Book Review

by Sarah MacLean

Genre: Historical Romance, England
Sensuality: HOT
Setting: 1823 England

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MacLean’s spinoff of her debut novel is quite simply a delectable, sensual, poignant read that rivals the first. Her characters utterly capture readers’ hearts and the carefully paced plot and perfectly pitched dialogue multiply the pleasure. Then add MacLean’s sizzling sensuality and it’s another excellent keeper!

When confirmed bachelor Lord Nicholas St. John is targeted as a “Lord to Land” by a leading ladies’ magazine he flees the city and hunts for a friend’s missing sister, following her trail to Yorkshire. In order to keep a roof over her head and manage Minerva House, her home for women in need, Lady Isabel Townsend must sell her beloved marble statues. How fortunate that she is rescued from a runaway carriage by the famous antiquities expert, Lord Nicholas St. John. Nicholas realizes Isabel is hiding something or someone and he’s determined to uncover her secrets. However, Nicholas finds Isabel enchanting and wants nothing more then to protect her, even though it is clear she is wary of him. But when the truth is exposed and the most powerful man in England arrives, Isabel wonders if she has placed her heart in the right man’s hands. (AVON, Nov., 380 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed By: Kathe Robin

Publisher: AVON

Published: November 2010

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4.5 Stars

Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
(7 ratings)

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Ten Ways to be Adored When Landing a Lord

Submitted by Robin in PA on March 11, 2013 - 8:49pm.

Women are swarming after Lord Nicholas St. John after being named "London's Lord to Land" in a ladies magazine. To get out of town quickly, he takes a job tracking down the sister of the Duke of Leighton. Nick along with his Turkish friend, Rock, tracks Georgina to Townsend Park in Yorkshire, where she is staying with Lady Isabel Townsend. Isabel helps women in need of shelter. So far she has kept her runaways under wraps, but Nick just might find out the secrets hidden in the home and ruin the future of Isabel, her brother, and the women she's protecting.

This is the second book in MacLean's Love by Numbers series. It is a good story but has no real surprises or originality. We've seen everything that happens in this book in other historical romances. Compared to the first book in the series, this book is lacking; but it is still a good story with interesting characters. My rating: 3.5 Stars.