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Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke's Heart (Love By Numbers #3)

4.06 of 5 stars 4.06  ·  rating details  ·  10,338 ratings  ·  707 reviews
There is no telling where a scandal might lead...

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 mo
Mass Market Paperback, 367 pages
Published April 26th 2011 by Avon
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This book has it all! Two wonderful main characters, a great story, witty dialogue, sensual and hot love scenes, swoony and break-my-heart emotional moments and a beautiful happy ending Photobucket

A great story:
Running away from a drunken idiot trying to maul her, Juliana tries to hide in a carriage. But she is soon discovered, not by the drunken idiot, but by the Duke of Leighton, aka The Duke of Disdain. He thinks she's there to trap him in marriage, and that only lessens
Aug 20, 2014 Shawna rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Any historical/regency & 'opposites attract' romance fan!
5+ stars – Historical/Regency Romance

Eleven Ways to Adore the Book That Made Me Want More
Eleven Ways to Admire a Heroine With Such Fire
Eleven Ways to Croon Over the Duke Who Made Me Swoon
Eleven Ways to Rave Over a Heroine Most Brave
Eleven Ways to Gush About My Latest Crush
Eleven Ways to Be Naughty to Tempt a Duke Who’s Haughty

Okay...there’s no way I can come up with eleven of those, but you get the jest.

There just aren’t enough words or ways to convey how much I loved this book. I had very high
May 13, 2011 Auntee rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of historical romance
This book was very, very, good, but I must admit the hero, Simon Pearson (the Duke of Leighton) at times drove me absolutely crazy! All that worrying about his family's reputation...his position...finding the perfect wife...avoiding any hint of scandal...arrgh! God, was he frustrating! At times I wanted to throttle him the way he continually hurt Juliana, and Juliana...I don't know why she didn't give up on him! But...I'm glad she didn't! It took over 350 pages for Simon to finally get a clue, b ...more
Laura the Highland Hussy
I received this wonderful book as an ARC from

I adored this book. I fell in love with Juliana in Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake, and in Eleven Scandals, the young woman she becomes does not disappoint.

When we first met Juliana in Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake, we met an impetuous unsure young lady who wasn’t sure she wanted a place in society. Juliana was fantastic, and passionate, and so desperate to prove she didn't care what the ton thought of her. But too
Sarah MacLean
Jan 20, 2011 Sarah MacLean rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: historical, romance, mine
yeah, i like it. :)
Baba  ♥♥♥ Tyler, Marcus, Archer, Dean, Adrian, Dan & Hunter

"You are beautiful and brilliant and bold and so very passionate about life and love and those things that you believe in. And you taught me that everything I believed, everything I thought I wanted, everything I had spent my life espousing--all of it…it is wrong. I want your version of life…vivid and emotional and messy and wonderful and filled with happiness. But I cannot have it without you. I love you, Juliana. (…)"


5 scandalously shiny stars!

Scandalously entertaining
His eyes narrowed on the marquess, a man he barely tolerated on a good day. This was not turning out to be a good day. “I’m not marrying the girl.”
“There’s no way I’m marrying him!” she cried at the same moment.
Well. At least they agreed on something.
She didn’t want to marry him? She could do a damned sight worse. He was a duke, for God’s sake! And she was a walking scandal.

Every once in a while, a historical romance comes along that makes all those other cliched and unabsorbing HRs, if not
6 stars!!!!

After reading Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rakeand Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord I was excited to hear about the third book in Sarah MacLean’s “Love By Numbers” series called “Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke’s Heart” and man was I totally blown away by this awesome romance novel! Full of excitement, forbidden pleasures and pure love making scenes, this novel will definitely stand the test of time!

Juliana Fiori, the Italian half sister of Nick and Gabriel Ra
3.5 Stars

I was really uncertain about whether or not I would like this book. The first book in the series was a big hit for me, but the second book was a letdown. I loved the tension between Simon and Juliana in the first book, but in the second Simon crossed over from being cold and arrogant (which is not necessarily a bad thing) into an outright ass. His behavior of a certain family member severely dropped his appeal in my eyes. I was hesitant to start this, but the first chapter sucked me in
Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker  Queen of the Undead
Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake simply stole my heart. I LOVED that book. Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord was okay but didn't wow me. In fact, I didn't know if I wanted to continue with this series after book 2.

Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke's Heart made me love this series all over again.

