Since being named “London’s Lord to Land” by a popular ladies’ magazine, Nicholas St. John has been relentlessly pursued by every matrimony-minded female in the ton. So when an opportunity to escape fashionable society presents itself, he eagerly jumps—only to land in the path of the most determined, damnably delicious woman he’s ever met!
The daughter of a titled wastrel, Lady Isabel Townsend has too many secrets and too little money. Though she is used to taking care of herself quite handily, her father’s recent passing has left Isabel at sea and in need of outside help to protect her young brother’s birthright. The sinfully handsome, eminently eligible Lord Nicholas could be the very salvation she seeks.
But the lady must be wary and not do anything reckless and foolish…like falling madly, passionately in love.
I've been waiting "patiently" for this book ever since I read the previous book by Sarah MacLean, Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake. In the previous book I found myself drawn to Nick, there was a certain charisma about him that I found extremely appealing. So when I found out that the next story of the St. John series would be his, I was very happy...okay...close enough to be jumping for joy. Pathetic, isn't it? Well I got my hands on the ebook and I read.
I like beautiful, headstrong and independent heroines as much as the next girl, but Isabel rubbed me the wrong way. Don't get me wrong I liked her, I think she's a wonderful character but she just didn't know when to stop. There was a sort of pull and tug quality to Nick and Isabel's relationship. Which was alright at the beginning but it wore off a bit for me. It definitely had the heat that I was expecting, but it almost felt like everything was rushed. I did enjoy the fact that Nick's background was interesting and the scar was explained as well.
Overall it was a good enjoyable read but I feel like this book didn't live up to my expectations. I have no one to blame but myself. I certainly hope that the next one will better. Well, at least my expectations won't be high.
Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord by Sarah MacLean (3.5/5) Historical Romance; Published: Avon (10/2010); Format: Ebook for Kindle; Series: # 2, St. John; Books 2010 (80);