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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. 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 in hopes that anyone not familiar with the Love by Numbers series will give it a go Yes it s that goodSo my favorite Avon romanceWell there are a few books that instantly came to mind Again the Magic with the physically and emotionally scarred Aline and John the man who loved her by Lisa Kleypas Whisper Falls starring good girl Tessa who falls for the bad bad boy Lucky Romo by Toni Blake Flowers from the Storm with Christian one of the most tormented heroes I ve read and Maddy the woman who saves him and he saves her right back by Laura Kinsale review links can be found below and this one Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLean Well I ve picked Nine Rules and here s whyIt s because if I could choose to be any heroine from a historical romance I d want to be Lady Calpurnia Hartwell and here s whyI find I m at a loss for words when trying to describe the wide range of emotions this book evoked in me except to say that it made me laugh cry sigh gasp and hope for a happily ever after for the hero and heroine than I have in any other book I ve read in a very long time And this is the first book in which I ve found myself invested in the heroine s happiness than the hero sThe prologue had my heart breaking for a young woman s shattered albeit it brief fairytale fantasy and her so very low self esteem But that said this is one of those books that made me wish that I were the heroine Not just so I could live happily ever after but for the kind of person she was I loved her for her goodness her kindness and compassion I adored her for her sense of humor her generosity and her selflessness but most of all it was her strength her courage to live rather than sit on the shelf collecting dust as society dictated that all self respecting spinsters should It s for all of these reasons that I wish I were CallieIt took me awhile to fall in love with Gabriel St John Maruess of Ralston but it did happen I mean how could it not Take a gander at that step back again I ask How could I not fall for him The look on his face speaks volumes as to his passionate nature his need his hunger for this unusual woman who was nothing like society expected her to be She was daring witty refined and intelligent and she d managed to work her way under his skin and before he knew what happened into his heart His reputation was no secret he was known by all as a rake and a libertine so when he became aware of her plan to experience the same kinds of things that gentlemen are allowed to experience I wasn t terribly surprised when he offered to facilitate her in her uest to check each item off of her list whilst risking utter ruinationI m always impressed by other readers who include uotes in their reviews Me I m too engrossed in the book to make myself stop long enough to make notes but this book demanded that I do exactly that twice This first uote I ll share is from the prologue and had me sobbing My ever faithful Goodreads friends Catherine and Rane were there to help me through this tear jerking scene as I posted it on my status update She pushed aside a devastating pang of sorrow as the truth coursed through her She would never have the magnificent Maruess of Ralston nor anyone like him She felt an acute certainty that the things he had said to her earlier were not the truth but instead the lies of an inveterate seducer carefully chosen to appease her and send her blithely off easing his dark tryst with his ravishing beauty He hadn t believed a word of it No she was not Calpurnia Empress of Rome She was plain old Callie And she always would be Seriously when read in context with the entire prologue that was one of those most heartbreaking moments from any book I can recall Now the second uotesnippet I have for you is the moment in which I finally became invested in seeing Callie and Gabriel s happily ever after come to pass and knowing I could believe in itview spoiler This is yet another gut wrenching scene and takes place when Callie finds out about a wager that had been placed between Gabriel and Oxford as to whether or not Oxford would be able to convince Callie to marry him Of course this is a romance novel so we the readers already know who s going to end up the winner but when Callie gets wind of it she s humiliated and thinks she s nothing than something for men to wager over Gabriel had proposed to her and she d accepted but now even though the bet was for 2000 she suddenly felt so very worthless So she has demanded that Gabriel stay away from her and she s fled the ball where this scene takes place Oxford well into his cups has some unflattering things to say about Callie in front of Gabriel and Benedick Callie s brother Certainly the best thing about spinsters is that they re eager for a toss but you can t really mean to tell me you need to resort to one as plain and uninspiring as that one Although it did appear she was than willing to lift her skirts for youand I suppose that is something Benedick stiffened and fury hot and uick coursed through Ralston at the words so demeaning and unpleasant directed at the woman he planned to make his wife Because there was absolutely no uestion that Callie was going to be his wifeDrunk or no Oxford would pay for his words Reaching out Ralston grabbed Oxford by the lapels of his topcoat and slammed him against the stone wall that marked one edge of the balcony The force of the blow took the breath out of the baron and gasping for air he slumped to the ground clutching his chestRalston looked down his long elegant nose at the vile creature at his feet and said You just impugned the honor of my future marchioness Choose your seconds I will see you at dawn Leaving Oxford sputtering on the ground Ralston spun on one elegant heel to face Benedick When I am done with him I am coming for your sister And if you intend to keep me from her you had better have an army at your side hide spoiler

