Title: Shadow Lover
Author: Anne Stuart
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Published: March 1st 1999 by Onyx
Rating: 4/5 stars ★★★★
woman holds vigil over her wealthy, dying step-mother. Tensions — already high with greedy relatives appearing to claim their inheritances — are further strained by the appearance of the dying woman’s long-lost son, who ran away 18 years ago. His mother greets him with joy, the relatives with resentment, but the woman alone knows he is hiding something…that he is not who he says he is. As she uncovers secrets and deceptions of the past and present, she knows only one thing in her heart — that the irresistible appeal and seductive power of this mysterious stranger may be more dangerous than she thinks.
4 of 5 stars to Shadow Lover by Anne Stuart
Shadow Lover delivered in all aspects. The mystery was intriguing enough to keep readers flipping through page after page. While it wasn’t a mystery any non-forgiving elitist reader would rave about, it was still decent.
The main characters’ personalities are a tried and tested formula–self-assured and enigmatic hero; aloof and regal heroine–that everyone can love. This is the kind of novel that one could easily reread over again but would never get tired of.