The Wicked House of Rohan [NOOK Book]

Overview

A fallen woman. A most wicked plan for redemption.

Venice, 1740.

Desperate, starving, Kathleen Strong makes her way to a job interview that promises a chance at proper employment...and maybe a bite to eat. Accused of "gross immorality," she's adrift after being dismissed from her governess position, despite being entirely innocent.

That innocence is precisely what a mysterious group of debauched aristocrats ...

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Overview

A fallen woman. A most wicked plan for redemption.

Venice, 1740.

Desperate, starving, Kathleen Strong makes her way to a job interview that promises a chance at proper employment...and maybe a bite to eat. Accused of "gross immorality," she's adrift after being dismissed from her governess position, despite being entirely innocent.

That innocence is precisely what a mysterious group of debauched aristocrats finds so alluring about Miss Strong. When they propose a scandalous offer that she can't refuse...she can't refuse. But if the darkly gallant Alistair Rohan, a gentleman involved in all manner of wicked deeds himself, has anything to say about it, Kathleen can escape her disrepute in another way.

Of course, the escape route looks very similar to the group's illicit proposition itself...

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426861055
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • Publication date: 7/1/2010
  • Series: House of Rohan Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 75,935
  • File size: 302 KB

Meet the Author


Anne Stuart is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels, including the House of Rohan romance series, Silver Falls, Into the Fire, Still Lake, Shadow Lover, and Tangled Lies.

Susan Ericksen, an Audie Award and AudioFile Earphones Award winner, has recorded many audiobooks, including Naked in Death by J. D. Robb.

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  • Posted July 16, 2010

    SHAME ON THE PUBLISHERS / BARNES AND NOBLE

    It's a 35 page "prequel" masquerading as a complete book. Way down at the bottom of the cover picture, it does SAY so, but I'll be darned if I could read that until I downloaded it. Another tease for the ereader ...

    If you're going to offer a snippet to try to get us to buy the whole book, at least be up-front about it, please.

    131 out of 133 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2010

    In reference to FREE eBooks

    My husband is enjoying his nook. However, when reading the advertisements and specials that FREE eBooks are advertised it bothers me that they are not complete books. You state that on the cover of the FREE Book that they are snippets or sequels but I would prefer they not be advertised as a free book. It means a separate download and if I plan on reading a book, I have no problem buying it up front. Maybe reword how you advertise the eBook. Instead of FREE Ebook, say "FREE sequel or FREE review" for whatever book you are advertising. I know this is a marketing ploy or come on but it is annoying.

    50 out of 53 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 18, 2010

    not the entire book!

    I agree with another reader! Why say this is a book, when it is only a ssample?

    33 out of 35 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 17, 2010

    Remember we are readers!

    Don't forget you are dealing with devoted readers. Claiming you are giving us a "free book" doesn't mean you are giving us promotions for books, but actual books. Continuing to do this may mean we will shop less.
    Devout Reader

    31 out of 35 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2010

    Waste of time...glad it was free.

    The total book was 38 pages long. It was a short story. I may have enjoyed it had it actually had more to go on. It was just too short and a waste of time. It had potential but left me thankful it was free.

    27 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 30, 2010

    I want more!!

    I loved it. I had never read Anne's books b/4... got the freebie from B&N for the Nook. Just thought I'd check it out on my Lunch hour.....didn't want to stop! I will definitely pick up some more of her Books... Fun to find a new author. Thanks B&N :)

    20 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 17, 2010

    Good, but short

    I liked this story a lot. I could see how it could be developed further and into a full length book instead of just a short story prequel. I was a little bummed when the story ended as it did.

    It did, however, do it's job. I'm interested in reading the rest of the series to find out what happens next. I'm a little frustrated that the new one is out only in paperback format. I will wait for the nook version.

    So not bad for being free. Would have been nice if the author had taken a little bit more time for it.

    19 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 23, 2010

    Good Short Story

    I do agree that it is a short story that should have been labeled as one. I thought it was a good story and it definitely made me want to read the next book. I am anxious to see how it ties in with the book coming out in August since the teaser didn't really name any characters that I recognized from the short story. Also for those complaining, I understand how you would want the wording changed from book to short story, but all that aside, it was free so it's not like you paid for a book and got a story instead. Be thankful you got something for free.

    14 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2010

    B&N need to learn how to market

    There is probably nothing wrong with this "book" but B&N needs to let you know that on Free ebook Fridays they are only providing you with a portion of the story! The discription did not say this was the prologe, at least not until you took the time to download and then open the file. I deleted it from my library as soon as I realized what it was. It's a shame for the author who ends up getting a bad rap.

    9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 26, 2010

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    Short, very short

    A teaser to a Harlequin romance of the desolate female being swept off her feet and being saved by a so called prince. The story leaves you hanging on the escape to read the book that it is an exerpt to. Saddened that it was not the complete book.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 9, 2010

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    Short and Sensual

    The Wicked House of Rohan was an interesting change from what I am used to reading...but it didn't lack any of the heat I will tell you that! This book is exciting because the characters are doing things they aren't supposed to. Everyone likes alittle antisocial behavior whether they admit it or not. Anne Stuart is a marvel at capturing intimate moments in the bedroom! A must read for those looking for alittle romance. I would have prefered it to be a tad bit longer so ther character development could have been deeper, but then again I am more of a novel reader instead of short story. Either way I feel that this is enjoyable for all of us.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 7, 2010

    Scary and pathetic

    It's not that this is badly written, but the whole premise revolves around a starving, penniless woman willing to prostitute herself. That's not erotic, that's sad. WORSE, she puts herself in a really dangerous situation - no one knows where she's at, but she goes into a secluded place with people who definitely intend no good and may possibly intend her physical harm, then she gets drunk on top of it. That's a recipe for winding up dead at the bottom of a Venetian canal. And then the heroine MARRIES one of the guys? Because they don't know what these feelings are, so it "must be love"??? If you read this and get either hot n bothered or fluttery romantic feelings SEEK THERAPY and GO TO SELF DEFENSE CLASSES. NAOW.

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 17, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Not bad.

    This isn't bad for a sneak peak. I just don't think it's long enough to qualify as a short story.

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 23, 2010

    38 preview

    not a book, stupid preview to waste your time

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 30, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    What?

    It was free. That's the only positive thing I could say about this "book". Read it only if you have absolutely NOTHING else to read and need to kill some time.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 11, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    A Free Read? OMGness ...

    Although it was short and is a prelude to a series of books yet to be released, I was certainly intrigued by the title as I've never read anything from the author beforehand.

    I have to say ... I'm earger now for the rest of the series to come out and have put them all on my wishlist!


    Fanastic read, definitely an escape to read especially on rainy days.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 5, 2013

    $2.99 too much to pay.

    This was the shortest book I have read. I prefer books with more substance. I should have passed on this one.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 24, 2010

    Unique story line, well worth the time it takes to read,

    Period piece that takes only a few minutes to read. Interesting introduction that the author could take in many directions. I immediately went to the B&N site to see if the trilogy was scheduled for release (they are...over the next few months).
    This short introduction to the characters and plot are well worth your time. I will certainly purchase at least the 1st of the books based on what I have read.
    As a prequel to a trilogy, I assumed it would be short and feel that 38 pages was a great size. I would rather have a short introduction than commit to read 100-200 pages only to find that I really wasn't interested in buying the actual book(s). I would welcome other authors taking the same direction as I think it's great for ebooks.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2013

    A great light read

    Really an enjoyable read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 16, 2012

    Ended too soon

    I know it was supposed to just be a short story but it ended to abruptly I kindof wished it was a longer novel!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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