The Lawrence Browne Affair is the story of a reclusive scientist who falls in love with the confidence artist posing as his secretary.
“Sebastian has crafted an epic romance in which Lawrence and Georgie share incredible chemistry. Profoundly romantic and highly recommended.”–Library Journal (starred review)
“Sebastian infuses a romance that could have been dark with a constant thrum of mild humor and steady wonder. Another exquisitely written, deeply romantic novel from Sebastian.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Readers will quickly be entranced by the depth of emotion and intensity of sensual desire Sebastian creates between her two protagonists. Pair this up with her flair for nuanced characterization and sly sense of wit, and Sebastian proves she is a new force to be reckoned with in historical romances.” —Booklist (starred review)
“The Lawrence Browne Affair is an excellent, character-driven romance that reminds us everyone deserves to love and be loved…a mesmerizing and powerful character-centric love story.”–All About Romance.com
“Cat Sebastian’s second male/male regency novel is a beautiful story about the ways in which we can make ourselves better for those we love. With echoes from The Thomas Crown Affair and Beauty and the Beast, Sebastian weaves a tale that manages to be sad, hopeful, and thoroughly satisfying.” —Heroes and Heartbreakers.com
An earl hiding from his future . . .
Lawrence Browne, the Earl of Radnor, is mad. At least, that’s what he and most of the village believes. A brilliant scientist, he hides himself away in his family’s crumbling estate, unwilling to venture into the outside world. When an annoyingly handsome man arrives at Penkellis, claiming to be Lawrence’s new secretary, his carefully planned world is turned upside down.
A swindler haunted by his past . . .
Georgie Turner has made his life pretending to be anyone but himself. A swindler and con man, he can slip into an identity faster than he can change clothes. But when his long-dead conscience resurrects and a dangerous associate is out for blood, Georgie escapes to the wilds of Cornwall. Pretending to be a secretary should be easy, but he doesn’t expect that the only madness he finds is the one he has for the gorgeous earl.
Can they find forever in the wreckage of their lives?
Challenging each other at every turn, the two men soon give into the desire that threatens to overwhelm them. But with one man convinced he is at the very brink of madness and the other hiding his real identity, only true love can make this an affair to remember.
CWs: panic attacks, past animal harm, parental abuse & neglect, internalized ableism, kidnapping, off-page violence, explicit sex scenes