In a quiet moonlit courtyard, Helena encounters a handsome and mysterious Englishman. Before parting, he rewards her with a special kiss....
Sebastian Cynster knows time is running out. If he doesn't choose a wife soon, his female relatives will line up to assist him. Yet the current debutantes do not appeal....
A very practical marriage makes Alexander Westcott question his heart in the latest Regency romance from the New York Times best-selling author of Someone to Hold....
Simon Frederick Cynster has a perfect life, one of enormous wealth and impeccable social status....
It's December 1810, and Lady Therese Osbaldestone is looking forward to her usual Christmas with her family at Winslow Abbey....
They meet in a clash of swords, drenched in the moonlight of Britain's rugged eastern coast: Captain Jack, his handsome features etched in silver and shadow, his powerful physique compelling "Kit" Cranmer to surrender....
Michael Anstruther-Wetherby is a man destined for power. Except that Michael, for all his political skill and intelligence, lacks the most important element of success: a wife....
Simon Basset, the irresistible Duke of Hastings, has hatched a plan to keep himself free from the town's marriage-minded society mothers. He pretends to be engaged....
When New York Times best-selling author Stephanie Laurens created the world of the Cynsters, she introduced readers to aristocratic British society....
The instant Captain Declan Frobisher lays eyes on Lady Edwina Delbraith, he knows she's the woman he wants as his wife....
New York Times best-selling author Stephanie Laurens presents a brash, bold new series. They're battle-hardened, sinfully wealthy, completely unstoppable - and all male....
Neville Roscoe, notorious and enigmatic, lives resolutely outside society, bound only by his own code of honor - until challenged by his desire for the one woman he cannot have....
Number-one New York Times best-selling author Stephanie Laurens returns with the next in her Cynster Sisters series...
The Honorable Miss Mary Cynster always gets what she wants. As the last unwed Cynster of her generation, she is determined to remain in charge of her life and of the man she will marry. At the very bottom of her list of potential husbands is Ryder Cavanaugh, the daring and devastating Marquess of Raventhorne, an overwhelming and utterly unmanageable lion of the ton. But destiny has a different plan.
Ryder needs Mary as his wife, not just because she is delightful, fiery, and tempting, but because he values all she could be. When fate and circumstance hand him the chance, he claims Mary as his marchioness...only to discover what he truly desires is not just to take her hand in marriage, but to capture her heart.
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Taming of Ryder Cavanaugh?
I can't really choose one.....all good!
Have you listened to any of Matthew Brenher’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
This one was better
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Romance with the "right" amount of spice.
Any additional comments?
I'm glad Stephanie FINALLY got back to romance & the amount of spice in her early Cynster books. The history is ALWAYS good...the romance/spice makes the series.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
I have read every book in the Cynster legacy, and this book is another good one, especially for those who have read the prior books. Mary Cynster is the last unwed woman of her generation in the family. She is small, but totally bossy, head-strong and determined to remain in control of her live. Ryder Cavanaugh is the large, extremely handsome, head-strong Marquess of Raventhorne. Ryder decided that Mary was perfect to be his wife, but he had to work to convenience her. Mary was fascinated with his handsome face, but she was worried that she could not control him. Their courtship was filled with a battle of wills.
Someone tried to kill both Ryder and Mary. This part of story line was very predictible, but it served the purpose of brining Mary and Ryder' closer together, and it also brough them closer to Ryder's step-sibilings, which I have no doubt will be spin-off books in the future.
I am not crazy about the narrator Matthew Brenher. His famale voices are very annoying. I just turned the speed to 1.25x and it made it less painful.
I'm looking forward to another Cynster book!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
What made the experience of listening to The Taming of Ryder Cavanaugh the most enjoyable?
I love this story, and looked forward to having it in my Audible library
What did you like best about this story?
I love the story
How could the performance have been better?
The performance was boring and tedious
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
On and on about nothing. Edit out all the repeats and the novel would be a quarter of the length. Not a new novel as much as a footnote on characters from other books. Never have I been this disappointed with a Stephanie Laurens book. Too bad I actually used credits in the purchase.
This is another great adventure, with jus enough suspense to keep you on the edge of you set. hope you enjoy as much as I did.
Love the story want different narrator it brought the Cinster family together of the old and now the new generation will,continue.
I usually like romantic stories in a period setting, this one was too much in every sense, too much narrator commentary on philosophy of life and preaching on family values; too much description in sex episodes and too frequent episodes, whether justified by the plot.
No dense of humor.
Also, the author could well have spared us. The interminable last chapter with the families reunion. And overall, she could have cut the dross of unnecessary narrator commentary and inflated sex scenes by at least 3 hours worth of narration.
Sometimes one line of allusive phrasing, which sparks the reader/listener's imagination, is worth a thousand words of repetitive droning and graphic portrayal and moves the action to a faster, more exciting pace.