THE TAMING OF RYDER CAVANAUGH is the twentieth book in the Cynster series. It is the story of Mary Cynster who was a small child when the events of the first novel took place. Mary is a very strong woman. In many ways she reminds me of Honoria in that she will be the matriarch of her own family. Mary is looking for her own hero but Ryder Cavanaugh is looking at her for a potential wife.
Mary and Ryder are simply adorable. Ryder may be a rake but he has a soft heart and really wants to build a strong family. I really like these books where the conflict between the characters is small. The real conflict is who is trying to kill Ryder. Laurens does a great job her of having these characters drawn together by the threats that come upon them. I also really liked how Mary refuses to allow herself to become a victim that needs to be protected. Ryder and Mary are a team. For me, the best Cynster books are the ones where the main characters work as a unit to solve the mystery. This book is one of the better books.
For fans of the series, the epilogue is wonderful. It was really special to see all the couple and their children. Having Honoria and Devil see what their live together has helped create was so moving. They are still my favorite couple and I look forward to reading about the next generation.
I'd rate this book a 4.25.