Shameless (The House of Rohan #4)
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, Melis...more
Lord Benedick Rohan has come to London for two reasons, 1, to find a bland wife with whom he can create an heir and a spare and 2, to shag himself silly. But when Lady Melisande Carstairs, or Charity Carstairs, turns up on his door demanding that he helps h...more
I was graciously provided with a copy for review by Netgalley for Harlequin. Having never read this series before with the exception of a short story, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that this book could easily be read on its own. I absolutely loved the setting, characters, and sultry situations the couple gets themselves into.
Bennedick Rohan is in the market for a new wife after the loss of his previous two to childbirth....more
The story was almost all romance with not muc...more
This is the 4th novel in the House of Rohan series by Anne Stuart. This is actually the first book I’ve read of hers and found it worked as a stand-alone novel. I loved how this story was more than just a simple romance novel; it was also a mystery with a very interesting storyline that proceeded to completely absorb me.
The Viscount Benedick Rohan has only two goals in mind: One, find a suitable woman to marry and have children wit...more
Take for instance, Seduction & Scandal. I love love loved that book and although the female lead is VERY different between these two books the male character wa...more
Too funny! It's like a sex manual for the innocent with Charity taking in soiled doves and finding them new careers. Naturally, these ladies of the evening repay her with lots of useful advice that Benedick just doesn't see coming. Too bad she didn't follow their advice about the nightgown…!
It's all rather slapstick comedy be...more
The basic plot is that Benedict has been extremely unlucky in love: a fiance went mad and shot herself, his first wife whom he loved died in child birth and his second wife, was chronically unfaithful before she too died in child birth. In essence he is thrice bitten and not keen to have to care again. he does however need an heir and so determines to marry again - but to someone h...more
Shameless is the 4th book in the House of Rohan series and honestly I wouldn’t have picked it up if I had known it was a series book. I prefer to read them in order. But I was traveling and I needed something light to read and this was the only book that caught my attention. Recently my luck has not been very good when it comes to Romance novels. I thought it’s probably because I’m tired of this genre but that doesn’t seem to be the case. It was probably not finding any autho...more
What I liked: The characters are typical of a historical romance, they are developed, dialogue is spot on, I invested in the characters and the outcome of the story. The underlying plot of a mysterious, secr...more
Heavenly Hosts- secret society of bored aristocrats who pleased themselves in every evil way they desired. Never condemning each other and never forcing those they chose. It had been disbanded ten years earlier but rumor was they had come back together.
Benedick Rohan, Sixth Viscount of Rohan was looking for a wife, again. He lost two wives on th...more
Shameless is book four in The House of Rohan series by Anne Stuart. It’s Benedik’s book, Benedick is Miranda’s oldest brother (book 3 of the series, Breathless).
After losing two wives in childbirth and suffering their deaths, Benedick Rohan has decide he needs a new wife to bear a heir. This time he wants a prim, proper and sturdy wife. A wife he would not fall in love with, a wife he could easily leave in one of his estates raising his...more
Both Lady Melisande Carstairs and Lord Benedick Rohan are on missions. Melisande is on a crusade to rescue and reform prostitutes and has turned her late husband's giant townhouse into a group home for her soiled doves. Benedick has decided it's time to find his third - hopefully last - wife, a plump mousy sort who'll give him and heir and a spare and then fade into the wallpaper while he continues his lifestyle of debauchery. Their missions collide when Benedick sends for one of...more
Shameless is the story of Benedick, the older brother of Miranda of Breathless, and his encounter with Lady Melisande Carstairs. Melisande is a widow, a woman who has taken it upon herself to offer a home to destitute working women. She more or less...more
They say opposites attract, and, if that's the case, Benedick never had a chance,,,,,
Melisande was known to be a very generous person. Her good deeds had won her the nickname of Charity. Her current pet project was a house of reform for women so they could better their place in society. Most were former prostitutes, unfortunately, some of her charges hadn'...more
The fourth book in a riveting regency romance series, Shameless is a great fun read, full of action, adventure, passion, and love, and as my first entry into this series, has merely whetted my appetite for Ms Stuarts writing.
Our Melisandeis not young, not quiet, not particularly concerned with her reputation with the ton, but despite being a widow, she is decidedly innocent. The rakish Benedick Rohan is looking for a quiet, demure wife, and a passionate mistress.
Although the 4th in the series, S...more
Benedick Rohan has outlived two wives and a fiance. He has decided that he needs to find himself a new bride. You see,...more
We start with two less-than-perfect characters and immediately love them both. Someone is scarred, someone isn't tiny, blond and breathtakingly beautiful, someone has deep fears which incringe on everyday life and decisions. It doesn't matter how warped or twisted or scared or unreasonable these characters are, we love them. And that my friends, is good writing.
Benedick seemed tame in compa...more
Benedick thinks he wants to find a society miss who will bear hi...more
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 sus...more