Unlike his brothers, Vane Cynster vows to never marry. The eligible women of London have different plans for him, however. Seeking safety at Bellamy Hall, the residence of his eccentric godmother, Vane doesn't expect to meet any new unmarried women. But upon his arrival, he encounters the voluptuous Patience Debbington in the garden.
When their gazes meet for the first time, she is filled with a sensation that leaves her quivering. Thoroughly overwhelmed, Vane realizes that he has never met a woman quite like Patience Debbington. As Vane's seductions prove more and more irresistible, Patience's oath to never open herself to heartache may soon be broken.
Simon Prebble narrates this tale with the intuitive boldness and sensitivity of a true master.
Savor another Cynster novel.
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"Stephanie Laurens brings a thorough command of Regency style, as well as graphic, uninhibited love scenes....Laurens is especially skillful at capturing Regency males, aristocrats whose refined restraint barely masks their powerful underlying urges." (Amazon.com review)
Great continuation of the Cynster series. Sexy & gracious men, a bit of mystery, and fun characters. Of course the narrorator did a great job, as with all Cynster novels. Worth a credit.
A hot story of the Bar Cynster. Should be listened to after the 1)Promise in a Kiss 2)Devil's Bride, and the Secret Love. Simon Prebble gives a strong performance.
Vane was perhaps my favorite character so far in this series. It is hilarious that he leaves London trying to get away from temptation only to become trapped immediately. If he had stayed in London he would not have met with fate. I like the message of fate. I like the humor in the story and the Aunt is a great character. I also like the development of the characters, especially the male characters. Often the story is told from the female characters point of view, but I love knowing how the man feels. I also like knowing that there is no doubt about where this relationship will end.....in marriage. Wish real life were that way!
I did not read the printed book
No, too long to hold interest
Did not enjoy this one as much as the others in the series. Characters were good, but the the story line was very lacking.
love to escape in to my Books, Historical, Highlander Scottish Romance , Mysteries & Suspense , Time Travel the Classics, Paranormal Romance
I was a bit disapointed because I loved the first book Devil
Now the narator was good
NO !!! but I will continue to read about the Cynster
I wished I had saved my money on this book ( again I loved Devils Bride )
I have a very fast paced life. Audio books are an awesome alternative for me. Long road trips, working out and housework arn't a bore.
I am four hours into this novel and I must say it has been excruciating. I can't go on listening.....no really! I can't.
(I think the dedicated passages to her needle work were my undoing.)
I will try this again someday when I am bound and gagged or something. NEXT!
The Dog Mom
. . . shame on me. Why I thought a second go 'round with a Stephanie Laurens book would be any better than the first, I will never know. No story, overacting on the part of Mr. Prebble (who is my favorite audible performer) and the height of predictability make for a terrible listening experience. Clearly, this isn't my genre. Lesson learned.
Patience - take her, please!
Before listening to this book, I deeply enjoyed all Stephanie Laurens’ books I’ve read. This one was a disappointment due to shallow leading man, shallow leading woman, and shallow plot and over the top theatrics on the part of the narrator. Try her “The Lady Chosen” instead.
Great story for the second of the Bar Cynster who is to marry. Engaging storyline and characters with mystery and humor throughout. Simon Prebble was perfect and brought the story to life. I enjoy a "hot" romance and was not disappointed.
Originally published in 1998 as part of the Cynster series, but since it is set some time after the cousins served at Waterloo, and only one of them is titled, but all are filthy rich, it makes no difference.
The Cynster men are all accomplished skirt chasers, elegant, well mannered, and well dressed, and are known by their nicknames rather than their given names.
This one runs away after Devil's wedding, but winds up at the home of a favorite relative. There he meets the antagonistic woman who will become his undoing. She has an artistic younger brother, and they and the other houseguests become embroiled in a suspenseful hunt for a reckless thief. And the plot thickens.
Don't think too hard about it all, just enjoy.
"Another great book, excellently narrated."
I love the Cynster books and this audio version is up with the rest of Stephanie Lauren's books read by Simon Prebble.
He is brilliant at voices, be it a young lady, a frostly old colonel, a servant or whatever. Simon Prebble can make you believe there has to be more than one person speaking for the characters.
Simon Prebble's narrations are definitely the most enjoyable. It's a shame he didn't narrate all of Stephanie Lauren's books.
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