Review of My Fake Rake by Eva Leigh
Plot/Storyline: 📖 📖 📖 📖
Romance: 💞 💞 💞 💞
Emotional Depth: 💔 💔 💔
Sexual Tension: ⚡️ ⚡️ ⚡️
Sensuality: 🔥 🔥 🔥
Sex Scene Length: 🍆 🍆 🍆
If you’re looking for a fairly good book, My Fake Rake is one of them. While not excellent, it had a good storyline, a friends to lovers trope and likable characters. It commences with introducing the heroine, Grace, and her hobby of reptile research. It seems that she has an acquaintance, Mason, she admires enough that she wants to marry him, but he only sees her as a woman of science, not a woman. So, she devised a plan with her friend Sebastian (our hero) to make Mason jealous by making Sebastian into a rake. Sebastian is a poor, bookish man, dressed in shabby clothing and for a man who studies anthropology, he suffers from social anxiety. However, he has a major crush on Grace and agrees to let her Pygmalion him into a rake. He succeeds with help from her and his college buddies, and in the process, they fall in love. In this story, the shyness to share real feelings is the real issue. Both characters have problems sharing what they feel because they are trying so hard to not get in the way of the others’ happiness.
The sensuality is great, at moments, and had wonderful potential to open to more. The scene where they sneak off to a village festival is fantastic, as is the following love scene, however the author could have done so much more with the steam. It moved rather quickly, a kiss and then encounters that are platonic and then the love scene. While the love scene was well-developed, more tension could have added to the story.
I am intrigued enough to read the second book, so hopefully the author ramps up the steam. All in all, an enjoyable read when one wants a simple read.