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Reckless (House of Rohan Series Book 2) Kindle Edition

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About the Author

Anne Stuart is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels, including the House of Rohan romance series, Silver Falls, Into the Fire, Still Lake, Shadow Lover, and Tangled Lies. She has won many awards, including Romantic Times and RITA Awards and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Romance Writers of America. Anne lives in Vermont. Susan Ericksen is an actress who performs on stage and television. An Audie Award and AudioFile Earphones Award winner, Susan has recorded many audiobooks, including Naked in Death by J. D. Robb and Savannah Blue by Mary Kay Andrews.

Product Details

  • File Size: 318 KB
  • Print Length: 412 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 077832849X
  • Publisher: MIRA (September 1, 2010)
  • Publication Date: September 1, 2010
  • Sold by: Harlequin Digital Sales Corp.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003ZK5LBU
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #88,782 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I've been writing since the dawn of time. A child prodigy, I made my first professional sale to Jack and Jill Magazine at the age of 7, for which I received $25 (admittedly my father worked for the publisher). Since then I've written gothics, regencies, romantic suspense, historical romance, series romance -- anything with sex and violence, love and redemption. I misbehave frequently, but somehow have managed to amass lots of glittering prizes, like NYT, PW and USA Today bestseller status, Lifetime Achievement Award from the Romance Writers of America, and a decent smattering of Romantic times and RITA awards.
I live on a lake in Northern Vermont with my incredibly fabulous husband. My two children have flown the coop, but the three cats do their best to keep us from being lonely.
In my spare time I quilt and play around with wearable art, and the rest of the time I write write write. Apparently women of a certain age get a rush of creativity, and I'm currently enjoying it. Too many stories to write, not enough hours in the day.

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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Krista Lyn VINE VOICE on September 13, 2010
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I didn't think that my love for Anne Stuart's work could get any stronger.....but I was wrong. The House of Rohan series absolutely takes my breath away, leaves me with butterflies in my stomach, and consumes my time and thoughts. How I wish I knew this woman personally so I could thank her for all the hours of wonderful reading she's given, and continues to give me.

Reckless was perfect.

The hero of this story, Adrian, is Francis and Elinor's son . Francis and Elinor's story can be found in the book Ruthless, and although Reckless can be read as a stand alone, Ruthless is a "don't miss" kind of book so be sure to read that one as well.

Many things separate Anne Stuart from all others. Her heroes are legendary, her stories are unique and captivating, but her gift with the character's dialogue is unparalleled. I found myself experiencing a myriad of emotions as I read this book and was captivated by the dialogue. Adrian is a complete rake and libertine. At age 30, Charlotte is a spinster who is officially "on the shelf". Charlotte has been secretly in love with Adrian for years (I love this storyline!), while Adrian has been out "sowing his wild oats".

I love a good story where the tables turn and the seducer becomes the one who is seduced! What begins as lust and a seemingly one night stand turns into so much more as Adrian is brought to his knees by Charlotte. I loved the passion in this relationship! Anytime Charlotte and Adrian were in the same room...sparks flew. Whether fighting, conversing, ignoring, or succumbing....this relationship is passionate. Another thing that separates this book from others is that I EXPERIENCED this relationship. I felt what Charlotte was feeling. I felt what Adrian was feeling. This is so rare.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Anne in VA on August 29, 2010
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I have to say that I've read books with similar plots before from other authors. Some were good and some not so good. What made this one great is that it's by Anne Stuart. Nobody writes like her and when she's on her game even a plot that has been done over and over again makes all the difference in the world. This is a little different from her normal "dark and tortured soul" style, but I liked it. I think this could have been a five star for me if the secondary romance was out and more was focused on the main story. I wanted a little more depth to the main characters. Many times the heroine mentioned Rohan's "sad" eyes, but it was never explained why he was so haunted. I would have liked to know more. For it being a 400 page book, this was actually a pretty short read.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Techie TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 30, 2010
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I liked The Wicked House of Rohan and Ruthless a lot, but in Reckless, Anne Stuart achieves a balance that had me transfixed with delight throughout the whole book.

I enjoyed the story so much that I read it in two sittings, and I got emotionally involved with the characters earlier than in the others books. The love scenes are sizzling. The interaction between Adrian and Charlotte is so well done that at times I felt like a voyeur. The way the characters from Ruthless came into Reckless was perfect. Actually it was nice to see Francis and Elinor again. If there is anything, I could say that I didn't like, it's when the secondary romance interrupts the first. I even fastforwarded a few pages to continue reading what really interested me. That's a personal thing, really trivial, which won't bother most readers. Later, I went back and read those pages I skipped, and realized the secondary romance is deeply emotional. If only it would have been feed to us at different points on the plot. In Ruthless, the secondary romance was woven in better. All the same, I still cherish Reckless. I wish there was a seven stars rating I could give it. Because I love it.
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23 of 30 people found the following review helpful By booker on March 28, 2011
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I'd heard great things about Anne Stuart and she's a local writer, so I said, "Why not? I'll give her a try."

Ugh. I've rarely been so bloody bored in my life. It failed on numerous levels:

THE HEROINE
This romance was one of the breed that IMO have types, not actual characters. Here, we have the spinster with self-esteem issues. She constantly laments her hair, her complexion (freckles!), her lack of experience with guys, her gawkiness, her height, etc. OK, fine, I can see why it would be such a big deal for a woman of 30 in 1804, but she deliberately dowds herself down and then has a perpetual pity party for herself with "Woe is me" inner monologues. Believe me, I could have sympathized with her "plight," but she overdid it way too much. Also, her character was all over the place. When the book opens, she's coming back from a meeting of some lame Bluestocking Grrlpower Society where the girls had a swearing lesson from a maidservant. Nothing about if this was a super secretive gathering or not - in which case, I would think that would lay these damsels open to ridicule. Yet when Charlotte finds herself cornered by the hero in a pleasure garden, she doesn't want to scream because she'll be the laughingstock of London. (Ain't that always the way in these Regency-set tales? I swear, Napoleon could have buggered England six ways to Sunday if he'd distracted London with a marriage wager.) Anyway, I thought that for someone touted as smart, she seemed awfully stupid.

THE HERO
Just so Charlotte won't be lonely in her corner (because she'd never shut up about it), I didn't like the hero either. This was my biggest pet peeve. Adrian is a Tell, Don't Show Rake. I hate those.
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