Ritual Sins

Ritual Sins Rachel Connery is a woman with a mission to destroy Luke Bardell the charismatic man who seduced millions of dollars from her dying mother thus robbing Rachel of her inheritance Now Rachel wants rev

  • Title: Ritual Sins
  • Author: Anne Stuart
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  • Page: 464
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  • Rachel Connery is a woman with a mission to destroy Luke Bardell, the charismatic man who seduced millions of dollars from her dying mother, thus robbing Rachel of her inheritance Now Rachel wants revenge and she s willing to enter Luke s lair and risk the lure of his magnetic personality to get it Luke Bardell is a master manipulator He always gets what he wants from pRachel Connery is a woman with a mission to destroy Luke Bardell, the charismatic man who seduced millions of dollars from her dying mother, thus robbing Rachel of her inheritance Now Rachel wants revenge and she s willing to enter Luke s lair and risk the lure of his magnetic personality to get it Luke Bardell is a master manipulator He always gets what he wants from people, and Rachel Connery looks like an especially easy mark, She is beautiful and angry and spoiled, and the challenge of melting her icy exterior inspires him For Luke it is a standard ritual But desire is a dangerous weapon that cuts two ways Rachel could get trapped in a nightmare of forbidden feelings or she could use her strength and intelligence and fierce will to find a way into Luke s heart and force his utter surrender to her body and soul.

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    About “Anne Stuart”

    1. Anne Stuart

      Anne Stuart is a grandmaster of the genre, winner of Romance Writers of America s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award, survivor of than thirty five years in the romance business, and still just keeps getting better.Her first novel was Barrett s Hill, a gothic romance published by Ballantine in 1974 when Anne had just turned 25 Since then she s written gothics, regencies, romantic suspense, romantic adventure, series romance, suspense, historical romance, paranormal and mainstream contemporary romance for publishers such as Doubleday, Harlequin, Silhouette, Avon, Zebra, St Martins Press, Berkley, Dell, Pocket Books and Fawcett.She s won numerous awards, appeared on most bestseller lists, and speaks all over the country Her general outrageousness has gotten her on Entertainment Tonight, as well as in Vogue, People, USA Today, Women s Day and countless other national newspapers and magazines.When she s not traveling, she s at home in Northern Vermont with her luscious husband of thirty six years, an empty nest, three cats, four sewing machines, and one Springer Spaniel, and when she s not working she s watching movies, listening to rock and roll preferably Japanese and spending far too much time quilting.Anne Stuart also writes as Kristina Douglas.

    129 thoughts on “Ritual Sins”

    1. 4.25/5This book contains strong elements of mystery, suspense, drama, and eroticism, with plenty of unpredictable twists and turns. Anne Stuart did a great job building up suspense and tension, which set my curiosity and of course, my nerves on edge, throughout the story. My state of doubt and uncertainty increased as I delved further into the story. The more I read, the less sure I was of things the heroine, Rachel, was told or what she believed was nothing but the truth. Honestly, I didn’t e [...]


    2. I can see that I'm alone in this, but I absolutely hated this book. I think that mainly, it was the heroine that ruined it for me. At first she appears to be strong and determined, a real fighter out to get revenge on the man who stole her inheritance from her. Unfortunately, as pages go by, it becomes obvious that her tough, strong facade is only that: a facade, ready to crumple at the slightest sign of trouble. And Luke Bardell's definitely more than slight trouble: He's Trouble with a capital [...]


    3. 4.5 stars. As I read Ritual Sins, I mentally shuddered thinking about the times I've heard women say thing like, "It's easy for men to find out what women want -- just read a romance novel!" God forbid any man should read this particular romance novel in search of dating tips. Rachel Connery visits the spiritual retreat of "The Foundation of Being" after receiving a letter claiming her mother was murdered there. Rachel can't help wanting to believe the letter -- if her mother was seduced and dec [...]


