Sebastian Hewel is an actor, who plays the female role in all the plays he does. He's good at it, but knows that he's getting older and soon his ch3.5
Sebastian Hewel is an actor, who plays the female role in all the plays he does. He's good at it, but knows that he's getting older and soon his chances for landing roles will run out. When his cousin Claire shows up in his dressing room, she suggests a proposition that could cost him his head (quite literally). Seems his twin is to get married to Earl Anthony Crofton, but she ran off with some blacksmith, and Sebastian is to impersonate her. Pulling it off would mean the debt of his father would be paid off, so now Sebastian must get ready to play the role of his life.
What Sebastian can't quite figure out why Anthony would want to marry his sister, she is quite plain and the Earl could do a lot better. Sebastian hopes he can pull through with the wedding, but his secret gets blown to hell & high water when Anthony calls him out on his impersonation. Seems he isn't quite the actor he thought, and Anthony wants him to keep the farce going. He is to be his wife for few years, live a life of luxury, and indulge in some carnal delights with the sexy Earl. What Sebastian never expected was to fall in love and be battling some serious jealously cus Anthony was some kind of slutty.
Yes, I did enjoy reading this book, and it was entertaining but I could have done with Anthony not catching on so soon to the whole not being a woman thing. It was unexpected, and took away some of the wow factor. There is no villain that tries to destroy Anthony and Sebastian’s life; they manage that all on their own. These guys are hot one minute and cold the next (mainly Anthony, he pulls all kinds of douche moves). I feel like he should have been more appreciative of Sebastian the man was playing two roles he must have been exhausted.
As I said no conflicts or crazy, just that overall historical vibe of "I love him, but he doesn't love me" kinda thing and the ton can‘t understand why the Earl took such a plain looking wife. The MCs were lukewarm together, not hot but not cold. They had some nice scenes, but should really work on communication. While reading I kept waiting for other shoe to drop, like how long can they keep the ruse going? I feel like they will forever be hiding.
Should You Read It? Yes, it’s a nice historical romance with a happy ending. It really reminded me of reading an M/F historical (trust me I have read hundreds of those). The rake has to go proving himself, after accidentally messing up that one time, separation, and boom forgiveness. Kudos to the cross-dressing, I really enjoy when men dress up....more
Zombies have always been the one thing that scares the crap out of me above all else. I always say, I have a love/hate relationship with them, becauseZombies have always been the one thing that scares the crap out of me above all else. I always say, I have a love/hate relationship with them, because I can never just stay away. So when I had the opportunity to read about the creepies, mixed in with the man love. I was on it like white on rice. In all honesty as much as I wanted a bit more, I really did enjoy Scavengers: July.
James Hurst is desperate to replenish his funds when they start to run low, and as the saying goes “desperate times calls for desperate measures”. The time is 1887 and after a devastating plague, most human have become flesh-eating zombies. James must now go off into his lands that are over run with the undead and in order to accomplish his mission he must get the help of mercenary Ira Russell.
The men leave the city walls in search of a fortune hidden in one of James old estates, but before the jewels, there are some other things of value he must get his hands on. Seriously, James should have just head for the jewels. Seems zombies’ wanting to feast on his flesh isn’t nearly as frightening as it should be. While fighting of zombies, and retrieving ‘art of utmost importance’, the men find time to share a sexy interlude (seriously man freaking zombies).
I really did enjoy reading this short, but I had few niggles which knocked the .5 in making this a 4PO. I wanted more background on the plague. I know it was meant as a short offering, but I am curious about the how the plague came along, and how life was before it wiped out almost everyone. I wanted a bit more background on Ira, he’s all clothed in mystery (mercenary I know) but I really want to know if he lost anyone in the plague.
Overall, I really liked it and look forward to reading the next instalment. Scavengers has really captured my interest, and I want to read more about the things I love to hate zombies.
Warning: Do not have sex when you might possibly be attacked by zombies. You might lose some very important parts. No actual parts were lost in this book (luckily). ...more
A good addition to the series. I love Kat's writing and I always enjoy her leading men.
The thing that peeved me is the whole lovers reuniting storylinA good addition to the series. I love Kat's writing and I always enjoy her leading men.
The thing that peeved me is the whole lovers reuniting storyline. I just am one of those people who enjoys characters meeting for the first time and falling in love.
It does offer up a great romance, really solid characters and cleverest matron to walk the streets of London. All historical fans will like: the love can heal all wounds theme, a budding relationship between a man and his son, and the take down of some shady characters.
I enjoyed Reese's Bride a lot more than I did the first in the series and look forward to the last in this wonderful series of brothers getting their woman....more