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A long string of tragic loves haunts Viscount Benedick Francis Alistair Rohan. Cool and cynical, he's weary of life's fickle games and wants a prim and proper wife he can ignore while indulging his sensual appetites.

Lady Melisande Carstairs is nothing less than a tornado storming into Benedick's measured life. Possessed of boundless energy and the soul of a reformer, Melisande always conquers, whether it's saving the souls of soiled doves or seducing the man she's inconveniently fallen for. When she informs Benedick that his brother's newly revived Heavenly Host has graduated from simple carnal debauchery to sadistic violence, he's compelled to investigate, undercover. Under those covers, however, is Melisande herself, playing a dangerous game in the name of justice. And the Heavenly Host has just seen her hand, and more.

Pay another visit to the House of Rohan.
©2011 Anne Kristine Stuart Ohlrogge (P)2011 Tantor

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An Enjoyable Book

I enjoyed listening to this book. I loved the giving personality of Melisande and her determination. Benedick's thinking and attitude was not good but understandable because of his background. I like the way previous characters were included in this story. I do not like how the story ends and never know what happened to Brandon and Emma. This book was written sometime ago. Will there ever be another one. I don't like the way the series leaves you hanging. Oh, you find out what happens to the main characters but not the secondary ones.

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Second time is a charm

I had listened to Susan's narration once and was sorely disappointed with her performance on that book...I am glad to say she did a far better job with this series...it helps that this was a different kind of series based on generations.....I think the whole summoning the devil and all that was taking it to a different turn but it was a strong enjoyable and entertaining series.

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Worth a listen

More tame than the other books. I loved both the leads on this one - very lovable. Book #3 is still my favorite.

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Don Quicks-Oat? Really??

If the producer listened to this, the mispronunciation of Don Quixote evidently didn't leap out and slap his ears as it did mine. Glaring errors like that one can distract me for hours from what might otherwise be a fine story.

In this case, the story was a rather weak addition to the Rohan series. The female protagonist isn't terribly interesting, and the Rohan offspring whose attention she draws is not wicked at all, just a bit crude for her taste. He's a rake of course, but seems to be missing the anti-hero gene that made his father and brother irresistible..

"Shameless" has merit because it's an Anne Stuart novel, even if not one of her best. The narration, imperfect throughout the series because of the fake English accent, has by Book 4 become downright annoying.

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Love this family.

What made the experience of listening to Shameless the most enjoyable?

I enjoy the Rohan family stories. The Rohan's (both husbands/wives/heroine's) are fabulously fun personalities. I did find myself laughing out loud in a few places.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Shameless?

The tiny gun - too funny.

Have you listened to any of Susan Ericksen’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

She's always pleasant to listen to.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

A devilish affair.