    4. I am a fan of Anne Stuart's for life. After reading Nightfall and now Ritual Sins she has pushed her way to the top of my favorite authors list. There is simply NO ONE else out there quite like her. She can create the most unlikely characters that one can imagine. In Nightfall, the hero was a convicted serial killer and in Ritual Sins the hero is a cult leader and ex-conted? You should be! Read other reviews for the plot synopsis. I will spend this review commenting on the book instead. Luke is [...]


    5. First of all pay attention to the title. It's "Ritual Sins". Don't want to read anything sinful? Then skip it. I have read reviews I think are very unfair on here. I never really liked a too perfect heroine or hero. Flaws make for interesting characters. The heroine has good reason to hate the hero. He's very seductive, devious and almost rotten to the core. However, there is an attraction. Have you ever been attracted to someone you knew was bad for you? You usually avoid them in real life but [...]


    6. I have yet to read a story by Anne Stuart that hasn't left me feeling (happily) dazed and raw at the end of it, and Ritual Sins is certainly no exception.Sakes alive I wanted to hate Luke. I wanted to despise him, to categorize him unquestionably as a detestable villain with no chance of redemption in my eyes. Unfortunately (or fortunately?) for me, Anne Stuart is the ever luvin' queen of presenting you with a man that you abhor (with good reason!), all the while seducing you right along with he [...]


    7. I love Anne Stuart’s books and have been reading them for years and Dark Rituals is one of my most favorites…I have read it over and over again…I always go back to my bookshelf and pick it up at least once a year. So being on my Anne Stuart mode, I began with this book.It’s such a great book – so well written. I couldn’t put it down once I began page 1. Her heroes are always dark, sexy, powerful and totally on their own mission…nothing and no one will stand in their way…but she a [...]


    8. I've been reading a lot of Anne Stuart lately, and I haven't had much success. The books have either been silly or way too offensive for me to enjoy.Before I started Ritual Sins, I had some doubts I'd be able to like a love interest who's a cult leader. (Unless we're talking about Alexander Skarsgard in Cut Copy's "Free Your Mind" video, in which case duh.)I was like, BRING IT, Anne Stuart. Bring it.Well, she brought it.Luke Bardell is a con man.Well, not quite. He's a little, hmm, smoother.Hah [...]


    9. As with the last book by her I had read, I found myself wishing that I wasn't so busy or had so many other distractions while reading this book. Some day, when things calm down, I'll have to do a re read.Luke (H) was an abused child, with an alcoholic stepfather, a loving but weak mother who killed herself wich left him with no one to love or protect him. When a bar fight that he's in leads to the death of a man he ends up in jail were he meets Calvin,some one small and weak but willing to follo [...]


    10. I did not like it! I started without a priori because I could not remember the synopsis, and from the beginning I thought "it's not possible, he is not the hero". But he was.Luke is a perfect anti-hero. He is a self-centered, cynical liar (everything you imagine for sect guru). I hated that he absolutely wants to "break" Rachel, just because it pleases him. Besides he is quite blind to what is happening around him (no suspicion for the deaths?)Rachel is annoying and totally neurotic. It reminded [...]


    11. This book! I want to rate it a big fat five, I want to rate it a big fat one.Luke was really. Really. Really, really hard to like! Really.A devastatingly charming manipulator of the highest degree. There is nothing good or redeeming about this man. He is the perfect anti-hero (and one of the best she wrote, I think). Even though you know he's a murderer and a con-man, you still feel just as compelled as the heroine did. Which I guess just shows how good Anne Stuart is, because she never wrote on [...]


    12. I've never read a romance like this. Don't know how this author could turn a unscrupulous, con man, ex-murderer, into a hero. Or a frigid, broken woman into a heroine. And then make me root for them!! Found only 2 flaws - the heroine's too quick willingness to explore hero's body and the encounter of one of the villains with heroine at the end which seemed silly. The author wrote this 10 years ago, I wished I had discovered her earlier.HERO is a Rogue, with a dark damaging past, numb feelings, c [...]



