Sunday, January 30, 2011

Reckless by Anne Stuart



Series: The House of Rohan Book 2.

Read : EBook for kindle

Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages

 File Size: 318 KB

Publisher: Mira (September 1, 2010)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 077832849X

ISBN-13: 978-0778328490


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…. 

So what did I think?

To begin with the hero Adrian Alistair did not disappoint. Selfish, spoilt, totally charming if he wants to be, ruthless. He doesn’t want to care about anyone, because he is afraid of losing loved ones.  I liked Caroline because she was so sensible trying to stay in control yet totally out of her league with this man.  I enjoyed their conversations. The sex was steamy. I thought the secondary romance was an interesting story, (worthy of its own book, with more depth, romantic feeling, to be honest, than the romance between Adrian and Caroline)Yet I found myself skimming those secondary bits because of the chemistry between Adrian and Caroline. I just wanted to keep reading about their encounters .

That a woman like Caroline (30 year-old virgin) ends up at the party of the Heavenly Host and her reasons for being there, struck me as being a bit far fetched.  An evil villain is a part of every book in this series, but this particular villain left me rather cold.

Final opinion:

Despite some of the above mentioned points I actually loved the book and read it in one go.  So a definite keeper!





Best Quote:

“So there is the question, my precious. Do we leave you a virgin? Or do we finish this properly?…….

“I’m still a virgin?” she asked.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

One has to start somewhere!

It doesn’t look like much yet, but I finally started with my Romance Blog.

Before I began to write this, I looked up Romance Novel and its Wiki definition :

“The romance novel is a literary genre developed in Western culture, mainly in English-speaking countries. Novels in this genre place their primary focus on the relationship and romantic love between two people, and must have an "emotionally satisfying and optimistic ending."  (source Wikipedia)

At the moment I read a lot of historical romance, predominantly regency. I like my heroes gorgeous, rakish and irresistible, the kind parents warn daughters about. The Dark Hero tamed in the end by the love of a good woman, etc., etc.. This preference goes back a long way: as a teenager I astonished my English literature teacher during a conversation in class about “Ivanhoe” by declaring:” Rebecca was an idiot, I would have gone with Brain Bois Guilbert.” Not for me boring sir Wilfred of Ivanhoe.

I am looking forward to lots of new Romances, undiscovered authors and hours of relaxation! I have joined Romance Book Junkies ‘ 2011 Historical Romance Challenge. My first romance challenge ever and I definitely plan posting my monthly reviews.

What am I reading now?

Just finished: Reckless by Anne Stuart. (Reviewing it for the Challenge, so posting that before the end of the month)

Have started in: One Night With a Prince by Sabrina Jeffries.