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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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    Susynne hartland, VT, United States 01-24-13
    Susynne hartland, VT, United States 01-24-13 Member Since 2012
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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@

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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 2011

    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..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Maureen 01-07-13
    Maureen 01-07-13
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    Where does Scandal's Bride rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    in the middle


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    not sure


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

    I liked his voice. Easy to listen to.


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

    No, I could put it down.


    Any additional comments?

    no

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth Sandia, TX, United States 10-04-12
    Elizabeth Sandia, TX, United States 10-04-12 Member Since 2015

    I just Love the Allure of a Great Romance...a Pair of Rose Colored Glasses...some Fine Wine, and a Subscription to Audible...

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    "Should have been, Richard's Scandalous Bride"
    If you’ve listened to books by Stephanie Laurens before, how does this one compare?

    This is only my third "Cynster" novel, and I have to say that it wasn't my favorite. The beginning of the novel was whimsical and got my attention, however, as the book went on, I found myself losing interest. Richard, Scandal Cynster, is no scandal. Yes, I know that his nickname stemmed from the circumstances surrounding his birth, rather than his temperament, but, Richard is a prince of a guy. So likable, and generous. It's his wife that is scandalous, trying to trick him into providing her with an heir. I realize that she is young, but she is clueless. Her idea of "giving" to Richard is demonstrated in a very selfish way of withholding from him. I didn't love her character. Also, while the first two Cynster Novels were centered on the whole Cynster family, they were basically absent from the first 75% of the book. It seemed like this book didn't quite fit into the Cynster's way of living. It almost seemed that this would have been a better stand-alone novel, editing out the Cynster family altogether, and guiding it into a different direction. I think Richard's story could have been better. He, somehow, deserved better.

    I still see Stephanie Laurens' as amazingly gifted. She is a real talent. This 3rd installment of the Cynster Novels is still worth the credit; I think, though, that it lost its' direction along the way.

    I have already purchased book 4 with high hopes...


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Laura 09-25-12
    Laura 09-25-12

    Tree-hugger, Turtle-rescuer, wild-eyed Bead-Babe

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    "The best matching of a narrator and script!"

    Wow. Simon Prebble and Stephanie Laurens -- what a match! Her story lines are brought to life by the voice and ability of Simon Prebble. You hear a voice and know who is speaking, what they are feeling and thinking. Stephanie Laurens' fully formed characters, with their strengths and weaknesses, their pride and humility find true expression in the rich embodiment given them by Simon Prebble. Laurens creates characters you would enjoy speaking with, dancing with, being with. Her rich sensuality and sense of humor are delightful. Thank you to both of you!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Erin SAN FRANCISCO, CA, United States 11-24-11
    Erin SAN FRANCISCO, CA, United States 11-24-11 Member Since 2014

    Yeah, I like romance novels. So what??

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    "What happened to the last 1/4 of the book???"

    After only barely mentioning the Cynster clan during the first 75% of the book, it's ALL family back-story the last 25%.

    Boring!! Didn't even finish it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Philadelphia, PA, United States 04-16-11
    Susan Philadelphia, PA, United States 04-16-11 Member Since 2010
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    "EXCELLENT !"

    This was my first cynster book and although I didn't read the earlier books I was not at all lost. I will be looking for more books by this author. The narration was also excellent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    S NY 10-21-10
    S NY 10-21-10 Member Since 2013
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    "CYNSTER LETDOWN"

    Can't believe this was part of the Cynster series. There was absolutely No storyline/plot here; no character interest, no mystery, no quest, no fun secondary characters, no info about the heroine's religion....Nothing....Just rambling dialogue and many overly-typical (and mediocre) intimate scenes, along with tons of miscommunications, between two flatly written characters. Add to that the thousand-and-one times the author used the word "humph" and I could not wait for it to end.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    i. Ski Duluth, Minnesota 05-25-09
    i. Ski Duluth, Minnesota 05-25-09 Member Since 2013
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    "Short on plot, long on repetitive acrobatic sex"

    There really isn't much of a plot to this book -- it is a vehicle for the author's sexual imaginings, which seem to go on interminably. If you like plundering, plunging, panting, probing ad nauseum, this is the book for you. However, if you are looking for a well plotted book that happens to be a romance, this is not it. I found this a big bore and a terrible disappointment. The breathy male reader doesn't help either.

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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 1 people found this review helpful

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