us a reunion a little earlier in the game than I expected and allowed for a very sweet chapter or two near the end prior to the epilogue and if that didn't signal the end of this series I don't know what she could have done to make it clearer and I so so love having extended glimpses into a couple's happilyeverafter The bonus was we got to see a lot of glimpses of a lot of couples and that made it even better I'm not good at peopleIf you love the rake redemption story love stuffy boys who get unstuffed yet also stuffed oh god I'm the worst enjoy cats sick and nursed back to health tropes hilarious banter beautiful writing casual yet epic declarations of love and friendship also hey did I mention cats you definitely need THE RUIN OF A RAKE in your life If you haven't read anything by this author go back and start from the beginning Missing you is profoundly inconvenient I'll have you know I have things to do and places to be and all the while I'll feel like I've mislaid a piece of my soul and won't get it back until I see you againEver since I first picked up A SOLDIER'S SCOUNDREL Sebastian has been an I'll read her grocery list author; and the rest of this series cemented that fact Between the representation and diversity uniue and fun storylines compelling characters and effortless chemistry and swoons there's something for everyone Don't miss out Highly recommended Can't wait for whatever she releases next45 it's my house and if I want it to be floor to ceiling cats that's what I'll have stars I received an ARC from Edelweiss and the publisher thank you in exchange for an honest review


  6. Sam (AMNReader) Sam (AMNReader) says:

    Reread #7 completed No surprise here this one holds up just perfectly Is it wrong for me to say I hope I see this Cat Sebastian again? Courtenay pulled him close then because there was nothing else to do with such a sharp tongue than to silence it with a kiss Original ReviewThere's an alternate title of this book The Ruin of a ReaderDear Let me be honest since I always am I guess I don't need your permission I don't often take my time with books With audio I can even be kind of less patient in a way bouncing back and forth etc to get the story read I do enjoy the journey of reading but ultimately I also like finishing books I guess what I'm saying is I'm not really a savor er of books I rip through them love them or whatever and throw them back on the stack moving to the next one In recent memory there's only a couple of exceptions no matter how much I have adored some of the books I have read this yearTWICE Shadowdance side note I can't insert the books for some reason whatever the fW goodreads How about stop emailing ppl about their reviews and just fix some shitMore than twiceThe Hating GameThe Duke of ShadowsWild at Whiskey Creek yep apparently I'm the weirdo of the JAL bunchI think I had one but I might have forgotten No matter You get the pointBy this I mean I read the words and then go back and reread the words and have no desire to actually finally finish said book As a status update here mentioned I listened then I read highlighted aka LICKED rereadrelistened Well I think you are getting the point that the Ruin of a Rake fits RIGHT into this category Thanks to delicious narration I may have even swooned to hear Georgie again I'll never tellThis is basically a love story between a cat and a hedgehog In human form Both of whom will go straight to my heroes to lick shelf I don't know why a little I do but it was so ridiculously perfect I couldn't even handle it There was something beautiful about how easily they fell into step with one another after a contentious beginning And there were the slow bites and savoring and tastes of such a delicious book filled with such beautiful sentimentswell it kind of undid me Then there was the heart breaking part and that destroyed me too What was it here? Was it Courtenay's openness and vulnerability tucked inside a sleekpredatory smooth operator or was it Julian's defensiveness and fixer tendencies for everyone he loved? Or was it seeing both of them a little undone Yesthere's that Because the best romances for me are the ones where you can't really pick who you love in the couple you can't imagine them without the other and they challenge each other to be better This was all thatI have a sickening amount of highlighting and uotes which I'll likely store hereor go see if others have already added them in an attempt to bring the lazy


