Cynster

27 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 391 ratings

The Promise in a Kiss 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 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    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.

    Regular price: £27.19

  • Book 1

    • Devil's Bride

    • A Cynster Novel
    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 15 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A good start to the Bar Cynster cousins saga

    • By F on 07-10-16

    Regular price: £30.49

    • Devil's Bride

    • Cynster Series, Book 1
    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant fun!

    • By Roslyn Jane on 18-07-18

    Regular price: £26.09

  • 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 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Listen

    • By MRS on 22-02-18

    Regular price: £30.49

    • A Rake's Vow

    • Cynster, Book 2
    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 14 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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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: £20.89

  • 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 22
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    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
    • My favourite book from Stephanie Laurens

    • By J Patience on 02-12-15

    Regular price: £30.49

  • Book 4

    • A Rogue's Proposal

    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    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?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The plot was Good

    • By Thor on 23-03-17

    Regular price: £30.49

  • Book 5

    • A Secret Love

    • A Cynster Novel
    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    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.

    Regular price: £29.59

  • 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 18
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 17

    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.

    Regular price: £30.49

    • All About Love

    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    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: £21.99

  • 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 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    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 sex

    • By Thor on 21-03-17

    Regular price: £30.49

  • Book 8

    • On a Wild Night

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

    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!

    Regular price: £35.29

  • Book 9

    • On a Wicked Dawn

    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    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.

    Regular price: £35.29

  • Book 10

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    • The Perfect Lover

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  • Book 11

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    • The Ideal Bride

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  • 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 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    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.

    Regular price: £26.29

  • Book 13

    • What Price Love?

    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    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: £28.89

  • Book 14

    • The Taste of Innocence

    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 15 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    Regular price: £28.89

  • Book 15

    • Temptation and Surrender

    • Cynster, Book 16
    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Roz Landor
    • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    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
    • annoying reader!!!!!

    • By Kindle Customer on 21-07-13

    Regular price: £27.69

  • 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 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    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
    • Why does Richard have a Scottish brogue?

    • By H on 26-06-17

    Regular price: £29.99

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