Viscount Benedick Francis Alister Rohan has had a problem with wives in his life as they have passed away in childbirth. Benedick will be on the look out for a sturdy wife who would not have a problem. He will become sidetracked with Melisande and will find her impossible but his lustful feelings will keep him close to her.
Lady Melisande Carstairs believed in helping others which is why she opened her home to those who needed it. Melisande will do anything to protect those who are in her home which brings her to Benedick Rohan. She will get his help to stop the Heavenly Host who would harm the helpless.
Shameless is the fourth book to the series the House of Rohan from Anne Stuart. This is the final book wrapping up the series. I was once again entertained by this series. It is dark and the characters are pretty cruel at most times but it was something that kept you reading. Now I will have to say that it took a little more time for me to get into this story. It was a little slow to start for me but once I read further I was brought back to the story.
Benedick was a good man who was cruel but didn’t take pleasure in it. He did however become cruel with Melisande to send her away. I liked that he was there for his family and would do what he could to protect them especially Brandon who was becoming in over his head with trouble. Melisande was a determined woman who did right by others and had no thought for herself. She will soon find more to life with Benedick but it will not be a very easy especially with problems occurring with the society of the Heavenly Host. I was surprised by the person who played the host but it made sense with the subtle hints that Stuart gave throughout the book.
On a side note I was happy to read that Miranda and Lucien were very happy together and had more than a dozen children by the end the series.
The House of Rohan series was dark and filled with corruption, love, and worth the read.