I picked Nine Rules to Break up on a whim due to a conversation I had with some other bloggers on Twitter. I am so glad I did! I've been reading a lot of sci-fi and young adult books lately. A nice dose of adult romance was a fun break from all that. Historical romance is genre I really enjoy and don't read often enough. This is definitely one of my favorites that I've read of the genre so far. Normally I always recommend Lisa Kleypas' Wallflower series for someone looking for romance. I'll definitely be recommending this one too from now on. It was so much fun! Hysterical in parts, and also poignant at times. Callie Hartwell is a very fun and relatable heroine. I really enjoyed her thoughts and personality. Her jump into being more daring was a bit sudden, but that just made it more fun to read. I loved the chemistry between her and Ralston, because sometimes their interactions were more silly then romantic, and that made their chemistry so much more realistic feeling. This is not an original plotline. In fact, it is a lot like Kleypas' Wallflower series, so it must just be a plot I generally enjoy. The heroine that has always been overlooked deciding to throw convention out the window and do what she good-and-well-feels-like-doing-thank-you-very-much. So if you enjoy that storyline with a large dose of romance and constant laughing...pick this up, because you will love it!
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A wonderfully talented new author joins the Avon Romance family—Sarah MacLean, who fans of Eloisa James and Julia Quinn will immediately take into their hearts! Sarah’s delectable debut, Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake, is the Regency Era romp readers have been waiting for—fresh, fun, and wonderfully romantic—placing her solidly in the company of Elizabeth Hoyt, Sophie Jordan, and others of the new generation of exciting up-and-comers.Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake - eBook
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I thought I already reviewed this a while back, but apparently not. Anyhoo, what an AWESOMELY WICKED foray into the romance genre! Hats off - just the hats, mind you - to Sarah MacLean for keeping the bubbly fun from her YA debut The Season and cranking up the heat to scorching hot! A must-read for anyone who enjoys historical romance full of romp, pomp, and chompful of humor!
Lady Calpurnia Hartwel...
Lady Calpurnia Hartwell has lived a life of always living by the rule book, never breaking any rules especially that in society, and yet she is still unmarried. So deciding that she wants some changes in her life, she writes a list of nine things that she wants to do, that she has always wanted to that she feels she has missed out on now that she feels that she is on the shelf; but because she is a woman, she is restricted to respectable activities. But as she starts crossing items off of her list, she starts to see that she has a partner in her list of daring things, who is none other than Gabriel St John, the Marquess of Ralston, who is too charming and wicked for his own good. But as the risks of her adventures escalates so does the passion that ignites between them, that starts to blossom into a love that will come up behind them and surprise them in ways that they never expected. Nine Rules To Break When Romancing A Rake by Sarah Maclean, was purely wonderful and I thoroughly enjoyed it and had it read in just under a few hours, I found it to be such a enthralling romance that had me resisting to ever putting it down despite the bruised elbows (since my favorite position is to read on my stomach) And I think one of my favorite things about their relationship is the witty interchange between the two and had me amused till the very end of the book. Also the plot was truly entertaining. We have Callie, who has always obeyed the society rules, which have brought her only loneliness and a yearning for dreams and desires and that fear that they will never be fulfilled. So she starts writing a list of things that no respectable lady would ever do, and would cause a scandal. Such as Fence, Attending a Duel, Gambling at a Gentlemans Club (where women are never allowed), but she somehow adopts a companion that protects her reputation yet steals sensual embraces that would cause anyone sensible to blush the roots of a carrot. Yet there is a strong connection between these two characters that are so enjoyable to see progess throughout this story that leaves the reader breathless with anticipation with every page turned. I truly have enjoyed reading this story and am looking forward to reading the next one in the series, I can hardly wait!!!! Sarah MacLean is such a remarkable writer into historical romance, that no one would want to miss out on!!!
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I loved this story. I was laughing and rooting for our heroine Lady Calpurnia. This is my first book by Sarah MacLean and I think I have found another great romance author. Lady Calpurnia is a young lady in London whose season has passed and has never married or been in a serious relationship. Her brother tells her to create a list of things she would like to do but he doesn't expect her to actually go through with doing the things listed. Some of the items are things we wouldn't think twice about doing. Entering a men's pub. Drinking Whiskey etc. Lady Calpurnia has a younger sister who is engaged to a Duke and this is what starts her thinking about her life. The man of her dreams Gabriel St. John is a notorious rake and she remembers the first time she met him. I know I will be looking into more books by Sarah MacLean.
So fun! Its naughty, ...
So fun! It's naughty, clever and slightly more believable than some other contrived historical romance plots. Lady Calpurnia isn't an eye-catching deb her first season and easily and quickly gets relegated to wallflower status. Her one moment of excitement it would seem was being flirted with by Ralston, a hot, naughty Marquess (but then, aren't they all?) which she too soon discovers was really some gamesmanship on his part to get rid of her so he could get to his assignation in the garden with some other wanton lady :) Much time passes and her little sister is out, engaged and reminding Callie of all she's missing out on. She decides one night to write up a list of things she would do--if she could. Things that she's prevented from doing either by her status in society or because she's a woman. She wants to drink scotch, smoke, gamble, fence and have her first kiss. She takes leave of her senses and goes out in the middle of the night to kiss Ralston.Ralston has recently discovered his loose moralled mother had a daughter who needs looking after and proper entrance into society. He gives Callie her kiss and ends up somewhat unwittingly and unwillingly being her partner in crime to finish Callie's scandalous list. Such an entertaining ride. And hot, did I mention hot? Yet another fantastic book from Sarah MacLean. If you're into historical romance, you must read this one. Soon. Now. Next.
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