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Reckless (The House of Rohan) (original 2010; edição 2010)

por Anne Stuart

Séries: The House of Rohan (book 2)

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"Adrian Alistair Rohan lost his faith, and now, a dedicated member of the depraved Heavenly Host, he loses himself in his only pleasure: the seduction and debauchery of beautiful women. Rich, charming and devastatingly skilled in the arts of love, he never fails in his conquests...until Charlotte Spenser. Charlotte is facing a desolate, passionless future, none of which matters to Adrian, who imagines her a toy until better prey arrives. But beneath her drab exterior, Charlotte is a woman as enchanting as she is brilliant and, lured into Adrian's world, soon she becomes the seducer, and he the seduced...."--P. [4] of cover.… (mais)
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Título:Reckless (The House of Rohan)
Autores:Anne Stuart
Informação:Mira (2010), Kindle Edition, 412 pages
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Lots of fun. I agree with the other reviewer on this page: the plot is nothing revolutionary. In fact, the whole thing is a re-tread of Georgette Heyer's DEVIL'S CUB. And yet...I *really* enjoyed reading this. The hero and heroine were delightful (and consistently characterized); the plot clipped along at a perfect pace; the secondary romance was one of the best I've seen in years. The whole book was a great and entertaining read.

I'd definitely recommend this to fans of Anne Stuart and historical romance. I don't have any complaints about this book; it was naughty, well-written fun -- a great romance novel. 4.5 stars = A grade. ( )
  the_baroness | Jul 12, 2018 |
Not as good as the first one. There wasn't quite enough conflict in this for me, so the plot fell a little flat. I also wasn't thrilled about the whole storyline with Etienne basically killing Francis and Elinors first son, the one she is pregnant with at the end of Ruthless. All in all though it was a decent read and I still want to continue the series. There is a level of darkness that isn't present in a lot of historical, which can lean toward the extreme side of fluffy. ( )
  GoldenDarter | Sep 15, 2016 |
The first volume in the House of Rohan trilogy is dark and disturbing. The second is nasty.

Ms Stuart has taken the worst part of [b:Ruthless|7756459|Ruthless (The House of Rohan, #1)|Anne Stuart|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1274961210s/7756459.jpg|10613440] — the seduction of a distraught and penniless woman by a completely amoral and profligate rake — and built an entire novel around the same theme. A few murder attempts and the appearance and dispatch of a villain are thrown in for light relief, but otherwise the reader has to witness, in jerky slow motion, the seduction and rape of an intelligent but unwise virgin by, yet again, an amoral and profligate rake.

Any self-respecting editor should have rapped Ms Stuart's knuckles and ordered her to rewrite the first two chapters. They don't make sense to anyone who's read the first volume. In that first volume we left Francis Rohan racing back to France to avoid arrest and execution for treason. At the beginning of the second volume the same Francis Rohan is very comfortably ensconced in an English country home, has acquired a few more titles, and has passed his least attractive traits to his son Adrian. This is just one of numerous breaks in narrative continuity that mangle the opening of the story.

The 'romance' in this novel is based on the morally unacceptable premise that when a woman says 'no' to seduction, she really means 'yes', and no matter how much she may resist unwelcome advances, sooner or later she's going to start enjoying the pleasures of sex, and once she does, everything will be all right, even if pregnancy results.

The two main characters are so thick-headed and shallow that the reader is left to direct her or his sympathy to some of the secondary characters.

Not a pleasant book to read. ( )
  skirret | Jan 2, 2015 |
What can I say about a book where I enjoyed the secondary romance (between the courtesan and the parson) better than the lead? ( )
  LadyWesley | Sep 25, 2013 |
What can I say about a book where I enjoyed the secondary romance (between the courtesan and the parson) better than the lead? ( )
  LadyWesley | Sep 25, 2013 |
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"Adrian Alistair Rohan lost his faith, and now, a dedicated member of the depraved Heavenly Host, he loses himself in his only pleasure: the seduction and debauchery of beautiful women. Rich, charming and devastatingly skilled in the arts of love, he never fails in his conquests...until Charlotte Spenser. Charlotte is facing a desolate, passionless future, none of which matters to Adrian, who imagines her a toy until better prey arrives. But beneath her drab exterior, Charlotte is a woman as enchanting as she is brilliant and, lured into Adrian's world, soon she becomes the seducer, and he the seduced...."--P. [4] of cover.

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