Book Review: Ruthless by: Anne Stuart

Ruthless (The House of Rohan)Publisher: Harlequin
Publish Date: 1 August 2010
Origins: Purchased
Format: Paperback
Series: The House of Rohan Series: Ruthless (1), Reckless (2), Breathless (3), Shameless (4)

Few outsiders will ever witness the dark misdeeds of the Heavenly Host. And among this secret society, where exiled Georgian aristocrats gather to indulge their carnal desires, fewer still can match the insatiable appetite of their chief provocateur, the mysterious Viscount Rohan.

Pursuit of physical pleasure is both his preferred pastime and his most pressing urge, until he encounters the fascination of a woman who won't be swayed. And while his dark seduction appalls the pure and impoverished Elinor Harriman, she finds herself intrigued…and secretly drawn to the man behind the desire.

There were quiet a few things I enjoyed about this book and a few things that I did not enjoy. I will jump right in. I loved the whole seedy underground thing that Rohan has going on through the book. I love how is completely devoted to pursuing what he wants when he wants it. I love that he is a strong character and lays his cards out on the table. 

I did not like the complete and utter hard headedness of Elinor. She is a strong women and completely devoted to her family. I can get behind that but when her sister, and Rohan, and practically everyone else tells her that he does not want her sister she doesn't believe it. Come on the girl can't be that beautiful. I then hate how even after all that she allows that very topic to manipulate her. If she had opened her ears it wouldn't have happened. GAH. That made me angry and annoyed through out the whole book.

As far as plot goes the book is a bit slow and while there is a fair amount of sexual tension it lags here and there and the reader is left bereft and cold. I overall enjoyed this book...I will try the next in the series and hope I like it more.

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