A second look at sociopath heroes.
Having said all of that I do recommend this entire series by Anne Stuart and I especially loved Shameless. For me Shameless was closer to what I expect of a rakish man turned hero.
Future books: There was a secondary romance in the last book in this series between Brandon Rohan and Emma which was never finished. It's been a while since Ms. Stuart left her Rohan family behind. After a bit of investigation I'm happy to see that as of July of 2016 she is working on finishing the story of Brandon and Emma. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that she will be able to.
Benedick from Shameless was my favorite hero in the group followed by Francis from Ruthless, then Adrian from Reckless. Incidentally, I liked Adrian better this time around. He didn't get on my nerves as much as in 2010. I would have to say that Lucien from Breathless is more of a evil-doer then a hero and I had a problem with this book when I reread it. It always surprises me how subjective reviews can be and how much ones opinion of a book can change in just a few years.
Time/Place: France, England 1700s-1800s - generations
Sensuality: Hot to Scorching
Shameless - A
Ruthless - A-/B+
Reckless - B-
Breathless - C-/D+