( epub / Pdf ) Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake BY Sarah MacLean



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    This book has everything single thing I love about romance novels • a kill me now sob alpha hero be still my pitter pattering heart D • an amazing heroine who is brace yourself now shock normal • biting humor• great repartee• story focus on hh 999% of the time a rare breed of book• originality for something tha

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    There once was a plain and plumpish blubbery waste of space girl with tons of money called Calpurnia who never got married even thoug

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    Updated because I've been asked by the lovely Jessie Edwards one of the fabulous ladies in charge of the Avon Addicts program to choose my favorite Avon romance Is she kidding She must be joking Just onesigh Anyway to refresh my memory I reread a few of my old Avon reviews and I've decided to repost this review

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    5 stars – Historical RomanceWhat a wonderful charming sexy entertaining sweet funny emotional steamy and well written regency romance with an utterly lovable uirky plump Plain Jane wallflower spinster heroine and a sexy

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    I loved the on the shelf heroine who decides to do all the things ladies aren't supposed to do smoke a cheroot gamble attend a duel and the scandalous hero who gets caught up in her rule breaking until he actually helps her do some of the things on her list Totally recommended

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    I enjoyed this book a lot It was rich with depth and with characters that I was interested in reading about Callie was tired of being trapped by society's expectations and the box she'd been put into and decided to claim some happiness for he

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    Nine Rules to Follow When Writing a Regency Romance1 Read Georgette Heyer This one is self evident If it's not read this2 Spinster on the shelf Make sure your heroine is never the belle of the ball Young vibrant beautiful ladies are of course infinitely less interesting than pale passive middle aged women who somehow mysteriously retain the

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    FULL REVIEW NOW POSTEDI love you I love your extravagant name and your beautiful face and your brilliant mind and your ridiculous list and your taste for adventure which I imagine is very likely going to be the actual cause view spoilerof my death And I very much wanted to be able to tell you all that before you were shot

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    This was absolutely enchanting lovely witty funny emotional and a billion similar epithets I really loved it 3The style of writing is great much to my liking the dialogue is witty and funny and the characters believable and loveable 3 I only wish Sarah MacLean had books so I could enjoy her writing some The first chapter had me giggling and s

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    I absolutely adored this book It was uite sensational 😜😜😜Seda My dear friend thank you so much for recommending this book to me I cannot wait to read the other books in this series Probably very soon

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CHARACTERS Í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Sarah MacLean

Atisfied And so she's vowed to break the rules and live the life of pleasure she's been missingBut to dance every dance to steal a midnight kiss to do those things Callie will need a willing partner Someone who knows everything about rule breaking Someone like Gabriel St I enjoyed this book a lot It was rich with depth and with characters that I was interested in reading about Callie was tired of being trapped by society s expectations and the box she d been put into and decided to claim some happiness for herself I liked that Gabriel liked her for who she was He was drawn to her even though she didn t fit society s ideas of beauty She became the one woman he couldn t resist and it wasn t hard for me to believe that was the case as I read this story I think Ms MacLean did a great job of writing this novel that was recognizably full of honest and real emotions Normally I don t care for the Regency hoyden who gallivants around town doing things that women just didn t do But this book wasn t uite like that Callie was a woman of her times But she was a woman who was trying to claim some happiness for herself She never felt anachronistic in her morals She was just tired of trying to live up to others expectations So despite this being a theme I m far from fond of I wasn t bothered by Callie s hijinks I really liked and felt for Callie Some readers complained about it constantly being repeated that she was plain and plump I didn t really see that I think that it was mentioned as much as necessary especially considering that s the box that Callie had been put into I felt for her seeing how insensitive people were in their treatment of her It felt authentic Women are often treated in such a fashion when they don t fit into the mode that society defines for them If you re not married don t have a man or a boyfriend then what s wrong with you You must be flawed somehow You have no purpose in life Sadly that s still the caseThis was a very sexy book There are some pretty spicy scenes and they are uite well done The chemistry between Gabriel and Callie felt authentic I could see why they were attracted to each other and why they fell for each other Those love scenes really kept me on the edge as I readI liked Gabriel a lot Although he was a rake he showed himself to be fairly admirable in his behavior There were some lines that he knew he shouldn t be crossing with Callie but the way this book was written you could see that he couldn t resist his feelings for Callie I didn t find Gabriel especially tortured But I don t guess all heroes have to be He did have some baggage with his mother running off and leaving him and you could see how that affected him making him afraid to give his heart to a woman But with Callie it was natural for him He couldn t hold that back from herI liked Nick Benedick and Juliana a lot I hope that Ms McLean writes stories for them as well Reading Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake was a very pleasant experience It wasn t a particularly dark romance which is my favorite but it was nuanced and had an intensity between Callie and Gabriel that made it a fairly compelling read I think Ms MacLean is a very good writer and it s clear she makes an effort to write a high uality historical romance that manages to entertain but also has an underlying message She treats important elements of historical romance with respect but writes a story that is fun sensual and engaging and she earned my respect for doing so She s definitely going on my to read list The Illusionists uite like that Callie was a woman of her times But she was a woman who was trying to claim some happiness for herself She never felt anachronistic in her morals She was just tired of trying to live Planet of the Bugs up to others expectations So despite this being a theme I m far from fond of I wasn t bothered by Callie s hijinks I really liked and felt for Callie Some readers complained about it constantly being repeated that she was plain and plump I didn t really see that I think that it was mentioned as much as necessary especially considering that s the box that Callie had been put into I felt for her seeing how insensitive people were in their treatment of her It felt authentic Women are often treated in such a fashion when they don t fit into the mode that society defines for them If you re not married don t have a man or a boyfriend then what s wrong with you You must be flawed somehow You have no purpose in life Sadly that s still the caseThis was a very sexy book There are some pretty spicy scenes and they are Fishes of the Open Ocean uite well done The chemistry between Gabriel and Callie felt authentic I could see why they were attracted to each other and why they fell for each other Those love scenes really kept me on the edge as I readI liked Gabriel a lot Although he was a rake he showed himself to be fairly admirable in his behavior There were some lines that he knew he shouldn t be crossing with Callie but the way this book was written you could see that he couldn t resist his feelings for Callie I didn t find Gabriel especially tortured But I don t guess all heroes have to be He did have some baggage with his mother running off and leaving him and you could see how that affected him making him afraid to give his heart to a woman But with Callie it was natural for him He couldn t hold that back from herI liked Nick Benedick and Juliana a lot I hope that Ms McLean writes stories for them as well Reading Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake was a very pleasant experience It wasn t a particularly dark romance which is my favorite but it was nuanced and had an intensity between Callie and Gabriel that made it a fairly compelling read I think Ms MacLean is a very good writer and it s clear she makes an effort to write a high Out of Bounds (Boundaries, uality historical romance that manages to entertain but also has an Grass, Sky, Song underlying message She treats important elements of historical romance with respect but writes a story that is fun sensual and engaging and she earned my respect for doing so She s definitely going on my to read list

