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....
©2010 Sarah Trabucchi (P)2014 HarperCollinsPublishers
Mom of 3 and a book lover.
This is my first kind of storyline about a lady in regency era who defy all the society rules just to enjoy the pleasure she had deprived of. I think it's likely 21 century ideas being put in regency era, that's why the story kept my interest till the end. In other words I LOVE IT, the narrator is excellent.
I really enjoyable listen. Carolyn Morris did a great job, really bringing the story to life. I am looking forward to the other books in the series.
This series was very entertaining. Just the right amount of steamy moments and many moments of laughter. The narrator was very good...just make sure you read them in the proper order..they are not numbered as a series (that point is very annoying) but I would say : Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake, Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord and then Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke's Heart. I read them completely backwards and still enjoyed them...can't wait for another.
the book overall was wonderful! happy I bought this one! I love the performance! I felt like I could see what the reader was talking about.. I love this app
Such a very enjoyable story, complete with humor (lots), passion (lots), deceit (sort of) and mostly self discovery. Historical romance, the ton, the many sides of London and the balls.... etc , etc... Very well done! I loved everyone in this story (almost) and will miss them (until book 2) as I really feel like I got to know them.
NARRATOR : Excellent! Carolyn Morris has fast become one of my favorites.
HEAT FACTOR: Scorching!!!
I've read this book years ago and loved it. The audio version does it justice. The narrator does the characters and story justice.
A must read/listen😊.
Home is where my books are.
This one was fun -- and had me laughing out loud, and feeling more than a little hot myself!
A spinster takes her destiny in her own hands and decides that if she's not going to land a husband and have a conventional life, she'll settle for an unconventional one. Fortunately for her, there is a sexy rake hanging around who's willing to show her the ropes.
The scenes Sarah MacLean wrote for Calpurnia as she breaks every rule of acceptable behavior for a lady, are inventive, sexy, and thoroughly enjoyable, and the heart of this book. This is some of the most original writing I've seen in an HR in a long time. And Gabriel was super HOT!
The secondary characters are great and I enjoyed them very much. They are as unconventional as the leads, believably so. Can't wait to listen to more about them as the series progresses.
Carolyn Morris does a fine job with narration (her male voices are stellar.)
This one is highly recommended!
I love it when a wallflower tries to regain some power and control over her life and tries to live her life the way that makes her happy when society does not approve it. I enjoyed every minute of this book. So parts of it are a bit forced by having the hero run into the heroine every time she decided to cross something off of her list but if you try and go beyond that you’ll find the story heart warming. A must read
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