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A Rake's Vow (Cynster Series)

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4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

A Rake's Vow

Just when you thought Stephanie Laurens couldn't get any better, she writes another stunning novel. Following Devil's Bride as the second book in the Bar Cynster series by Laurens, this book manages to top the first. Vane Cynster makes a mad run for it after his cou...
Just when you thought Stephanie Laurens couldn't get any better, she writes another stunning novel. Following Devil's Bride as the second book in the Bar Cynster series by Laurens, this book manages to top the first. Vane Cynster makes a mad run for it after his cousin Devil's wedding, as he refuses to be caught in the parson's mousetrap as well, but leave it to a thunderstorm to force him to take cover at his godmother's house, and introduce him to Miss Patience Debington. When Patience gets trapped in the intrigue surrounding a petty thief at the house party she's attending, things begin to look up for her and her brother Gerrard when Vane shows up and puts his investigating skills to good use. Though Patience hates the idea of getting tied to an 'elegant gentleman' for life, she finds herself falling in love with the handsome cynster. Laurens continues to amaze with her talent for writing. Hopefully she'll continue to pull off these wonderful romance novels for many years to come.

posted by Anonymous on May 11, 2004

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2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

starts slow, but gets better

This is actually the second book in the series (Devil's Bride is the first), and I think it is better than the first. It has a better plot, both character and story-wise. I've only read the first two books in the Cynster series so far, but they both started slow, and ...
This is actually the second book in the series (Devil's Bride is the first), and I think it is better than the first. It has a better plot, both character and story-wise. I've only read the first two books in the Cynster series so far, but they both started slow, and were very hard to get interested in...then got better/interesting within the last 100-150 pages. If you don't mind this fact, then by all means - read the books. I prefer a book that is interesting and enjoyable all the way through - when I read for fun, I don't want to have to work to get into the book. But, like I said, this one is better than the first - hopefully the books get better as the series progresses.

posted by Anonymous on April 3, 2004

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  • Posted December 20, 2010

    Zzzzzzzzz.............

    Not even the love scenes could make up for the weakness in plot. I hope the next book in the series is much better. This one was a bit of a bore.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2007

    Not quite what I thought

    This book was about Vane and Patience. The book looks and sounds so.. appealing, but when I read it, I felt it was boring. I have read a few of Ms. Laurens's books and I hate to admit it, but have'nt found one that I like. ** I have'nt read Devil's Bride, but at this point I have read three of her books and none of them has hold my interest, not even if I read the books until the end. **I am always looking for a good book to read, but I would'nt recommend this one.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2004

    Insipid

    Too much smooching, not enough plot. The characters were boring and predictable. I read the first in the Cynster series and wasn't impressed, but went ahead and read the second one thinking maybe this series got better. Unfortunately, that was not the case. I won't continue reading this series.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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