October 01, 2019

#BookReview: My Fake Rake (Union of the Rakes #1) by Eva Leigh


Synopsis: In the first book in Eva Leigh's new Union of the Rakes series, a bluestocking hires a faux suitor to help her land an ideal husband only to be blindsided by real desire…

Lady Grace Wyatt is content as a wallflower, focusing on scientific pursuits rather than the complications of society matches. But when a handsome, celebrated naturalist returns from abroad, Grace wishes, for once, to be noticed. Her solution: to "build" the perfect man, who will court her publicly and help her catch his eye. Grace's colleague, anthropologist Sebastian Holloway, is just the blank slate she requires.

In exchange for funding his passage on an expedition leaving London in a few months, Sebastian allows Grace to transform him from a bespectacled, bookish academic into a dashing—albeit fake—rake. Between secret lessons on how to be a rogue and exaggerated public flirtations, Grace's feelings for Sebastian grow from friendship into undeniable, inconvenient, realattraction. If only she hadn't hired him to help her marry someone else...

Sebastian is in love with brilliant, beautiful Grace, but their bargain is complete, and she desires another. Yet when he's faced with losing her forever, Sebastian will do whatever it takes to tell her the truth, even if it means risking his own future—and his heart.


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About the Author: Eva Leigh is the pen name of an author of romance novels chock-full of smart women and sexy men. She has been nominated for a RITA Award and was a 2015 finalist for the RT Book Reviews Best British Isles-Set Romance.

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
My Review: This title was just weird to me.  I really felt like it was just plain odd.  But once I read the title then I understood what was going on.  This one deals with more Bluestockings and their movement. This is actually only the second title that I've read this year dealing with them.  So I am sure that more will be coming.  This one worked out pretty well.  I loved the characters and the story and would love to read book two. This was nerd love at its best! 



“there’s just something about the way [Leigh] structures her plots that slips under my skin and gets my mental wheels turning every time...” (Seattle Review of Books)

“Every now and then, you discover a new (or at least, new-to-you) author who leaves you a little sunstruck... I was dazzled.” (Lisa Kleypas for Powell’s “Lisa Kleypas Recommends” column- Forever Your Earl)

“Leigh consistently crafts whip-smart heroines and irresistible heroes delivered in packages bursting with wicked wit, feminist leanings, and sex positivity... For any who question whether historical romance is outdated or can be feminist, look no further than Eva Leigh’s work – while maintaining assiduous historical accuracy, she delivers intoxicating yarns that bulldoze tropes and flip gender expectations on their head.” (Entertainment Weekly)

“Is there anyone better at twisting the tropes of historical romance than Leigh? [...] it will all be very hot and smart and snarky and I can’t wait.” (BookPage.com (Most Anticipated Romances of Fall 2019))









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