Determined to escape the matchmaking skills of London society, Alasdair Cynster - better known as Lucifer - heads for the English countryside. But his flight from London leads him straight to Phyllida Tallent, a beautiful, strong-willed young woman who is as equally determined as he is to remain unmarried.
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"Phyllida and Lucifer are rich, engaging characters, and Laurens's writing shines." (Publishers Weekly)
Yes. I have a whole lot of
Stephanie Laurens paper back and hardback books. I finally got tired of trying to read them as they were long and in the case of the paperbacks, the print was so small, it was tiring to read. I did not have this book and it was on sale, so I thought I would give it a try.
I really thought Simon Prebble did a marvelous job and really helped the book.
It was a nice story with a murder mystery, romance and sex.
Simon Prebble is a wonderful narrator, but this story was too predictable. Lucifer was too much like his brother and cousins, and his love interest was too much like those of the other Cynsters. It got tiresome.
historical-romance, cynsters, cozy-mystery, erotica, murder
Read from January 01, 2013 to October 10, 2016
Perfectly delightful as a stand alone, yet it is part of an interesting series. The rake and the spinster are both anti marriage, yet wind up married by the end of the book. They meet because of a murder and work together to track down the murderer and there is lots of action along the way.
Simon Prebble does marvelous work as narrator once again.
Enjoyable read and conclusion to the Bar Cynster men. The story line had a nice amount of mystery and romance. Simon Prebble is a favorite and the story comes alive when he reads.
My name is Irene and I'm a lifelong bookaholic. A few years ago, I started adding audiobooks and I'm so happy I joined Audible in 2015 :-))
The last book of the 6 members of the Bar Cynster, but not the last Cynster book. The series that's best- the standard- for historical romance. Prebble doesn't do female voices very well, but well enough to differentiate. He EXCELS at bringing the right emotion in the right places to really bring the story across. Again, the standard for other narrators.
Haven't read the book.
Didn't have an extreme reaction....the formula of 'boy meets girl, becomes girl's protector/savior, then boy & girl get involved & fall in love, but before the happy ending can happen, many trials/tribulations happen but the happy ending DOES take place' makes for an easy read....after all, isn't that the reason why we read a romance novel---for the boy to get the girl & live happily ever after??
I do not read what I listen to. I just don't see the point of doing so.
The weaving of the story followed her usual recipe...the budding relationship...
Simon Prebble IS the voice of the cynster books! It's just not the same without him and I know I can rely on him!
Stephanie Laurens always delivers, what else is there to say?
Huge double thumbs up. Reliable, enjoyable... a Cynster to fall in love with and a story you KNOW you can trust to deliver!
If you like books that continue to visit old and new members of a family, these Cynster's are for you. Good twists and mild mystery inhanse the quests of these strong minded gentlemen and stronger minded ladies.
The story line was too predictable and the characters are so dumb. Don't go in there or you'll be killed! But they go in anyway. I was annoyed for most of the book, which is not what I look for in a nice romance.
I am an artist. I enjoy listening to mystery romances while sculpting art in wood.
Don't buy this series unless you want to be disappointed due to the fact only part of the series is available to listen to. And there is NO chance to listen to the missing books. The publisher is not willing to add them to Audible for the listening public to enjoy.
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