Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke’s Heart by Sarah MacLean {Amanda’s Review}

Posted 27 November, 2013 by Amanda / 11 Comments

Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke’s Heart by Sarah MacLean {Amanda’s Review}Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke's Heart by Sarah MacLean
Series: Love by Numbers #3
three-half-stars
Also in this series: Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake, Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord
Genres: Historical, Romance
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
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There is no telling where a scandal might lead…

She lives for passion.

Bold, impulsive, and a magnet for trouble, Juliana Fiori is no simpering English miss. She refuses to play by society’s rules: she speaks her mind, cares nothing for the approval of the ton, and can throw a punch with remarkable accuracy. Her scandalous nature makes her a favorite subject of London’s most practiced gossips…and precisely the kind of woman the Duke of Leighton wants far far away from him.

He swears by reputation.

Scandal is the last thing Simon Pearson has room for in his well-ordered world. The Duke of Disdain is too focused on keeping his title untainted and his secrets unknown. But when he discovers Juliana hiding in his carriage late one evening–risking everything he holds dear–he swears to teach the reckless beauty a lesson in propriety.

She has other plans, however; she wants two weeks to prove that even an unflappable duke is not above passion.

Must this series be over already?

Thoughts on Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke’s Heart

So. This book. I’m not entirely sure about it. You see, Leighton and Juliana’s story really began in book 1. And while Juliana won me over right away, Leighton persisted being an arrogant asshole for TWO AND A HALF BOOKS. Maybe even two and three-quarters. And though I may like the reformed arrogant asshole on occasion, I’m not entirely sure Leighton is one such occasion. Duke of Disdain, indeed.

That said. I still enjoyed this book. It was scandalicious, and I might hate myself a little for that term, but it’s quite true. Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke’s Heart also had me wanting to pull out A Rogue by Any Other Name to reread. (Can you say character crossover? Yes, you can!) So scandal. It was all very angsty and forbidden and probably everything a book called Eleven Scandals should be.

You guys, I’m bummed this is the end of the series. I adored the St. John brothers. And Juliana was fun in her everything-English-are-not kind of way. They built an unlikely family and I’m not ready to be rid of it. Or maybe I’ll just start reading A Rogue by Any Other Name again… I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITHOUT MORE SARAH MACLEAN.

three-half-stars

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11 Responses to “Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke’s Heart by Sarah MacLean {Amanda’s Review}”

  1. Oh Amanda. I just wanted to throttle Simon in this book! In a good “I’m so emotionally involved” way and not a absurdly frustrating “I want to punch him in the junk” way. Though I will admit my fist balled up a time or two:) I adored Juliana and the way she never backed down from him. I likely would have been in a fetal ball a few times, felled by the force of his disdain, but not her.

    Also, I bought Temple yesterday. Have you started it? I need someone to talk to about it! I’m only a few chapters in, but Mara has some serious work to do to get me to like her. I LOVE TEMPLE SO MUCH THOUGH!

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