Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord (Love by Numbers Series #2)

Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord (Love by Numbers Series #2)

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by Sarah MacLean

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Since being named “London’s Lord to Land” by a popular ladies’ magazine, Nicholas St. John has been relentlesslypursued by every matrimony-minded female in the ton. So when an opportunity to escape fashionable society presentsitself, he eagerly jumps—only to land in the path of the most determined, damnably delicious woman he&

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Since being named “London’s Lord to Land” by a popular ladies’ magazine, Nicholas St. John has been relentlesslypursued by every matrimony-minded female in the ton. So when an opportunity to escape fashionable society presentsitself, 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.

Editorial Reviews

Chicago Tribune
When it comes to crafting wonderfully escapist love stories composed of equal measures of sexy romance and sharp wit, literary newcomer MacLean is unrivaled.
Library Journal
Though a second son, Nicholas St. John has kept out of the limelight in deference to his slightly older identical twin brother, Gabriel, Marquess of Ralston (hero of MacLean's adult debut, Nine Rules To Break When Romancing a Rake). A former tracker for the War Office, Nick finds his new status as a Lord to Land quite vexing. To avoid female mass hysteria, Nick answers a friend's plea to find his missing sister, which takes Nick north to Yorkshire. There he runs into (literally) Lady Isabel Townsend, an independent, straightforward woman who operates a secret safe house for girls and women, including Nick's quarry. Isabel is desperate for money, so she reluctantly accepts Nick's offer to appraise her cherished marbles. Unfortunately, his skills might be more dangerous to Isabel's heart than to her secrets.Verdict MacLean imbues her protagonists with enough emotional baggage to weigh down a mail coach, yet each parries with wit and charm that belie their turbulent pasts. Clever inner dialog and intricate descriptions of sculpture give readers even more than they might hope for in this radiant romance. [MacLean will be reading at New York's Lady Jane's Salon (http://www.ladyjanesalon.com) on November 1.]—Bette-Lee Fox, Library Journal

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Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 193 reviews.
FeatheredQuillBookReviews More than 1 year ago
As you will find on this website, I absolutely fell in love with Ms. MacLean's first book called, Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake. Not only was the title hilarious, but this is a writer who captures you in the first paragraph; and that's even if romance isn't your thing. Her characters are so ingratiating you find yourself routing for the heroine from the word go! In this, her newest offering, the reader is immediately introduced to a local newspaper "rag-mag" of the time period titled, Pearls & Pelisses; which does an article about the ten most eligible bachelors in their fair city, and how any woman - worth her weight in brains - can land one of them just for herself. The number one bachelor listed is Lord Nicholas St. John, and from the moment that the newspaper hits the stands, his life turns into a total and complete mess. Wherever the poor man goes there are lines of females batting their eyelashes and practically drooling all over themselves to get two seconds with the charming - single - prince of their dreams. This is not easy for Nicholas, especially since he's spent most of his entire life being the hunter and not the hunted. In fact, he has gone on many excursions into the middle of nowhere in order to track down things that others have lost.or have been stolen from them. That's why, when he hears about a Lord's daughter who is missing, he is so thrilled he can get out of town and away from the desperate lasses who want to tie him up and cart him to the marriage altar, that he practically runs out of town to hunt for the missing girl. During the hunt, he finds himself at the door of Lady Isabel Townsend. Now this is one lady who has worked her proverbial behind off to keep her home and her family.not to mention her secret.from the rest of the world. Her father was a hideous man who liked to wager her in poker games and Lady Isabel has - on far more than one occasion - had to kick men out of her home who have come to "claim their prize." Now she finds herself in financial straights and must fix the roof of her estate in order to protect the women who live inside. In order to do this, she must sell her greatest treasure, and Lord Nicholas is the antiquarian who has come to catalogue and price her valuables. Little does he know that he is also walking into the arms of the most amazing woman he has ever met. Quill says: At once brilliantly funny, highly adventurous, as well as an indelible story that will stick with me just as long as my beloved Mr. Darcy will. And that's, literally, the highest compliment an Austen fan like myself can bestow. I am thrilled that Ms. MacLean has come on the scene with her fabulous books, strong women characters, and men that will make even the hardest cynics swoon.
JRLTN More than 1 year ago
I've probably read a thousand (I don't exaggerate) historical romance novels. I'm truly an addict!! I have my favorite authors and devour their new releases as soon as they hit the shelves. So I am always searching for a new favorite author - I've found her in Sarah MacLean. I really enjoyed this series - the main characters are funny, spirited and defy conventional ton behavior. All three books in this series are great reads - I look forward to her next work!
LiteraryCravings More than 1 year ago
In Sarah MacLean's newest tale she was able to capture all the magic, adventure and steamy hot romance that her made her first historical romance such a success. In this story we now focus on Gabriel's twin brother Nicholas St. John who we met briefly in the first story 9 Rules To Break When Romancing A Rake, now in his own story he defiantly holds his own bringing all that quite intensity, intrigue and drama to the forefront. Drawing in Isabel Townsend, his love interest, who has secrets of her own and little do she know all the drama and action that comes to her and her house inhabitants with her newest house guest. She surely didn't expect for Nicolas St. John to show up at her door and Nicholas didn't expect to fall for the woman behind it. Isabel's quite world in the country and Nicholas quite solitary life soon becomes the center of action that will change Nicolas and Isabel's lives forever. Sarah MacLean took me on an entertaining wild ride with two such strong captivating characters both carrying secrets and fighting for a love that they couldn't fathom happening to them. I really enjoyed how independent and strong both characters were, especially Isabel who had the courage to take life in both hands when things were at there worst and make things better for her and her little brother. During the time period it was refreshing to see a lady not afraid to do what needed to be done, not trying to find a man to fix things for her. I enjoyed Nicholas a.k.a Nick's heart and how caring and genuine he was. How he came to understand and care for Isabel and the others and in overcoming his needs to try and be the hero realized the value in having a partner who was willing to love him as much as he did. The chemistry and courting between Nicholas and Isabel had me on edge flipping page after page to see what would happen next and who would find out the others secret first and whether their growing love could stand after all the truths came out. I liked how MacLean integrated all the rules into the story which added another level of humor to the story. As I said before Sarah MacLean did another amazing job telling a story filled with humor, action, suspense, drama and romance and I can't wait for her next book.
Shermaria Major More than 1 year ago
I so enjoyed this novel. The plot was solid and original and the characters were fresh and lovable. This was even better than "9 Rules to Break". I couldn't put it down and thats saying something. This is definitely worth reading:)
RomanticallyReviewed More than 1 year ago
Much to his dismay, Nicholas St. John is labeled as one of London's "Lords to Land" by a popular ladies' magazine. Given that he is far from willing to get emotionally attached to any woman-let alone a wife-he is less than thrilled by the swarms of ladies that come buzzing his way due to the article. When his friend, the Duke of Leighton, seeks him out for his skills as a hunter, Nick jumps on the opportunity once he finds out it will take him far North. Not only can he help Leighton find his missing sister, but he can escape the gauntlet that is the husband seeking Ton. Lady Isabel Townsend is well aware that St. John is one of the landable lords. When he runs into her unexpectedly she is ecstatic by her good fortune, but not because she wants to scoop him for marriage. She is thrilled by his antiquarian expertise. She needs money and needs it fast, and he is just the one that can help her sell the only things she has of value-her marbles, left to her by her deceased mother. Intrigued by the mystery surrounding Isabel and shocked by the fact that she wants him for his mind and not marriage, Nick immerses himself in Isabel's world. A hunter at heart, he is determined to solve the puzzle that she is. In the meantime, she is determined to keep him at a distance, regardless of the mutual attraction that is setting off sparks between them. The best part about this book is you get the opportunity to watch a strong woman, who is used to being the savior to people, finally get her chance at being "saved." Isabel is an admirable heroine that has been through her fair share of tough times while being the daughter of the "Wastrearl," and she is well deserving of the hero she will come to find in Nick. Sarah MacLean has taken Regency romance by storm! I always get a little extra giddy when a new author surfaces in one of my favorite sub-genres, and Ms. MacLean is worth the excitement. Not once, but twice now! The perfectly executed plot and the witty dialogue in Nick and Isabel's tale made it easy to stay up into the wee hours of the night to finish this book in one sitting. Ms. MacLean created characters that were so well executed in their spectrum of strengths and weakness-balanced in a way that you couldn't help but fall in love with them. The depth and flow of this story (and her debut) leave me eagerly awaiting the surprises that this fabulous author has yet to show us. Kiss or Diss? This is worthy of a hot and heavy make out session! *fans self*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you read one by this author, you're hooked.
AAR More than 1 year ago
TEN WAYS TO BE ADORED WHEN LANDING A LORD by Sarah Maclean is a Regency Romance set in 1812 England. It is the follow up to Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake but can be read as a stand alone.It is well written with depth, details, twists and turns. It has romance, sweet sensuality, forgiveness, adventure, witty dialog, friendship,loyalty, and secrets.The characters are charming, witty, full of life, believable, will grip at your heart, and determined. A highborn but penniless woman meets London's "Lord to Land", the most sought after gentleman of the ton. Pearls and Pelisses a ladies magazine explains to their readers how to "Land a Lord" listing Nicholas as a "Lord to Land. He tires of marriage stalkers takes a job to find his friend's sister, which leads him to the delightful, unpredictable, fascinating Lady Isabel.The hero, Nicholas, is wealthy,handsome,eligible, is the twin to a marquis, a hunter(he finds lost people), decided he doesn't want to be in love or get married due to his family's past. The heroine, Isabel, is beautiful, witty, penniless daughter of an earl, trying to keep her brother's birthright together after her wastrel of a father has died leaving them virtually penniless. She also is running a house for women who need a safe place to stay. When Nicholas and Isabel first meet sparks begin to fly and continue ever through either of them want to give in to their lust or growing love. This is a powerful story of love, forgiveness, moving forward even after past hurt and coming to grips with your parents faults and let downs.I would highly recommend this book especially if you enjoy a truly exciting story of following your heart. This book was received for review from Net Galley and details can be found at Avon, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishing and My Book Addiction and More.
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skelley55 More than 1 year ago
I love Ms. MacLean's books.  Nicholas St. John is a wonderful character and really drives the story.  The book has a lot of wit plus romance which I always enjoy.   This series is fantastic.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I so far have really enjoyed her books
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luv2ReadLR More than 1 year ago
This was not as good as Gabriel's story but it was good non the less. Finished the book in one day.