Review: Breathless by Anne Stuart

Posted February 21, 2012 by Francesca in Reviews / 3 Comments

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Review: Breathless by Anne Stuart
Breathless
by Anne Stuart

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: October 1, 2010
Series: The House of Rohan #3
Published by Mira
Pages: 379
 

Following in my Anne Stuart obsession, I find myself back with the Rohans. This time we know for sure we are reading about Adrian’s kids. Did I mention that Adrian is mine? Just making sure.Basically, one of Adrian’s sons, Benedict, had *caused* a girl to kill herself from unrequited love. Her brother wants vengeance now. And what better way to get it than by seducing his sister and ruining her life?

The very beginning of this story is the reason why it doesn’t rate higher. I had a big issue with what our hero does to the heroine. He, indirectly, ruins her life. And if that wasn’t enough, he wants to come back to finish the job.

Except Lucien de Malheur wasn’t planning on Miranda’s spark, her personality, and the fact that she doesn’t run and hide from him in disgust because of his disfigurement. He has an ugly scar on his face, he walks with a limp. He exaggerates most of it to keep people on edge. He is The Scorpion after all, and has a reputation to uphold.

I loved this book! With the exception of my issue at the beginning, Lucien tried really hard to be the biggest asshole ever, and still managed to make himself endearing to me. And Miranda gave as good as she got.

What happened to the Heavenly Host you ask? Not mentioned a lot in this book. Adrian Rohan was one of the few Rohans left that took part in the Heavenly Host festivities. Now his sons do not participate in those acts, and the Heavenly Host still exists, just under non-Rohan supervision. Even so, it still plays a small part in this book.

This book was a bit darker, almost like the first book in the series, except I like Lucien de Malheur more. I can’t wait to see where this series will go from here, who could be next?

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About Anne Stuart

Anne Stuart is a grandmaster of the genre, winner of Romance Writers of America's prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award, survivor of more than thirty-five years in the romance business, and still just keeps getting better.

Her first novel was Barrett's Hill, a gothic romance published by Ballantine in 1974 when Anne had just turned 25. Since then she's written more gothics, regencies, romantic suspense, romantic adventure, series romance, suspense, historical romance, paranormal and mainstream contemporary romance for publishers such as Doubleday, Harlequin, Silhouette, Avon, Zebra, St. Martins Press, Berkley, Dell, Pocket Books and Fawcett.

She’s won numerous awards, appeared on most bestseller lists, and speaks all over the country. Her general outrageousness has gotten her on Entertainment Tonight, as well as in Vogue, People, USA Today, Women’s Day and countless other national newspapers and magazines.

When she’s not traveling, she’s at home in Northern Vermont with her luscious husband of thirty-six years, an empty nest, three cats, four sewing machines, and one Springer Spaniel, and when she’s not working she’s watching movies, listening to rock and roll (preferably Japanese) and spending far too much time quilting.

Anne Stuart also writes as Kristina Douglas.

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I’m a 30 something sun lover living in the Big Apple (read New York).I’m a book and coffee addict and lover of all things elephants.

I get easily distracted by pictures of sexy guys and have tons of book boyfriends.I keep all my alpha males chained to my basement and guard them fiercely.*Back off bitches*I like to see Jason Momoa as a lot of those boyfriends, because ….. mmmmmmm JASON.MOMOA!

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Have not read this author. Will have to check out this series. Really enjoy reading where the hero redeems himself. Sounds like a good story. Thanks for the review.

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Then you will enjoy this series, a lot of the heroes have to redeem themselves 😀

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Sounds like a really good story, looking forward to reading it and the rest of the series!!!