When Devil, the most infamous member of the Cynster family, is caught in a compromising position with plucky governess Honoria Wetherby, he astonishes the entire town by offering his hand in marriage. No one dreamed this scandalous rake would ever take a bride. And as society mamas swooned at the loss of England′s most eligible bachelor, Devil′s infamous Cynster cousins began to place wagers on the wedding date.
But Honoria wasn′t about to bend society′s demands and marry a man "just" because they′d been found together virtually unchaperoned. No, she craved adventure, and while solving the murder of a young Cynster cousin fit the bill for a while, she decided that once the crime was solved she′d go off to see the world. But the scalding heat of her unsated desire for Devil soon had Honoria craving a very different sort of excitement. Could her passion for Devil cause her to embrace the enchanting peril of a lifelong adventure of the heart?
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1 . Lots of togetherness
Posted June 13, 2010 by JSH , Blue SpringsLove the story line. How hard Rakes fall when they finally fall in love. Only thing I found fault with is how much sex they have. Could have left a little more of it to our imaginations. This whole series is awesome. True family ties. They stand together and united. The way we all dream about. Great read....
2 . Over stretched
Posted November 15, 2009 by Jay , FPOThough i have accustomed to romance historicals being a bit shorter than other novels. this story was a bit too long. the characters were good the male and female leads were well matched but non the less it could have been less. by the 200th page i knew who the villain was.
3 . Great
Posted November 15, 2009 by jazlee , New JerseyI enjoyed it so much I plan to read the whole series
4 . Love it!
Posted September 26, 2009 by Nunna13 , PhoenixI loved it so much I started to collect all - I love that the Honoria can hold her own against Devil.
March 17, 2009
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Excerpt from Devil's Bride by Stephanie Laurens
"The duchess is so very... very... well, really, most charming. So..." With an angelic smile, Mr. Postlethwaite, the vicar of Somersham, gestured airily. "Continental, if you take my meaning."
Standing by the vicarage gate while she waited for the gig to be brought around, Honoria Wetherby only wished she could. Wringing information from the local vicar was always one of her first actions on taking up a new position; unfortunately, while her need for information was more acute than usual, Mr. Postlethwaite's comments were unhelpfully vague. She nodded encouragingly -- and pounced on the one point which might conceivably mean something. "Is the duchess foreign-born---"
"Dowager Duchess." Mr. Postlethwaite beamed. "She likes to be called that now. But foreign---" Head to one side, he considered the point. "I suppose some might call her so -- she was French-born and -bred. But she's been amongst us so long, she seems a part of our landscape. Indeed" -- his eyes brightened -- "she's something of a feature on our limited horizon."
That much, Honoria had gleaned. It was one reason she needed to know more. "Does the Dowager join the congregration here-- I didn't see any ducal arms about." Glancing at the neat stone church beyond the vicarage, she recalled numerous commemorative inscriptions honoring the deceased from various lordly houses, including some scions of the Claypoles, the family whose household she joined last Sunday. But no ducal plaques, helpfully inscribed with name and title, had she discovered anywhere.