  7. Eugenia Eugenia says:

    Re re listen 529I LOVED THISRe listen 41119 Courtnay is still HAF PANTY MELTINGLY voiced by Gary FurlongOriginal Review October 2017First things firstthe audiobook narrated by Gary Furlong seriously kicks ass His voice for Lord Courtenay DRIPPED sex and sensuality with every syllable the character uttered Dripped Everywhere Seriously My god that voice did things to me Things that were definitely good Now if only I could get my SO to talk like thatmmmmAhem well now the story It rocked too We’ve got a disgraced rake Lord Courtenay that voice bites bottom lip who is no longer allowed to see his nephew due to his disgraceful reputation We’ve got Julian prim and oh so proper who has been contacted by his sister to give him a little bit of shine and respectability in hopes of being allowed to see his nephewJulian takes on this challenge Julian who has been besotted by Courtenay since he first laid eyes on him Courtenay enjoys riling Julian up with his debauched talk There is a constant push and pull between the characters a play for power a play for control and some fun transgressions in the shadows of an opera box Our rake is a naughty boy One who seems to have found someone to unravelI so very much LOVED listening to this story I enjoyed both previous books in the series but I believe this one is my favorite At times I couldn’t stand Julian wi5h his uptight and proper ways Yet there was such power in him when he let himself go n bed or on a challenge And I simply loved Courtenay through and through—our reformed rake who only wants to be cared for although he’d never admit itAlthough it’s not a reuirement to read the previous books doing so will get you enjoyment out of this one since all the characters are connected and come together at the very end I hope this isn’t the last one in the series This woman can write


  8. ⚣Michaelle⚣ ⚣Michaelle⚣ says:

    Audio Review 26May2020 No changeGary Furlong did a great job with the narration and once again I am enad of how Cat writes Historical Romance and she's still one of the few that seem to get not just the language setting right but the feeling of era Loved how it pulled in the MCs from the other books in this series tooOriginal Review 15Dec2017 5 StarsMy absolute favorite of the series Cat Sebastian is uickly becoming my go to author for Historical reads


  9. haletostilinski haletostilinski says:

    45 starsAh I enjoyed this one immensely I would say I enjoyed this book even than The Lawrence Browne Affair if not for Julian who for the majority of this novel was so damn frustrating But I do think Julian and Courtenay had chemistry in this book passion and they were cute together when Julian wasn't being a douche I mean you get to understand why Julian acts the way he does and why he's so determined to seem like a gentleman and I get that some of his asshole ishness at times is just a part of his nature and I did like him overall after all is said and done But there were several times throughout this book where I wanted to punch him and I wondered what Courtenay saw in him at times But then there were moments when Julian was brilliant and fiercely loving and protective to those closest to him and then I remembered why I also remembered why I did like Julian ultimately despite hisless than stellar social graces lol Which is ironic considering all Julian wanted to do for such a big part of this book was be accepted by people who expect a certain amount of social grace But seriously there were a few times I was likeJulian deserves to be slapped and he actually is slapped by his sister at one point O by Courtenay just the rude things he said without a thought to Courtenay's feelings I mean thankfully he realized the error of his ways and went about fixing itbut I probs wouldn't have been as forgiving as Courtenay was Man whoever I'm with in the future better be aware of that because if they wrong me I will hold a grudge no doubt about it lol I don't forgive easily I find Or maybe I don't want characters to forgive easily I dunnoAnywayyy this was enjoyable and entertaining and I recommend it to anyone who is a fan of or at least enjoys regency romances And if they read The Lawrence Browne Affair and enjoyed that too Also this one had detailed sex in it then the Browne Affair and that made me uite happy indeed D


