Nine Rules to Break When Romancing A Rake

Nine Rules to Break When Romancing A Rake

eBook - 2010
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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.
Published: New York, N.Y. : Avon/HarperCollins, c2010.
ISBN: 9780061987946
0061987948
Branch Call Number: DOWNLOADABLE EBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (343 p.)

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DBRL_KatSU Jul 27, 2016

Lady Calpurnia Hartwell is disatisfied with the rules that governed her life, so she makes a list of all the things she cannot do. Then proceeds to break them. Even the rule that she should not fall hopelessly, deeply in love. This is a fun, light historical romance.


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cmlibrary_ecrites Jan 23, 2017

This was a fun and refreshing read. It doesn't reinvent the wheel when it comes to historical romance but it is well written with interesting characters.

lbarkema Feb 18, 2016

Just a touch too long, but really a great story and so much fun!

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marthabwaters
Nov 27, 2015

Even by the standards of the Regency romance, this is wildly unbelievable -- but it's still a totally fun read. It's the first in the trilogy that precedes MacLean's popular 'Rule of Scoundrels' quartet and it's very entertaining to read about a proper Regency miss who decides to flout all of society's guidelines (she even has a list of the rules she plans to break, from drinking spirits to dueling). A solid series-opener sure to entertain fans of the genre.

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adelaideblair
Jul 24, 2012

Light and frothy fun. A perfect summer read.

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ginger_bug
Jul 21, 2012

Read this book for the "Vaginal Fantasy" book club... probably wouldn't have been something I'd pick up on my own other wise.. but I did enjoy it quite a bit. Sweet and funny, with enjoyable main and supporting cast of characters, and of course some good sexy parts. My only complaint is the frequent use of the word "plunder".

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hollyheartsYA
Jul 11, 2012

I knew I had to start this series soon what with the 3rd book already out and so glad I did! I loved it! It was great to read such a refreshing historical romance (and I read a lot of them!). Also as a fellow lover of list-making I think it's a great plot device. I loved the interaction between the hero and the heroine and thought the pacing of the book was very smooth. The supporting characters were fun as well, wonder if any of them will show up later? Basically, cannot wait to start the next book!

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leandrews
Mar 23, 2012

I enjoyed this one very much. Fun and actually sexy. The whole series is worth the time if you seek escapism that doesn't leave you feeling I'll...

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barbaralouisa
Dec 26, 2011

Pleasantly surprised, quite enjoyed this book. The story flowed easily. Recommended to anyone who enjoys historical romances.

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Rubybaker
Aug 17, 2011

Definitely reccomend this novel. While it didn't have the mystery in the background that many of these books do, the author positions you to sympathise with and love the main self-deprecating character, Callie, the enigmatic rake, Gabriel and the dynamic and fun secondary characters. I truly did enjoy this novel.

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sjhand
May 20, 2011

My favourite historical romance of 2010! The heroine is a proper young miss turned wild. She decided to break all the rules of the ton in order to enjoy society like she never had before. While Gabriel, the lead male character wants her to be the perfect, respectable chaperone for his newly founded half-sister. Together these two characters explore all the possibilities of fun, scandal, passion and true love!
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