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The Perfect Crimes of Marian Hayes by Cat Sebastian

The Perfect Crimes of Marian Hayes

By: Cat Sebastian

Series: London Highwaymen #2

Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance,LGBTQ+, Adventure

Release Date: June 7, 2022

My Rating:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 stars

Spice Rating:

🌶🌶/5 spice


Cat Sebastian returns to Georgian London with a stunning tale of a reluctant criminal and the thief who cannot help but love her.

Marian Hayes, the Duchess of Clare, just shot her husband. Of course, the evil, murderous man deserved what was coming to him, but now she must flee to the countryside. Unfortunately, the only person she can ask for help is the charismatic criminal who is blackmailing her--and who she may have left tied up a few hours before...

A highwayman, con artist, and all-around cheerful villain, Rob Brooks is no stranger to the wrong side of the law or the right side of anybody's bed. He never meant to fall for the woman whose secrets he promised to keep for the low price of five hundred pounds, but how could he resist someone who led him on a merry chase all over London, left him tied up in a seedy inn, and then arrived covered in her husband's blood and in desperate need of his help?

As they flee across the country--stopping to pick pockets, drink to excess, and rescue invalid cats--they discover more true joy and peace than either has felt in ages. But when the truth of Rob's past catches up to him, they must decide if they are willing to reshape their lives in order to forge a future together.

My Thoughts:

First of all I just want to say I’m not a huge historical fiction fan. If you are the same way, don’t let this stop you from reading! This book hooked me from the beginning! I loved the exchange of letters and the author’s style of writing.

This was my first time reading a Cat Sebastian book and I will definitely be picking up the first one of this series! The characters were so new and different than most historical fiction reads. I loved how modern this book was in a sense.

Rob and Marian’s growing relationship was absolutely adorable and I love how he was the one who fell first. I loved Rob’s secret animal loving side and Marian’s ability to surprise him.

This was easily a 4-star read for me. I did wish that there was a little more action in it with some scenes. As a mother, the way Marian left her child behind also bothered me a little bit. But overall, I would definitely recommend this book to those who love a good historical romance.

Thanks to Avon for sending me a copy of this book for my honest opinions!


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