And Then She Fell

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens has returned to another utterly irresistible branch on her beloved Cynster family tree . . .

The only thing more troublesome than a Cynster man . . .

. . . is a Cynster lady who believes love is not her destiny. Famously known in London society as "The Matchbreaker," Henrietta Cynster's uncanny skill lies in preventing ill-fated nuptials—not in falling ...

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Overview

#1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens has returned to another utterly irresistible branch on her beloved Cynster family tree . . .

The only thing more troublesome than a Cynster man . . .

. . . is a Cynster lady who believes love is not her destiny. Famously known in London society as "The Matchbreaker," Henrietta Cynster's uncanny skill lies in preventing ill-fated nuptials—not in falling victim to Cupid's spell.

But then she disrupts one match too many and feels honor-bound to assist dashing James Glossup in finding a suitable bride for a marriage-of-convenience.

A task infernally complicated by the undeniable, unquenchable attraction that flares between James and Henrietta, who continues to believe she will never fall . . .

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John Charles
This romance is richly imbued with breathtaking sensuality, pleasing wit, and just the right dash of intriguing danger.
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When Henrietta Cynster steps in to prevent a friend from marrying James Glossup, her brother's best friend, she feels honor-bound to help him find a bride; she doesn't expect to become one herself. Known as The Matchbreaker in late Regency society, Henrietta Cynster takes no pleasure in disrupting James Glossup's pursuit of her friend, Melinda. But she knows Melinda wants to marry for love, and while James would like to marry her, he does not love her. Henrietta has learned that James, her brother's best friend, needs to find a wife in a timely manner or he will lose an enormous financial inheritance that supports the tenants of his estate. Feeling guilty for placing so many innocent people in jeopardy, Henrietta agrees to help James find a suitable bride for a marriage of convenience. But as James and Henrietta plan and consider the possibilities, James realizes that the woman of his dreams is right in front of him, and a marriage of convenience is no longer an option. Convincing Henrietta he's the man for her is risky enough, but when it becomes clear that someone is trying to kill Henrietta for no apparent reason, James, Henrietta and all of the Cynster clan jump into investigative mode to get to the bottom of it. Laurens' newest addition to the popular Cynster family novels is a touching romance set against a mystery that heightens the sexual tension between two characters who are only beginning to understand just how much they mean to each other. The mystery--which causes Henrietta's endangerment--seems a little strained in the end, but as it sets up dramatic external conflict and compels high-stakes emotional honesty, readers will likely be willing to forgive its weaknesses. With witty, authentic dialogue, great writing and characters, and a charming story of two people forced to look more closely at something that's been there all along, the romance in this book is potent and winning and generally overcomes the slightly shaky core of its suspense elements.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062068644
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/26/2013
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 197,600
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephanie Laurens

New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens began writing as an escape from the dry world of professional science, a hobby that quickly became a career. Her novels set in Regency England have captivated readers around the globe, making her one of the romance world's most beloved and popular authors. Loving Rose is her fifty-fourth book. All of her previous works remain in print and readily available.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2013

    I loved this book!

    If you are a fan of the Cynster clan.....this is the book for you. Actually I think I liked this book so much, it is probably one of my favorites of the whole series(all 20...so far and I have them all). Don't get me wrong, I have enjoyed all of the Cynster tales, but Henrietta and James made this a story that you could get wrapped up in. It was very hard to put down once you started to read it. I am looking forward to Mary's story......but I hope that isn't the end of the series. Looking forward to June's release date and thank you for writing such wonderful stories.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2013

    Not up to Stephanie Laurens' usual standards.

    This book was a disappointing entry in the Cynster series. The romance between Henrietta and James seemed contrived and unbelievable. The subplot involving a murder was interesting and well written, but was not enough to redeem the book. I feel that 2 of the last 3 of Ms Laurens' books were mediocre, and I may not purchase her next release.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 5, 2013

    This was not my favorite of her books, but I still enjoyed it.  

    This was not my favorite of her books, but I still enjoyed it.  I love the entire Cynster series, and of course, now I am dying to read Mary's story.  If you are a diehard Laurens fan, particularly one who likes the Cynster stories, then you will probably like this one!

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2013

    And then She Fell - Stephanie Laurens

    Good story. Well worth the wait.
    Really looking forward to Mary's adventure in the next book. The lead in from this book makes it sound just as exciting as this was.

