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The Ideal Bride | [Stephanie Laurens]

The Ideal Bride

>The New York Times best-selling author Stephanie Laurens has created her most provocative love story - and amazing hero - to date. Michael Anstruther-Wetherby is a man destined for power. But Michael lacks the single most important element of success: a wife. Michael searches for his ideal bride - a gently bred, malleable young lady (preferably one with a political background). He discovers such a paragon, but finds a formidable obstacle in his path - the young lady's beautiful, strong minded aunt.
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Publisher's Summary

The New York Times best-selling author Stephanie Laurens has created her most provocative love story - and amazing hero - to date.

Michael Anstruther-Wetherby is a man destined for power. But Michael lacks the single most important element of success: a wife. Michael searches for his ideal bride - a gently bred, malleable young lady (preferably one with a political background). He discovers such a paragon, but finds a formidable obstacle in his path - the young lady's beautiful, strong minded aunt.

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    Cam Las Vegas, NV, United States 06-14-14
    Cam Las Vegas, NV, United States 06-14-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Wonderful story and strong lead characters"

    A book filled with edge of your seat segments and a gripping love story with great passionate scenes. I loved everything about this book. Will now go back and purchase some of the other books in the series starting with the first. Purchase with confidence knowing you will not be disappointed.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Beth H United States 11-16-12
    Beth H United States 11-16-12 Member Since 2011
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    "More Cynster Magic!"

    I really enjoy this author and especially this narrator. I have been a fan of the Cynster books for years, and this book continues the series. The hero is the brother of the heroine of the first Cynster novel. Although a little slow in the beginning, the book has a few twists in the plot that I really enjoyed. Keep them coming!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    shopper from Playa del Rey LA, CA 10-05-13 Member Since 2009
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    "The Steamy Romance MAKES this book!"

    I like SL books because she always includes a great mystery in with all that angst and lovemaking! One reviewer complained there was too much sex, well as I was listening I was wondering when we were going to get to all that sex, but was also immediately caught up in the story. Well, when the sex did come, it was STEAMY! All I can say is this is another great one by SL! Not only did she show true love, hurt, and mystery, she surprised me at the end! I initially suspected the culprit, but eliminated the person only to find out that WAS the culprit! Great character building. I recognized many of the characters from previous SL books, but they did not overwhelm. Now I have to go see if she wrote any books about some of the other interesting characters in this book!

    Simon Prebble is one of my all time favorite narrators. He manages to portray each character well, which is quite surprising when you consider that deep gravely voice he has. I have read books just because he was narrating them!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    "Too much Sex"
    Would you try another book from Stephanie Laurens and/or Simon Prebble?

    Honestly, I love Stephanie Laurens and all the Cynster novels and Simon Prebble so Yes I will read another of her books. On this one however I am quite disappointed. Not sure why but this one seems to be sex scene after sex scene every 5 minutes. Go for a walk and stop and have sex. Have sex in the middle of a party. I literallly listened for 50 minutes straight and the entire content was a sex scene. I am saying sex in this review as often as it happened in this book and I have two more hours to go :-( I find myself listening and saying enough already, lets get to the plot.


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

    LOVE Simon Prebble! One of my favorite narrators.


    Could you see The Ideal Bride being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    um NO unless it was x-rated


    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Marsha 101 Circle Dr Hendersonville, TN 37075 05-19-13
    Marsha 101 Circle Dr Hendersonville, TN 37075 05-19-13
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    "Another Great Story"
    What made the experience of listening to The Ideal Bride the most enjoyable?

    This story was very good, the characters was easily to identify with, as with the story line. Great read as usual.


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    Debby United States 02-26-13
    Debby United States 02-26-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Another great story by Stephanie Laurens"
    What made the experience of listening to The Ideal Bride the most enjoyable?

    Enjoyed the characters and interplay.


    What about Simon Prebble’s performance did you like?

    Love, love, love him!


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

    There were several humerous points and actually made me laugh outloud.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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