Series: Love by Numbers #2
Also in this series: Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake, Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke's Heart
Genres: Historical, Romance
“Lord Nicholas is a paragon of manhood. And his eyes, Dear Reader! So blue!” Pearls & Pelisses, June 1823
Since being named on of London’s “Lords to Land” by a popular ladies’ magazine, Nicholas St. John has been relentlessly pursued by every matrimony-minded female in the ton. So when an opportunity to escape fashionable society presents itself, he eagerly jumps—only to land in the path of the most determined, damnably delicious woman he’s ever met!
The daughter of a titled wastrel, Lady Isabel Townsend has too many secrets and too little money. Though used to taking care of herself quite handily, her father’s recent passing has left Isabel at sea and in need of outside help to protect her young brother’s birthright. The sinfully handsome, eminently eligible Lord Nicholas could be the very salvation she seeks.
But the lady must be wary and not do anything reckless…like falling madly, passionately in love.
Can’t get enough of this series.
Thoughts on Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord
I have two gripes about this series: one, the titles are ridiculously long to type out; two, I don’t have the next book in my hands RIGHT NOW.
But the titles are FUN. I get serious giggles every time it rhymes in my head. No, I’m not drunk. And I’ve already requested my library copy. Duke of Leighton, you have some ‘splaining to do.
So now that we’ve cleared up my “gripes” about this series, can I just say that I adored Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord? I liked the absence of the ton and balls; Isabel’s situation is so much more precarious by being out in the country and so very alone.
And then there’s Nick. Chased out of London by ladies attempting to land him. Determined not to follow in the footsteps of his parents. Heh. They always think they can resist, don’t they? But put self-sufficient, beautiful Isabel in his path, and… well, this is a romance.
I appreciate that the characters of this series are not cookie cutter—their circumstances different, their motivations different, and yet you love them all the same. Because we met Nick in his brother and Callie’s book, Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake, we know only enough to be intrigued. And Nick doesn’t disappoint.
Isabel doesn’t disappoint, either. She is fierce and determined and she cares about the women who have been cast out or escaped terrible conditions. She’s not without her faults, but again, one of my favorite types of historical romance heroines.
I loathe the day I run out of Sarah MacLean books to read.