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Reckless by Anne Stuart
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Apr 04, 2010

it was amazing
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Recommended for: Fans of dark, steamy historical romance & debauched rake/spinster pairings

5 stars – Historical Romance

As much as I enjoyed Ruthless, this left me even more satisfied, mainly because I thought it had a better story and I felt more of a connection between the H/h, even if it was often antagonistic.

Adrian, Viscount Rohan, son of the H/h from Ruthless, is as deliciously sexy, devilishly wicked, and utterly dissipated as his notorious father. A tall, awkward, redheaded, freckled, bespectacled, bluestocking, virgin spinster like Charlotte should hold little appeal to a rakehell with his depraved experience and lusty appetites, but for some unfathomable reason, he finds it impossible to resist or dismiss her. Adrian demands Charlotte's acquiescence and undertakes teaching her all the naughty delights of sexual pleasure, but can she make the cynical libertine surrender his heart?

Reckless is another decadently dark, lushly erotic read in the sexy House of Rohan series with a sinfully delectable hero who makes this a sensual, luscious treat to savor like the finest chocolate. 5 stars!
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Reading Progress

April 4, 2010 – Shelved
April 4, 2010 – Shelved as: author-anne-stuart-kristina-douglas
April 4, 2010 – Shelved as: historical-romance
July 5, 2010 – Shelved as: historical-romance-georgian
August 19, 2010 – Shelved as: rt-book-reviews-top-pick
September 23, 2010 – Shelved as: series-house-of-rohan
October 12, 2010 – Shelved as: heroine-odd-spinster-wallflower
October 12, 2010 – Shelved as: historical-romance-regency
October 12, 2010 – Shelved as: brothers-sisters-cousins-family
October 16, 2010 – Started Reading
October 16, 2010 – Shelved as: heroine-naïve-virgin-like-a-virgin
October 16, 2010 – Shelved as: hero-cad-rake-rogue‎-scoundrel
October 16, 2010 – Shelved as: cheating-hearts-fidelity-issues
October 16, 2010 – Shelved as: heroine-plain-jane-uglyducklingswan
October 16, 2010 – Shelved as: hero-expert-skilled-voracious-lover
October 16, 2010 – Shelved as: hero-cold-cruelbrute-dark-dangerous
October 16, 2010 – Shelved as: hero-alpha‎
October 16, 2010 – Shelved as: hero-antihero-gamma
October 16, 2010 – Shelved as: hero-addict-excon-lawtrouble-thief
October 16, 2010 – Shelved as: hero-bad-boy-playboy-player
October 16, 2010 – Shelved as: hero-attractive-handsome-heartthrob
October 16, 2010 – Shelved as: i-read-no-longer-own-sold-swapped
October 16, 2010 – Shelved as: older-woman-cougar-younger-guy
October 16, 2010 – Shelved as: pregnancy-fertility-baby-kids-drama
October 16, 2010 – Shelved as: satisfying-secondary-romance
October 16, 2010 – Shelved as: sizable-packages-size-matters
October 16, 2010 – Shelved as: why-do-good-girls-like-bad-boys
October 16, 2010 – Shelved as: heroine-abused-traumatic-past-rape
October 16, 2010 – Shelved as: enemies-to-lovers-opposites-attract
October 16, 2010 – Shelved as: angsty-dark-heavy-lotsa-drama
October 16, 2010 – Shelved as: 2010-reads
October 16, 2010 – Shelved as: captive-kidnapped-hostage-slave
October 16, 2010 – Shelved as: hero-gambler
October 16, 2010 – Shelved as: hh-aristocracy-nobility-royalty
October 16, 2010 – Shelved as: heroine-bluestocking-unconventional
October 16, 2010 – Shelved as: heroine-companion
October 16, 2010 – Shelved as: heroine-disguises-as-a-man
October 16, 2010 – Finished Reading
January 6, 2011 – Shelved as: 5-stars
September 21, 2011 – Shelved as: hero-authentic-uber-rake
October 3, 2011 – Shelved as: heroine-redhead
October 24, 2011 – Shelved as: hero-bad-guy-ruthless-villainous
March 29, 2012 – Shelved as: hh-bespectacled

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message 1: by Ally72 (new)

Ally72 Woo hoo! Great review (again), Shawna! It looks like you liked this one and I can't wait to get into this trilogy.

Shawna Thanks, Ally! It's an intriguing, steamy series, especially if you like darker historicals and wicked rake heroes.

message 3: by Ally72 (new)

Ally72 Sign me up! This is definitely the kind of series I like. LOL!

message 4: by Angelc (new)

Angelc wow, awesome review, shawna! i really need to check out this author!

message 5: by Shawna (last edited Oct 17, 2010 07:18PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Shawna Thanks, Angelc! Anne Stuart is great! I also love her "Ice" romantic suspense series.

Ruth Great review!

This has me salivating. I can't wait to start the series..

Shawna Thanks! This was my favorite book of the series.

message 9: by Katyana (new) - added it

Katyana He's their son?! Wow. I am trying to imagine how the son of the people they are at the end of book 1 would grow up into that personality. It just doesn't seem like he's in for a particularly hard life, you know?

Should be an interesting read. I know a couple of people have said they like this one best, so I am looking forward to it. :)

Shawna Yeah, I thought that at first too, but he's influenced by another character.

It's a great series, but this had the strongest story, IMO. I hope you enjoy 'em!

Catherine Great review! I really enjoyed this one as well.

Shawna Thanks, Catherine!

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