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A Rake's Vow (Cynster #2)
To Vane Cynster, Bellamy Hall seems like the perfect place to temporarily hide from London′s husband hunters. But when he encounters irresistible Patience Debbington, Vane realises he′s met his match ...
She vowed no man would catch her.
Patience isn′t about to succumb to Vane′s sensuous propositions. Yes, his kisses leave her dizzy and his caresses ...more
This is the second book from the Bar Cynster series, and another great one too
Vane Cynster is running away from fate. After seeing how the mighty have fallen (Devil in love with Honoria), he decides to go as far as possible, away from any temptation (as in women he might ...more
Have I mentioned how sick to death I am of bitchy, obnoxious heroines who think they know everything and act like they're better than everyone else? I liked Vane, of course, Laurens is pretty good at crafting compelling heroes, but her heroines need serious work. They're not endearing to the reader at all, just whiny, indecisive bags of shrewage. There is a major difference between being an independent, willful, s ...more
Vane Cynster is determined to avoid the same fate as his cousin, so when a storm starts brewing he decides to stop over at his Godmother’s estate. He should have known that one cannot escape their destiny, which comes in the guise of Patience Debbington, a woman who certainly knows her own mind and has no intention of giving up her independence for the likes of an elegant gentleman such as Vane Cynster.
Although the fated mates trope is somewhat out of place in a historical rom ...more
I actually liked the hero. I think he was the only aspect of this entire book I liked. I did not understand why he was so immediately besotted with the heroine. She was something of a cipher. I never got a good feel of her character or any strong ...well...anything about her. She was pretty, that was about it.
The mystery aspect was quite tedious. Not enough to hang a plot on at all. And like the f ...more
Vane is another Cynster that will take away your mind, soul, and body again. Ah...what is it about the Bar Cynster?
It's the second book of the Cynster series. Patience is a thoroughly sympathetic heroine, and the intrigue and mystery here is fairly well crafted and fun to follow.
I first read "Devil's Bride" a year ago, so was very happy to move on to Vane's story in the series. I enjoyed rea ...more
Patience--I don't think I ever got over the fact that her name is a virtue--Debbington was a charming enough heroine. I don't think I loved the fact that she would readily throw hersel ...more
Ahhh, Vane and Patience. The problem I had with this story was their inability to say 3 small words...I am hungry. HAHAHA No, that wasn't the 3 words. The words were "I love you". She loved him, but wouldn't put herself out there and say it. He loved her, but was too manly to put those feelings into words. She wouldn't agree to marry him without hearing the words, and wouldn't tell him what s ...more
I feel guilty saying I "read" this one since it was an audiobook, but that counts, right?
This was about a rake (obviously) falling in love with a girl who never ever wants to get married to an "elegant gentleman", such as the H, because her elegant-gentleman father was a cheat who neglected his wife and children.
The majority of the book was the H chasing the h hot and heavy, trying to convince her to change her mind while they solve a little mystery on the side. The story is cute and ...more
Okay, I'm thoroughly confused. This book's rating went up and down so many times, I have to compromise and give it 3.5 stars.
We have Patience Debbington, a 26 year old orphan who has taken responsibility of her easily influenced 17 year old brother. She's living with her aunt, Lady Bellamy, to prepare for her departure to London, so she can an "acceptable" mentor for her brother. While at th...more
Here's the thing: I'm not sure Laurens meant for this series to be as ridiculously humorous as it is, ...more
This is honestly one of my favorite Bar Cynster books. One of the things it does really, really well is showcase how much the Cynste ...more
No es que la historia de amor no sea bonita, porque lo es(me ha gustado mucho la evolución y las reticencias de Vane), pero toda esa narración (a mi parecer, exagerada), ha enlentecido tanto la historia que me he aburrido muchísimo. No he abandonado por pura terquedad; y solo el último tercio ha merecido la pena.
Otro dato que ha hecho que la nota baje tantísimo es debido a las escenas sexuales. N ...more
This is Regency England, shortly after the Napoleonic Wars, and the Cynster clan encompasses your typical alpha males. Outwardly they are perfect gentlemen, always turned out to perfection ...more
Recommend: Those who enjoyed Devil's Bride. Great historical romance. You don't necessarily have to have read the first book. This book can stand alone.
*Vane is sexy as ever. The man is also honorable through and through.
*Patience has quite the back bone. Not only does she loose her heart to Vane, but is resoved to only marry for love.
Vane Cyster terjebak badai yang akan datang dan terpaksa harus berteduh di rumah Ibu Baptisnya, dimana ia merasa takdir sedang menunggunya di tempat itu. Disana ia bertemu dengan Patience Debbington, keponakan dari ibu baptisnya itu dan merasa--bila ia harus menikah dan tidak menghindari takdir--maka perempuan itulah yang akan dinikahinya. Namun pesona dan kendali diri Vane selalu tidak mempan pada Patience. Ia menyadari bahwa Patience tidak menerima dirinya bukan karena dirinya ...more
I read this book right after Whitney, my love. Which was slightly unfair. It would have been unfair to just abt any book, let alone this light hearted fluffy romance.
It's the second book of the Cynster series. It has a mildly intriguing plot and a very scintillating romance. I do remember getting a tad bit annoyed with the endless mysteries of the invisible thieves and spectres. However the intense love making scenes make up for it.
Vane and Patience have a LOT of chemistry. They're very well s ...more
Patience motives are solely for the wellbeing of her brother. She wants him to have someone to look up to and Vane Cynster just does not fit that picture. As a typical Cynste ...more
Though I absolutely adored Vane since the last book, it took me time to warm up to Patience(too judgemental and stubborn throughout most of the book).
Lots of banter, sweet lovemaking and mystery in the background.
It was an overall good and safe read.
First published: 1998
Length: 374 pages
Setting: Northamptonshire, 1819 (Regency).
Sex: Frequent. Very explicit (erotic).
Heroine: 26yo. Father was a rake who's apparent disregard hurt her mother deeply.
With Vane more Beta Male than Devil's Alpha, A Rake's Vow takes on the hallmarks of a Cozy Mystery (with sex). Amateur detective Vane uses his native intelligence and "instinctive intuition" to solve a light mystery in the insular, eccentric community. Laurens comfortably emp ...more
A RAKE'S VOW is the second book in the Cynster series. It is the story of Vane Cynster who is determined to avoid matrimony unlike his cousin Devil (this book starts immediately after DEVIL'S BRIDE). Fate has something else in store for Vane who ends up taking refuge at his godmother's home where he ends up meeting Patience Debbington. There is also a mysterious thief and a ghostly spector.
I liked this book better the second time I read it. It is not nearly as good as DEVIL ...more
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Follow every rainbow ,'Till you find your dream”
thanked me for saving you from sitting in the flower bed."
She didn't even look up. "It was entirely your fault that I nearly did. If you hadn't sneaked up on me, I wouldn't have been in any danger of landing in the weeds." She glanced briefly at him, a touch of color in her cheeks. "A gentleman would have coughed or something."
Vane trapped her gaze, and smiled—a slow, Cynster smile. "Ah," he murmured, his voice very low. He shifted fractionally closer. "But, you see, I'm not a gentleman. I'm a Cynster." As if letting her into some secret, he gently informed her: "We're conquerors—not gentlemen.”