New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Sarah MacLean

I write books. There's smooching in them.

No Good Duke Goes Unpunished: The Third Rule of Scoundrels is available wherever books are sold!

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Love By Numbers

Launched in Spring 2010 with the release of Nine Rules to Break When Romancing A Rake, the Love By Numbers series tells the story of three siblings--twin brothers Gabriel, Marquess of Ralston, and Lord Nicholas St. John, and their younger half-sister, Juliana Fiori. Ralston's book (Nine Rules) is followed by Nick's (Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord), and the series finishes with Juliana's (Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke's Heart).

Fans of the Love By Numbers series will be happy to see Penelope Marbury, aka "The Grape" from Eleven Scandals, find her own Happily Ever After in the first book in the Rules of Scoundrels series -- A Rogue By Any Other Name.

Finalist, 2011 RITA® Awards, Best Regency Historical

Purchase 'Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake'

A lady does not smoke cheroot.

She does not ride astride.

She does not fence or attend duels.

She does not fire a pistol, and she never gambles at a gentlemen’s club.

Lady Calpurnia Hartwell has always followed the rules, rules that have left her unmarried—and more than a little unsatisfied. And so she’s vowed to break the rules and live the life of pleasure she’s been missing.

But to dance every dance, to steal a midnight kiss—to do those things, Callie will need a willing partner. Someone who knows everything about rule-breaking. Someone like Gabriel St. John, the Marquess of Ralston—charming and devastatingly handsome, his wicked reputation matched only by his sinful smile.

If she’s not careful, she’ll break the most important rule of all—the one that says that pleasure-seekers should never fall hopelessly, desperately in love . . .

MacLean has penned a fast-paced, funny tale with a marvelous cast of characters who captivate and enchant. This book should come with a warning: Once you start, you won’t want to put it down!
— Romantic Times, 4.5 stars! TOP PICK! (Recipient of the Inaugural Romantic Times Seal of Excellence)
Amazing … everything a historical romance should be. The best romance I’ve read in ages.
— Sophie Jordan, New York Times Bestselling Author
From its title, to the happily-ever-after; to the plot, characters, dialog and story twists; Nine Rules To Break When Romancing A Rake is infused with charm, humor and romance and is an absolute must-read.
— McClatchy-Tribune News
Rocked my socks, blew my mind, and caused me to make the Good Romance Novel noise.
— Sarah Wendell, Smart Bitches Trashy Books, Kirkus Reviews
Wow, what a great book! I love it. One of the best wrenching-heart scenes ever…Fabulous!
— Eloisa James, New York Times Bestselling Author
MacLean’s devilishly fun debut (romance) novel is an absolute delight: rich in supple wit, suffused with sensuality, and enlivened with a wonderfully engaging cast of characters.
— Booklist (Starred Review)
MacLean’s regency debut is a classic in the making.
— Romance Novel News, 5 Stars

“Lord Nicholas is a paragon of manhood.
And his eyes, Dear Reader! So blue!”

Pearls & Pelisses, June 1823

Since being named on 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.

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
Charming, witty, and romantic….MacLean’s stories read with an ease and pure pleasure that usually befit the genre’s veteran divas. It’s exciting to imagine the stories that are yet to come from this new, very talented writer.
— New York Journal of Books
MacLean’s spinoff of her debut novel is quite simply a delectable, sensual, poignant read that rivals the first. Her characters utterly capture readers’ hearts and the carefully paced plot and perfectly pitched dialogue multiply the pleasure. Then add MacLean’s sizzling sensuality and it’s another excellent keeper!
— Romantic Times Book Reviews, 4.5 Stars, TOP PICK

 She lives for passion

Bold, impulsive, and a magnet for trouble, Juliana Fiori is no simpering English miss. She refuses to play by society’s rules: she speaks her mind, cares nothing for the approval of the ton, and can throw a punch with remarkable accuracy. Her scandalous nature makes her a favorite subject of London’s most practiced gossips…and precisely the kind of woman the Duke of Leighton wants far far away from him.

He swears by reputation.

Scandal is the last thing Simon Pearson has room for in his well-ordered world. The Duke of Disdain is too focused on keeping his title untainted and his secrets unknown. But when he discovers Juliana hiding in his carriage late one evening–risking everything he holds dear–he swears to teach the reckless beauty a lesson in propriety.

She has other plans, however; she wants two weeks to prove that even an unflappable duke is not above passion.


One of the most wildly romantic books I’ve read in a long time.
— Eloisa James
The third book in the Love by Numbers series is a fast-paced, funny and tender read. You’ll love watching MacLean’s well-developed characters fall in love and define their relationship and enjoy the cameo appearances of her first two couples in this unforgettable story.
— Romantic Times, 4.5 stars! TOP PICK!
Sarah MacLean became an instant must-read author with Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake last year. Fourteen months and another two books later, that hasn’t changed.
— Lezlie Patterson, McClatchy-Tribune News
All of the elements readers have come to expect from literary supernova MacLean can be found in her latest exquisitely crafted historical Regency, from clever plotting to a perfectly matched hero and heroine, well-conceived secondary characters, and an abundance of scintillating comedy and sexy romance.
— Booklist, Starred Review
There was such respect in this book for the reader. I felt like this is one of those books carefully layered where each scene, each word has meaning and I could re-read it a dozen times and still discover new things in the story.
— Jane Litte, Dear Author

I write books. There's smooching in them.

New York Times & USA Today Bestseller Sarah MacLean

Pre-order No Good Duke Goes Unpunished from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books a Million, from your local indie or for your Kindle or Nook!

The first 500 people to pre-order No Good Duke from WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn will receive a signed book and a deck of No Good Duke playing cards!