Thursday, July 14, 2011

Shameless by Anne Stuart (House of Rahan)

Goodreads Description:

A long string of tragic loves haunts Viscount Benedick Francis Alistair Rohan. Cool and cynical, he's weary of life's fickle games and wants a prim and proper wife he can ignore while indulging his sensual appetites. 

Lady Melisande Carstairs is nothing less than a tornado storming into Benedick's measured life. Possessed of boundless energy and the soul of a reformer, Melisande always conquers, whether it's saving the souls of soiled doves or seducing the man she's inconveniently fallen for. When she informs Benedick that his brother's newly revived Heavenly Host has graduated from simple carnal debauchery to sadistic violence, he's compelled to investigate, undercover. Under those covers, however, is Melisande herself, playing a dangerous game in the name of justice. 

And the Heavenly Host has just seen her hand, and more…

My Rating: 5 out of 5

My Review:

I did not read the others in this series yet however I was not lost while reading this.  So in that, it can stand alone.  However there were references to other couples which made me curious to how they got together, so I will be picking up the first 3 in the series.  I absolutely loved the dynamic between "Charity' and Benedick.  Their courtship, as it were, was fun to read and I absolutely love Melisande's tough exterior and soft interior.  I really enjoyed every aspect of this book, the romance, the action, the mystery.  I highly recommend to anyone who loves a historical romance with action and mystery and not just a fluff romance.

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