Review: Unmasked by the Marquess

Unmasked by the Marquess

Cat Sebastian

Regency Imposters #1

Publisher: Avon Impulse
Publication date: 17-Apr-2018
Date Started: 9-May-2018
Date Finished: 18-May-2018
Format: eBook
Pages: 384
Genres: Romance, Regency Romance, Historical Romance, Gender Bender
ISBN: 9780062820655
Source: GooglePlay Books



“The one you love…
Robert Selby is determined to see his sister make an advantageous match. But he has two problems: the Selbys have no connections or money and Robert is really a housemaid named Charity Church. She’s enjoyed every minute of her masquerade over the past six years, but she knows her pretense is nearing an end. Charity needs to see her beloved friend married well and then Robert Selby will disappear…forever.

May not be who you think…

Alistair, Marquess of Pembroke, has spent years repairing the estate ruined by his wastrel father, and nothing is more important than protecting his fortune and name. He shouldn’t be so beguiled by the charming young man who shows up on his doorstep asking for favors. And he certainly shouldn’t be thinking of all the disreputable things he’d like to do to the impertinent scamp.

But is who you need…

When Charity’s true nature is revealed, Alistair knows he can’t marry a scandalous woman in breeches, and Charity isn’t about to lace herself into a corset and play a respectable miss. Can these stubborn souls learn to sacrifice what they’ve always wanted for a love that is more than they could have imagined?”



I came into this novel with high expectations, as I had read an article praising it highly. Unfortunately, I was not as enthralled as I was promised to be. This is what I called a gender-bender romance, there is probably a much more correct terminology for it, but the term escapes me. As a gender-bender romance it went well without awkwardness, which is typically expected.

So while this is a unique plot for this particular genre, it did not capture my interest. I honestly should have written my review sooner because I finished this book almost a month ago and nothing in particular has stuck with me.

So overall I was not a fan, but I do recommend Cat Sebastian’s m/m romances.

About the Author

“Cat writes steamy, upbeat historical romances. They usually take place in the Regency, generally have at least one LGBTQ+ main character, and always have happy endings.

Before writing, Cat was a lawyer and a teacher. She enjoys crossword puzzles, geeking out over birds, gardening badly, and–of course–reading. In high school, her parents went away for a week, and instead of throwing raucous parties, Cat read Middlemarch. Even worse, Cat remembers little of a trip through Europe because she was busy reading Mansfield Park. Her proudest moment was when she realized her kids were shaping up to be hopeless bookworms too. Currently, her favorite genres are romance, mystery and fantasy.

Cat lives with her husband, three kids, and dog in an improbably small house. After growing up in the northeast, she now lives in a part of the south where every body of water seems to contain alligators or sharks, and every restaurant serves biscuits and gravy. She likes the biscuits, but not so much the alligators.”


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