Ten Ways to be Adored When Landing a Lord-Sarah MacLean
Ten Ways to be Adored When Landing a Lord
Avon, Oct 26 2010, $7.99
In 1823 England, Pearls and Pelisses ladies magazine explain to its readers how to land a lord and names single aristocrat Nicholas St. John as a “Lord to Land”. Not wanting to marry and already tired of the marriage stalkers even before the article listed him as a top prize, Nicholas decides it is time to leave London.
Following some toad she never met before who informed her that her father sent him to marry hier, Lady Isabel Townsend flees town in disgust while learning dear wastrel dad just died. Lord Leighton asks Nick to find his runaway sister Georgiana, which he agrees to do though insisting he is retired from the bulon days. Meanwhile Isabel needs money to maintain Minerva House for women in trouble so she plans to sell her beloved marble statues. When she is in trouble due to a runaway carriage, Nicholas rescues her. They are attracted to one another as he tries to uncover her dark secrets that she conceals from him and she wonders if he can keep her safe.
The sequel to Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake (Nicholas’ twin brother Gabe’s tale) is an enjoyable Regency romance starring a strong cast especially the intrepid heroine. Fast-paced from the moment that the list places a bulls-eye on Nicholas’ butt and never slows down from there. He and Isabel fall in love while he works on her secrets and finding Georgiana.