Ten Ways to Be Adored when Landing a Lord by Sarah MacLean
Rated 3.5 out of 5 White Roses.
Content rated with the Pale Pink Rose.
The Duke of Leighton’s sister is missing and he knows the best person to find Lord Nicholas St. John is practically London’s most eligible bachelor at the moment and all the match-making mothers and unattached women seem to be after him. So when the Duke of Leighton requests Nick’s help in finding the whereabouts of his sister, away from all the overly eager women, Nick eagerly takes on the job. And somehow, his search lead him directly to Lady Isabel Townsend and Minerva House.
Isabel has a secret. After her father passed away, she started to take in girls who need a sanctuary to go. Thus, Minerva House became a beacon for women who were abused, battered or just scared. And when Lord Nicholas came, she know it would spell nothing but trouble for Minerva House and all who live there. For what man would understand her need to make sure she could provide for everyone and give them safety and security in her walls but most especially, her desire to do it on her own? As decent as Lord Nicholas is, the worst thing she could do is lose herself by falling in love.
Now, I tried very hard to judge this title on its own merit and not compare it to its prequel but it was very difficult. After reading the delightful Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake, I was very excited to get my hands on Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord and read more about the St. John family. But as a stand alone, it’s all right as far as romance novels go, but in light of the fact it is a series, Nicholas’ love story was simple in comparison to his brother’s tale in the book previous.
In truth, it was better than most, it just was not remarkable. It didn’t have that extra special something that set it apart. Does that mean that I am not looking forward to the next story in the series? Not at all. But while I can to this day, recall much of the first story, I don’t see that happening with Isabel and Nicholas’ story. Isabel was kind of obnoxious and Nicholas’ character was rather flat.
But never the less, I am still keeping my eye on Ms. MacLean’s future titles. I have no doubt she is still an author to pay attention to.
Hugs & Kisses,
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Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord published by Avon Romance, October 2010.