Viscount Breckenridge to the Rescue (Cynster Sisters Trilogy #1)

Viscount Breckenridge to the Rescue (Cynster Sisters Trilogy #1)

by Stephanie Laurens
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Viscount Breckenridge to the Rescue 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 163 reviews.
thecollector0 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. A very original story with a believable heroine and so romantic.
KristiBug More than 1 year ago
One of the reviewers below put 'It starts off with mystery, moves to adventure, and turns to romance' and that was a perfect way to say it! 4 1/2 stars! I was thrilled when I saw Pam from Avon post on Facebook asking if anyone was interested in previewing the new Stephanie Laurens book. Um, yes! She is one of my 'Must Read' authors and up in my special bookcase so I would love to get my grubby hands on that ebook! Especially a full month early... I did a little dance as I downloaded it! Viscount Breckenridge to the Rescue is the 1st in a new trilogy yet it's the 16th Cynster novel. If you haven't read Laurens before, don't fret, you can easily start with this one. The book starts quick and captures your attention. I must admit I had to flip back to the beginning (scroll back, rather...) and read it again to try and figure out who exactly was speaking in the prologue. The first few chapters had me hooked. Heather was taken away in a coach yet there was a maid/chaperone to watch over her so technically they were keeping it all very proper. Yet, when Heather finds out that Viscount Breckenridge has followed her to rescue her, she tells him that she can't leave. She needs to find out who is behind this because she wasn't sure that she was the actual target. If her cousins/sister could be harmed, well, she had to find out what was going on. Completely sequel bait but I'm along for the ride. The Cynster's are a beloved family that are quite distinctive in Laurens world. My favorite Cynster novel is 'A Secret Love' but I really love that 'friends become lovers' trope. The current novel, Breckenridge, has a little of the same vibe but most of it is tied up in the kidnapping so it has a different tension. A few of the things I didn't like. It was hard to believe that she wouldn't just leave. Why in the world would you keep staying with your kidnappers? Get out of there! She gave good reasons though. Once they did in fact escape, Laurens takes you on quite a jaunt in a few different ways. It gets a little tedious as it goes back and forth to keep the tension going in the last half of the book. It did give her an opportunities to get in quite a few sexy-times, so I guess there is that... She also throws in a little fate/magic which seems is just done to bring us some closure with a few of the past characters. It felt a little too much which is why I didn't completely love this novel. Having said that, I really like how Stephanie Laurens writes. She is a solid writer and takes you deliberately through every feeling and thought. Laurens also uses crazy language. Adamintine? My Wordpress spell check doesn't even recognize that word! She tends to do that in all her novels, so it is like an exciting learning experience. It's all very deliberate. So the tension is very sizzling. I was thrilled to get a chance to read this book early, as I would have purchased it anyway. If you get the chance to read this novel, or any of Stephanie Laurens, I highly recommend it. It comes out August 30, 2011!
The_Reading_Reviewer More than 1 year ago
Well-bred Heather Cynster is 25 and sitting on the never getting married shelf. The one night she decides to live life outside the boundaries of proper society two terrible things happen - she meets the bane of her existence Timothy Danvers, Viscount Breckenridge, and finds herself being kidnapped. Now for most women the kidnapping would be the worst of it but Heather really does dislike Breckridge so for right now that encounter is worse than the carriage she is in bound up like a goose, not knowing who kidnapped her or why. Breckenridge watched in horror as they stole Heather away and the last thing he wanted was to be her savior but that is the only recourse to this action. Breckenridge follows stealthy behind them and due to her captors being so remiss about watching her Heather is able to sneak out every night so they can try to hatch a plan of escape. But the more information Heather learns about her kidnappers tells her that the threat is so much larger than just to Heather. With this information Heather is prepared to stay the course of being kidnapped until they find out who is behind it and what this mysterious someone who no one really knows truly wants. When the tide turns and she no longer can pretend to being kidnapped Heather and Breckenridge set out for her cousin's home and safety. While the trip is long and dangerous Heather shows she is a sturdy Cynster woman. From the moment Breckenridge involved himself in Heather's kidnapping he knew in that he would have to marry her as she is now compromised. Despite the dire circumstances no one inside proper London society will accept any other result. Breckenridge assumes that Heather understands this as well but to his surprise she does not and so the battle begins over what will happen. Cynster women are strong and opinionated so Breckenridge has to try every tactic in his arsenal to make sure she understands his offer is being offered with sincerity. Heather does not want a savior she wants to be shown love and affection - can Breckenridge provide that as well as a well-funded estate? This book has great elements of suspense, romance and some battle of wills, which I always enjoy. The Cynster women are fascinating and the men involved with them are driven crazy, which makes it even more fun to read. I thought perhaps this might have wrapped up quicker at the end but that is never a problem as I enjoy the book going on forever.
