You know how it is when people see a thing in print. They take it as the word of God.
There’s just something so charming about historical romance for me, and I remember reading Cat Sebastian’s previous book and just falling in love with the characters. The Ruin of a Rake is no different, and I just couldn’t put it down.
My favorite thing about this book was that it’s a man’s reputation ruined beyond repair. What a fun twist this was!
Lord Courtenay has been done with his rakish and libertine ways for a while, and the most important thing for him is being able to see his nephew again. To do that, he needs a reputation makeover and his close friend has just the man for the job.
Medlock was made of ice and thorns, venom and gunpowder.
Julian Medlock has made a career out of respectability. He keeps good company, stays on top of his appearance, and is all about decorum. This say-it-like-it-is mentality made him so dang lovable, but he has secrets just like any other flesh and blood man. Pit him against Lord Courtenay who just can’t help but poke and prod at Julian? These two were just dynamite together!
“You’re so pretty when you’re desperate.”
Julian gasped. “Nobody has ever called me pretty. Or desperate.”
“You’ve been keeping terrible company, my dear.”
I adored this book! Julian’s incredibly clever, Lord Courtenay’s breathtakingly honest, and both are looking for something to hold them together. I can’t tell you how many times I got teary-eyed. I’d recommend this book to any historical romance fanatic and anyone who just loves a good character-driven romance.
Star Rating: 5 stars
Heat Rating: 3 flames