The Lawrence Browne Affair by Cat Sebastian – Review by Layna

Can they find forever in the wreckage of their lives? 



Cat Sebastian

Releasing Feb 7th, 2017

Avon Impulse


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.




I feel like I should give a disclaimer before jumping into this review. I’ve never reviewed for a LGBTQ novel before. I have read one MM novel before, but I’ve read yaoi manga for years now and I’ve always enjoyed it. Ok, moving on to the review.

I loved reading The Lawrence Browne Affair! It’s a historical romance, a genre that I’ve enjoyed more and more in recent years. As we all know, the past wasn’t the best time for the LGBTQ community. This gives the novel a sort of forbidden romance type of vibe. The two male characters are equally lovable, both having their own good traits and personal faults. I adored the character relationship development. The story contained the perfect amount of romance and action (both sexual and non-sexual).

I feel like this is a great novel to dive into if you’ve never read a MM story and you are looking to start somewhere. The sex scenes are steamy and hot, while still leaving enough for your own imagination. Even if you’ve read MM books in the past, I still highly recommend reading The Lawrence Browne Affair. It combines multiple genres into one amazing story, making it a must read!


Cat Sebastian lives in a swampy part of the South with her husband, three kids, and two dogs. Before her kids were born, she practiced law and taught high school and college writing. When she isn’t reading or writing, she’s doing crossword puzzles, bird watching, and wondering where she put her coffee cup.



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