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.
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"Lush sensuality, deft plotting, and charming secondary characters make this novel a stellar beginning for the Bar Cynster series." (Amazon.com review)
I honestly write these reviews in a spirit of sharing and helpfulness. I have no idea why I always end up sounding so snotty...
Laurens has such lovely prose, and I like her characters -- until she makes them say the same two things for fifty pages. I was having quite a nice time in the beginning. The dramatic meeting, the heroine's plight -- all of that was juicy stuff. And she has real skill at setting the scene.
Then the 6 hours of repetition begin. Hero: "We're getting married." Heroine: "No we're not."
That's it. For page after page. And then, it's Heroine: "Okay, I'll marry you." Hero: "Are you sure? You need to be sure. I can wait." For page after page after page.
And then, I don't know what happened, because I couldn't make myself listen to the end.
I don't mean to be a brat. The author is immensely popular, so there are clearly people who enjoy the kind of 'battle of wills' plot she creates. I'm just not one of them.
OMG - I have wanted to listen to the early books in this series for soooooo long. I was so excited to see Scandal's Bride a few months back and now books 1 and 2 are also available. Devil's Bride shows the bar Cynster at their best. I loved how Devil knew Honoria would be his bride way before she did. However, he had to prove it to her. If you love this series - definitely read this book!
Simon Prebble will knock your socks off with his reading of this well written book. Laurens builds up and maintains the sexual tension between the hero and heroine from their very first encounter, but Prebble's performance brings it to life. You will not be disappointed.
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If you are into romance novels, I highly recommend it. Love the characters, storyline and the narrator does an excellent job with all the voices
The narration was superb and I found myself taking the long way to and from work just so I could listen to more of the story. I have since put all the Cynster's novels on my wish list.
LOVE, LOVE AUDIBLE!!! After working 12 hour shifts as an ICU RN listening to books to/from work is my mental get-away.
This is the first time writing a review and the third time listening to this book. You can't go wrong with Laurens writing and Simon Prebbles narration...the whole Cynster series is wonderful.
I thought the back and forth between the main characters was amusing. They both felt they had the right to protect the other. These books are so old fashioned in their ideals about the roles of women and men. I like that the women are uniquely independent and passionate. While they are innocent, they are intelligent and independent thinkers...which sets them apart from the pack. Good read, even better listen with Simon Prebble as narrator.
Loved this book because of the narration by Simon Prebble, loved the character's.
Avid reader and now listener . . .
Unsure who'd enjoy this - I suspect reading the book I wouldn't have picked up so much on how often the same adjectives were used over and over again . . .
Used a thesaurus
Performance was fine . . .
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