New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Sarah MacLean

I write books. There's smooching in them.

The final book in the Rules of Scoundrels series, Never Judge a Lady By Her Cover: The Fourth Rule of Scoundrels is here!

Order it from the iBookstoreAmazonBarnes & NobleBooks a Million, HarperCollins, from your local indie or for your Kindle or Nook
You can also order signed copies from my indie (and get a fun giftie for your trouble!) -- WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn.

About Sarah


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 the author of a monthly column at The Washington Post celebrating the best of the romance genre. She lives in New York City with her husband, daughter, dog and a ridiculously large collection of romance novels.

That's the basic stuff. Longer, less interesting bits below!

Sarah spent much of her childhood lurking in the stacks of her local library, where she developed both her passion for history and her commitment to the romance genre.

Her love of all things historical helped to earn her degrees in history and cultural anthropology from Smith College and Harvard University before she moved to New York City, where she finally set pen to paper and wrote her first book. Since then, MacLean’s romance novels have been New York Times and USA Today best-sellers, translated into more than a dozen languages, and nominated for numerous awards. 

MacLean burst onto the romance scene with Nine Rules to Break When Romancing A Rake, the first in her best-selling and critically acclaimed three-book Love By Numbers series. In early 2012, she began her new, pre-Victorian Rules of Scoundrels series with A Rogue by Any Other Name, which received the 2013 RITA Award from the Romance Writers of America. The third book in the series, No Good Duke Goes Unpunished, won the 2014 RITA Award. 

When she is not writing romance, Sarah travels the country to discuss the romance genre and its place in both gender and cultural studies. She writes a monthly column celebrating the best in romance for the Washington Post, and her columns have appeared in the New York Times Book Review and Parents Magazine. She is also a vocal advocate for issues relating to education and literacy. She lives in New York City with her husband, her daughter and their dog.

Oh...and this one time, The Stig read her book in Russian:


For a smart, witty and passionate historical romance, I recommend anything by Sarah MacLean.
— Lisa Kleypas, New York Times best-selling romance author
When it comes to crafting wonderfully escapist love stories composed of equal measures of sexy romance and sharp wit, literary newcomer MacLean is unrivaled.
— Chicago Tribune
Sarah MacLean’s books are everything historical romance should be.
— Sophie Jordan, New York Times best-selling author
MacLean never disappoints.
— Romantic Times
MacLean’s stories read with an ease and pure pleasure that usually befit the genre’s veteran divas.
— New York Journal of Books
This is not your mother’s romance.
— USA Today
Literary supernova.
— Booklist
Wildly romantic.
— Eloisa James, New York Times best-selling romance author
MacLean is a supremely gifted writer who reads as if she’s a decades-experienced master…She’s certain to become one of the genre’s top historical writers.
— McClatchy-Tribune