By 1819, Spencer Vane Cynster knows which direction his heart blows when it comes for him to give away his love: nowhere. Vane has vowed to never love or marry anyone because he prefers to be the recipient of pleasurable indulgences from all the aristocratic ladies of the Ton.
Patience Debbingham has no use for her male peers and she trusts none of this worthless lot. Since her parents are both dead, the independent Patience is used to doing what she wants even as she raises her teenage brother. They meet when he seeks shelter from a nasty storm in her aunt's home. When her sibling becomes the prime suspect of recent criminal activities, the pair works together to ferret out the real identity of the outlaw. However, both soon realize that the calamitous weather that brought them together moved indoors, with them being in the eye of a passionate storm. Readers will swear that the second "Cynster" Regency romance, A RAKE,S VOW, is one of the sub-genre's top novels of the year. The story line is whimsical yet filled with intrigue and romance. The lead protagonists are a delightfully daring duo, who challenge much of propriety as they find love with one another. After reading this novel and its predecessor, THE DEVIL'S BRIDE, fans will be clamoring for more stories to quickly fall from the Bar Cynster family tree. Harriet Klausner