I've been a romance reader much of my life (from teens on). During the year before I went to law school I discovered Julia Quinn and devoured her entire backlist, falling in love with Regency. But once I started writing YA, I spent most of my time reading YA and hadn't picked up a romance novel, much less a Regency, in several years.
That changed when I picked up The Season by Sarah MacLean. I met Sarah as a fellow Deb in the 2009 Debutantes and The Season was everything I loved about romance novels. I stayed up late reading, I swooned and grinned and giggled and re-read passages just to experience the thrill over and over again.
As much as I love The Season, Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake tops it. I was lucky enough to read it on my computer and I was so in love it that when my mom told me it was time to go shopping, I lugged my computer along so I could read in the car. I could not put this book down.
Sarah MacLean reminded me why I loved reading romance novels. Her heroine Callie is someone that I just instantly wanted to succeed -- not just in love but in life. And her story isn't just about love, but about finding out who she is and what she wants. And the hero, Ralston.... yummy with his own issues to overcome.
When reading this book, I felt every emotion on the page. I was enthralled and in love and did I mention I swooned? I love this book so much I've been dying for it to come out so I can spread the word. Thanks to Sarah MacLean I've fallen in love with romance and Regencies again. Thanks Sarah... now I'm dying for the next one!!!
In honor of this fantastic book, I'm giving away two autographed copies of Nine Rules. To win, leave a comment below for an entry. For extra entires, blog, tweet or facebook a link to this entry (another extra point for every time you use a copy of the cover when you blog, tweet or facebook). Remember to tell me in the comments if you linked and if you used the cover image! Contest ends Sunday at midnight!
Congrats on the release of such an amazing book, Sarah MacLean!