  10. Kaje Harper Kaje Harper says:

    There is a lot to like about this historical romance between a well known rake and a plain man who has plotted clawed and calculated respectability into everything he does I really enjoyed Julian in his fussy driven flustered desire to make himself and his sister a solid place in society one safe from any hints of their commercial past or the vagaries of their childhood in the East Julian had his plans laid out his goals arrayed And his pain at finding them overset both by his sister's growing unhappiness and by his attraction to a known rake is fun to watchCourtney is a bit less clear cut He's a man who seems to have enjoyed a brilliant bisexual romp across Europe but who is underneath it both sad at the loss of his sister and loss of contact with his nephew and haunted by childhood rejections I missed a bit of edge and wildness that I expected from Courtney At times I didn't follow the internal conflicts keeping these two men apart with their emotions waffling when there didn't seem to be strong reason for it There would have been plenty of external tension that could have come into play I think to avoid the way these two get lost in their own headsNonetheless it was a fun ride with some good banter and appealing characters I liked that there were female secondary characters with real plot importance and lives of their own This could be read as a stand alone but it interweaves with in particular the second book and you will lose a few threads as a solo read The historical feel is good A few hints of the social climate are tease than substance here compared to some of my recent historical reads but the context seemed solid and well researched and the ending was satisfying


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The Ruin of a Rake ➬ [Ebook] ➧ The Ruin of a Rake By Cat Sebastian ➸ – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Rogue Libertine Rake Lord Courtenay has been called many things and has never much cared But after the publication of a salacious novel supposedly based on his exploits he finds himself shunned from s Rogue Libertine Rake Lord Courtenay has been called of a PDF/EPUB ✓ many things and has never much cared But after the publication of a salacious novel supposedly based on his exploits he finds himself shunned from society Unable to see his nephew he is willing to do anything to improve his reputation even if that means spending time with the most proper man in London Julian Medlock has spent years becoming the epitome of correct behavior As far as he cares if Courtenay finds himself in hot water it’s his own fault for behaving so badly—and being The Ruin PDF \ so blasted irresistible But when Julian’s sister asks him to rehabilitate Courtenay’s image Julian is forced to spend time with the man he loathes—and lusts after—mostAs Courtenay begins to yearn for a love he fears he doesn’t deserve Julian starts to understand how desire can drive a man to abandon all sense of propriety But he has secrets he’s determined to keep because if the truth came out it would ruin everyone he loves Together they must decide what they’re willing to risk for love.

10 thoughts on “The Ruin of a Rake

  1. ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~ ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~ says:

    This author has uickly moved to the top of my Must Read list While I didn't love The Ruin of a Rake uite as much as The Lawrence Browne Affair I still fully enjoyed this uirky historical romance about a reluctant scoundrel and a proper gentleman who won't sully his name by associationCourtenay was not a likeable character in the second book but the instant I read his POV I forgave him fully He was a kinder man a less selfish man than Julian who lived behind a carefully constructed facade Looking at him felt like the answer to a uestion Courtenay had been asking for as long as he could remember Julian craves Courtenay who'll barely spare him a glance but reluctance turns to passion and both men learn that love is just the flip side of hate I never want to forget what you look like right now You look like you belong to me The last chapter radiates warmth friendship and acceptance The series comes full circle I couldn't ask for Love was somebody aiming a pistol at your heart while you sat there and acted like it was perfectly fine

  2. Shile Shile says:

    Audiobook 5 StarsStory 35 stars I liked this one Loved Courtenay jury is still out on Julian The covers for this series should be illegalThe Mad man and the Thief's book is my all time favorite in this series

  3. Trio Trio says:

    SPECTACULAR Cat Sebastian never fails to leaving me reaching for another of her books This whole series has been amazing Each of the stories is uniue followed no formula and is completely unpredictable Just beyond romantic watching these guys get together and making it work is completely entertaining and hot as hellGary Furlong is like a drug to me at this point he's my narrator crack and I gotta have Damn he's good The variety in his characters all the different accents he does he's just so good His Lord Courtenay has got to be the sexiest thing I've ever heard

  4. Sofia Sofia says:

    I'm wondering how she'll do thisCourtney's story she has chosen a tough oneThe above is what I wrote after reading the second book whilst I was waiting for this one Well she did it by writing layers and chemistry and warmth and love Sebastian makes it looks so easy writing layers after layers giving us a deep look into her characters whilst keeping the story moving and me wanting Plus making me smile because of her channeling of Phoebe Marlowe Sylvester being one of my all time favourites