VRValicento More than 1 year ago
VISCOUNT BRECKENRIDGE TO THE RESCUE is awesome! Best Stephanie Laurens story yet! It has mystery, adventure, and romance (of course). The Cynster women are as intelligent as the Cynster men, and thankfully, their consorts know it. It starts off as a mystery, moves into an adventure, and ends with romance. This story will grab you in the beginning and keep you even after the end. This is a great way to start the stories of the Cynster Sisters.
lovread More than 1 year ago
So unlike previous Stephanie Laurens books. This the most boring book I have read in a long time. Half the book is about a kidnapping that really wasn't, and did we have to read about every stop they made with their supposed kidnappers? Why didn't they get back to London the same way the maid did. Will this fiasco of a story ever end.........and so it continues across Scotland.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the story line, but found myself bored.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading some of these reviews, makes me think I read a different book. (NOT) The book started out good then the next 150 pages were hard to get thru. Skip the middle of the book, read the last 30 pages and move on to the next book.
wolfmomDC More than 1 year ago
If you want a typical 'Laurens Love Story', you won't be disappointed. All of the gang are here and make for a comfortable escape into that other world.
read2011 More than 1 year ago
All the suspense lead no where!
Lisa82NY More than 1 year ago
I had to skim through parts. Honestly, it doesn't take 5 pages to describe ONE feeling. This book certainly could have been done in half the pages. The story line was ok, but it could have been better. The antagonist gives up too quickly & doesn't care enough for the drama of the book to get up to a great height. So, as much as I hate to give a bad review - I would not reccomend this book.
Jennifer Johnson-Kernes More than 1 year ago
I bought this after reading the summary. Very disappointed in how long it took to really get into the story. I literally skipped paragraphs because it just was blah blah blah. In the end though if you have no distractions its overall a good book. Just be prepared to be reading it for awhile.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1829 unmarried twenty-five year old Heather Cynster decides to no longer wait for her hero to sweep her off her feet or for her to be declared an on the shelf spinster. Instead she chooses to sweep the man of her dreams off his feet. Heather crashes a non-sanctioned gala only instead of her dream mate, notorious rake Viscount Breckenridge, Timothy Danvers, intercepts her. Timothy charmingly in a rage kicks her out of the party before she becomes the subject of scandal while Heather declares he is too old for her. However, hooligans abduct Heather, but once again Timothy comes to her rescue by pretending to be a clerk who seems to help her captors only to free her when the opportunity arises. This time he stays near her to keep her safe though he wonders who will keep her safe from him. Readers will relish the action packed first Cynster Sisters historical romantic suspense due to a strong lead couple and the villains whose motive for the abduction rings true to followers of the saga. Fans will enjoy this fun tale as the rake and the spinster fall in love but he must convince her that he is her hero. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent. Absolutely one of her best.
LadyScarlet More than 1 year ago
I usually love everything by Laurens but this one just didn't grab me. There wasn't enough sexual tensions and alpha male protectiveness that I love about Laurens.
LiciaSilverpen More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the book but it was a little slow at points...particularly getting to the actual resue. Other than that I enjoyed the exchanges between Heather and Viscount Breckenridge.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked it.
icemom-nj More than 1 year ago
Kept my interest from start to finish. I throughly like the Cynster series, wish their were more...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i have to honestly say that i like her earlier work. i'm a classics and poetry major so it was sort of hard to read with all of her commas. great story and romance but the wording could be better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It captured me from the start. A really good read- a fun romance. I look forward to the next two books in the series.
kc0rdf More than 1 year ago
this is another one of her best in the series i have fallowed wonderful and kept me entranced. cant wait to see what is next
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As she always does, Stephanie Laurens has come out with another great book to read: Viscount Breckenridge to the Rescue is an exciting book to read. All Cynster Series have been great and can't wait for the continuing series books to come out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoy not knowing who the "bad guy" is until the third book in the series. not out until end of Jan. 2012. Waiting eagerly...
mjlVT More than 1 year ago
This was a good Stephanie Laurens' book. I love her stories and her writing. The Cynster series is alway sure to please. It moved quickly. Enjoy.
kkerry1006 More than 1 year ago
This was a wonderful book full of moments of intrigue and excitement. IU culdn't put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've struggled with the last several books by this author, actually not finishing some of the books I've bought (which is completely out of character for me, even if I don't like what I'm reading). I don't know what has happened but this author is no longer in my top 5. This book in particular was about 350 pages. Only 100 pages had interesting action, dialogue, and a storyline. The other 250 pages were angst-ridden inner dialogues of the two main characters, mainly centering around the uber mature theme of "I love him/her but he/she has to tell me first." It took me two weeks to read this book when normally it would take me a maximum of two days because I kept having to stop and roll my eyes. So, no, I can't recommend it. I really enjoy the first Cynster books but I think Ms. Laurens needs to take a break and try to find some fresh ideas and strategies for filling the pages.