A Match for Marcus Cynster

The Cynster Novels, Book 23
Narrated by: Matthew Brenher
Series: Cynster Next Generation Series, Book 3, Cynster, Book 23
Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (307 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Stephanie Laurens returns to rugged Scotland with a dramatic tale of passionate desire, unwavering devotion, and a match too powerful to deny.

Restless and impatient, Marcus Cynster waits for fate to come calling. He knows his destiny lies in the lands surrounding his family home, but what will his future be, and with whom will he share it? Of one fact he feels certain: His fated bride will not be Niniver Carrick. His elusive neighbor attracts him mightily, yet he feels compelled to protect her - even from himself. Fate, he's sure, would never be so kind as to decree that Niniver should be his. The best he can do for them both is to avoid her.

Niniver has vowed to return her clan to prosperity. The epitome of fragile femininity, her delicate and ethereal exterior cloaks a stubborn will and an unflinching devotion to the people in her care. She accepts that she cannot risk marrying and losing her grip on the clan's reins to an inevitably controlling husband. Unfortunately many local men see her as their opportunity. Soon she's forced to seek help to get rid of her unwelcome suitors. Powerful and dangerous, Marcus Cynster is perfect for the task. Suppressing her wariness over tangling with a gentleman who excites her passions, she appeals to him for assistance with her peculiar problem.

Although at first he resists, Marcus discovers that, contrary to his expectations, his fated role is to stand by Niniver's side and, ultimately, to claim her hand. Yet in order to convince her to be his bride, they must plunge headlong into a journey full of challenges, unforeseen dangers, passion, and yearning, until Niniver grasps the essential truth - that she is indeed a match for Marcus Cynster.

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Yes, another Cynsters Series 5 + star rating.

This series is an auto-buy.
Stephanie Laurens' Cynsters' Series always leave you wanting the story to go on and on. That is, until the next one is available!
From 'Devil's Bride' (Book 1) through to 'A Match for Marcus Cynster (Book 23) you will fall into the Cynsters' lives, along with all the other stories about their friends and connections.
Well worth the credits.



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Good read

Another good one from Stephanie Laurens. I loved characters. The bad guy was not very compelling. Overall an enjoyable listen.

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Pretty good

This series hasn't died out yet. Most of the charm of the first Cynster novels is still active in Laurens 23rd book. While I miss Simon Prebble narrating because he was incredible, Matthew Brehner does a very good job too. Brehner has a voice that to me seems to fit the authors style and the era she writes about.

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Later Cynster novels not on equal level as earlier stories.

For those individuals familiar with the plots and character development in the earlier Cynster novels, you might find yourself feeling a little let down.

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Would be better as a short story

I kept waiting for something , anything, to happen. It moves very slowly. I've pretty much read or listened to every Cynster story Ms. Laurens has written. They're getting to be interchangeable.
Not bad, just so very, very predictable.

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Lame

Ms Lauren's mailed this one in. Narrator tried valiantly to make something of it but it's just not there. No story to speak of, pathetic villain, H & h both had no substance. Maybe this series has run its course. This was a waste of a credit and a serious waste of time. I'm embarrassed I finished it.

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Beautiful

Beautiful story fell in love with Marcus. What a handsome thoughtful gentleman he was. Interesting plot and characters. Loved the writing as always with Ms Lauren's. Love all the Cynsters.



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Another great Cynster story!

As with all the Stephanie Laurens books I've listened to, this story about Marcus kept me enthralled. I fell in love with Marcus and Niniver from the start and rooted for their HEA. The sexual tension runs thick and fast between them. Stephanie has a way of describing hot love scenes in the most
beautiful and heart felt way that's never crude or offensive, but will leave you breathless. This was my first listen to Matthew Brenher and I was pleasantly surprised. A lot of reviewers criticized his narration which made me a little apprehensive. But, I really liked his reading. His different voices was done well, especially Marcus' voice was excellent. Niniver sounded a wee bit "old" but was OK. Very enjoyable book worth 5 stars!!

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On the whole a good read

The plot was a little draggy at times with all the introspection going on but on the whole enjoyable. I think Matthew Brenher is getting better at reading the sex scenes, but I still wish his strong women would sound strong.

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Great story and performance.

I enjoyed the performance as I wish they would have more male performers. Just something about having your hero sounding like one. Good story, love this family. The drama was short lived in the story but not too predictable.