  5. Hollis Hollis says:

    October 31 2017 099 sale alert Medlock looks both mortified and furious Evidently even allusions to feline fornication were enough to discompose him Courtenay would keep that in mindSebastian's books should come with a warning Something like this book will make you excessively highlight; will have you grinning idiotically; will leave you hugging your kindle; will ruin you for most other historical romances ueer or otherwise All around this author is highly recommended and each book in this series of standalones just got better and better though I think book two is my favourite on a personal level and yet I still love where it all began He had thought it rather Courtenay's own fault for behaving precisely as one expected an evil mastermind to do All that lurking and brooding and sultry staringWe first meet Lord Courtenay the rake one measured all rakes against and Julian Medlock in book two of Sebastian's series Courtenay was the uncle of Lord Radnor's son Simon who was returned to England after the death of his mother; and Julian the brother of Lord Radnor's science y correspondent whom all involved had assumed to be a man and was in fact the sorta? estranged wife of a scholar I should probably have drawn up a diagram but honestly the most important thing to know going in to THE RUIN OF A RAKE is that Courtenay has done it all probably two or three times cared nothing for his reputation until it kept his nephew from him while Julian did everything right and basically wrote the book on how to be proper I was speaking of your brother He'd rather eat glass than be seen with me and yet he's going with me to the opera in the plain view of God and everyone Did you blackmail him?With Eleanor's Julian's sister influence Courtenay is taken under Julian's wing in an attempt to undo some of the damage done to his reputation most of which isn't being helped by the circulation and popularity of a fictional novel that features a villain that everyone assumes is based on Courtenay and the two unlikely companions find themselves unable and unwilling to ignore the attraction between them There were advantages to being considered beneath reproach if everybody already thought one rude and scandalous it was almost satisfying to live up to their expectationsBut there's than meets the eye when it comes to the reprobate that is Courtenay and every little reveal every piece of the puzzle confuses and confounds and compels Julian He doesn't want to be attracted to him much less like him but despite his best efforts despite how he objected to Courtenay's friendship with his sister he finds himself acting as the rake's number one defender For some reason likely his own perverse nature Medlock's criticism delighted Courtenay almost as much as his stingy scraps of praiseLikewise while it would normally be nothing particularly remarkable for the rake to be pushing the prudish and stuffy Mr Medlock's buttons Courtenay delights in irritating the man But what I loved most about the relationship between these two aside from their cranky delighted banter was how the dynamics weren't what you might have expected I loved the revelation that Julian has about Courtenay and his previous dalliances which was mirrored in his every day behaviour and how he let himself be treated and how he challenged the other man both during intimacy and in general It was so so lovely The idea that Medlock fussy high hat Medlock with his rules about cats and his penchant for soporific wallpaper might see something worthy in Courtenay gave him a particular feelingI loved the cleverness of Julian the cunning and craftiness of his brain who was the good boy and the utter goodness and base altruistic nature of Courtenay the bad boy Neither were black and white both with their own downfalls and they were so perfect as a unit and complemented each other so wonderfully You're so pretty when you're desperateNobody has ever called me pretty Or desperate You've been keeping terrible company my dearSebastian also gave us a reunion a little earlier in the game than I expected and allowed for a very sweet chapter or two near the end prior to the epilogue and if that didn't signal the end of this series I don't know what she could have done to make it clearer and I so so love having extended glimpses into a couple's happilyeverafter The bonus was we got to see a lot of glimpses of a lot of couples and that made it even better I'm not good at peopleIf you love the rake redemption story love stuffy boys who get unstuffed yet also stuffed oh god I'm the worst enjoy cats sick and nursed back to health tropes hilarious banter beautiful writing casual yet epic declarations of love and friendship also hey did I mention cats you definitely need THE RUIN OF A RAKE in your life If you haven't read anything by this author go back and start from the beginning Missing you is profoundly inconvenient I'll have you know I have things to do and places to be and all the while I'll feel like I've mislaid a piece of my soul and won't get it back until I see you againEver since I first picked up A SOLDIER'S SCOUNDREL Sebastian has been an I'll read her grocery list author; and the rest of this series cemented that fact Between the representation and diversity uniue and fun storylines compelling characters and effortless chemistry and swoons there's something for everyone Don't miss out Highly recommended Can't wait for whatever she releases next45 it's my house and if I want it to be floor to ceiling cats that's what I'll have stars I received an ARC from Edelweiss and the publisher thank you in exchange for an honest review

