The pleasure of your company is requested at the wedding of Miss Eliza Cynster ... but not until she's rescued from a daring abduction by the mostunexpected of heroes!
Brazenly kidnapped from her sister Heather's engagement ball, Eliza Cynster is spirited north to Edinburgh. Desperate and determined to escape, she seizes upon the first possible champion who happens along - gentleman scholar Jeremy Carling.
Villains and rescues are a far cry from Jeremy's expertise, yet he cannot abandon a damsel in distress. But danger lurks and hurdles abound in their race to escape the mysterious laird, until a final confrontation on a windswept cliff reveals what their future life could hold - if both are bold enough to capture and own the unexpected love they now share.
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Oh dear - how sad. Stephanie Laurens was author who introduced me to the genre of historical romance, and I've most of her books - but this one has to be the worst. The plot is simply a repeat of the 'Viscount Breckenridge' book and the overblown sex scenes have become tedious, with an excessive use of superlatives. Come on Steph - do better than this or pack up writing.
Sadly Matthew Brenher did no more than read the words of this book. He brought neither the characters nor the story to life as so many narrators do. This was a pity because the story would have been quite enjoyable with a better narrator
I very much enjoy the Cynster stories and this is no exception. I enjoy stories that have the same characters in them and where they age. This is part of a mini series but can be read alone. It is perhaps not her best book but I still found it very entertaining.
"Twists and turns like a rivers flow"
very interesting and enjoyable story, clear presentation, draws a picture and entertains - the strong characters, a villan with whom one can empathise, a secondary villan who's vileness is reprehensible... thanks
"Congruent caracters, and great adventure"
Use your credit and enjoy, the Jeremy the shcolar and the Eliza the quiet Cynster make a great love story, growing into their own and living the present.
Matthew Brenher kept the voices and pace perfectly in accordance to the different characters, including Royce, Devil and Tristan. It is the best performance yet.
I listened to this book in two days; it was a great escape and brought me back to value the present.
Can't wait to hear Angelica's adventure!
The story line was so implausible that for a while I was going to return the audible book. However, i decided to look past that & just lose myself in the romp. Not the best of Stephanie Laurens' books, however, that's why I only gave it 3 stars.
"Better than the first in the Series!!!!"
I guess this book would rank right in the middle of all of the books I've listened too. It's not the best, but it's by far not the worst either.
Most all of the books by Stephanie Laurens. Most of them are incredibly similar. I don't really compare Ms. Laurens with other Historical romance writers because all of her characters are almost identical and although some of her stories are unique she really never strays from her character traits.
I liked this second book in the Cynster Sisters Trilogy much better than the first book in the series. There was more action and the characters were able to admit their love without chapter after chapter of seeing who will or won't declare his/her love first.
I really enjoyed this second book in the series and I'm looking forward to the third book. I'm glad I didn't skip this book as I started too based on the other comments here and on other sites. I recommend this book and think that it brings more to the story than the first in the series.
"kept me driving"
It is one of the top books I have read
I liked this better than the two other books in this series
I enjoyed Mr Brenher's reading of this story. I felt that it added to the experience greatly.
"it is just too long...too long winded..."
I like Stephanie Laurens, but this book is way too long. It spends too much time wondering through Scotland and giving the reader detailed routes to the border. I like the character, but get to the point before i die.
"Wish I'd gotten in one of the $4.95 sales"
I only paid $14.95 for this, but wish I'd gotten it in one of the $4.99 sales... I didn't read the first book in the series and I'm glad I didn't because the entire story was told in this story. The story felt like a "B" movie romance... not SL's usual style.. And while I usually rate the narrators very well simply because I love listening to them. I think this narrator was not the best choice for this book. He has a wonderful voice, but I found myself wondering how he would pull off the love scene when we FINALLY got to one. He didn't do too bad, but I still felt he was not the narrator for this book.
Will I read the last book in the series? Probably yes if I can get it for a good price. I would like to fully understand WHY the Laird is kidnapping the Cynster sisters. Since the first book was rehashed so much I assume the full story will be revealed in the last book. I will be very disappointed if the lame "Momma's got a goblet and the Laird must humiliate a Cynster to retrieve it" is all we will learn. Also, I admit the main female character in this book was boring to me, she had no depth. Sounds like the next sister has much more spunk!
"Filler for book three"
Too much of the same. 2 kidnappings was very redundant with high tailing it to Scotland
The story was a little more action packed than the first which was nice but the bond between the characters was a bit flat. These were both overkill to set up the third book, not sure why we had such similar story lines but u now expect a lot in the next one. The narrator has great male voices but the females r a little baby sounding. It makes the story telling a little annoying when the main characters are interacting Could have been shorter.
Overall a decent listen.
"Good, could've been better!!!"
I am a huge fan of Stephanie Laurens and I absolutely love the Cynster family and stories. I certainly was expecting this trilogy to be better especially the second book, I am so disappointed! I honestly hope that the third book is better than this one and they get an idea about the Laird and what he is after. Honestly, I am surprised they have no idea who he is or it is made so easy to kidnap the girls. Overall however, the books were a good listen.
"no feeling to the story and very dull in developme"
From the first book of the Cynster family, Devils Bride, the stories of the younger females is very tame and unimaginitive so unless she can come up with a better adventure I don't think anything can help this set of twins stories.
sure, sometimes the performance has a lot to do with the story line
just humdrum same old nothing.
I usually lover her books but just not these.
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