Title: Rules For A Lady (A Lady’s Lesson Book 1)
Genre: Historical Romance
Author: Jade Lee
Publisher: e-publishing works, 2012
Source: Kindle Free
Sexy Rating: 3
Description from amazon.com:
If a lady is to become a Countess, there are rules…
#1: A lady does not attempt to come out in London society disguised as her deceased half-sister.
#2: A lady does not become enamored of her guardian; even when his masterful kisses and whispered words of affection tempt her beyond all endurance.
#3: A lady may not climb barefoot from her bedroom onto a rose trellis, nor engage in fisticuffs with riffraff even if it is to rescue street urchins.
#4: No matter how impossible the odds, a lady always gives her hand and her heart—though not necessarily in that order—to the one man who sees her as she truly is and loves her despite her flagrant disobedience of the rules for a lady.
Let me say right up front that this is not my favorite book by Jade Lee. There are others that I like better, probably because there was no sex in this book and only a kiss or two. That said this was a good read. This author can take a plot and weave circles in and out to make me stay up all night to finish the book. Not only do her characters have distinct personalities but the story is gripping. The heroine, Gillian/Amanda (she had two names), was a bit too naïve and flighty for me to like her. The hero, Stephen, Earl of Mavenford, was a bit too patriarchal and didactic to like him. However he does become more charming as the book goes on because he is so protective of the flibbertigibbet heroine. Originally published in 2001 by Lee under the pseudonym, Katherine Greyle, this has been reissued as an e-publication. I do recommend this book since the plot was more original than most historical romance offerings.