  6. Sam (AMNReader) Sam (AMNReader) says:

    Reread #7 completed No surprise here this one holds up just perfectly Is it wrong for me to say I hope I see this Cat Sebastian again? Courtenay pulled him close then because there was nothing else to do with such a sharp tongue than to silence it with a kiss Original ReviewThere's an alternate title of this book The Ruin of a ReaderDear Let me be honest since I always am I guess I don't need your permission I don't often take my time with books With audio I can even be kind of less patient in a way bouncing back and forth etc to get the story read I do enjoy the journey of reading but ultimately I also like finishing books I guess what I'm saying is I'm not really a savor er of books I rip through them love them or whatever and throw them back on the stack moving to the next one In recent memory there's only a couple of exceptions no matter how much I have adored some of the books I have read this yearTWICE Shadowdance side note I can't insert the books for some reason whatever the fW goodreads How about stop emailing ppl about their reviews and just fix some shitMore than twiceThe Hating GameThe Duke of ShadowsWild at Whiskey Creek yep apparently I'm the weirdo of the JAL bunchI think I had one but I might have forgotten No matter You get the pointBy this I mean I read the words and then go back and reread the words and have no desire to actually finally finish said book As a status update here mentioned I listened then I read highlighted aka LICKED rereadrelistened Well I think you are getting the point that the Ruin of a Rake fits RIGHT into this category Thanks to delicious narration I may have even swooned to hear Georgie again I'll never tellThis is basically a love story between a cat and a hedgehog In human form Both of whom will go straight to my heroes to lick shelf I don't know why a little I do but it was so ridiculously perfect I couldn't even handle it There was something beautiful about how easily they fell into step with one another after a contentious beginning And there were the slow bites and savoring and tastes of such a delicious book filled with such beautiful sentimentswell it kind of undid me Then there was the heart breaking part and that destroyed me too What was it here? Was it Courtenay's openness and vulnerability tucked inside a sleekpredatory smooth operator or was it Julian's defensiveness and fixer tendencies for everyone he loved? Or was it seeing both of them a little undone Yesthere's that Because the best romances for me are the ones where you can't really pick who you love in the couple you can't imagine them without the other and they challenge each other to be better This was all thatI have a sickening amount of highlighting and uotes which I'll likely store hereor go see if others have already added them in an attempt to bring the lazy

  7. Eugenia Eugenia says:

    Re re listen 529I LOVED THISRe listen 41119 Courtnay is still HAF PANTY MELTINGLY voiced by Gary FurlongOriginal Review October 2017First things firstthe audiobook narrated by Gary Furlong seriously kicks ass His voice for Lord Courtenay DRIPPED sex and sensuality with every syllable the character uttered Dripped Everywhere Seriously My god that voice did things to me Things that were definitely good Now if only I could get my SO to talk like thatmmmmAhem well now the story It rocked too We’ve got a disgraced rake Lord Courtenay that voice bites bottom lip who is no longer allowed to see his nephew due to his disgraceful reputation We’ve got Julian prim and oh so proper who has been contacted by his sister to give him a little bit of shine and respectability in hopes of being allowed to see his nephewJulian takes on this challenge Julian who has been besotted by Courtenay since he first laid eyes on him Courtenay enjoys riling Julian up with his debauched talk There is a constant push and pull between the characters a play for power a play for control and some fun transgressions in the shadows of an opera box Our rake is a naughty boy One who seems to have found someone to unravelI so very much LOVED listening to this story I enjoyed both previous books in the series but I believe this one is my favorite At times I couldn’t stand Julian wi5h his uptight and proper ways Yet there was such power in him when he let himself go n bed or on a challenge And I simply loved Courtenay through and through—our reformed rake who only wants to be cared for although he’d never admit itAlthough it’s not a reuirement to read the previous books doing so will get you enjoyment out of this one since all the characters are connected and come together at the very end I hope this isn’t the last one in the series This woman can write