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John the Maruess of Ralston charming and devastatingly handsome his wicked reputation matched only by his sinful smileIf she's not careful she'll break the most important rule of all the one that says that pleasure seekers should never fall hopelessly desperately in lov This was absolutely enchanting lovely witty funny emotional and a billion similar epithets I really loved it 3The style of writing is great much to my liking the dialogue is witty and funny and the characters believable and loveable 3 I only wish Sarah MacLean had books so I could enjoy her writing some The first chapter had me giggling and suealing all over hahah Callie is trying to hide in the bushes during a ball because her mother forced her to wear the ugliest dress ever made in mankind XD and of course there she meets Ralston 3 It was lovely and funny The second chapter is 10 years after that yes 10 Callie is dissapointed in life watching her younger sister get engaged while she remains a spinster oh that is such a dreadful word Anyway one night she decides to live her life be free and do what she would like to do if she were not confined by society and the fact that she is a woman So she goes to Ralston to do the first thing on her list get kissed passionately And so it begins 3I just loved them such a great couple she did not dissolve into tears on every little thing even that one time when I really though should do it she was strong and got in his face hehehehe he deserved it XD Gabriel was sigh so lovely their chemistry was incredible every conversation filled with tension and he s so freaking good at creating it 3 no wonder she went musshy all the time near him loooolA great book and I highly recommend it for all the lovers of historicals it is very well written Can t wait for Nick s story 3 3 3 Engendering Song ugliest dress ever made in mankind XD and of course there she meets Ralston 3 It was lovely and funny The second chapter is 10 years after that yes 10 Callie is dissapointed in life watching her younger sister get engaged while she remains a spinster oh that is such a dreadful word Anyway one night she decides to live her life be free and do what she would like to do if she were not confined by society and the fact that she is a woman So she goes to Ralston to do the first thing on her list get kissed passionately And so it begins 3I just loved them such a great couple she did not dissolve into tears on every little thing even that one time when I really though should do it she was strong and got in his face hehehehe he deserved it XD Gabriel was sigh so lovely their chemistry was incredible every conversation filled with tension and he s so freaking good at creating it 3 no wonder she went musshy all the time near him loooolA great book and I highly recommend it for all the lovers of historicals it is very well written Can t wait for Nick s story 3 3 3

