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Gina Conkle | Ten Rules for Falling in Love

The Lady Meets Her Match
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Midnight Meetings #2

April 2015
On Sale: April 7, 2015
Featuring: Claire Mayhew; Cyrus Ryland
352 pages
ISBN: 1402294301
EAN: 9781402294303
Kindle: B00Q3269JU
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Also by Gina Conkle:
Kept by the Viking, May 2018
Meet My Love at Midnight, March 2018
To Steal a Viking Bride, March 2018
The Lord Meets His Lady, December 2017


Dear Reader,

Have you ever met a man in need of a woman? You know the kind of man who thinks he’s got his ducks in a row, a man with a bright future...

…until a woman sheds light on a thorny part of his character.

Let me introduce you to Mr. Cyrus Ryland, a commoner moving in uncommon circles. It’s 1768 and our rough-around-the-edges hero needs some refinement. He’s certain he’ll find a better life in London’s upper class.

There’s just one problem: Miss Claire Mayhew, a tart-tongued shop keeper.

Mr. Ryland, like so many men before him, needs advice on how to navigate the murky waters of romance. To help him, here are Ten Rules for Falling in Love.

1. Never kiss a woman in the middle of a masked ball. There are secret alcoves for that kind of thing.

2. When a woman leaves articles of clothing in your carriage and your study, pay attention. She’s leaving a trail of breadcrumbs.

3. Thoughtful gifts touch a woman’s heart --- especially if said woman declares she does not want nor need a man.

4. Pay attention to her shoes. They might be one way to her heart.

5. If shoes don’t work, woo her with saucy undergarments (a daring move for only the boldest man).

6. When a woman asks a man for a walk in the garden, it means she’s seeking kisses or escape. Be prepared.

7. Remember there’s nothing quite as appealing as a hot man in tight breeches doing laundry.

8. When danger lurks, protect her like the stalwart hero you are. Then, watch what happens when you take a fall for her.

9. If your queue is wound too tight, your lady love may be the only one who knows how to loosen things up.

10. If all else fails, give her your whole heart. That’s what she really wants after all.

So, now you see the tricky path Cyrus must tread in order to win his lady love. If you have some “wooing wisdom” for Cyrus, please leave a comment below and tell him.


Gina Conkle


Locating her is only half the battle...

Cyrus Ryland didn't become England's wealthiest bachelor by being a pushover, but the mysterious beauty he discovers sneaking around at his grand ball enflames his curiosity. When the clock chimes midnight and she's nowhere to be found, Cyrus vows to scour all of London to uncover who she is. Little does he know that not only does Claire Mayhew not want to be found, but she wants nothing to do with him at all...

"A delightful, fresh take on a very independent and intrepid Cinderella!" Fresh Fiction reviewer Audrey Lawrence. Read our full review here.

About Gina Conkle

Gina Conkle is a lover of history, books and romance, which makes the perfect recipe for historical romance writer. Her passion for castles and old places (the older and moldier the better!) means interesting family vacations. Good thing her husband and two sons share similar passions, except for romance…that’s where she gets the eye roll.

When not visiting fascinating places, she can be found in southern California delving into the latest adventures of organic gardening and serving as chief taxi driver.




2 comments posted.

Re: Gina Conkle | Ten Rules for Falling in Love

The cover of your latest book took my breath away - it was
absolutely stunning!! Thank you for leaving the character's
heads on, too!! That adds so much to your book - not only
beauty, but it doesn't look like a major printing mistake.
As for the story itself, you've whipped it up into something
special, and I'm really looking forward to reading it this
Spring. I've already put it on my TBR list, and know it's
going to make for an enjoyable read. Congratulations on
what I'm sure will be a big seller!!
(Peggy Roberson 12:00pm April 7, 2015)

Thanks Peggy. I love the cover too. I know what you mean
about a face with the body. :-) It makes the book more
personal. I appreciate your comments about the story. I
had a lot of fun with this one...Claire and Cyrus threw
some surprises my way and I went with them. Happy
(Gina Conkle 3:34pm April 7, 2015)

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