Books by Anne Stuart

B+
The Devil's Waltz

A Retro Review originally published on February 5, 2006 Tired of fake rakes and Sex and the City-ish young women in Regency garb? As someone who once had some degree of tolerance for wallpaper romances but who’s now had it up to here with the endless supply of “historicals” (air quotes inten ...

B
The Absolutely Positively Worst Man in England, Scotland and Wales

If you love Reckless, my personal fave of Stuart's historical romances, you'll like The Absolutely Positively Worst Man in England, Scotland and Wales. The latter has all the trappings of the former with not quite the panache or charm. In TAPWMiESaW, our anti-hero is (Earl) Kit Adderley who, if t ...

B-
Heartless

Seven years after our last encounter with the members of the scandalous House of Rohan, author Anne Stuart returns to nineteenth century England to bring us a fifth book in the series, Heartless, which picks up the story of the youngest Rohan, Lord Brandon, and Emma Cadbury, the woman who cared for ...

B
Shameless

Shameless is the fourth in Ms. Stuart’s The House of Rohan series--Heartless comes out this week--and, while it’s not as stellar as the first two in the series, Ruthless and Reckless (my personal favorite), it’as good as the third, Breathless. And, because it’s by Anne Stuart, it’s ...

B-
Hidden Honor

My stack of books is much more varied than it used to be, but it still leans heavily toward historical, category romance and romantic suspense.  Rather than dither over it, I just pulled out a historical romance at random and we were off to the races.  The book in question? Hidden Honor, a 2004 re ...

B-
Break the Night

Back when I was in high school and college, I loved Silhouette's Shadows line and Break the Night by Anne Stuart was a particular favorite of mine. I recently reread the book to see how it holds up. The suspense is still compelling and I still enjoyed the story, though there were some issues with th ...

B
The Spinster and the Rake

First published in 1982, The Spinster and the Rake is one of Anne Stuart’s earliest Regencies, and has, sadly, been out of print for a number of years.  I’ve been keen to read it ever since I became aware of its existence - I mean who doesn’t love a good rake-meets-spinster story? – and had ...

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Wildfire

Any long-time romance reader probably has a favourite type of hero.  Protective alphas, arrogant arseholes, smooth spies and men of action… and then there are Anne Stuart heroes, who, as anyone familiar with her work will know, are a mixture of all the above with the aresholery often dialled up t ...

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Driven by Fire

I read the first book in this series, Consumed by Fire and gave it a solid B/B+ grade, so I was excited about reading the next one by Anne Stuart. All I can say is…ugh! I pretty much hated everything about this story. Jenny Parker is the only daughter of a man who is the head of a ...

B+
Consumed by Fire

I put off reading Consumed By Fire. It’s difficult to say why; the plotline appealed to me, and I’ve certainly enjoyed Ms. Stuart’s writing enough in the past. I suppose I, like so many other people I’ve talked to lately, just fell into a bit of a reading slump. Luckily, this book proved it ...