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This is book number 1 in the The Regency Impostors series.
I was GUTTED by this novel. Sebastian had me aching to see these two knuckleheads figure it out so they can be together.
Alistair's father was terrible. The late marquess left his son with title in need of repairing. When Alistair is in the midst of restoring moral rectitude and financial solvency to his title when a young man approaches him, asking that he help the man's young sister enter into society in the hopes of securing a wealthy husband. Robert assures him that Alistair's late father promised to do as much before he expired. Alistair honors the promise, which brings him into the company of Robert more frequently. Affection blooms between the two young men which leads to Robert's secret being revealed: he is not a man in the way Alistair believes him to be.
That's right, baby! This is a queer trans historical romance! The yearning, the distance, the tension! It was almost too much to bear! I love Robert and Alistair. I would kill anyone who dared threaten their happiness.— Danni
One of Library Journal's Best Romances of 2018
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?
About the Author
Cat Sebastian writes queer historical romances. Cat’s books include We Could Be So Good and the Turner series, and have received starred reviews from Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and Booklist. Before writing, Cat was a lawyer and a teacher and did a variety of other jobs she liked much less than she enjoys writing happy endings for queer people. She was born in New Jersey and lived in New York and Arizona before settling down in a swampy part of the South. When she isn’t writing, she’s probably reading, having one-sided conversations with her dog, or doing the crossword puzzle.
"Cat Sebastian turns a romance's traditional Regency setting into a playground for exploring gender and sexuality. Think Virginia Woolf's Orlando, but for romance. Sebastian specializes in queer historical novels, so dive into her oeuvre if this is your jam." — O, the Oprah Magazine
“Sebastian gives readers a beautiful, emotional romance between two people who are thoroughly perfect for each other; Alistair’s response to Robin’s revelations is as powerful and poignant as the couple’s happily ever after is triumphant.” — Sarah MacLean, Washington Post
“Sebastian subverts the romance trope of the cross-dressing heroine with a protagonist whose presentation as male is not mere titillation but the authentic self-expression of a queer woman... A funny and poignant romance amid a delightful cast of characters makes this a must-read for historical romance fans.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Cat Sebastian sent me on an emotional rollercoaster with Unmasked by the Marquess, an unforgettable tale of powerful love that overcomes the odds. I was hooked from page one and adored these characters as they fought for their HEA. If you haven’t read Cat Sebastian, what are you waiting for?” — Lorraine Heath, New York Times bestselling author
“Rising romance star Sebastian launches her Regency Imposter series on a high note with another impeccably crafted, lusciously sensual love story that also gracefully—and quite cleverly—alludes to her previous, brilliant male-male Regency historical romances.” — Booklist
“Brimming with warmth, laughter, and passion, this book is an absolute delight. The honesty and bravery of the lovers made me literally cheer out loud, and Robin is now among my favorite romance leads of all time. I adored every little bit of this novel.”
— Katharine Ashe, USA Today bestselling author of The Duke
“A witty romantic romp from start to finish with an ending that will make you smile and sigh, proving true love will always find a way.”
— Valerie Bowman, author of The Right Kind of Rogue
“This book is a pleasure that cuts deep. It’s a slow-motion stained-glass heartbreak, all sparkling color and velvet shadow and sharp edges slicing you without mercy.” — Seattle Review of Books
"Cat Sebastian is a queen of queer historical romance...Sebastian never disappoints." — Entertainment Weekly