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Scandal's Bride | [Stephanie Laurens]

Scandal's Bride

Stephanie Laurens authors USA Today best-selling historical romances such as A Rake's Vow and Devil's Bride. Lauren's Scandal's Bride is the hot and exciting third novel in her riveting Bar Cynster series.
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Publisher's Summary

Stephanie Laurens authors USA Today best-selling historical romances such as A Rake's Vow and Devil's Bride. Lauren's Scandal's Bride is the hot and exciting third novel in her riveting Bar Cynster series.

Cynster men are invariably handsome rogues, and Catriona Hennessy, Scottish Lady of the Vale is well aware of their reputation. She is aghast when it is decreed by her guardian that she must marry the scandalous Richard Cynster within one week's time. Like her mother before her, Catriona is a beautiful, independent woman who needs no man to rule over her or the Vale. But what she does need is an heir--will the charming Richard Cynster be willing to give her what she wants? Facing unavoidable marriage, Richard savors the challenge of taming spirited Catriona. Simon Prebble's masterful narration of Laurens' tale will leave listeners feeling exhilarated.

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    Candace 08-20-12
    Candace 08-20-12
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    "Surprisingly Funny!!!"

    The first half of the book places the main characters in some really funny situations.I was listening in bed and had to get up. I laughed so hard the bed shook. Simon Prebble captures the rake's character perfectly. Loved it. Gonna buy the next one in the series.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Susan 05-14-10
    Susan 05-14-10 Member Since 2000
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    "another great one"

    I love this whole series - it is just the thing for my morning commute. Nothing serious, although the "romantic" scenes have distracted me from driving from time to time! :) The thing I love most about them though it the NARRATOR who is nothing short of amazing! There are 6 main men (and as many women) characters in this series, and he manages to give each of them and himself as narrator a slightly different voice. A true talent as I have been listening to audio books for a long time and I can tell you not many narrators can pull that off!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    N. Brooks SC 02-14-10
    N. Brooks SC 02-14-10

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    "He was not the scandal...she was"

    This is my favorite book. The passion and sex scenes in this series is starting to become more detailed. Not a problem for me, Simon Prebble makes everything sound so passionate anyway. Scandal's Bride has a twist in that she comes to him the first three times. I thought it was a wonderful twist. I like to hear the details of a marriage sometimes instead of always reading about the courtship. This was a great book!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    pam Austin, TX, United States 04-21-09
    pam Austin, TX, United States 04-21-09 Member Since 2007
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    "loved this book and author!!!!!!"

    wish they would release all her books

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    purrfus 08-29-14
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    "One of Ms. Lauren's best"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Scandal's Bride to be better than the print version?

    I enjoyed the written version; the mystical / alternate traditions of the Vale created a wonderful backdrop. That said, Mr. Prebble's reading takes the experience to another level.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I didn't have a favorite character in this book. The main characters were enjoyable but it is their interactions with everyone else that makes this story different from the average historical / paranormal romance.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Catronia's conversation with the girls in the still room brought home what the Cynster books are really all about - Family.


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

    I listened to the book in two sittings and wished I hadn't had to stop; unfortunately my pillows get offended if I neglect them for too long.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sheila Rooks Charlotte, NC 11-16-13
    Sheila Rooks Charlotte, NC 11-16-13 Member Since 2007

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    "One of Lauren's Best"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Scandal's Bride to be better than the print version?

    Simon Prebble's narration of the Cynster series is outstanding. His abilities give the Cybster novels an extra dimension that ratchets them to a different sphere.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The mix of mysticism, action, mystery, and eroticism is unique within the Cynster series. Richard's character complies with the norms of the family male, yet he is devoted to service as well as being a dominant force.


    What does Simon Prebble bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His narration is tongue in cheek at times while adhering to the spirit of the novels. This isn't a scholarly work, and he "works" the Romance novel aspect.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The couple's evolution, especially after the near-death experience, is moving.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a fun, sensual read that is pure escapism.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "Another Great Story by Stephanie Laurens"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Scandal's Bride to be better than the print version?

    I read this book, and then later on listen to it as I was driving across the country, I have to say listening to it brought more into it, that I didn't pick up from reading the book. Listening to the love scenes from Simon was another surprise, reading it is one thing, but when another person is reading this to you, and as interesting as he makes it, that was a whole other sphere.


    What about Simon Prebble’s performance did you like?

    All of it.


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    readforfunmom 02-06-13
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    "Awesome, as usual for Stephanie Laurens"

    It's never boring and very romantic!!! I always love her characters and have a hard time putting it down.

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    Susynne hartland, VT, United States 01-24-13
    Susynne hartland, VT, United States 01-24-13 Member Since 2011
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    "l LOVE this one!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I love the whole Cynster series... but this one really hit the r I ght cord for me!


    What other book might you compare Scandal's Bride to and why?

    The Cynster series in general. But in a good way. They all follow the same formula and basic structure but the individuals and the sub stories ard so great that it doesn't matter.


    What about Simon Prebble’s performance did you like?

    The timber of his voice is addictive and the fact that so far he has read all I have listened to so far (I think 7) works so well that it wouldnt be Cynsters without him.


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

    I did. You just go on the emotional ride with the characters... you feel as they do.


    Any additional comments?

    I just love the whole Cynster series@

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Edlene B. White Davenport, FL, United States 01-22-13
    Edlene B. White Davenport, FL, United States 01-22-13 Member Since 2010

    I'm a very simple person who love to read or listen to books. My favorite genre is Historical Romance but am willing to spread my wings and fly temporarily over to sample a little young adult adventure or suspense, but I will without fail, return to romance..

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    "Patience, it does get better..."

    Even though this 3rd installment in the Cynsters series moves along slowly, it does get better. I love all the Cynster roguish men especially Richard (Scandal). He is a warrior without a cause, strong and determined but, he doesn't let his strength over power his wife Catriona, who is strong willed and think's she doesn't need a strong man. In reality that is just what she needs to balance out her life. In today's world, it is so hard to find your soulmate but that is what Richard and Catriona have found in one another. So keep listening and enjoy their everlasting love..

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