Thursday, January 22, 2015

TBR Pile Challenge - Nine Rules to Break When Romancing A Rake by Sarah MacLean

Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake (The Ralstons, #1)Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLean
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I started off this year with some heavy reading (and listening) so I picked a lighter read off my list.  A friend highly recommended this book so I guess at some point I purchased it on my Nook.  I have to say I agreed with my friend that this book is worth a 5 star rating.  It was the perfect light read to balance out the heavy reading on my plate.

Lady Calpurnia is firmly on the shelf and wants some adventure in her life.  She comes up with a list of things that men enjoy but ladies are barred from enjoying. Along the way she comes to the attention of notorious rake Gabriel St. John, the Marquess of Ralston. Scandal surrounds the house of Ralston and more is on the way with the arrival of a half-sister. Gabriel needs Callie's perfect reputation in order to bring his sister into society.

I love a good Regency romance.  This one had a lot of the good key characteristics, but it didn't seem overly packed with them. There was a rake, a spinster in her late 20s, scandal, and everything that made the Regency the over the top time period I love.  I liked that Callie was a strong somewhat over the top character, but she wasn't too over the top.

This was book 1 in the Love by Numbers series. Book 2 is Ten Ways to be Adored When Landing a Lord and I gave it 3 stars. Book 3 is Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke's Heart and I gave it 4 stars.  This series is connected to Sarah MacLean's other series The Rules of Scoundrels (which I'll be reading next).


  1. Oh yes! I adored this one too. I read it before the blog started and still it makes me smile. I think I'll need to re-read these soon :)

  2. Sry, just saw this, I don't know why I never got notification. I moved on to her connected series the Rule of Scoundrels and so far I"m enjoying it too.