Advent Calendar Day 19: Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke’s Heart by Sarah MacLean + Giveaway

Filed in Advent Calendar , Giveaways , The HEA Lover Posted on December 19, 2011 @ 6:00 am 28 comments

Welcome to the 19th day of Book Lovers Inc Advent Calendar. Each day we will offer you one great read in a giveaway on all 24 days till Christmas.

Today you will have the chance to win a copy of Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke’s Heart by Sarah MacLean. If you like Historical Romances that are both sweet and funny, this is so you! I loved this book, as I have a thing for grumpy, stuffy heroes. *g* The heroine is one passionate woman that will challenge his calm.   

Length: 367 pages
Genre:Historical Romance
Release Date: May 1st 2011
Publisher: Avon
Formats Available: Ebook
Purchasing Info:  Author’s WebsiteAmazon, GoodReads

Book Blurb:

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.

The Review:

Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke’s Heart (we’ll call it Eleven Scandals), is the 3rd and final book in the Love By Numbers series. This is Juliana’s story with the very cold Duke of Leighton. I really enjoyed the previous books in the series about the twin brothers, Nick and Gabriel and it was time their sister got her HEA. I couldn’t wait to read Juliana’s story. Ever since she met the mysterious and sexy man in the bookshop in the 1st book, and when we saw Simon in book 2…I was hoping he would be the hero of her book. So when I finally read the synopsis of Eleven Scandals I was in heaven! I might have squeed a little. *wink*

Juliana is a passionate woman, you can’t miss that she is Italian and not English. I think what I loved the most about her is… Read the rest of the review.


Sarah generously offered a signed copy of Eleven Scandals for one lucky commenter!

All you have to do is to either tell us what you want for Christmas !  Or what you wish you could give to a loved one.
(You can read our full giveaway policy here)

Please leave a valid email when placing your comment so we can inform you if you win.

This giveaway is open to everyone!

Giveaway ends on Saturday, December 31st, 2011; we will announce the winner on Monday.

Good luck!

About Caro The HEA Lover

Caroline is a HEA loving, yarn addicted French who's desperately hoping to get a HEA of her own. If she's not reading then she can be found knitting while listening to Audiobooks or watching Tv shows. Her secret addiction is reading websites that make fun at other people's expense (DYAC, Failbook)! Caroline also blogs at the Secret HEA Society with Susi.

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  • Birgit December 19, 2011 at 6:03 am

    I guess to answer ” want books!” is pretty lame, then again … 😉
    On second thought – I wouldn’t mind a handsome Duke underneath the mistletoe!

  • Gena Robertson December 19, 2011 at 6:05 am

    I really, REALLY want an Ereader that can read all formats for my ebooks – kindle, nook and PDF, EPUB, etc, so I’m not stuck at my computer all day. I’m starting to get migraines from the position here day after day 🙁
    Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!
    Happy Holidays!

  • aurian December 19, 2011 at 6:41 am

    I am looking forward to reading those books, they are on my wishlist. I would love to get more reading time for Christmas 😉 And I wish I could give my boyfriend for Christmas: that his oldest daughter would come for the weekend more often. He sure misses her.

  • rissatoo December 19, 2011 at 8:47 am

    Honestly, what I really, really want this year is an iPad, and a candy apple red KitchenAid mixer. I know there’s not a chance in Hades that I’ll get either one, but boy!, I sure want ’em! 😉

  • Joanne B December 19, 2011 at 10:30 am

    I would live to get books or GCs to bookstores. I have so many books on my wish list I need a little help getting them.

  • Sullivan McPig December 19, 2011 at 10:31 am

    I want lots and lots of books for Christmas, but as we don’t give presents to each other at Christmas in this household, I will have to buy them myself 😉
    I hope the 4 books I ordered will get here in time for Christmas

  • erinf1 December 19, 2011 at 10:36 am

    Thanks for a great post and giveaway! I’ve been blessed enough to have everything I really want, so what I want for Christmas is time off from work, peace and quiet and the ability to sit down and READ!!!! I would love to make a dent in my physical and Kindle TBR piles 🙂

    Happy Holidays!


