My Fake Rake by Eva Leigh
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
If you like loyal, sexy nerds with social anxiety who keep a book in their pocket in case they get bored and smart, compassionate bluestockings who study reptiles and amphibians, this is the book for you!
Grace (bluestocking) wants Mason, who sees her as nothing more than a colleague. Sebastian (sexy nerd) just wants Grace to be happy. Sebastian agrees to become a (fake) rake and pretend to court Grace to help her win Mason. Add in a 40 year old “How to be a Rake” book, a meddling duke, and some intense attraction…nothing could go wrong, right?
Sebastian and Grace were so adorably out of their depths from start to finish and I loved it. I’m not sure I’ve ever wanted to simultaneously bang two people’s heads together and give them fierce hugs more than I did when reading My Fake Rake. As an introvert who probably wouldn’t recognize love if it hit me in the face though, I could relate SO MUCH to both of them. Sebastian is also the ultimate anti-“friendzone” guy and I am HERE FOR IT.
I was excited to see how Leigh’s 80’s/Regency collab was going to play out and let me tell you: it WORKS. It was also fun trying to figure out which 80’s movies inspired this one! Now excuse me while I sit here and wait impatiently for Rotherby’s book.
*May Contain Spoilers*
Collarbone – swooooooon.
Everything about Seb is my new turn on.
Grace, girl, figure your shit out.
I SHIP ROWE AND CURTIS.
Sebastian: I’mma tell her how I feel.
YES SEB GO
Sebastian: *Sees Grace leaving her house with Mason.
NO SEB NO
Literally 30 seconds later
Grace: Get a note from Sebastian to meet her at the library
Sebastian: I mean I guess I’ll marry you if that’s what you want.
These two will literally leave the country rather than deal with their issues. Respect.
I need more of the Argyles in my life!
YES MORE HOT NERD SEX.
Sebastian and Grace make my little introvert heart sing.