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The Ideal Bride (Cynster Series)

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READ WITH VERVE AND ELOQUENCE

Tony and Olivier Award winner Clare Higgins brings verve and eloquence to her performance of the latest from Australian romance novelist, Stephanie Laurens. Those familiar with the author's Cynster novels will find 'The Ideal Bride' an entertaining listen as Laurens mi...
Tony and Olivier Award winner Clare Higgins brings verve and eloquence to her performance of the latest from Australian romance novelist, Stephanie Laurens. Those familiar with the author's Cynster novels will find 'The Ideal Bride' an entertaining listen as Laurens mixes mystery with love. Our hero is Michael Anstruther-Wetherby, a headed-for-great-things politico, who is used to getting what he wants when he wants it. In this case, realizing that a perfect wife will be an invaluable asset to his career, that is what he wants. Elizabeth, a lovely 19-year-old is the bride he wants. However, there are two obstacles in his pursuit - Elizabeth is in love with someone else, and her very attractive widowed aunt, Caro Sutcliffe, is definitely opposed to such a union. Caro's late husband was a politician so she well knows the rigors of being a politician's better half and she wants none of that for her beloved niece. The two women devise a plan to convince Michael that Elizabeth is not a suitable mate - the young woman will behave inappropriately at public functions. Sounds like a good idea. However, their stratagem backfires - quite romantically. Mix in some murder, an unknown enemy, and you have a thoroughly enjoyable listening experience.

posted by Anonymous on March 5, 2004

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Series Slump

Although I am a huge Laurens fan, I found 'The Ideal Bride' a bore. The mix of an alpha male seducing his woman of choice to the alter with a very trite mystery to solve on the way is getting old. Where is the character development? All the Cynster males are becoming in...
Although I am a huge Laurens fan, I found 'The Ideal Bride' a bore. The mix of an alpha male seducing his woman of choice to the alter with a very trite mystery to solve on the way is getting old. Where is the character development? All the Cynster males are becoming interchangeable, the females are all one themed characters and the sex scenes are repititious. I know Stephanie Laurens can do better than this!

posted by Anonymous on July 17, 2004

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2013

    Sex scenes are overdone and too many

    How many sex scenes do you need in one book? Disappointing story

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