January 10, 2012

Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLean Review

Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake 
Love by Numbers #1
by Sarah MacLean
Published on March 30th 2010
Avon, 422 pages
Find the title on Goodreads

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 club. 

Lady Calpurnia Hartwell has always followed the rules, rules that have left her unmarried—and more than a little unsatisfied. And so she's vowed to break the rules and live the life of pleasure she's been missing. 

But 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. John, the Marquess of Ralston—charming and devastatingly handsome, his wicked reputation matched only by his sinful smile. 

If 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 love.

- GoodReads.com description

Well, first I should totally tell you that, I don't like history – Victorian books. I mean, I've read Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, but really, I didn't like it that much. Maybe because I read book especially for all the feelings a book can bring. And the kissing scenes. That's for sure!! Um, and sexual tension? Yes, totally ;) And as I've seen it, history books, well, they don't have many of kissing scenes inside – with all the my lord and courting and after all marriage. So yeah, I think you can get my point.

When I started this one and saw that it was put in the year of 1823, I was so disappointed. But I've had this book on Kindle on my phone. I stared reading it when I was left alone in a bar with almost a full cup of coffee (my friend needed to go). So I started. And it wasn't bad at all. After two chapters I went home, because I finished my coffee. When I picked it up later that day, I didn't put it down till I finished it.

Oh my God!! Let me tell you,THIS book was amazing. Really! I feel like such an idiot for waiting, um, 4 months before reading it. Good God, little did I know. How could have I possibly imagine that this book would be so.. um, HOT? Indeed, little.

Callie is so passinate, so good, so not what a normal Victorian girl of that era should be. And that's why I loved her so much. She was so insecure, but in a lot of ways, she did know what she wanted.

And Ralston? Oh oh. He is.. so DAMN HOT! My girl, you really should meet him ;)

Another advice: Don't read this book in public! When you'll read it, you'll know why ;)

So, if you're looking for some good romance, Nine rules to break while romancing a rake for you! ;)

PS. Yeah, I know the cover isn't the prettiest cover ever. So just forget about the cover ;) The story is amazing!
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