Review: Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake

Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake
Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLean
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The list… “a chance for her finally to be honest with herself. To write down things that she would most desperately like to experience.”

Calpurnia’s list is what makes this a little different than other straight romance novels. It’s actually about a woman thinking and wanting more for herself and being willing to take chances and risks regardless of the costs to accomplish those things. Granted there are more than one items on the list that relate to involvement with men/man (i.e. kiss someone passionately…), but its still about a woman going after what she wants. I love that basic premise. And all the raciness in between was an added bonus. The relationships didn’t feel forced, nor did the character evolution. I got frustrated with both the “wallflower” and the “rake” at various points, but that means the characters are more fully developed. It was an entertaining read and I enjoyed just about every second of it.

I looked froward to reading more from Sarah MacLean.

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