Devil's Bride : Cynster

  • by Stephanie Laurens
  • Narrated by Simon Prebble
  • Series: Cynster
  • 15 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Bold, daring, larger-than-life heroes and feisty, intelligent heroines propel Stephanie Laurens' exciting historical romances. Devil's Bride is rich with engaging plot and sensuous character development.Governess Honoria Wetherby values her independence. She would rather travel the world than marry and give some man control of her life. Then, one stormy evening, fate changes all her plans. She stumbles upon a mortally wounded young man in the woods. When the stranger dies, she is trapped in a cabin with his body and with his newly arrived cousin, Devil, whom she soon learns is aptly named. He insists that their unchaperoned night together has compromised her honor, and, therefore she must marry him. Tension levels run high as Honoria plots to thwart Devil's marriage plans and tries to help him find his cousin's killer...the same madman who is now plotting to murder Devil.Narrator Simon Prebble tantalizes listeners as he breathes life into these intriguing characters.


What the Critics Say

"Lush sensuality, deft plotting, and charming secondary characters make this novel a stellar beginning for the Bar Cynster series." ( review)


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Customer Reviews

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Not married to Hell

Laurens has such lovely prose, and I like her characters -- until she makes them say the same two things for fifty pages. I was having quite a nice time in the beginning. The dramatic meeting, the heroine's plight -- all of that was juicy stuff. And she has real skill at setting the scene.
Then the 6 hours of repetition begin. Hero: "We're getting married." Heroine: "No we're not."
That's it. For page after page. And then, it's Heroine: "Okay, I'll marry you." Hero: "Are you sure? You need to be sure. I can wait." For page after page after page.

And then, I don't know what happened, because I couldn't make myself listen to the end.

I don't mean to be a brat. The author is immensely popular, so there are clearly people who enjoy the kind of 'battle of wills' plot she creates. I'm just not one of them.
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- Kelley "Lover of ideas who feels no guilt at all about her pleasures."


I just don't understand why this book (or the entire series) had so many good reviews. I found the story to be drawn-out and boring. At the start it was promising and the narrator was good but as the book went on it just bored me to death. I can't recommend this one and I will not continue on with the series despite the rave reviews. I guess it was just not my cup of tea.
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- Katheryne "Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-09-2009
  • Publisher: Recorded Books