This author is becoming a fav of mine. Her historicals are unique and well written and A Reputable Rake is no exception.
Cyprian Sloane (a returning character from previous books) is a rake who is trying to clean up his act. He finds himself the new neighbor of Morgana Hart. Ms Hart is the cousin of his “maybe” intended who is trying to save her maid and eventually a group of other girls from becoming prostitutes. Since everyone thinks the worst of Cyprian he fears her antics are going to be blamed on him. He tries to stop her before she is ruined and is blamed for it.
I am not a fan of of Harlequin’s since the smaller format tends to leave me feeling like I missed something, but I will pick up any written by Gaston. I also wonder if I should hold onto them in case she breaks into larger books. Once she does, I think there is going to be a demand for her backlist. Ever try finding the backlist of some of authors whose books are now popular like Brockmann, they cost a small fortune.
Cover: I loooovve this cover. The guy on the front is really hot. The clothes are probably historically accurate but just image this guy in a worn pair if jeans and a tee shirt…. Wow…