Review: Shameless by Anne Stuart

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Review: Shameless by Anne Stuart

4 Stars

Book Info

Released: June 21, 2011
Genre: Historical Romance
Series: The House of Rohan #4
Published by Mira
Pages: 411

And we have finally come to Benedick. Viscount Benedick Rohan is one of Adrian’s sons. We first meet him in the last book where he was the cause for his sister meeting Lucien. As always with the heroes in this series, he’s a bad, bad boy. And he has a way of making you like it that he is. He is in London now looking for soft and demure woman to bear his children, and to have some fun.Instead he finds Melisande. First point, I love the name. And I really liked her as a character. She is a strong woman who married an older man who then died. He left her widowed but with plenty of money and she has turned into something good by helping less fortunate women get out from a life of prostitution.

She is sooo not the woman he had intended to find but he can’t help but be attracted to her like a bee to honey. He enjoys spending time with her, the banter back and forth, even the fact that she fights him constantly. But he refuses to believe that is what he needs and fights that attraction as much as he can by just being a friend of sorts.

In the meantime, the Heavenly Host has changed a lot since the good ‘ol days of Lord Francis Rohan. It is now a bunch of crazies and depraved men who rape and won’t bat an eye at killing.

When one of her girls goes missing and talk around town is that she will be sacrificed during a ritual, she takes it upon herself to go find her and rescue her. And she enlists the help of Benedick.

There is also a secondary story in this book which I was anxious to read more about. I feel always the secondary couples get left out but in this case, it’s Brandon, Benedick’s brother. I was originally hoping her would get a full length book. Does this mean no book for him? Or is this more of a prequel to it? One can only hope.

This series will be an auto buy for me if it continues on, which I’m hoping it does.

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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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This sounds like a good series. Have added to my wish list. Enjoyed the review.


Great review Francesca!!! I’m definitely looking forward to reading this series!!!