Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake (Love By Numbers)

I have come to realize this book review thing is harder than I thought since I have so many books I want to introduce to the world, and it drives me nuts each week trying to pick one book to review.  I ended up starting a new collection folder on my Kindle just of books I want to review.

Sarah MacLean’s Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake is set in London England 1813.  It is a story full of balls, proper ladies and rakes.  The ugly duckling who turns into a swan at least in the eyes of herself.  I am a huge fan of stories written in that time period.  I love to imagine myself as that heroine and the lifestyle.

I give this book a huge 5 out of 5 stars.  The writing was smooth and flowed from one topic to another without a hitch.  Very few books make me actually cry or give me butterflies in my stomach, but this was one of them.  The chemistry between the two main characters is off the charts and made it easy to imagine myself in the heroine’s place.  This is one of my favorite books (I know I have so many), and I have read it multiple times.

This book is well researched and the author does not make the mistake of trying to write something just to get readers.  Granted she might not be one hundred percent right on her research, but I enjoy it because I don’t know specifics as someone who reads to read.  She writes a story that flows and created characters that are relatable.  The main character reminds me of myself in some ways and it was easy to imagine the story unfolding in front of me.

I have read other reviews from readers and while this book is not for everyone because it is too cliché, that is exactly the reason I read this book and others like it.  I consider myself pretty intelligent but for me it is all about the story and as long as it is not too outlandish and is believable I am not overly concerned about exact period correctness.  This book was one of her early ones and I think that while she was still new to the scene she did a wonderful job.  I own and have read all of her books and I look forward to more to come from her.  The link is below so happy reading and get lost Inside a good book!

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