  8. ⚣Michaelle⚣ ⚣Michaelle⚣ says:

    Audio Review 26May2020 No changeGary Furlong did a great job with the narration and once again I am enad of how Cat writes Historical Romance and she's still one of the few that seem to get not just the language setting right but the feeling of era Loved how it pulled in the MCs from the other books in this series tooOriginal Review 15Dec2017 5 StarsMy absolute favorite of the series Cat Sebastian is uickly becoming my go to author for Historical reads

  9. haletostilinski haletostilinski says:

    45 starsAh I enjoyed this one immensely I would say I enjoyed this book even than The Lawrence Browne Affair if not for Julian who for the majority of this novel was so damn frustrating But I do think Julian and Courtenay had chemistry in this book passion and they were cute together when Julian wasn't being a douche I mean you get to understand why Julian acts the way he does and why he's so determined to seem like a gentleman and I get that some of his asshole ishness at times is just a part of his nature and I did like him overall after all is said and done But there were several times throughout this book where I wanted to punch him and I wondered what Courtenay saw in him at times But then there were moments when Julian was brilliant and fiercely loving and protective to those closest to him and then I remembered why I also remembered why I did like Julian ultimately despite hisless than stellar social graces lol Which is ironic considering all Julian wanted to do for such a big part of this book was be accepted by people who expect a certain amount of social grace But seriously there were a few times I was likeJulian deserves to be slapped and he actually is slapped by his sister at one point O by Courtenay just the rude things he said without a thought to Courtenay's feelings I mean thankfully he realized the error of his ways and went about fixing itbut I probs wouldn't have been as forgiving as Courtenay was Man whoever I'm with in the future better be aware of that because if they wrong me I will hold a grudge no doubt about it lol I don't forgive easily I find Or maybe I don't want characters to forgive easily I dunnoAnywayyy this was enjoyable and entertaining and I recommend it to anyone who is a fan of or at least enjoys regency romances And if they read The Lawrence Browne Affair and enjoyed that too Also this one had detailed sex in it then the Browne Affair and that made me uite happy indeed D

  10. Kaje Harper Kaje Harper says:

    There is a lot to like about this historical romance between a well known rake and a plain man who has plotted clawed and calculated respectability into everything he does I really enjoyed Julian in his fussy driven flustered desire to make himself and his sister a solid place in society one safe from any hints of their commercial past or the vagaries of their childhood in the East Julian had his plans laid out his goals arrayed And his pain at finding them overset both by his sister's growing unhappiness and by his attraction to a known rake is fun to watchCourtney is a bit less clear cut He's a man who seems to have enjoyed a brilliant bisexual romp across Europe but who is underneath it both sad at the loss of his sister and loss of contact with his nephew and haunted by childhood rejections I missed a bit of edge and wildness that I expected from Courtney At times I didn't follow the internal conflicts keeping these two men apart with their emotions waffling when there didn't seem to be strong reason for it There would have been plenty of external tension that could have come into play I think to avoid the way these two get lost in their own headsNonetheless it was a fun ride with some good banter and appealing characters I liked that there were female secondary characters with real plot importance and lives of their own This could be read as a stand alone but it interweaves with in particular the second book and you will lose a few threads as a solo read The historical feel is good A few hints of the social climate are tease than substance here compared to some of my recent historical reads but the context seemed solid and well researched and the ending was satisfying

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