    13. I am an Anne Stuart fan; I became one after starting her fantastic "Ice" series. Since then I have been scrambling to find older books by her and so far have been thrilled and chilled by all of them. This one is no different in that respect, but Ritual Sins is a weird book is the tale of a daughter looking for answers after her mother's death at The Foundation of Being, a New Age place in the New Mexico dessert run by a charasmatic con artist who earlier spent 4 years in prison for murder.The ch [...]


    14. 3.5*B/B+I've only read a few of Anne Stuart's Ice series and none of her historicals. This book is an early contemporary with a bad boy hero and some of the angst of the later novels. I enjoyed the book and would definitely recommend it to Stuart fans, but it isn't her best work. Luke is an interesting hero, but nowhere near as cold as, say, Bastien (Black Ice). Rachel is similar to many Stuart heroines, a young lady definitely not equal to the charismatic and cold-hearted hero. One commonality [...]


    15. I feel like I just been used and abused after this book. And seriously confused The "hero" of the book is this crazy con dude that's killed some one in a bar fight (that we know of) and the "heroine" is this suicidal broken wisp of a girl. All the "love" scenes we uncomfortable and rape-like and unfortunately it's like she ends up with a bad case of Stockholm's syndrome. Luckily thus book was free other wise it'd be a waste of money. It certainly was a waste of time.The one redeeming quality was [...]






    16. Where to begin? I did not like this book. I did not like the characters. Is it possible for a character to have less than one dimension? If so, then that was the case in this here novel. I could not say who I liked less. Every character was beyond ridiculous. I don't mind a good dark romance - as long as it does not involve vampires. I do not get the obsession with vampires -, but that was not what this was. Luke did not strike me as the usual brooding, tortured soul but as a -what's the word - [...]


    17. It's really a disturbing book. About a fanatic "cult" or scientology founded by an ex-con Luke Bardell. It's really a crazy idea to wrote a book about the H with this setting, but as usual Anne Stuart will give you an antihero that you'll want to scream murderer at the same time, can't help to fall in love with. Some girls are sucker for tarnished, cold, hearted SOB hero. And I'm a loss case.The heroine, Rachel Connery, is just a pawn for the likes of The Foundation of Being and she totally fall [...]


    18. Anne Stuart's works are like crack. You cannot get enough.I admittedly mostly read her stuff because of her male leads. She writes this wonderful anti-heroes that kind of just amaze you. She doesn't write your usual tortured bad boys. Hell some of these guys do things that are definitely not right but the thing about her is that she doesn't try to romanticize their actions. They are wrong and should stay that way. Her male leads may not have the best moral compasses but then again their actions [...]


    19. I did not find this book interesting at all. The ending was too abrupt and cheesy with a "that was expected" feeling that leaves you totally annoyed. Rachel's personality in the beginning with her strong and fierce personality is what kept me reading as I liked where she 'seemed' to be going but I was quite disappointed when she turned out to be a total wimp. Luke was just boring in the end, maybe cause the whole long hair chick magnet kept putting me off which comes down to personal taste but g [...]


    20. What the actual fuck was this book.The hero is a rapist. He rapes the heroine. Three times. She is awake for only one of these times. By the end, I couldn't see what she was with him other than maybe to kill him after the book. If you're a fan of old school rapey romances, you'll love it. If you're not, you will do what I did and throw this book away.


    21. A novel that draws you in with its almost hypnotizing pace, two great characters, a very unlikely union. I kept expecting Anne Stuart to go overboard with it, with them - she kind of was close to doing so several times - but she never did. Great read.


    22. Such an annoying heroine - not a good sign when you are rooting for the villains to follow through with their threats.


    23. DNF - There are a few older Anne Stuarts that I LOVED and glommed onto when they first came out. But this one just didn't do it for me.




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