Have you ever picked up book after book after book, wondering if you were ever going to find that gem author in an ever growing sea of unknowns? Hoping that this next novel would be the one to restored your faith that there were outstanding stories out there? Beyond the exceptional writers at HEAT, I've been lost in a large garbage dump. Sure, some stories are decent enough to keep my attention, but they don't capture my emotions. I don't laugh or cry or even want to throw the book against the wall. No, I close the book and go about my day. I don't even bother rating books anymore because there doesn't seem to be a point.
So, I've gone back in history to a book that captured my emotions: Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake. I had read this book several years ago and it quickly became my measure of what I love in a book. It's a fun, light read that had me staying up late and giggling like a school girl. I don't need deep, profound messages from a novel, just something that transports me into a different world. This novel did the job splendidly.
A lady does not smoke cheroot. She does not ride astride. She does not fence or attend duels. She does not fire a pistol, and she never gambles at a gentlemen's club.
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.
But to dance every dance, to steal a midnight kiss—to do those things, Callie will need a willing partner. Someone who knows everything about rule-breaking. Someone like Gabriel St. John, the Marquess of Ralston—charming and devastatingly handsome, his wicked reputation matched only by his sinful smile.
If she's not careful, she'll break the most important rule of all—the one that says that pleasure-seekers should never fall hopelessly, desperately in love.
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