If you haven't read book 1, or book 2, there might be small spoilers in my review. You have been warned.

Before the book:

Simon is a jackass. He is a snob, a jerk, thinks he is better
Another great installment in the Love By Numbers Series. I love the way Sarah MacLean weaves her story around intelligent, witty characters and their banter always holds my attention from the first page until the last. I also like it when a romance novel makes me laugh, and there were some laugh out loud moments for me in this one!

This is the 3rd installment and I loved it! Juliana Fiori is full of spunk and character. This beautiful young Italian is bold, impetuous, intelligent, quick witted, a
Finally....Juliana and Simons story, and what a story it was! We first meet the lovely, feisty, bold, impulsive Juliana Fiori as she is thrust in London society into the care of her twin half brothers, whom she had no clue existed and vice versa, in Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake and we get a couple glimpses of Simon, Duke of Leighton. Simon is known as the Duke of Disdain as he has no tolerance for anything but a pristine reputation. So when he learns that Juliana is barely a respect ...more
After hating the previous book I never even wondered about this one.
If there were not some funny statuses from a dear gr friend I would never have read it.
And that is horrible!
I would miss out a lot!
This book is one of those book that give you back fate in to a genre.
I read a lot of HR and to be frank it was becoming a strain. Most of the time there were no new themes,and the same old way things are narrated are ever present which make me bored even with the sex scenes.

I was tired of rakes. So w

Simon, the Duke of Leighton is described as being enormous, but he’s not going on my “hero is a mountain” shelf. He doesn’t deserve it.

The third in the “Love By Numbers” series is the one I most wanted to read. I was intrigued by the starchy Duke who had become interested in the beautiful Italian Juliana -- and then rejected her when he discovered her sketchy background. (By the way, although the characters were introduced in the earlier books, I think one this would stand alone just fine.) I lo

This was my first time reading Sarah MacLean. I’ll admit that when I started this book, and saw where the story was going, I felt an eye-roll coming on. Well, it didn’t take long for that feeling to change. Juliana captured my heart quickly, the daughter of a fallen English marchioness, and an Italian merchant, she is considered by the ton to be a mere commoner. Her mother took off when she was a child, and after the recent passing of father, she was shipped off to London to live with her half b
5++ stars. Wow, wow, wow. What a book! It put me through an emotional wringer. This is one of the best books I have read in a while.

To watch Simon change from something so cold and arrogant into a man that is worthy of Juliana's love was so amazing. I couldn't even dislike him in the beginning because I knew he would turn it around. Even though he kept rebuffing her the audience could feel his longing for Juliana.

Every time Juliana had to face someone gossiping about her I got a little hitch in
Angela James
First disclaimer: I got an ARC of this book from Avon via NetGalley and I'm so grateful to them for it! Also, I'd like to note that it's often SO much harder to tell why you loved a book than why you didn't, so forgive me if I babble.

How much did I enjoy this book? I devoured it in 2 1/2 hours this morning. I do read fast, but still, I couldn't tear myself away from Juliana and Simon's story. You know that feeling you get in your stomach and throat, when you're enjoying a book so much, and want
Beanbag Love
I can't stand the romance heroine who's hot-headed, stubborn, self-centered, childish ... it's a character type in novels that I simply hate. I knew from the prior two books that I would have a problem with Juliana and boy did I ever.

I have issues with this character type for a few reasons. 1) They're selfish and annoying, 2) It's the kind of thing historical romance authors always do to women who are not English. Especially to French and Italian women. They're always brash and calling everyone
Simon Pearson, the Duke of Disdain is arrogant, proud and as the gossip proclaims way too aware of his status as a duke. That doesn’t make him sound loveable, now does it? But underneath the mask of an aristocrat hides a passionate, funny, loving man. He spent his entire life following the rules, being proper, but life throws a curveball at him. His sister, his unwed sister, is having a child. His brilliant plan – marry and marry well, so that when the scandal hits it would be easier to survive ...more
Mandi Schreiner
Favorite Quote: “You are a scandal waiting to happen.

Although this is the third book in the trilogy, it’s the first I read and it works perfectly as a stand alone. This book is so well written, I don’t see how it won’t capture your heart.

