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Anne Stuart always delivers. This might not be one of her best (House of Rohan anyone?) but her ok is better than most romantic novelist`s best and her smut is always terrific. This one has rather too many plot holes for my liking though. However, I got it for £0·99 and it`s well worth that, but if you have to pay full price, then there are better ones to go for.
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A brilliantly engaging story, the author on best form. I can't wait for the release of the next book in the series.
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Not her best! The second one is MUCH better. House of Rohan series is a more enjoyable read than Russell
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GENRE: Historical Romance
SETTING: England, 1869
SERIES: Scandal at the House of Russell, book 1

This is the first book in a trilogy involving the three Russell sisters. All three books are connected by them trying to find out all the facts about their father's murder and who stole his money. I don't see this as straight up historical romance but more as romantic suspense.

The Irish hero, Adrian, has golden hair and green eyes. Someone's out to frame him for murder and embezzlement. Adrian has been married for almost ten years to Cecily, a woman he despises. He was involved with a bombing that killed people years ago. She knows he's behind it and is using that information against him. Cecily herself is a terrible person, it turns out, and there's a mystery involving her whereabouts. We don't see much of her in the book.

I like Adrian a lot. He's taken a liking to Bryony and let's her know he's interested, even after he discovers who she really is. She wants nothing to do with him in that way since she suspects he's killed her father and has stolen lots of money from his business, Russell Shipping. He tries to seduce her constantly. There are three sex scenes with them. I found the way he kept after her funny and entertaining.

There's a bad male character in this book who's out to murder Bryony for a really stupid reason. He's got a grudge against her because he thinks her father stole his family home, Renwick, when in actuality he won it fair and square. This character's behind a lot of bad happenings. I like him anyway. He's not very bright, lurking around the Bruton home knowing he might be seen by the servants.

I wasn't surprised to find out who was behind the stuff involving her father and the disappearance of Cecily.
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Really nice read... specially from my sick bed full of flu. It's nice to find a read that doesn't repeat itself a I find that very annoying.
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The first in a trilogy about three sisters I really enjoyed it.Anne Stuart is one of my must read authors and she did not disappoint.The action moved at a good pace and the ending still left plenty of questions to be answered in the next two books.Some of the timings were a bit weird (though maybe that is just me) and some questions were just screaming to be asked and weren't so only four stars
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Never Kiss a Rake is the first book in a new historical trilogy from Anne Stuart which features the three Russell sisters, Bryony, Maddy and Sophie.

Their father, a renowned and wealthy financier, has died suddenly and in mysterious circumstances, leaving them destitute. Based on the scrap of a note she has found, the eldest sister, Bryony, believes her father was murdered and that it is likely that one or more of his business partners was responsible.

Determined to find out the truth, Bryony decides that the best way to ferret out the information she needs is to infiltrate the households of these men - among whom are the privateer Captain Morgan and Adrian Bruton, Earl of Kilmartyn and to that end, she secures herself an interview in the Earl's household, where there is a housekeeper's position available.

She is interviewed by the beautiful and pampered Countess of Kilmartyn, who is about to dismiss her when her husband intervenes and Bryony is hired.

Kilmartyn is widely known to be a rake of the worst sort and seducer of beautiful women. His relationship with his wife is acrimonious to say the least - their mutual hatred is palpable. But Cecily has some dirt on Adrian which she is using to blackmail him and prevent his leaving her. She might not want him and in fact has a string of lovers - but she doesn't want anyone else to have him, either.

Kilmartyn is immediately intrigued by Bryony, sensing that she is not at all what she seems, and his conversation is liberally peppered with sexual innuendo, partly in an attempt to unsettle her into revealing her true purpose in his house, and partly because he really does want to take her to bed.
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I think I must read too many romance novels as I am beginning to notice recurring similarities in the ones I have been reading. When I heard that Anne Stuart was writing a trilogy about three sisters, with an unusual plot, I pre-ordered the first one. I thought I could rely on her to deliver an edgy unputdownable read. Maybe I'm being too hard as I certainly couldn't write a book as good as this. However as a customer I was a bit disappointed, as I did put it down a few times, because I felt it was the same as all the other books I have been reading. The hero wasn't really dark and dangerous like the other heroes in Ms Stuarts books. I think the problem is that I didn't like the characters as much as in her other books. I loved the Rohan books, where the heroes were dark and bad, and have been looking forward to the last in the series about Brendan and Emma. Despite this review she is still a great author and I will continue to read her books.
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