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Devil's Bride: A Cynster Novel | [Stephanie Laurens]

Devil's Bride: A Cynster Novel

Governess Honoria Wetherby values her independence. She would rather travel the world than marry and give some man control of her life. Then, one stormy evening, fate changes all her plans. She stumbles upon a mortally wounded young man in the woods. When the stranger dies, she is trapped in a cabin with his body and with his newly arrived cousin, Devil, whom she soon learns is aptly named.
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Publisher's Summary

Bold, daring, larger-than-life heroes and feisty, intelligent heroines propel Stephanie Laurens' exciting historical romances. Devil's Bride is rich with engaging plot and sensuous character development.

Governess Honoria Wetherby values her independence. She would rather travel the world than marry and give some man control of her life. Then, one stormy evening, fate changes all her plans. She stumbles upon a mortally wounded young man in the woods. When the stranger dies, she is trapped in a cabin with his body and with his newly arrived cousin, Devil, whom she soon learns is aptly named. He insists that their unchaperoned night together has compromised her honor, and, therefore she must marry him. Tension levels run high as Honoria plots to thwart Devil's marriage plans and tries to help him find his cousin's killer...the same madman who is now plotting to murder Devil.

Narrator Simon Prebble tantalizes listeners as he breathes life into these intriguing characters.

Savor another Cynster novel.

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What the Critics Say

"Lush sensuality, deft plotting, and charming secondary characters make this novel a stellar beginning for the Bar Cynster series." (Amazon.com review)

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    Amazon Customer 08-06-12
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    "I like the Cynster Romances"

    This was very good - held my interest--entertained away the miles! Included all the requirements for a satisfying romance - confident, protective hero & smart, independent heroine.

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    Rhonda Harrison Dallas 07-27-12
    Rhonda Harrison Dallas 07-27-12 Member Since 2010

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    "Devil Has a Soft Spot, Hard Spot, Changes his Spot"

    Yes, I actually found this to be rather entertaining!

    I am most definitely NOT a Romance Novel reader. I quite happily went into this novel thinking a woman made a pact with the Devil and married him, however, I quickly found out that Devil is only a man. If you can overcome numerous references to HARD CHEST, LONG FINGERS, LONG LIPS (I must say I kept picturing long lips like a giraffe reaching down to plant a kiss), the story will catch your interest. Characters are well enough developed to create a bond with the reader. There are a few love scenes, more like very soft erotica, not as detailed as soft porn. The book is not so overwhelmingly directed toward the love scenes that the story becomes flimsy. I liked it.

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    Kindle Customer Sodus, MI, United States 06-25-12
    Kindle Customer Sodus, MI, United States 06-25-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Favorite Stephanie Laurens Book"
    What did you love best about Devil's Bride?

    The story was interesting right from the beginning to the end. The characters just made you want to know what was going to happen in their lives. The narrator did an amazing job of keeping me listening. I don't know about you but there are narrators and stories I can listen to over and over again and this is definitely one of those books.


    Have you listened to any of Simon Prebble’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have listened to him in several other performances and he has always done an amazing job in all.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    If I could have listened to it in one sitting I would have. I should point out that I purchased this book even though I had already heard it once before. I believe I have actually listened to this book three times in full over the last six or eight months.


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    Reed B. Cotton 05-29-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Mmmm good Simon and Stephanie combination"
    Where does Devil's Bride rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Don't waste my listening time on boring work. This is worth my time and listen. Good story line and an intriguing introduction to another branch of the Tree of Bastion Boys Club.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Introduction of characters and story line had several levels.


    Have you listened to any of Simon Prebble’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    He is completely believable, his Scots is worthy, his feminine tones believeable as well.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Becky Isom 05-18-12
    Becky Isom 05-18-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Really needs to be rated."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    THere really needs to be some kind of warning or rating system for books. I do like romance novels but not the steamy kind. I try to stay away from them. This book was way too steamy it needed a warning. My young daughter likes to listen to some of my books on her ipod. But This is off limits for her. THere should be a way to delete books from your library. Maybe there is I just don't know it yet.


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    Amazon Customer United States 05-11-12
    Amazon Customer United States 05-11-12 Member Since 2010

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    "Wondrful performance by Simon Prebble"
    Where does Devil's Bride rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best, most entertaining audio books i have in my library.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Devil's Bride?

    when Devil announcd Honoria Prudence was going to be his duchess...prior to telling her, Devil never asks!!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Charles shooting devil and not killing him.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    Simon Prebble is a fascinating narrator..he brings characters to
    life instantly

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 04-25-12
    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 04-25-12 Member Since 2014

    Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.

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    "First in the Series."

    I enjoyed reading this book much better than listening to it because of the narrator. My favorite book in the series if A Secret Love. The narrator kinda put me to sleep.

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    Lilian Seattle WA United States 04-10-12
    Lilian Seattle WA United States 04-10-12 Member Since 2011

    I am the definition of a contradiction. I am a tomboy but just can't seem to get enough of romance books!

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    "fun"

    surprised....i was a bit sceptical of a male narrator....i will say simon is my male version of Rosalyn Landor...great narration! looking forward to this author and narrator!

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    Sheila 02-24-12
    Sheila 02-24-12 Member Since 2014
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    "I really enjoyed this book."

    I really like the Duke and Dutches story lines. This was another great find. Good story line and the author did a fine job.

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    Nada Austin, MN, United States 12-15-11
    Nada Austin, MN, United States 12-15-11 Member Since 2010

    Hand knitting and crochet are my hobbies in retirement, listening to books makes the time and the stitches fly by!

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    "The first read in a series that goes on and on"
    Where does Devil's Bride rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is the top of my list, the story and the performance are the best I've heard and I go back often to


    What did you like best about this story?

    The character development, storyline movement, and twists in the plot.


    What about Simon Prebble’s performance did you like?

    Simon Prebble is a wonderful reader. Since he will no longer do romance, there will be a great pair of shoes that may never be filled. We will miss him terribly.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The extreme for me was getting emotionally involved in the characters lives.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the first in a long series of books by this author and reader. I've kept up with the reads and am waiting on the next to be released early in 2012.

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