REISSUETo Become a Countess...RULE #1: A lady does not attempt to come out in London society disguised as her deceased half-sister.RULE #2: A lady does not become enamored of her guardian; even though his masterful kisses and whispered words of affection tempt her beyond all endurance.RULE #3: A lady may not climb barefoot from her bedroom on a rose trellis, nor engage in fisticuffs with riffraff in order to rescue street urchins.RULE #4: No matt...
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- Gillian Ames decides to take the place of her dead half-sister Amanda Faith Wyndham in London under the guardianship of Stephen Conley, Earl of Mavenford. They fight about proper conduct for a lady and discover boners for one another. Feelings, confessions, etc. 1. I feel like this is a good example of a trojan cake trope: there's a lot of layers and some half-assed icing but the actual innards of the thing are just ... hollow. Midway through the...
- A fun regency book, about a rebellious young lady, trying to have her cake and eat it too. Bucking the Rules of The Ton, when she really doesn't know why they where put in place to begin with. Coming within an inch of her life being ruined by cutthroats, she is rescued by the Earl who is ruling her life and aggravating her the most, of course he is the one that she in the end falls in love with, despite all the barriers and reasons it shouldn't h...
- Good book! The rules/rules breaking were quite humorous at times!
- Yikes! I started this two and a half years ago, and only got through a third of it at first.I didn’t bother to restart ... and just proceeded from where I left off before, so I didn’t know all the history and how Gillian became Amanda.And she annoyed me at first this time around ... I know that thwarting the “rules” were all for the benefit of maintaining her true self, even as she masqueraded as her half-sister, but she couldn’t seem t...
- An enjoyable readIt was a pleasure to read this book. The dialogue, characters, and plotline kept me entertained. Jade Lee is a wonderful author.
- Feckless, annoying girl. Plot full of holes.
- A Regency Era romance that draws some inspiration from MarkTwain's: The Prince and the pauper.
- Kind of fun and light
- Refreshingly different.Deception, greed but not of a malicious sort, humour of the cheeky nature and unacknowledged romance make up this novel.Amanda is not Amanda and Gillian is close to losing herself on her deception, in all but in nature. Her true self can not be lost despite losing her name.Stephen is mightily confused and pestered by all regards duty which has unexpectedly befallen him, and a wayward ward.The only person who seems to know w...
- Rules for a Lady gets the distinction of being the first historical romance (adult) novel that I've ever read. I'm practically a veteran in romance novels by now, but I can still remember the shock of my first real romance novel. Nicholas Spark's (or Uncle Nicky as I refer to him myself) books don't count. They're not sexy enough. The chemistry in Rules for a Lady was off the charts even if the plot was formulaic and predictable. Everyone needs a...
- What an odd cover choice for this book. The cover implies that the story is far more scandalous than it actually is. This is nothing more than a sweet love story. It's disappointing that someone felt the need to grab the wrong sort of attention to it through the cover. The story itself holds up on it's own, even without the implied bodice ripping. The characters are enjoyable, if somewhat unrealistic, but who looks for realism in their romance no...
- This was a Kindle free download after the April Barbara Vey Readers Appreciation Luncheon, and I'm very glad I took up the offer. Jade Lee is a talented author who always manages to incorporate humor in her books. This fast-paced book features witty dialogue and expertly motivated characters, helping to make the story believable even though it has the requisite scenes of the heroine impulsively getting herself in danger and the hero coming ably t...
- An enjoyable Regency read. Tame/clean read; well written with interesting characters. I don't like the cover art; it's wrong for the period as well as the characters. I have liked Jade Lee (and Kathy Lyons) in contemporary reads, and now find her historicals to be lively and entertaining as well. will be checking out the rest of this series.
- Mini Review: A very sweet story about an illegitimate lady trying to fit into a world she was never meant to live in. I really enjoy the main character and her background story but I think the romance could have been a little more detailed. As it was written, it was a little hard to believe since there wasn't much development to it. Overall, good story but could have been better.
- Excellent ReadVery satisfying, wonderful intrigue, fantastically developed characters, humor and clean romance, the ingredients for a well Regency Romance. Hope to meet these characters again in the other books of the series. A Truly excellent story!
- A True OriginalThis is a Regency novel that offers more than most. The heroine is a fraud, the hero is confused, and there are surprises along the way. The depth of the characters is most engaging. Highly recommended.
- Really fun light read.
- Interesting love story between an imposter who pretends to be her half sister and her guardian who is an earl. Lots of chemistry and interesting dialogues
- A Kindle Freebie. I liked this one a lot. It's clean and cute.
- Rules for a LadyThis is a cute story about a young lady who wants to marry a rich man so she goes to London disguised as her half sister.
- This was a fun romp in Regency England
- 3.5 stars
- Fast read. The main character is a little bit of a brat. There isn't a ton of plot here, but it was a pleasant read. Perfect palette cleanser after a couple dark & depressing books.
- Easy to read if you try not think about the theme of strong woman being 'tamed'. I tried not to and actually enjoyed some parts.
- Deception and DesireHow well Amanda/Gillian learned to be a lady and how really badly she applied in to her everyday activity and life.
- 3.5 stars.