As I am working my way through Anne Stuart's backlist, I am more and more amazed by her. Series titles are known for their quick plot lines and shallow, one dimensional characters. Not so with this author.
With Stuart you are guaranteed an exciting, unexpected ride. People are never who they seem to be and plots turn on a dime and lead you in entirely new directions. She is brilliant. Another thing that I appreciate are her book titles. As you read each story (whether it be Heart's Ease, Museum Piece, Tangled Lies, or Chain of Love) all of these titles have meaning in the story....significant meaning. I love this attention to detail.
In this story, Sin is not the typical Stuart "bad boy". He is actually a "light" and very considerate, sensitive type of hero. He is definitely not wimpy, but he is not bordering on "bad" like other Stuart heroes. I appreciate how she mixes things up, and that her heroes are never cookie cutter. Cathy is a battered woman, and Stuart carefully deals with this topic with sensitivity. I loved it.