Title: Shadow Lover

Author: Anne Stuart

Series: N/A

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


Old-fashioned romance always seems a tad bit better than contemporaries mainly because the romance arc is properly drawn out, the plot usually more compelling and the chemistry of the leads are never forced.

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.

***cover art: 3/5 stars. The design is decent and most importantly, it reflects the story’s mysterious appeal.***