    In this book, I tried to figure out whom the "badguy" was and if he was another victim of the "Matchbreaker." I didn't see the outcome and therefore his story, so was just as suprised as they were.
    Sometimes we need a pushy sister to make us do things that we should do. Sometimes its just what we need, but now I wonder if the push will come from her sister, or her friend.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 5, 2013

    Good Read...I like how the young are taking their place in the f

    Good Read...I like how the young are taking their place in the family .

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2013

    Terrible book. Do not waste your money. Her early books were gre

    Terrible book. Do not waste your money. Her early books were great but she has gotten lazy and now the books are wimpy and boring.

    3 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2013

    Why oh why have Romance Novels become graphic sex and porn with

    Why oh why have Romance Novels become graphic sex and porn with little or no Romance?
    Why the repetition?
    Please bring Romance back!!!!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2013

    Disappointing

    This book really didn't measure up to others by Laurens. The plot did not seem fresh and the writing was pedestrian. It's probably the least interesting, or satisfying, of all the Laurens books I've read. Normally I'm a huge fan of her works, but this one is a dud!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Not up to standards

    I was a little disappointed in this one. The other Cynster novels have been great. The murder plot wasn't bad, but the romance was lacking.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2013

    And then she fell

    Waste of time.... Very boring.. It just went on and on and on and on with mostly repetition.. Wouldn't even reccommend it... If i could give a zero i totally would

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2013

    And then she fell

    I was disappointed with this book. I could not wait to get to the end not because the story was so interesting because i just wanted to be done with it.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 1, 2013

    Stephanie Laurens mastered her subject with her usual skills St

    Stephanie Laurens mastered her subject with her usual skills

    Stephanie Laurens romances are always very well-crafted. 
    First of all, I love the family tree at the beginning of each novels that keeps track of all the characters imagined and experienced in her other works. Romantics adventures always spiced up with a bit of excitement, adventure and full of love.

    Thus, even if the idea of a ¿¿spinster advising young girls of London's society on grabbing the right gentleman in their net, who eventually fell under the spell of a charming suitor is not original, the recipe is well cooked especially with the help of the collar.
    A heroine with a spine made of steel. A hero with a big heart and the soul of a knight. A threat hanging over the couple, some murder attempts and a happy ending. Perfect to enjoy yourself!

    Stephanie Laurens mastered her subject with her usual skills. A pleasant romance with an epilogue that makes me want to read Mary's love quest!

    Lucie
    newbooksonmyselves.blogspot.fr

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 29, 2013

    I didn't think this was nearly as good as some of her other book

    I didn't think this was nearly as good as some of her other books. 

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2014

    ???

    A tall figure in a flowing hooded robe swept into the village, face hidden by the hood. Glancing around he approached the 14-year-old and grabbed her wrist in a steel grip.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2014

    Halia

    She crept out slowly, looking at Su. Tears stung her face and she came out, hugging her tightly.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2014

    Morati

    A muscular man walks in. (May I join?)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2014

    Neema

    She walks into the village.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2013

    Great

    One of her best books ever!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2013

    Not her best

    Not her best. Felt like deja vu. Pretty sure have read this same plot before

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  • Posted June 21, 2013

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    This book is a Historical Romance set in England in 1837. The m

    This book is a Historical Romance set in England in 1837. The main character, Henrietta Cynster has no problems using her family connections to find out information about suitors for potential brides. When her friend solicits her help in finding out about James Glossup, Henrietta does. Known as the Matchbreaker, Henrietta warns young ladies about men who are after something other than love and affection. When she warns her friend away from James, she did not expect to be confronted by him. When she learns more of James’ story and reasons for needing to marry, Henrietta feels responsible for helping him find a suitable bride. What she doesn’t expect are the feelings that begin between them. Then strange, life threatening accidents start to happen to Henrietta and James is there to protect her. But can Henrietta protect her heart from James or is she destined to fall?

    Another outstanding Cynster Novel by Stephanie Laurens! This book is filled with humor, mystery and of course romance! While this book is part of the Cynster Family of books, you do not have to have read any of the other books to follow the story line, though it will help with the backgrounds of some of the supporting characters. Henrietta’s character had such strong opinions on her own love life, watching her redefine her thoughts was fun to read and quite engaging. James’ fight to endear himself to her despite what Henrietta outwardly shows is heartwarming, as well, slightly frustrating at times. I enjoyed reading this book and can’t wait to read the sequel, The Taming of Ryder Cavanaugh, which is focused on Henrietta’s little sister, Mary. This book was received from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review.

    Rating: 4

    Heat Rating: Mild

    Reviewed by: AprilP

    Review Courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

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