Ten Ways to be Adored When Landing a Lord by Sarah MacLean
Published by Avon
From the publisher:
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.
This series is just really fun, something to read when I need a break from heavier stuff, and the pages fly by because of how smoothly MacLean brings these characters to life. I definitely enjoyed this story but I have to admit I liked it a little less than the first book in this series.
I liked Isabel quite a bit, because of her independent nature and fierce will to battle all the awful circumstances life threw at her. She also was quite determined to take care of those who had nowhere else to turn but to her, which I found an incredibly admirable quality. However, she annoyed me when she was unwilling to accept help when it was offered to her. The woman was struggling majorly, and her pride got in the way of allowing someone else to take care of things for her a little bit.
Nicholas St. John wasn’t as exciting to me as his brother had been (from the first book) but he still had that sexy, mysterious air about him that characters in these kinds of books need to have. The romance between the two was slow-building with just the right amount of passion. Sarah MacLean definitely knows how to write desire!
I don’t have much to say about this one because it was purely enjoyable. Fun for fun’s sake. Read it if you like this sort of thing.