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Summary

The new sexy historical romance of 2020.

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 create the perfect man, to act as her suitor, and help her catch his eye. Grace’s colleague, anthropologist Sebastian Holloway, is just the blank slate she requires.

To further his own research on English society, Sebastian agrees to let Grace 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 asked him to help her marry someone else....

Sebastian is in love with brilliant, beautiful Grace, but their bargain is complete, and she desires another. Yet when he’s faced with losing her forever, Sebastian will do whatever it takes to tell her the truth, even if it means risking his own future - and his heart.

©2020 Eva Leigh (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Extreme masculinity in a faux historical setting

The set up was rather cute. Basically a he needed swapped make over of the nerdy girl trope oh so common in high school movies. Half way through the book I would have given it a much high rating but the overly long a graphic and un-needed sex scene paired with a conclusion that went on for too long dropped my rating significantly.
If you are someone who likes aggressive male sexuality then perhaps you would enjoy this book more.

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