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Scandal's Bride Audiobook

Scandal's Bride

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Publisher's Summary

Stephanie Laurens authors USA Today best-selling historical romances such as A Rake's Vow and Devil's Bride. Lauren's Scandal's Bride is the hot and exciting third novel in her riveting Bar Cynster series.

Cynster men are invariably handsome rogues, and Catriona Hennessy, Scottish Lady of the Vale is well aware of their reputation. She is aghast when it is decreed by her guardian that she must marry the scandalous Richard Cynster within one week's time. Like her mother before her, Catriona is a beautiful, independent woman who needs no man to rule over her or the Vale. But what she does need is an heir--will the charming Richard Cynster be willing to give her what she wants? Facing unavoidable marriage, Richard savors the challenge of taming spirited Catriona. Simon Prebble's masterful narration of Laurens' tale will leave listeners feeling exhilarated.

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    Anonymous 08-20-12
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    "Surprisingly Funny!!!"

    The first half of the book places the main characters in some really funny situations.I was listening in bed and had to get up. I laughed so hard the bed shook. Simon Prebble captures the rake's character perfectly. Loved it. Gonna buy the next one in the series.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    N. Brooks SC 02-14-10
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    "He was not the scandal...she was"

    This is my favorite book. The passion and sex scenes in this series is starting to become more detailed. Not a problem for me, Simon Prebble makes everything sound so passionate anyway. Scandal's Bride has a twist in that she comes to him the first three times. I thought it was a wonderful twist. I like to hear the details of a marriage sometimes instead of always reading about the courtship. This was a great book!

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Susan 05-14-10
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    "another great one"

    I love this whole series - it is just the thing for my morning commute. Nothing serious, although the "romantic" scenes have distracted me from driving from time to time! :) The thing I love most about them though it the NARRATOR who is nothing short of amazing! There are 6 main men (and as many women) characters in this series, and he manages to give each of them and himself as narrator a slightly different voice. A true talent as I have been listening to audio books for a long time and I can tell you not many narrators can pull that off!

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    S 10-21-10
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    "CYNSTER LETDOWN"

    Can't believe this was part of the Cynster series. There was absolutely No storyline/plot here; no character interest, no mystery, no quest, no fun secondary characters, no info about the heroine's religion....Nothing....Just rambling dialogue and many overly-typical (and mediocre) intimate scenes, along with tons of miscommunications, between two flatly written characters. Add to that the thousand-and-one times the author used the word "humph" and I could not wait for it to end.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    pam Austin, TX, United States 04-21-09
    pam Austin, TX, United States 04-21-09 Member Since 2007
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    "loved this book and author!!!!!!"

    wish they would release all her books

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    i. Ski Duluth, Minnesota 05-25-09
    i. Ski Duluth, Minnesota 05-25-09 Member Since 2015
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    "Short on plot, long on repetitive acrobatic sex"

    There really isn't much of a plot to this book -- it is a vehicle for the author's sexual imaginings, which seem to go on interminably. If you like plundering, plunging, panting, probing ad nauseum, this is the book for you. However, if you are looking for a well plotted book that happens to be a romance, this is not it. I found this a big bore and a terrible disappointment. The breathy male reader doesn't help either.

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    Madmomof2 11-16-17
    Madmomof2 11-16-17
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    "Solid Story with Some Major Flaws"

    Overall I enjoyed the book, but I have two major issues with it. First is the origin of Richard’s birth. Twice Richard's father's infidelity is brought up and rationalized away as feeling sorry for her and it "accidentally" happens. I realize this is not about Richard, but repeatedly throughout the book we hear about the "Cynster Way", "to have and to hold", love, fidelity, fate. I find getting the story of Sebastian, especially after reading "A Promise in a Kiss" really detracts from Richard’s story. I think Stephanie Lauren was distracted the day she came up with this storyline and did a disservice to the entire series with this. She could have made Richard older than Devil and a by blow of Sebastian’s philandering ways PRIOR to his marriage to Helene. Devil would still be the Duke as he is legitimate and it would also make Helene’s EASY acceptance of the babe believable. As written, simply put, it is not, and it becomes like fingernails on a chalkboard every time the pompous "Cynster Way" is repeated.

    My second major issue with the book is the ease and acceptance of using a date rape drug. Yes, I know that Richard is very willing and would be without the drug, but that really isn’t the point, is it? Had Richard used drugs to sleep with the Lady, I don’t think we would have been at all accepting of it. And she is trying to get pregnant and have his baby and then planning on never telling him? And this is after she spends the day with him and learns how much family means to him.

    Perhaps I am just in a mood, as I generally don’t moralize when I read, but the afore mentioned plot points really spoiled the book for me. That being said, I love Richard and the rest of the book was enjoyable reading. However, like a cup of delicious starbucks coffee that someone has spit in, even though 99% is good stuff, the overall product is tainted.

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    Jan United States 10-14-16
    Jan United States 10-14-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Super!"

    historical-romance, witches, relationships, suspense, supernatural
    Read from January 01, 2013 to October 10, 2016

    I liked it a lot better the second time around. Devil's brother is rootless and restless and received notice to go to Scotland where he winds up with a bride and her landed estate. Lots of erotica. The relationship falters, he nearly died, and yet they end up with their HEA. There's lots more going on, and the action moves along at a good pace.
    This time the narrator was Simon Prebble, and he was perfect!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle Scheidler 09-13-16 Member Since 2017
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    "A Great Hero"

    I really enjoyed this story and the hero's ability to let the heroine shine. Like the change of location from the other book in the Cynster series as it set this one apart from the others. Great passionate read.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    IreneMBBT 08-06-16
    IreneMBBT 08-06-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Best Historical Series; One of the Best Books"

    Book3: Richard/ Scandal & Catriona "the Lady of the Vale". Starts in 1819 & into the next year. No great saga, just satisfying reading if you like historical romance that's sexy, & without BDSM or heroines who are TSTL. All the Cynster women/wives can hold their own!

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    "My favourite book from Stephanie Laurens"
    What made the experience of listening to Scandal's Bride the most enjoyable?

    Listening to the story of which I have read on my kindle, means I can relax, close my eyes and I'm transported back to Scotland,


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Scandal's Bride?

    I love when Scandal is poisoned and the family come, the interaction with the every one in the household, lovely detail of their lives.


    What about Simon Prebble’s performance did you like?

    I can listen to Simon Prebble all day, I have several talking books with him narrating, the inflection of his voice, he is a master at narration


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    scandal the story begins


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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