Simon, Duke of Leighton or nicknamed the “Duke of Disdain” made my insides flutter. He is the cold, impenetrable duke who lives his life as he was raised – emotionless and bred for his title. His lineage is perfect and he portrays the perfect duke. But he has a
May 27, 2011 Eastofoz rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of the series
For the most part it’s a good read. The pages keep turning and the book is hard to put down up to about page 300 and then it gets repetitive and boring. Juliana and the supposed scandals attached to her were getting old especially because every second word seemed to be Juliana scandal!, Juliana scandal!!, Juliana scandal!!!. The Duke was more of a two-dimensional character, whereas in book 2 he exploded off the page and I was dying to read his story. Something about the two of them together at t ...more
This was a fabulous follow-on from the other two books in the series. Juliana and Simon make a great hero/heroine combination, and the plot is also excellent.

My only criticism is that it's a plot that has been worked before - stiff, gorgeous hero is simultaneously attracted to and repelled by scandalous heroine, who isn't so scandalous after all, but I have to say that I didn't have a problem with this. The story is well-written, and the slow twist from the heroine's scandalous behavior to the
Aug 13, 2010 seton marked it as avoid
I think that is the worst title I have ever seen. Barf.
2.5 stars

*Warning: Some spoilers may not be tagged*

I was hoping for a fun bodice ripper, and this one had so many glowing reviews that I thought it would be a good choice.
Unfortunately, I didn't like the Simon or Juliana.
In my opinion, the title could easily have been The Ass and the Idiot .
And, really, if you don't like the characters, what are you left with?
I finished this in one day, so the problems I had with the book had nothing to do with readability.

Trashy Romance novels are a gu
Suzanne the Mighty (Under the Covers Book blog)
This is Juliana's, the most scandelous lady in London, and Simon, Duke of Leightons also known as the Duke of Disdain's book. They are complete opposites, Juliana is passionate and lively and finds it hard to live in a place where all that seems to matter is ones reputation rather then love and passion, and Simon is the worst of the all, cold and arrogant he seems to sneer down on everyone who he sees as beneath him. he will suffer no stain to his family name and his impeccable reputation. Howev ...more
Reflecting on this book, I don't know who annoyed me more. The hero or the heroine? But by golly, I think there were moments I wanted to smack them both because they were so repetitive. But getting down to it, it's probably the hero that gets to me the most.

I don't necessary hate Julianna. But out of the three heroines from the series, I find her the weakest. Sure she's running around yelling and screeching demands and holding her head up high. But at some point her level of maturity was so stag
Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke's Heart is the third book in the Love By Numbers series and by far the best. Sarah MacLean has never failed to entertain me with her Love By Numbers series, but I think she outdid herself with this book. I loved Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake and Ten Ways to be Adored When Landing a Lord and, somehow, I ended up loving all of her characters, but this was as close to heaven as a 367 page book could get!

Before I read this book, if you had
Boy, if you thought that Sarah Maclean's first book to this series, Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake was amazing... then this book is going to blow it straight out of the water. I've been anticipating Juliana and Simon's relationship ever since book one. Remember the scene where they met each other while Juliana was looking for a gift for her brother? Starting right there and then, that was their beginning! I had high expectations for this book because while I loved Callie's story with ...more

5.00+ Stars - Historical Romance!

Excellent! Excellent! Excellent! Loved it! As simple as that! This was the third book of a brilliant series and was by far the best of them! When I read Nine Rules To Break When Romancing A Rake, I thought a historical romance couldn’t get better…but this one was awesome in its refreshing kind.

Miss Juliana Fiori is the illegitimate rebellious sister of the Marquess of Ralston. She happens to be the perfect match of a former notorious rake of a brother, striving t
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4.5 stars

The first word that comes to mind when I think about this book is Passion. While the first book in this series, Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake, was light and humorous, Eleven Scandals is opposite from that, in my opinion. While there were light and funny moments, the romance between Simon and Juliana was quite emotional and...well, passionate.

Both Simon and Juliana are struggling with their own issues. When it comes to Simon, he has sp
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“He called me a pie!” she announced, defensively. There was a pause. “Wait. That’s not right.”
“A tart?”
“Yes! That’s it!”
“Juliana?” the words were low and far—too calm for her husband, who had found that he rather enjoyed the full spectrum of emotion now that he had experienced it.
“What are you doing twenty feet in the air?”
“Looking for a book.”
“Would you mind very much returning to the earth?”
“What are you thinking, climbing to the rafters in your condition?”
“I am not an invalid, Simon, I still have use of all my extremes.”
“You do indeed—particularly your extreme ability to try my patience—I believe, however, that you mean extremities.”
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