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Review: The Ruin of a Rake by Cat Sebastian

July 9th, 2017 by Debbie's World of Books

Publication date: July 4, 2017

Publisher: Avon Impulse

Rating: ★★★★½

About the book:

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 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 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—most.

As 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.

My Thoughts:

I don’t normally read M/M romances but I was sent this book for review by the publisher so I figured why not give it a chance. The premise sounded intriguing and I am glad I gave it a try. This was a thoroughly enjoyable historical romance and I am eager to check out the author’s other books now.

I loved the contrast in characters between Courtenay and Julian and seeing how there was much more to both than meets the eye. Both men have inner demons to conquer and much more depth than I initially expected. Watching the two dance around each other and eventually give in to the chemistry zinging between them was addictive and I couldn’t put the book down.

We also are introduced to several other characters that I am now eagerly wanting to read their stories. Great read that I highly recommend!

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