A Secret Love

A Cynster Novel
Narrated by: Simon Prebble
Series: Cynster, Book 5
Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (909 ratings)

Audible Premium Plus

$14.95 a month

1 audiobook of your choice.
Stream or download thousands of included titles.
$14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $31.49

Buy for $31.49

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

A mysterious and sensual woman, shrouded in a heavy black veil, begs Gabriel Cynster to help protect her family's home from the unscrupulous man trying to steal it. Unable to resist a challenge, he agrees - but protection comes with a price. From one searing kiss to the next, the truth of her identity could be revealed, which could cost both of them everything -including their passion.
Savor another Cynster novel.
©2000 Savdek Management Proprietory, Ltd. (P)2002 Recorded Books, LLC

What listeners say about A Secret Love

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    556
  • 4 Stars
    268
  • 3 Stars
    68
  • 2 Stars
    11
  • 1 Stars
    6
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    529
  • 4 Stars
    143
  • 3 Stars
    32
  • 2 Stars
    6
  • 1 Stars
    1
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    448
  • 4 Stars
    200
  • 3 Stars
    49
  • 2 Stars
    6
  • 1 Stars
    2

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

jdk

I think this one is the best one yet. Of course, everyone has a favorite. Liked the action at the end and how it came together. All of these books are great, but, this one just stood out.

8 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great Book

Would you consider the audio edition of A Secret Love to be better than the print version?

No, they were both great

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Secret Love?

Loved when Gabriel Cynster finds out the new woman he is obsessed with is actually a child hood friend who he can't seem to stop arguing with.... I love it, when he realizes it.
Its gets even better when Altheana knows, he knows... and tries to avoid him without making a scene in in a ballroom full of people. She is so classy.

Which character – as performed by Simon Prebble – was your favorite?

Rupurt(Gabriel) Cynster, but my all time favourite is Sebastian (Devil) Cynster. He is a CLASSIC character.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

At times I actually wanted to smack some people upside their heads.... sometimes it was Gabriel for not knowing when to shut up! Other times it was Altheana for enabling her whole family to lay back while she risks herself to save them.

I really loved the exchanges between Gabriel and his valet Chance ( named because he saved Gabriel from being killed in the 'slums ' of London, and so Gabriel gave him a chance to better himself.... it's really funny.

Any additional comments?

This is my 2nd favourite Cynster story.

First will always be Devil's Bride.

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

My new favorite author

I love this series of books and have now added SL to my growing list of favorite authors. Simon does an excellent job of narration.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Sir, please help me save my family

Alathea has a financially incompetent father. He has twice brought the family to the brink of bankruptcy and ruin. The first time Alathea was able to accomplish a recovery. This second time it seems it is going to be impossible to save the family. Her father has been fooled by an unknown crook into signing a note investing in a ficticious gold company. The note is for much more than her family is worth. Alathea seeks help from Gabriel Cynister. He was her childhood friend but they had been out of touch for years. She wants him to find the crook and retrieve the note. Tough job but Gabriel is attracted to the woman who has concealed her identity with a veil. Romance and intrigue ensue. Narrator, Simon Prebble is fantastic – wonderful smooth baritone voice and great inflection.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

Read 5 of them

I already read the first 5 books and downloading #6 as I write. I love every single one of them. The story lines make me laugh, cry and feel their love.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A definite favorite!

Secret Love is another book I read back when it was first released in 2000, but it is a book I’ve re-read so many times. When I saw it available in Audible Escape, I had to check it out. It was as good as I remembered, and I have to say the narrator Simon Prebble did an amazing job with both Gabriel and Alathea’s voices. I won’t go into too much detail about the storyline since there have been so many reviews already about this book, but I think what really made me love this book so much was the relationship that Gabriel and Alathea had, in the past and present. They have known each other for years and as they grew older the more uncomfortable they felt around each other. It became so bad that they became childhood nemeses. But now Alathea needs Gabriel’s expertise. Her family’s fortune was being threatened and thinking Gabriel would not be inclined to help she comes up with a veil and a plan. The consequences of the plan changed the outcome of both their lives. There is so much more I loved about this book. I loved Gabriel’s reaction, after a night of thinking about things, when he found out who the veiled lady really was. He is a true Cynster, knowing exactly who Alathea was and is to him. And Alathea, the self-less spinster, who gave up her future to make sure her family was always safe. The two together as the veiled lady and Gabriel and then when it was Alathea and Gabriel, they were explosive together. I can re-read and now re-listen to this book over and over again.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

series is all 5's

the author and narrator are a magical combination. what a great way to spend my time in quarantine!!!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful! I loved it.

I just adore this author and every story that flows from her pen. A lady shrouded in secrecy and a man who wants to help, save and protect. Inexplicably drawn to her he demands kisses as payment for his services. She is helpless to deny him and thus starts a love story that will sweep you away. There is intrigue, drama, romance and suspense and, of course, awesome sexual tension and hot, passionate love scenes. Outstanding narration by Simon Prebble will keep you listening long into the night. Five stars and highly recommended.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

LOVED THIS BOOK

Loved the story. One of my favorites. Wonderful narrator. Love Stephanie Laurens. A definite must read.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

great book, great voice

I love Stephanie Laurens books, but on!y with Simon Prebble reading. I"ve had a few others Reading but their voices made the Cynster men sound gay or dandified. one I got other day was too jarring.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Kindle Customer
  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-04-19

The promissory note!

A mysterious Countess asks him for help. 11 years ago his childhood bestfriend left society for a supposed childhood illness. Now he has found out she had to help her family hide their true state affairs? This story is just so lovely. A typical Cynster family story.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Gail
  • Gail
  • 06-30-17

Loved this!!

I liked everything about this book. I have read all of previous books in this series and was a little worried that it just couldn't be as good or better than the others...I was wrong. I laughed throughout and almost teared up in a couple of spots. Just loved it.

The narrator is excellent, one of my favourites alongside Roslyn Landor.

I would thoroughly recommend this to anyone who is into this style of publication and to anyone wanting to try this kind of story for the first time.