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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2004

    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 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.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2001

    Wow! This book is great!

    This was my first Stephanie Lauren's book and it was great! I will definitely by more books from her including the bar cynster series.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 5, 2014

    Great book and great series!!!  Recommend Very Highly!!

    Great book and great series!!!  Recommend Very Highly!!

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  • Posted August 19, 2013

    Vane Cynster is delectable.

    Vane is on his way home from his cousins,Devil,wedding when a storm causes him to stop at a childhood friends home. When he sees Patience in the garden searching for he knows not what, he knows fate has brought them together. He doesn't know how but he knows she belongs to him. All he has to do is convince patience. The second book in the Cynster series does not disapoint. Stephanie Laurens has a way with creating characters that will become a part of your favorite memories. It is enjoyable to live through the eyes of her characters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2013

    Highly recommend

    Once again a great read with hot romance and an intriguing mystery to keep you guessing.

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