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Sarah MacLean

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in Providence, RI, The United States



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New York Times, Washington Post & USA Today bestseller Sarah MacLean is the author of historical romance novels that have been translated into more than twenty languages, and winner of back-to-back RITA Awards for best historical romance from the Romance Writers of America.

Sarah is a leading advocate for the romance genre, speaking widely on its place at the nexus of gender and cultural studies. She is the author of a monthly column celebrating the best of the genre for the Washington Post. Her work in support of romance and the women who read it earned her a place on's Sheroes list of 2014 and led Entertainment Weekly to call her "gracefully furious." Sarah lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.

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You guys! It's here! It's finally finally here!The Rogue Not Takenis out today and I am so excited to introduce Sophie and King to you!

I've said before that the book is my homage to many things:Romancing the Stone (or any enemies-to-lovers story);roadtrip romances;men who don't know what's hit them;women who want more than what they *should* want;gossip magazines; the Knowles sisters, the Karda...

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I'm still working on this book, but here's a little teaser for those of you who are waiting so patiently! As you can see, the Duke of Warnick (the titular Scot in the Dark) has opinions:

He raised a brow. “It's a children’s love story.”
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Well...I mean, of course I like it.

But the question is...will you? Let me help you decide. If you enjoy the following things, you might like Sophie & King's story:

* Romancing the Stone (or *any* enemies-to-lovers story)
* Roadtrip romances
* Men
" Esther wrote: "So looking forward to this upcoming series. Love your books!!!"

Thanks, Esther! Can't wait to hear what you think!
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“Let me be clear. Last I was aware you were neither my husband nor my father nor my King. Therefore, any control you may imagine you hold over me is just that- imaginary”
Sarah MacLean, The Season

“Kisses should not leave you satisfied. They should leave you wanting.”
Sarah MacLean, Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake

“Men are not nearly as evolved as women are, nor as intelligent, evidently”
Sarah MacLean, The Season



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Stacey is Sassy Hey Sarah, thanks for accepting.

Love your work :-)

Jennifer Can I please be a beta reader of Chase's HEA? Pretty please with sugar on top...PLEASE!

message 18: by Chryssa

Chryssa Sarah....
I can't tell you how much I've laughed with Pippa's antics and lines!!! She is among my all time favourite heroines in all genres!!!
P.S: I am willing to give you my first-born for a chance to read Chase's book NOW!!!! even when it's possible that you haven't written it yet!
hahahaha!!! he is simply irresistible!!!

message 17: by SanO

SanO I'm halfway done with 'One Good Earl...' & LOVE it. Too bad you can't multiply yourself so us readers can get a new book from ya each month!!

message 16: by Sophie

Sophie Barnes Thanks for the friendship, Sarah - I'm rushing through my TBR list so I can get to your next book =D
Have a great day!

message 15: by Katie

Katie Thanks for accepting my friend request. I recently discovered your books and I absolutely LOVE them. Couldn't put "Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke's Heart" down this past Friday night, I was up until 2:00 am finishing it. We seem to have lots of favorite romance authors in common (I also love Gaelen Foley, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, and Lisa Kleypas). Can't wait to read what you write next!

Casee Marie Thanks for accepting my friend request, Sarah! xx

message 13: by Tiko

Tiko hello Sarah! loved your "love by numbers" series... it was a real pleasure to read :D thanks for accepting my friendship ^_^

message 12: by Dany

Dany Hi Sarah, thank you for accepting my friendship =D And I have a questions: How many books will have Love by numbers Series?


PS: I loved your books!

Temple Whats up.

message 10: by Leah

Leah Sarah, thank you for accepting my friend request! I finished reading Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake today and I absolutely loved it; I don't think I could have praised it more in my review if I tried. I can't wait to read the next one!

Again, thanks! :D

message 9: by Gigi

Gigi Hi Sarah!

Thanks for adding me. I really enjoyed Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake. It was refreshing to read about an adventurous wallflower. Can't wait to read the next one!


Brianna winter Tammy wrote: "Is there gonna be a sequel to the season?"

i hope so i loved that book.

message 7: by Tammy

Tammy Is there gonna be a sequel to the season?

Lia RaeAnn Thank you so much for adding me as a friend!I LOVE your books!Can you give me any details on your next book?

Natasha Thank you for adding me as a friend. I mean what I say, you're such a good author. The Season was so memorable ;) Can't wait to read your next book(s) in 2010!

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Roger Cottrell Hi Sarah,
Alaways great to meet another writer.
Thanks for the friendship on Goodreads.

Bradley Thank you for adding me as a friend. =)

Dreamsbane of Tamalor by Bradley James Simpson

Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hey Sarah and thanks for the add! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

message 1: by Ilyn

Ilyn Ross Thank you, Sarah, for being my friend.

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