Review: Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord

Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord

Sarah MacLean

Love by Numbers #2

Publisher: Avon
Publication date: 26-Oct-2010
Date Started: 26-Dec-2018
Date Finished: 2-Jan-2019
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384 pages
Genres: Romance, Historical Romance, Regency Romance
ISBN: 9780061852060
Source: Library
3 star


“Lord Nicholas is a paragon of manhood. And his eyes, Dear Reader! So blue!” Pearls & Pelisses, June 1823

Since being named one of London’s “Lords 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 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… like falling madly, passionately in love.



Since binge reading a couple of her books this summer, I have been on a Sarah MacLean kick, and it is wonderful. This novel is the second in its trilogy, and while good, my least favorite of the three. I honestly feel that the reason for this is setting. The predominant setting, the Yorkshire house bored me, despite romance ensuing.

The theme of this novel, as far as I could tell, is that trust is essential in a relationship. Also, that one needs to learn not to expect the worst. This tale was wonderfully written in an easy to read style that evoked emotions for these characters.

Lady Isabel is, in my opinion, overly cautious of everything, and Lord Nicholas was a very understanding, mysterious man with a hero complex. There were times in this novel that I felt Nick was a bit overbearing, particularly when he first met Isabel, and Isabel was overcautious, mostly with her heart.

Overall I definitely recommend this, and all other Sarah MacLean novels. They are exciting, novel romances that have feminist values.

About the Author

“New York Times, Washington Post & USA Today bestseller Sarah MacLean is the author of historical romance novels that have been translated into more than twenty languages, and winner of back-to-back RITA Awards for best historical romance from the Romance Writers of America.

Sarah is a leading advocate for the romance genre, speaking widely on its place at the nexus of gender and cultural studies. She is the author of a monthly column celebrating the best of the genre for the Washington Post. Her work in support of romance and the women who read it earned her a place on’s Sheroes list of 2014 and led Entertainment Weekly to call her “gracefully furious.” Sarah lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.”


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