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Breathless by Anne Stuart
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Aug 08, 11

it was amazing
Read in August, 2011

Book three in the House of Rohan series.

Miranda Rohan is the daughter of Adrian and Charlotte (Reckless) and her best friend Jane is the daughter of Lina and Simon Pagett (Reckless). When Miranda is seventeen she sneaks out to meet Christopher St. John to go to Vaux Hall. Jane tries to talk her out of it but fails. Christopher steals her off to a cottage and ruins her. She refuses to marry him and ends up shunned by the Ton.

Lucien de Malheur also known as The Scorpion has a vendetta against Benedick Rohan. His first attempt at getting even has failed so he is going to handle things himself. He will destroy the Rohan's by using their sister as his sister was destroyed by them. He begins by befriending the outcast Miranda who is more than happy to make a new friend.

Jacob Donnelly has been friends with Lucien for over twenty years. He is known as King Donnelly as he is a thief and runs the underworld in the area. Jacob runs into Jane in the midst of a theft and ends up kissing her. Jane is marrying someone she don't love because she is twenty-three and don't see many other marriage chances. After the kiss she has second thoughts.

Blackmail, thieving, vendetta's, Heavenly Hosts and all sorts of adventures follow Miranda and Jane.

Language and sexual situations

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