Thursday, August 9, 2012

Daisy Reviews the Love By Numbers series by Sarah MacLean

Title/Author: Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake, Ten Ways to be Adored When Landing a Lord and Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke's Heart (Love By Numbers #1, #2 and #3) by Sarah MacLean
Publisher/Date published: Avon, 2010, 2010 and 2011
How I got this book: borrowed, received through NetGalley and then BOUGH THEM ALL

You guys, historical romance is one of my guilty pleasures. They're such relaxing, fun reads for me and the ones that are done well make me feel ALL THE THINGS. And make me cry cause I'm a romantic sap like that.

And the Love By Numbers series ranks among the best in my humble opinion. Sarah MacLean has a way with words that just has me hooked. The heroes are swoonworthy, the heroines are girls you just can't help but love and root for and the romance is HOT!

Basically, this is everything I want in a historical romance. And because I don't think they get enough credit and attention, I decided to do a series review on them.

And she never fails to make me cry, like, every other page. I'm constantly right there in the moment with the characters and just getting so caught up in the story up to the point where I'm shushing the boyfriend when he attempts to communicate with me while I'm reading one of these novels.

I decided to buy the series, as I just couldn't resist owning these amazing books and upon arrival I immediately starting rereading all my favourite parts.

I think that Nine Rules is my favourite of the three. Gabriel and Callie are just meant for each other and I get all goosebumpy remembering their story. I think I love Gabriel the most of the heroes, there's this one scene from Ten Ways to be Adored where he's talking with his brother Nicholas:

'"Of course she loves you," he said imperiously, as though he could make it so simply by being the Marquess of Ralston.
"She doesn't."
"They always love us."'

AND I LOVE IT!! (Also, while looking up the exact wording of the scene I just reread the last part of Ten Ways to be Adored...) He's arrogant and entirely too handsome for his own good and also loving and just a wonderful man. All the characters in these novels are flawed and real and just so extremely lovable!

Basically, if you like the genre AT ALL or if you want to give it a try, I highly recommend this series! I also really love the first book in her new series A Rogue By Any Other Name, but these are even better.

I hope Sarah MacLean doesn't stop writing gems like this for a loooooong time, even though I could just reread these over and over again and be blisfully happy as well.

My rating: 5+ stars


  1. Great review, Daisy! I have 'A Rogue By Any Other Name' but haven't read it yet ... I think I'll have to now -- Sarah's books sound great! :)

    1. They are!! :D Her books go on my auto-buy list :)

  2. Oh sweet mother of mercy these books are good

  3. This series is AMAZING. I had a total love fest about Sarah MacLean on a blog for a guest post, and I still recommend her books to EVERYONE interested in historical romances!

    1. Me too! :) You're one of the first people I've ever connected with over historical romances <3
      I still haven't read the Season though... *hides in shame*

  4. I loved Nine Rules and own (but haven't read) Ten Ways and Eleven Scandals. Sarah MacLean is a jewel and I'm glad to see other people enjoy her books. Yeah for historical romance!!

    1. Oh, you need to read them soon!! They're both SO good as well! And yes: YAY FOR HISTORICAL ROMANCE! :)

  5. I loved nine rules and now hearing you gush about the other ones I think I will have to get them on my Kindle. Thanks for the great review:)

    1. YAY! Hope you enjoy the rest of the series!! :)


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