The Saint Who Stole My Heart by Stefanie Sloane

52%

22 Critic Reviews

A detour into the victimization of women forced into prostitution feels forced, and Sloane's grasp of Regency custom and language is irritatingly uneven.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

Desire, danger, intrigue, and steamy seduction unite a sexy spymaster and an intrepid bluestocking as Stefanie Sloane’s luscious new series continues.

Possessed of a brilliant mind and a love for puzzles, Dashiell Matthews, Viscount Carrington, is a crucial member of the elite Young Corinthians spy league. Assuming the façade of an addle-brained Adonis, he hunts for a notorious London murderer known as the Bishop. When fate causes him to cross paths with Miss Elena Barnes, Dash discovers an enigma that will prove delightfully intoxicating to unravel: a voluptuous beauty as intelligent as she is fearless.

Only the lure of a collection of rare books bequeathed to her family by Dash’s late father could tempt Elena from her cozy rural life to the crush and vanity of London. But if Elena finds his lordship to be the most impossibly beautiful man she’s ever seen, he also seems to be the stupidest. Which made her body’s shameless response to his masterful seduction all the more unfathomable. Yet when she discovers Dash’s mission to track the dangerous Bishop, she willingly risks everything—her trust, her heart, her very life—to join him.


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About Stefanie Sloane

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A native Northwesterner with the pale skin to prove it, Stefanie Sloane credits her parents' eclectic reading habits-not to mention their decision to live in the middle of nowhere-for her love of books. A childhood spent lost in the pages of countless novels led Sloane to college, where she majored in English. No one was more surprised than Sloane when she actually put her degree to use and landed a job in Amazon.com's editorial department. She spent more than five years reading for a living before retiring to concentrate on her own stories. Stefanie Sloane lives with her family in Seattle.
 
Published April 24, 2012 by Ballantine Books. 306 pages
Genres: Romance, History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for The Saint Who Stole My Heart
All: 22 | Positive: 11 | Negative: 11

Publishers Weekly

Below average
Apr 02 2012

A detour into the victimization of women forced into prostitution feels forced, and Sloane's grasp of Regency custom and language is irritatingly uneven.

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All About Romance

Below average
Reviewed by Blythe Barnhill

The whole book has a cobbled together feel, much like a first draft that hasn’t yet hit the polishing phase. I

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USA Today

Excellent
Reviewed by Mandi Schreiner on May 08 2012

If you are in the mood for a sweet and a little more low-key historical romance, this one is for you.

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Night Owl Romance

Below average
Apr 17 2012

There is just enough to the story to keep you engaged, but it did leave me wishing for more.

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Book Lovers

Below average
Reviewed by Marlene on Apr 25 2012

However, and it’s a big however, too many of the issues it raised were left unresolved...Hearts definitely got stolen, but no saints were involved in their theft.

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Rag Mag

Excellent
Reviewed by Amal Chaaban on Apr 24 2012

...a heroine that is intelligent, brave and most assuredly unaware of her own beauty; enter a dashing Viscount and you have the makings of a good old fashioned romance novel.

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Fresh Fiction

Good
Reviewed by Leanne Davis on Apr 08 2012

With likable characters and a well-plotted story, it was hard to put this down.

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The Romance Reader

Below average
Reviewed by Cathy Sova

The Saint Who Stole My Heart is a likable enough novel, but there’s little to set it apart from the glut of Regency-set hero-as-spy novels of the past five years.

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Romancing the Book

Below average
Reviewed by Sarah L. on Apr 26 2012

...with the abrupt scene changes and feeling like some of the scenes were lacking key information, it was just too much work to stay focused and involved.

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Reading Reality

Below average
Reviewed by Marlene Harris on Apr 26 2012

... setup for the next books was a little too obvious. It’s not that there isn’t a happy ending, but there is so much unresolved that I was frustrated by a lot of the way the story ended.

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The Brazen Bookworm

Below average
Reviewed by Sarah on Apr 25 2012

The Saint Who Stole My Heart features several likable female characters...The book suffered, though, from weakly drawn male characters, most notably the hero, Dash.

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Love Romance Passion

Below average
Reviewed by Keira on Jun 22 2012

The sequence was supposed to show the heroine as a social injustice reformer, but she comes across as stupid; running into a brothel run by evil bad guys to rescue her maid all without proper backup kind of stupid.

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bookworm2bookworm's Blog

Good
May 07 2012

What made this story so much fun was its hero. He was one of the best Beta heroes I’ve read about in a while. Very charming, witty and passionate.

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Romancing Rakes

Good
Reviewed by Jamie Lynn on Apr 21 2012

If you’re looking for a sweet romance with a bit of mystery then pick up The Saint Who Stole My Heart.

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Romanceaholic

Below average
May 27 2012

While I enjoyed Elena’s bluestocking ways, and Dash’s need to present himself as an idiot in order to be an effective spy, unfortunately the story as a whole was actually rather forgettable.

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The Romance Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Lisa Jo on Apr 24 2012

Fabulous characters and a sweet, charming romance make Stefanie Sloane's THE SAINT WHO STOLE MY HEART a great historical read.

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Stitch-Read-Cook

Good
Reviewed by Aislynn on Apr 10 2012

Would I recommend this book? Hell yes! This is probably one of my favorites of this series so far.

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Love Saves the World

Good
Jun 30 2012

...this was an immensely enjoyable read and is, perhaps, Stefanie Sloane's best work yet.

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The Window Seat on a Rainy Day

Below average
Reviewed by Sara on May 31 2012

One of the worst offenses within this story was how little chemistry there was between the two leads...I can count on one hand the times the two of them talked to one another without deceptions before they were sleeping together.

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Aloha

Good
Reviewed by Kim on May 02 2012

Sloane delivers a delectable story that is satisfying from beginning to end.

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In the Hammock

Good
Reviewed by Carrie on Apr 24 2012

Sloane's writing style is full of witty, Regency era banter that is so much fun to read.

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Bailey's Books

Good
Reviewed by Bailey on Mar 29 2012

... I would highly recommend this book to any mystery lover.

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