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, real attraction. If only she hadn’t hired him to help her marry someone else…
My Fake Rake by Eva Leigh is one of the hottest yet most intense reads I’ve read. Eva Leigh definitely knows how to suck in her readers’ attention. I was so pleased wit this read. The characters were absolutely charming. Humor, action, and romance were everywhere in this historical novel. Not only was the book action-packed. It was had this emotional journey that I will never forget.
Two protagonists who are so much alike won my heart. A young man suffering from his father’s love and attention as a successful adult. Sebastian has fallen for the clever and most beautiful young woman he has ever met. Grace is more than just a smart woman. She’s caring, sweet, and perfect.
Sebastian has always wanted to be with Grace. However, she wants another man. And so the tensions grow to a boiling point. Both deny themselves of what their hearts truly want. Their love for academic knowledge leads them as friends but there’s this undercurrent waiting to explode. Love, lust, and trust, and are waiting for readers everywhere, in this book. I could not stop reading it. My Fake Rake was absolutely entertaining from the start to end.