NINE RULES TO BREAK WHEN ROMANCING A RAKE
MacLean has penned
a fast-paced, funny tale with a marvelous cast of characters who captivate and enchant. This book should come with a warning: Once you start, you won't want to put
At 28, Lady Calpurnia Hartwell is dissatisfied with her staid life. She craves adventure and she wants it now! So she creates a list of nine things a proper lady should never do and enlists Gabriel St. John, the Marquess of Ralston, to help her.
Ralston agrees, with a caveat: If she launches his sister into society, he'll help her experience life, learn to drink in a tavern, fence in a men's club and live on the wild side. This is all well and good, until Ralston and Callie begin falling in love. After compromising her, he insists on marriage, but Callie isn't so sure he'll make a good husband, especially when she has to stop him from dueling. Will she be able to teach a rake to love and get to continue her grand adventures? (AVON, Apr., 432 pp., $7.99)