Cynster

27 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 10,016 ratings

The Promise in a Kiss Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Stephanie Laurens delights her many fans with steamy tales of Regency-era seduction and intrigue.

In a quiet moonlit courtyard, Helena encounters a handsome and mysterious Englishman. Before parting, he rewards her with a special kiss - a delicious, enticing, unforgettable kiss that makes her whole body shiver with desire. Helena doesn't yet know that she has met her destiny - and he is Sebastian Cynster, Duke of St. Ives.

This luxurious tale of passion features a potent reading by narrator Simon Prebble.

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  • Book 0.5

    • The Promise in a Kiss

    • A Cynster Novel
    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 486
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 373
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 375

    In a quiet moonlit courtyard, Helena encounters a handsome and mysterious Englishman. Before parting, he rewards her with a special kiss - a delicious, enticing, unforgettable kiss that makes her whole body shiver with desire. Helena doesn't yet know that she has met her destiny - and he is Sebastian Cynster, Duke of St. Ives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Where it all begins, written so many years later..

    • By Amy Ardon on 12-15-10

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 1

    • Devil's Bride

    • A Cynster Novel
    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,731
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,373
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,379

    Governess Honoria Wetherby values her independence. She would rather travel the world than marry and give some man control of her life. Then, one stormy evening, fate changes all her plans. She stumbles upon a mortally wounded young man in the woods. When the stranger dies, she is trapped in a cabin with his body and with his newly arrived cousin, Devil, whom she soon learns is aptly named.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An awesome listen!

    • By Maria on 10-22-09

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Devil's Bride

    • Cynster Series, Book 1
    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When Devil, the most infamous member of the Cynster family, is caught in a compromising position with plucky governess Honoria, he astonishes the entire ton by offering his hand in marriage. But Honoria isn't about to bend to society's demands. She craves adventure and is set on seeing the world. Could her passion for Devil cause her to embrace the enchanting peril of a lifelong adventure of the heart?

    Regular price: $27.81

  • Book 2

    • A Rake's Vow

    • A Cynster Novel
    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 14 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 889
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 700
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 705

    Unlike his brothers, Vane Cynster vows to never marry. The eligible women of London have different plans for him, however. Seeking safety at Bellamy Hall, the residence of his eccentric godmother, Vane doesn't expect to meet any new unmarried women. But upon his arrival, he encounters the voluptuous Patience Debbington in the garden. When their gazes meet for the first time, she is filled with a sensation that leaves her quivering.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good romance

    • By Lee on 06-30-10

    Regular price: $31.49

    • A Rake's Vow

    • Cynster, Book 2
    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 14 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    He vowed he'd never marry. To Vane Cynster, Bellamy Hall seems like the perfect place to temporarily hide from London's husband hunters. But when he encounters irresistible Patience Debbington, Vane realises he's met his match. Patience vowed no man would catch her, and she isn't about to succumb to Vane's propositions. Yes, his caresses made her melt; but Patience has promised herself she'll never become vulnerable to a broken heart. Is this one vow that was meant to be broken?

    Regular price: $21.58

  • Book 3

    • Scandal's Bride

    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 816
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 607
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 618

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • He was not the scandal...she was

    • By N. Brooks on 02-14-10

    Regular price: $31.49

  • Book 4

    • A Rogue's Proposal

    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 654
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 504
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 506

    Wealthy and roguish, Demon Cynster is perfectly content without love. Having witnessed his Cynster brethren driven to their knees by women, he knows all too well what the power of love can do to a man. But he never banked on meeting Felicity Parteger, a luscious, curvy beauty in desperate need of help. Could this tempting woman be the one?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A real Demon

    • By N. Brooks on 02-14-10

    Regular price: $31.49

  • Book 5

    • A Secret Love

    • A Cynster Novel
    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 662
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 490
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 487

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • jdk

    • By Jane on 11-14-09

    Regular price: $31.49

  • Book 6

    • All About Love

    • A Cynster Novel
    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 536
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 400
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 401

    Determined to escape the matchmaking skills of London society, Alasdair Cynster-better known as Lucifer-heads for the English countryside. But his flight from London leads him straight to Phyllida Tallent, a beautiful, strong-willed young woman who is as equally determined as he is to remain unmarried.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nice story

    • By L. Gilchrist on 06-30-12

    Regular price: $31.49

    • All About Love

    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Alasdair Cynster, known to his intimates as Lucifer, decides to rusticate in the country before the matchmaking skills of London's mamas become firmly focused on him. But an escape to Devon leads him straight to his destiny in the irresistible form of Phyllida Tallent, a wilful, independent beauty who brings all his masterful Cynster instincts rioting to the fore. Lucifer tries to deny the desire Phyllida evokes, but destiny intervenes.... 

