Temptation and Surrender (Cynster) Mass Market Paperback – 26 Dec 2012
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Fall under the enchanting spell of a Stephanie Laurens Regency romance with the next instalment in her hugely popular Cynster series.
About the Author
Stephanie Lauren's last twelve titles have been NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY and PUBLISHERS WEEKLY bestsellers. Stephanie lives with her husband and two daughters, along with two cats, Shakespeare and Marlowe.
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When a young lady, Emily Beauregard, comes to apply for the job of innkeeper, Jonas accepts her for the position. He is immediately attracted to her and realises very early on that something doesn't quite add up about her story and her references for the job. As he gets to know Emily more he realises there is a very special spark between them, one they both feel.
But Emily and her brother and sisters have secrets that they dare not entrust to anyone else. Their arrival in Colyton isn't accidental and they hope to reverse their fortunes by finding the Colyton treasure. Only where should they look? And can Emily keep her younger siblings safe from their nasty uncle?
The romance side of this book was a very gentle falling-in-love story without the usual misunderstandings and fallings out that are so often found in this sort of story. Both hero and heroine were appealing characters and it was a gentle read. The 'baddie' wasn't at all difficult to spot and the treasure hunt felt, at times, a little half-hearted, but it was an enjoyable read and will no doubt appeal to Laurens' fans and new readers alike.
Originally published for Curled Up With A Good Book © Helen Hancox 2009
She rarely disappoints.
Other reviewers have indicated the tenor of the story, so I won't repeat it.
I thought it well up to Ms Laurens usual standard.
I know that writers tend to think their readers are stupid, but this one took the cake. Firstly, the "rhyme" that the heroine's family passes down through the centuries is NOT a rhyme. It's more of a riddle, and a pretty poor one at that. Who else figured it out straight away (on p28)? So it made me wonder, if the heroine and her 4 siblings are supposed to be that clever, plus you then have the hero, his sister and his Cynster brother-in-law (and we've had how many books already telling us what a superior race THEY are?), why does it take them another 300 pages to figure out the 3-line, badly-written, slap-in-the-face-it's-so-obvious riddle??
Once I realised the heroine was actually thick as a plank, and would therefore probably spend the remainder of the book traipsing round the village trying to break into other people's property because she's too dim to figure it out, I also realised I couldn't read a book which would no doubt keep trying to force down my throat that she's witty and bright etc etc, as Laurens' heroines usually are and the reader is almost automatically expected to believe despite evidence to the contrary.
On top of this, I felt no connection between the hero and heroine beyond the immediate "I fancy you" lust, so I didn't even want to carry on reading simply for the 'romance'. I skim-read the rest of the book, and wasn't all that happy to be proved right.
From this latest attempt, I think the Cynster series has gone on long enough.Read more ›
This is part of the Cynster series and the story of Jonas and Em. With a bit of a treasure hunt going on .... love finally conquers all .......... a 4 star rating for this.
Having married off the original six "Bar Cynster" cousins, Ms Laurens has worked her way through assorted friends, relatives and in-laws, and now reaches Jonas Tallent, hero of this book, who is the brother of Phyllida, heroine of "All About Love (Bar Cynster)." So Jonas's connection to the Cynsters is that he is now the brother-in-law of Alisdair (a.k.a Lucifer) the hero of "All about love." Alisdair and Phyllida have supporting roles in this book.
(That also makes Jonas brother-in-law to Alisdair Cynster's three younger sisters, Heather, Eliza and Angelica, who provide the heroines for the following Cynster trilogy beginning with book 16 in the series, "Viscount Breckenridge To The Rescue" but that is another story.)
Jonas Tallent lives in the West Country village of Colyton, much of which appears to be owned by the Tallents or Cynsters, and he manages the estate of his elderly father, which includes the local inn.Read more ›
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Temptation and Surrender, Stephanie Laurens. Always enjoyable and this did not disappoint, I would reccommend this book to anyone. Read morePublished on 30 Jan. 2013 by W. A. Hogg
i really liked this one as the whole book wasnt focussed on the main relationship, as if that was just something that just happened along with everything else. Read morePublished on 3 Sept. 2010 by Lindymck