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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke's Heart by Sarah MacLean

Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke's Heart
Author: Sarah MacLean
Source: Publisher
*I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review*

Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Avon (April 26, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0061852074
ISBN-13: 978-0061852077


She lives for passion.

Bold, impulsive, and a magnet for trouble, Juliana Fiori is no simpering English miss. She refuses to play by society's rules: she speaks her mind, cares nothing for the approval of the ton, and can throw a punch with remarkable accuracy. Her scandalous nature makes her a favorite subject of London's most practiced gossips . . . and precisely the kind of woman The Duke of Leighton wants far far away from him.

He swears by reputation.

Scandal is the last thing Simon Pearson has room for in his well-ordered world. The Duke of Disdain is too focused on keeping his title untainted and his secrets unknown. But when he discovers Juliana hiding in his carriage late one evening—risking everything he holds dear—he swears to teach the reckless beauty a lesson in propriety. She has other plans, however; she wants two weeks to prove that even an unflappable duke is not above passion.


This book is the third book in the Love By Numbers Series.  After reading the first book in the series, I was filled with excitement in finding the joy in historical romance.  Then I read the second book in the series and was less than thrilled.  Since I had already started the series, I decided to accept the review copy and give the author another chance to wow me with the third book.

Readers, this book surpassed my excitement that I had with the first book.  It was a complete turn around from the second book as well.  With Juliana and Simon focused on in this book, my love for Historical Romance has been renewed.  I admit that I had reservations on how the author was going to make Simon a character that I would enjoy.  Let's face it, Simon could be a stuck up jerk half the time, but I loved how the author sucked me into his web of love.  Juliana was wonderful as well.  I loved how she was portrayed and how she was able to bring Simon down a couple of notches. 

I devoured this book in less than 3 hours!  If I didn't have a bunch of books sitting in my to-read pile right now,  I would seriously consider rereading it again.  If you are a new reader to this genre or are just looking for a new Historical Romance to read,  then this is the book!  This author has made me open my eyes to this genre a little wider and it will leave you breathless!


Outstanding Book That Will Stay On My Bookshelf

For Rereading! 5 STARS



Blogger Mary said...

Three hours?!! It's killing me that I have to read/review a couple of books before I get to read this - it landed on my Kindle this morning :) Glad to see you loved it!!

April 26, 2011 at 2:36 PM  
Blogger Cialina at Muggle-Born.net said...

OOOOH! Yay. I'm really glad you liked this one. I read the second book, which was just okay, but I do plan on reading the first and third book. I'm looking forward to it! :)

April 26, 2011 at 4:22 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Don't you love when you find a book that you love so much you know you will re-read it again?! Best feeling ever :)

April 27, 2011 at 1:01 PM  
Blogger Jennifer A said...

Awesome! Do I need to read the previous books to read this one, or is it ok as a stand alone book?

Jennifer of Little Shelf

April 28, 2011 at 12:57 PM  
Blogger Amy J said...

IT can be read as a stand alone, but to get the full effect of the characters and their personalities, I recommend reading them in order.

April 28, 2011 at 1:38 PM  

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