- Pub. Date: October 2010
- Publisher: Harlequin
- Series: House of Rohan Series
- ISBN-13: 9781426868795
- ISBN: 1426868790
From the Publisher
Ruined beyond repair and shunned by London society, lovely Miranda Rohan rebelliously embraces the freedom that comes from having nothing left to lose. However, this dangerous course throws her under the power of the darkly enigmatic Lucien de Malheur—known to many as the Scorpion.Seeking to destroy the Rohans, Lucien traps Miranda in a marriage she thinks is based on friendship but instead is rooted in vengeance. Yet even when she realizes the truth, their enmity fuels a shocking passion—and perhaps even more.Such a man might drive anyone to murder….
SOURCE: THIS BOOK WAS RECEIVED FOR THE PURPOSE OF REVIEW FROM NET GALLEY AND DOES NOT EFFECT THIS REVIEW!
BREATHLESS by Anne Stuart is a historical romance set in Regency England. It is the third in “The House of Rohan” series,but can be read as a stand alone. Book one ” Ruthless”,Book Two “Reckless”. It is well written with depth,details,fast paced,page turner and a keeper.BE WARNED: THIS STORY IS ON THE DARK SIDE! It has romance, sensuality, betrayal, deception,love, revenge,a dark hero,a ruined heroine,date rape,young love, a jewel thief,adventure, risk taking,redemption,banter, violence,painful,traumatic childhood,crudity,dysfunctional family,and secrets.This is a dark,violent,cruel story of vengeance and love being found between a dark,brooding,villain and a brave,reckless,ruined woman.The characters are a challenge. The secondary characters,a jewel thief and friend of Lucien’s and Jane,the sweet,innocent friend of Miranda is heartwarming and sweet.Lucien,is dark,brooding,scarred, vindictive,from a dysfunctional family,seeking revenge for his stepsister’s suicide,after the Rohan’s oldest son for said suicide, and so goes after Rohan’s sister,Miranda and finds love,understanding and a high spirited women who can tame his troubled soul. Miranda, beautiful in a plain sort of way,is witty,intelligent,reckless,brave, saucy,high spirited,ruined from being abducted,deflowered,but can she tame the scarred,soulless,dark Lucien. Who she learns is only out for vengeance. Be warned this is a story of a man with a dark,soul who can be saved by a sweet,loving women. Although, it takes us to a dark side of the soul,it also takes us the redemptive side of that same soul. This story does same to be a little darker than the other books in this series, I would still recommend it, especially if you enjoy love coming from the ashes of evil.This book was received from Net Galley for the purpose of review and details can be found at Harlequin,an imprint of MIRA.