  • KellyM December 19, 2011 at 11:48 am

    I really want the new Kindle Fire for Christmas! Thanks for the giveaway—
    Merry Christmas!


  • Na S. December 19, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Books are gift cards for book stores are defitely nice. I also would like a tablet 🙂

  • Mary Kirkland December 19, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    I always buy my Christmas presents early in the year so I’m not rushing around buying things the last minute. Well I bought a bunch of stuff in february of this year including my mom’s present. My mom passed away in June and I still have her present. I don’t know what to do with it now. I thought about giving it to my daughter because it’s jewelry..but I just can’t bring myself to give it to anyone else so it will probably stay in my jewelry box for now. So what I wish is that I could give my mom her present…

  • Chelsea B. December 19, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    What I want for Christmas is a GC to a bookstore– that would send me straight to Heaven! 🙂
    And I’ve had huge luck this year– I’ve gotten everyone exactly what I set out to get! Yea!
    Ohhhh, this book sounds great! I have a thing for grumpy, stuffy heroes, too– and for watching them come completely undone 😉

  • Barbara Elness December 19, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    I just bought myself a starter charm bracelet for Christmas and I’d love to get more charms for it from my family. They’ve all been hinted at. 😉

  • Jen B. December 19, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Does a winning lottery ticket count? I would love to give one to my husband. Barring that, I would love to give my husband a new computer.

  • Kaetrin December 19, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    I just heard about a 747 flight simulator experience which is now available where I am. It’s too late for this Christmas but I’m definitely going to investigate for my husband for something special for next birthday or Christmas.

    hankts AT internode DOT on DOT net

  • Karen C December 20, 2011 at 12:42 am

    I’m hoping to get a Kindle for Christmas.

  • Mary Preston December 20, 2011 at 2:28 am

    An iPad2 tops my wish list. I’m not holding my breath though.


  • Dee F. December 20, 2011 at 9:25 am

    What I want for Christmas would be all of my family together in one place. Since that’s not going to happen, I will settle for books and the time to read them without feeling guilty for disappearing from the world for hours!

  • Tamsyn December 20, 2011 at 10:36 am

    I would love to be able to spend Christmas at a hot spring somewhere. Its cold!

  • Mare S December 20, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    All i want for Christmas is a Nook.

  • Victoria Zumbrum December 20, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    What I want more than anything in the world is to become pregnant and have a baby.

  • ladymilano December 20, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    My mom is a workaholic! One day she bought my brother an I-Pad. When she tries to play its games, I found that she could addicted to it. ANd really a rare moment to see my mom is just laughing like that. So I wish I could give my mom an I-Pad even I haven’t got one. ;D

  • Diane Sallans December 20, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    I just like being together with the family. I like gifts that I can use up, like some lovely Arbonne hand cream. For friends & family I wish them health & happiness.
    sallans d at yahoo dot com

  • Marissa December 20, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    I’d like an iPad for Christmas, but I wish I could give my daughter a car. She needs one.

  • Lobo December 21, 2011 at 10:07 am

    I would like to get a new car stereo 🙂

  • Maureen December 23, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    I am hoping to get some gift cards so I can buy the books I want after Christmas.

  • JessS December 26, 2011 at 1:32 am

    I’d love some books for christmas, because there is no way to have to many.

  • StacieD December 27, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    I wanted to see my dog, Geisha, for Christmas. She is staying in another state while I settle in to my new home. I won’t be able to see her for a few more months. I did get a few digital pictures of her.

  • IdentitySeeker December 29, 2011 at 9:11 am

    I wanted a Kindle or an iPad. I got my Kindle- yay! What I wish I could give a loved one? I wish I could give my mum a Kindle (I’m saving up towards it and am close to reaching my goal). She loves reading romances, so if I were to win this book, she’d be sure to read it first:)

    Happy holidays!


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