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Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake

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. 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 fresh bloom of youth and the ability to attract rich handsome men who are being desperately pursued by 17 and 18 year olds Right3 The handsome titled rake Your hero cannot be a man of moderate tastes and self control Where s the fun in that Be sure to create a handsome irresistible man whore who has bedded hundreds of women and is in all probability suffering from a severe case of syphilis But the title of course will subsidise a multitude of sins uel amour4 Using Cant You have to gammon your readers with some fustian about a bluestocking who turns into a diamond of the first water and sets her cap at a Corinthian resulting in some cork brained adventures But it s still okay to use apologize instead of apologise realize instead of realise and so on we re sure the Americans learnt these misspellings from the Brits 5 Hoyden ish behaviour Despite being brought up in a society renowned for the rigidity of its rules and s make sure your heroine almost never wears a corset rides astride wears men s clothes freely uses swear words such as damn and somehow still fails to incur the attention or wrath of society6 A makeover The spinster on the shelf must always get an opportunity to re invent herself and dazzle all comers For this purpose you will need 1 a French modiste 2 a stunning gown 3 feminine lingerie 4 a devoted abigail with magic hands and 5 a beautiful face and lush figure that have so far been hidden under dowdy clothes for some unknown reason 7 A Special Ball If it didn t happen in a ballroom it ain t worth talking about All major scenes but ESPECIALLY the makeover must be accompanied by a ball Preferably the Season s biggest one Said ball must be rife with passion drama and of course the waltz Who gives a shit about the uadrilles and the country dances bring on the cabaret waltz8 The Big Misunderstanding The path of true love is never smooth Huh what did you think this was real life Can t have no Happily Ever After without the Big Misunderstanding Generally the BM involves a wager of some sort What else do these gambling rakes have to do apart from waste their blunt wagering on their women Alternatively it could involve abduction by the evil dandy but it s fun to see the hero and heroine make an ass of themselves No not arse darling ASS9 And last but most importantly EXHIBITIONIST SEX For some reason it appears almost mandatory in Regency romances for the hero and heroine to have sex or almost sex in places where it would be easy for other members of the public to walk in on them Like an unlocked fencing room in a men s club Or a garden adjoining a ballroom Or an alcove in a museum Or of course the ubiuitous carriage It s like nobody in Regency England s ever heard of a bed Also Regency romances are the perfect illustration of Big Stick in Little Hole syndrome since the heroine is always a virgin the man is always well hung and yet the first time they have sex is magical with only some minor fast vanishing pain Obviously practice makes perfect doesn t apply to Regency sex Epilogue I actually liked this book it was funny in parts did not read like bad Georgette Heyer fan fiction and even the sex scene was a little goose bump inducing the first time After that well jeez I know how it s done skip it already There was a big discussion going on over at Jillian s review about the actual romance uotient of graphic sex scenes so I m not going to get on that soapbox here I ve had a love hate relationship with historical romances for a while now but I m pleased to report that Nine Rules falls on the like side of the scale if you re a fan of historical romances I would recommend you put this on the top of your list

Sarah MacLean º 3 summary

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 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


10 thoughts on “Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake

  1. says:

    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 reparte

  2. says:

    There once was a plain and plumpish blubbery waste of space girl with tons of money called Calpurnia who never got married even though she had some suitors We're told she's a pragmatic girl who has dreams of marriage house

  3. says:

    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 one???sigh Anyway to refresh my memory I reread a few of my old Avon reviews and I've decided to repost this review in h

  4. says:

    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 as sin tarnished heart of gold rogue hero to die forNine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake is a truly delightful read with everything I love in a historical romance an engaging story witty dialogue

  5. says:

    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

  6. says:

    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 b

  7. says:

    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 fresh bloom of youth and the ability to attract rich handsome men who are being desperately pursue

  8. says:

    FULL REVIEW NOW POSTEDI love you I love your extravagant name and your beautiful face and your brilliant mind and

  9. says:

    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 gi

  10. says:

    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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