All About Passion: Number 7 in series (Bar Cynster) Paperback – 6 Sep 2007
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Gyles Rawlings, fifth Earl of Chillingworth and an honorary member of the Cynster clan, is determined not to marry for love in Stephanie Laurens' All About Passion. To that end, he makes an offer of marriage, sight unseen, to the niece of an old friend. He believes he's chosen a docile, biddable lady who will bear him an heir and leave his emotions uninvolved. He arrives for his own wedding without having ever actually met his fiancé--and at the chapel's altar is astonished to discover that he's offered for the wrong woman. His wife is the cousin of the woman he thought he was marrying. The two ladies share the same name but the woman he has married is a passionate female that makes his head spin. Francesca isn't docile, certainly not biddable and she has no intention of settling for anything less than her husband's heart.
The battle lines are drawn in this war of love, with both parties well aware of the stakes. Will Giles continue to barricade his heart or will Francesca's love and loyalty tear down the walls that keep him from her? And if Giles can't thwart the strange threats to Francesca's life, neither may live to see the end of their contest of the heart.
This instalment in author Stephanie Laurens' beloved Cynster series has been eagerly anticipated by fans and All About Passion doesn't disappoint. Taut with sexual tension between the hero and heroine, rich with details of the world of Regency England, and well-supported with a solid plot, this latest Cynster tale is an excellent read. --Lois Faye Dyer, Amazon.com --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"'Appealing characters and red-hot chemistry...fun, spicy and sure to please.' Publishers Weekly"See all Product Description
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Overall if you loved the Cynsters you will love All About Passion, now I am waiting for the next three books that will extend the series. Buy it and enjoy it!
So, yes, it’s another hero who is determined not to fall in love. But Chillingworth seems to mean it; he has decided to contract an arranged marriage with a suitable female, and preferably the sort who will be indistinguishable from the wallpaper in his various homes. If she happens to come with strategically-important land, such as the segment which was cut out of his own lands some years ago, so much the better. Such as his distant cousin, Francesca Rawlins.
Francesca, he believes, is quiet and dull; the kind of woman he can marry, bed and then leave safely buried in the country while he carries on with his normal lifestyle. What Chillingworth doesn’t know is that the young woman he saw wasn’t Francesca but her cousin Frannie (why Laurens felt the need to give the two women such similar names is beyond me. It certainly wasn’t necessary for the plot).
Anyway, Chillingworth and Francesca marry, and are very attracted to each other - this is not the kind of marriage Chillingworth was looking for, however! He’s determined not to fall in love, and so his behaviour towards Francesca is very odd; he keeps sending her mixed signals. He’s warm and passionate in bed, and yet very distant elsewhere.Read more ›
She has a particular manner of language, using terms and phrases probably derived from her scientific background. Many of these tend to jar and spoil the flow for this pedant.
Gyles Rawlings (5th Earl of Chillingworth and honorary member of the Cynster Clan) and Francesca his sight unseen bride. He'd hoped by organising an arranged marriage he would get what he wanted a meek and biddable wife that would impinge on his lifestyle not a bit. Little did he know he would fall in love with her, body, heart and soul.
Highly recommended, especially if you are a Cynster Hero fan.
In the bible, Jacob had lost his heart to his patron's beautiful younger daughter Rachel and asked for her hand in marriage, but found when his bride lifted her veil that instead of the woman who stirred his blood he had been given instead her sister Leah. This is a story of a man who finds himself in exactly the opposite position ...
In this book Gyles Rawlings has seen all his Cynster friends and fellow rakes smitten by, and marry for love: and finding that he needs a bride, is determined not to go the same way. He wants a calm, placid marriage which will not interfere with his other pursuits.
So the Earl goes to a distant cousin who is the guardian of a young niece and has a daughter the same age, and negotiates for the hand of one of the two ladies concerned. One of the cousins appears to be calm and placid, well behaved and reasonably good looking without being a great beauty. The other is a fiery, tempestuous and voluptuous beauty who sets his pulse racing.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Another great romance and family life with the. Rawlings family, and the Cynster family, packed with excitement and intrigue. Great.Published 13 months ago by Rita M. Cole
As usual with all ms.laurens books especially the cynster series it was a wonderful read. Thoroughly enjoyed it, cant wait to read it again, and again......................Published 21 months ago by lindylou
What a fantastic book. I'm loving reading this series of books. I can't stop reading them. I buy at least 4 a month.Published on 22 Nov. 2013 by Kindle Customer