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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

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  • Susynne
  • hartland, VT, United States
  • 05-29-15

I loved it the 1st time & again the 2nd!

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.

CREDITWORTHY? YES!!

HEAT FACTOR: Scorching!!!

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Good Story

wonderful and enjoyable story line. Excellent narration by Carolyn Morris. I will look for m

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Great read!!

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😊.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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This book I loved!!!

Someone stated that this book was to advanced in its time. I didn't see that I saw a woman who wanted the same rights as men. To have freedom. I believe that occurred in all times. That is how equal rights for women began. Who are we to judge if this couldn't occur at this time. This was a great book of characters and was full of live. I can't wait to read the next in this series.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Loved it

Great book, wonderfully written as only Sarah MacLean can do. Looooved it and highly recommend.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Angela
  • Waterford, Ireland
  • 06-11-14

Super story & excellent Narration

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.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • MM
  • New Windsor, NY, US
  • 05-19-14

I THOROUGHLY ENJOYED THIS 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.

13 of 15 people found this review helpful

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Callie is sooooo adorable

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

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Yuefang
  • Luwuk, Indonesia
  • 05-19-14

Spinster being rebellious!

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.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Excellent Author. I thoroughly enjoyed.

This is an amazing book. Can't wait to listen to more from Sarah Maclean. I am a big fan.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful