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)

by Sarah MacLean

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Overview

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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061852060
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/26/2010
Series: Love by Numbers Series , #2
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 155,020
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 11.80(h) x 1.05(d)

About the Author

A life-long romance reader, Sarah MacLean wrote her first romance novel on a dare, and never looked back. She is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of historical romances and a columnist for The Washington Post, where she writes about the romance genre. She lives in New York City. Visit her at www.sarahmaclean.net.

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Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 204 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
She was the worst! Almost too stupid to live.
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.
reesa00 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another great book by Sarah Maclean. Very unique heroine who is running and supporting her own household. The hero meets her while he is searching for a runaway sister of a friend. I absolutely loved Isabel, the heroine. Her background and situation were unique but she trusted the hero when necessary and you could really see their relationship develop as a result. I could see so many other authors fail with this plotline and not allow the maturity of relationship that the hero and heroine have. I can't wait for Sarah Maclean's next book.
tarenn on LibraryThing 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.
tundra on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I was disappointed with the first book in this series, but this second book was a fun read. I liked the "marbles" art history element as well, that was a fun thing to learn about this time period.
rainrunner on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
What a disappointment. Something was missing. I didn't connect with the characters. I really like MacLean's style and I loved the previous book Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake. It was quite good. Were my expectations too high? No. If she can write Nine Rules, she certainly can write some kick butt stuff.In this one the heroine consistently "cried out" during sex to the point where I almost, almost went back through pages to count how many times it was said. I just wanted to see how many. Dozens? Shows how much the plot was holding me. ok, fine, it's romance and I've heard the "she cried out" thing lots. But, whoa, I got to where the "act" began and I was saying to myself "wait for it, ah, there it is¿she cried out¿again¿and again." There were some other repetitive things going on too but I just can't remember them all at the moment.I was like a kid with a giant most delicious cookie when this book arrived at my doorstep. Meh, I'm so bummed.
bookwormygirl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When the ladies' magazine "Pearls and Pelisses" names Lord Nicholas St. John as one of London's most eligible bachelors - he is none too happy. So when the Duke of Leighton asks Nick for help in finding his sister who has run away from home he quickly gets on the first horse out of London. Lady Isabel is the daughter of a titled wastrel. She has too many responsibilities and very little money. Now that her father has passed she feels it is her duty to make sure that her ten year old brother grows to be the Earl that her father never was.While Nick is in search of a certain Duke's sister he bumps into (and I mean that in the literal sense) Lady Isabel. Since Lady Isabel is in need of money and looking to sell her beloved marbles and Nick dealing in antiquities, they strike a deal. He'll appraise her marbles all without her knowing that he's secretly searching for the Duke's sister. But when their feelings start to escalate Nick knows Isabel is the one for him... now he'll just have to convince her that he's the man for her.Once again I was swept away by Ms. MacLean's storytelling. I loved Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake and I was worried that Ten Ways... would not be able to compete. But I'm happy to report that Ten Ways was just as good as Nine Rules... if not better.I loved the chemistry between Isabel and Nick. Right from their first meeting where he saves her from a runaway coach and she absolutely denies that she was in need of saving I knew that their romance would be one to treasure. Isabel had everything that I look for in a heroine. She's brave, smart, loyal, independent and had the perfect amount of spunk. Nick was charming, seductive, sexy... sigh-worthy. I loved their dialogue and witty banter - they irritated each other most of the time, yet came together perfectly. Both had trust issues and were afraid of love - so their pairing did not come easily - but was so entertaining nonetheless.Aside from the great leading characters, I also fell in love with some of the secondary cast. Isabel's young brother James was just adorable. He stood up for his sister and his relationship with Nick was so sweet. The ladies who inhabit Minerva House are also worth mentioning. Although you don't get too much one-on-one time with them, you do get some of their back stories and the fact that Isabel had a house full of women (from the stableboy to the butler) was plain funny to me. What more can I say other than that I loved this book. I loved its intriguing plot, the witty dialogue, and the many laugh out loud moments. Sarah MacLean has become one of my favorite historical romance authors. Definite auto-buy material. I cannot wait for the next in the series... Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke's Heart (April 2011). And what about those titles? I love them! Highly recommended.
theepicrat on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Is it just me, or does Sarah MacLean get better and better? Her titles may be long, but truly their cuteness really encompass the writing within! Ten Ways definitely delivers sparkling yet sharp wit and head-butting yet heart-fluttering romance that I have come to love! Truly a diamond of the first water - and I cannot wait for Eleven Scandals to come out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story; not predictable.
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A heroine I can respect.
Shortstride More than 1 year ago
After reading Nine Rules to Break when Romancing a Rake I knew Sarah Mac couldn't NOT write about Ralston's twin brother St. John. It was worth the wait!
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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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