CHARACTERS Í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Sarah MacLean

A lady does not smoke cheroot She does not ride astride She does not fence or attend duels She does not fire a pistol and she never gambles at a gentlemen's clubLady Calpurnia Hartwell has always followed the rules rules that have left her unmarried and than a little uns This book has everything single thing I love about romance novels a kill me now sob alpha hero be still my pitter pattering heart D an amazing heroine who is brace yourself now shock normal biting humor great repartee story focus on hh 999% of the time a rare breed of book originality for something that s been done 36 gazillion times superb tension building unpredictability where you re expecting the predictable aka bug eyed scenes chilling meanness sex a licious scenes page turning writing that plastered a smile on my face from start to finito crying moments that had me actually reaching for the Kleenex box to the point that I d get mad too because I couldn t see to read for how watery my eyes were sigh worthy Cinderella moments yeah what about it everybody likes Cinderella and the prince who sweeps her off her feet pI love this book It s been a while I haven t had an OMG crack open the address book and call all the friends to tell them about this gem It s such a simple story too Why can t authors do the same Here s the basic story lowdown Calpurnia Hartwell is an on the shelf spinster who s been in love with the King of Hotnicity Gabriel Maruess of Ralston for a good 10 years Unreuited love at its finest Gabe s a screw society skirt chaser but he has to turn over a new leaf to ensure his half sister s success with the ton He asks Callie to help him out because she s so upstanding Callie s in heavenhell The reader is on cloud nine DThis story reminded me of those great romance writers who have a particular talent to put out amazing reads and get on your auto buy list There s some of Lisa Kleypas sparkling storytelling and hot sex scenes some way out of left field steam scenes la Suzanne Enoch a very hard to find arrogant but you can t help falling in love with him yourself hero like only Anna Campbell can write FYI if you liked Campbell s Duke of Kyle you re going to adore the Maruess of Ralston biting humor and choice verbal sparring like only Loretta Chase can do and a splash of Julia uinn s laugh out loud humor with bittersweet moments of seriousness interspersed throughout the novel With a dash here and a pinch there of all these authors trademarks Sarah MacLean has made some memorable characters that will leave you with a parched throat because you haven t swallowed or blinked for that matter once in the past 10 minutes you ve been reading and holding your breath When you do regain those abilities you ll be trying to catch your breath as you sing the OMG song Both the hh are brilliantly constructed so you can empathize as well as sympathize with them Callie isn t the diamond of the first water and she s not some independent blue stocking either She s just a normal woman with normal woman insecurities and desires who d really like to find love How many women can t say the same thing you know You could just feel her pain while shaking your head and saying I m with ya sister You just don t get that kind of depth where the author plucks the heart strings not because of something tragic but because of the everyday stuff Then there s Gabriel D His arrogance and do it because I said so attitude really could have made him a close relative of Anna Campbell s Duke of Kyle and his cold and calculated aloofness reminded me of Katie MacAlister s Drake Vireo two oozer of sex heroes if ever there was one What s fabulous about our man Gabe is that he s soooo arrogant but then he gets all confused and unsure of himself because he screws up big time who can t find a few men like that in everyday life D Oh yeah and this guy s a whisperer Good lord he whispers against her lips her ears her hair just gives you the shivers D As for the other characters there s the witchy gossipists of the ton or the well meaning family member who feels compelled to tell you for the umpteenth time that you basically have no life You just cringe along with Callie as she goes through all this politely excusing herself to go cry and ask herself why is it always me To be clear Callie is no crier for no reason I hate whiny woe is me heroines and MacLean did a superb job of not turning her into one of those When she cried you bawled right along with her It s very emotional without it being painfully tragic or dramatic There are also the characters who are so freakin mean they rile you up nice and good lol It s the kind of story that I think everyone can relate to on some level whether you ve felt like her or know someone who has When an author can take you away like that for me they ve written some mighty fine keeper shelf materialA brief word about the ending it s put a cramp in your cheeks beautiful Of course with that comes the anger because you finished it too fast like an idiot and didn t savor the read like you should ve o Ah the good book Just one little ualm seems that the art department at Avon thought they were doing the art design for The Mediterranean Lover s Sex Kitten or something what the That is not Callie or Ralston at all Whatsamatter with these people Don t they think the reader looks at thatThis is the kind of book you re still reading at 3am with the book light on all the while whispering just one page geeze I m almost done the chapter ok just a few pages of chapter 33 even when you have to be up by 6am or even better when you wake up at 6am and your first thought as you pat around for your glasses is Where s that book I can get in just a few pages before I go to work suddenly finding yourself with 10 minutes to boot it out of bed but still torn to read D It sucks you in and glues itself to your fingers Bad book lolVery very very very few authors make auto buy for me after just one book Well it would appear that I have found a new one to add to that select group now why doesn t MacLean have a damn backlist already Pick Up This Book Today D