    Regular price: $24.00

  • Book 7

    • All About Passion

    • A Cynster Novel
    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 486
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 365
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 366

    Gyles Rawlings, the Earl of Chillingsworth, is a man determined to stay in control of his destiny. Even as he vows to wed a dutiful, blue-blooded lady for the purpose of fostering progeny, he deviously plans to fulfill his most sinful pleasures with a brazen strumpet. But standing at the altar on that fateful day, he unexpectedly finds himself falling in love with his beautiful bride-to-be.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • All About Passion: A Cynster Novel

    • By sharon on 01-25-11

    Regular price: $31.49

  • Book 8

    • On a Wild Night

    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 663
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 468
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 479

    It's 1825 in London, and the two curvaceous and blonde 23-year-old Cynster twins, Amanda and Ameliaare, are desperate to get married. All they need are two fine, strapping gentlemen - preferably with large purses.

    So what do these two lusty young ladies do?They make a visit to the local gaming halls, of course!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent

    • By Maisie Rubinstein on 07-26-08

    Regular price: $36.37

  • Book 9

    • On a Wicked Dawn

    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 474
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 330
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 333

    Laurens, a New York Times best-selling author, thrills millions of fans with each book in her sensuous Bar Cynster series.

    Both beautiful and headstrong, Amelia Cynster has decided to marry the man of her dreams. Lucien Ashford is handsome and sexy - but Amelia is tired of waiting for him to make the first move. So slowly, carefully, she begins to lay her trap.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Maine Knitter on 03-09-14

    Regular price: $36.37

  • Book 10

    • The Perfect Lover

    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    To all of English society, Simon Frederick Cynster has a perfect life - one of enormous wealth and impeccable social status. Yet he knows there is something - or rather someone - missing in his life. He discreetly begins his search for a wife at a house party at Glossup Hall and is astonished that the lady who immediately captures his interest is Portia Ashford. He's known the raven-haired beauty since childhood; she's willfully independent and has always claimed to be uninterested in marriage. But an unexpectedly heated kiss abruptly alters the rules of their decade-long interaction.

    Regular price: $30.79

  • Book 11

    • The Ideal Bride

    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Michael Anstruther-Wetherby is a rising member of parliament - a man destined for power. Except Michael lacks the single most important element of success: a wife. Political pressure sends him searching for his ideal bride, a gently bred, malleable young lady, preferably one with a political background. Michael discovers such a paragon but finds a formidable obstacle in his path - the young lady's beautiful, strong-minded aunt - Caroline Sutcliffe.

    Regular price: $34.22

  • Book 12

    • The Truth About Love

    • The Cynster Novels, Book 12
    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Matthew Brenher
    • Length: 16 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130

    Bold, passionate, and possessive, the Cynster men let nothing stand in their way when it comes to claiming the women of their hearts. Gerrard Debbington, Vane Cynster's brother-in-law, is one of London's most eligible gentlemen. Uninterested in marriage, his driving passion is to paint the fabled gardens of Lord Tregonning's Hellebore Hall, an opportunity that is now at hand - if Gerrard agrees to create an honest portrait of Tregonning's daughter as well.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I totally miss Simon Prebble

    • By Loniandaj on 04-19-17

    Regular price: $27.97

  • Book 13

    • What Price Love?

    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Lady Priscilla Dalloway’s twin brother took a job as trainer to Lord Cromarty - and then promptly disappeared. For Pris, finding her brother means seducing notorious cad Dillon Caxton. Dillon claims to have set aside his devilish ways and forged an impeccable reputation as Keeper of the Register for racehorses. He resists all women, and lets absolutely no one view the information he safeguards. But Lady Priscilla Dalloway is no ordinary temptress and she means to work her way into Dillon’s books. 

    Regular price: $31.49

  • Book 14

    • The Taste of Innocence

    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Charles Morwellan, eighth Earl of Meredith, knows he must marry, but he plans to do so on his own terms. So, after years of escaping the clutches of would-be wives, it is quite a shock when he is refused by the beautiful Sarah Conningham.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • good story but poor narration

    • By Helene on 06-01-18

    Regular price: $31.49

  • Book 15

    • Temptation and Surrender

    • A Cynster Novel
    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Roz Landor
    • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 296
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 185

    Handsome, wealthy, and well-born, Jonas Tallent has everything a gentleman needs to enjoy London society to the fullest...and he has. He's played cards until dawn, flirted with eligible young ladies, and made love to some ineligible ones. But now he's restless and bored with the mindless frivolity and careless pleasure, so it's with a sense of relief that he takes up the reins of his family's estate in rural Devon.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Way too long

    • By Michael on 05-29-09

    Regular price: $28.51

  • Book 16

    • Viscount Breckenridge to the Rescue

    • A Cynster Novel
    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Matthew Brenher
    • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 431
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 367
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 370

    You are cordially invited to the wedding of Miss Heather Cynster... but not before she encounters kidnappers, danger, and a daring rescue at the hands of Viscount Breckenridge. Determined to hunt down her very own hero, one who will sweep her off her feet and into wedded bliss, and despairing of finding him in London’s staid ballrooms, Heather Cynster steps out of her safe world and boldly attends a racy soiree. But her promising hunt is ruined by the supremely interfering Viscount Breckenridge, who whisks her out of scandal....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Simon Prebble - come back!!

    • By L. Reiner on 10-03-11

    Regular price: $31.93

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