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When Bruce Met Cyn (Visitation, North Carolina #3)

3.95  ·  Rating Details ·  2,999 Ratings  ·  65 Reviews
A Lori Foster book is like a glass of good champagne--sexy and sparkling! --Jayne Ann Krentz
You first met Bruce Kelly in Lori Foster's steamy novel, "The Secret Life of Bryan." Now, Bruce comes into his own--and a whole lot of trouble--when he falls for a woman who is nothing like he is, but she's everything he wants. . .
When Opposites Attract. . .
Bruce Kelly has spe
Paperback, 338 pages
Published July 1st 2004 by Zebra (first published January 1st 2004)
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Apr 24, 2008 Daisiemae rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Lori Foster Fans
Recommended to Daisiemae by: I like the author...most of the
I really liked this book. I am a sucker for the minister/bad girl with a heart of gold storyline. I have seen several bad reviews of this book because Lori wrote Bruce as a Man...not just a minister. Personally, that is what I thought was refreshing about it. I liked that he wasn't perfect...he didn't always have "pure" thoughts, and wasn't ashamed of his attraction for Cyn. He is still a hero I would stand behind anyday, and I enjoyed the trust and love that developed between he and Cyn. It was ...more
Apr 10, 2009 Alexis rated it it was ok
Shelves: my-reviews
Bruce Kelly, identical twin brother of Bryan Kelly from The Secret Life of Bryan, is back, and this time he's also relocated to Visitation, NC. But Bruce isn't the only one who's decided to move there. Cynthia Potter has made the decision to turn her life around. She's been on the run for a long time but now she's done with being a prostitute and is going to Visitation, a place that's appeared in her dreams.

Bruce, a preacher and all-around good guy, first encounters Cyn in the parking lot of a
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Deborah Vespo
Feb 24, 2013 Deborah Vespo rated it really liked it
Part of the Visitation series, which I just found out about and I now have to go and read the whole thing. Bruce is such a wonderful character, a genuine sweetheart that any female reader would fall in love with. Cyn (Cynthia) has had such a difficult life, drunken mother and a rather nasty boyfriend character that has rather nasty intentions towards Cyn. She runs out after beating him to death when he appears in her room one night and takes to life on the streets. She never finished school and ...more
I liked this book, but the hero wasn't one of my favorite characters. I guess since Bruce was a preacher I was expecting him to have more skeletons in his closet to make the story more interesting. Instead, he was the standard gentleman who was straitlaced and had not much of a shady past all. The only thing that distinguished him as a hero was that he was protective, sexy, and he falls in love. The heroine was much more colorful. She was a former prostitute running from the past. She shows her ...more
Dec 17, 2013 Jamilah rated it did not like it
Shelves: funny-romance
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Dec 21, 2007 Samantha rated it liked it
This book was just ok. I've read some of her other works and they are definitely better. This one didn't really flow correctly. I wanted her to go into more detail about their relationship and how Cyn felt about her past. She didn't really go into how Bruce felt about Cyn's past and how he is planning on working through it. I just felt let down by this book. It didn't explore the rest of the town's ideas or further their relationships either. Just wish Ms. Foster would have taken more time with ...more
Nov 04, 2013 Cindy rated it it was ok
Contemporary romance with protected sex.

This is Bruce's story. Bruce is a likeable guy. He deserves a good story. He doesn't get one IMO. Cyn is a recent former hooker. I tried not to hold that against her, but she's not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

This story plays out like a really bad Lifetime Channel movie. Before you judge, I'm a nurse who works in a hospital. I frequently get stuck in a pt's room when Lifetime movie marathons are playing. I've seen enough to know how bad they can g
Mar 28, 2011 Jennifer rated it liked it
Shelves: owned, visitation-nc
I absolutely love Lori Foster. I am glad that we got to see a different side of Bruce and that both Bryan and Joe were present in this book. Cyn was a fun character and I really liked how she was able to reach out to Jamie. Cannot wait for the next book in this series.
Is Visitation, NC a real place? If it is I'm heading there tomorrow.
I love this cast of characters Lori Foster has created...all these big, strapping, protective, alpha males.
Mar 27, 2009 Susan rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed this slightly-dark romance. I definitely want to pick up the other books that have the characters in this book - especially the one about Bryan!
Nov 12, 2016 Yolanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bruce a preacher, falls for Cynthia Potter a former hooker.
Whitney (Shooting Stars Reviews)
Reviewed by Whitney@Shooting Stars Reviews

When Bruce Met Cyn begins with Cyn going to Visitation. She's had a really hard life, and is tired of being a hooker, so she sets out to the first place she feels right. Along the way, she encounters Bruce Kelly a local preacher who also lives in Visitation. Bruce understands Cyn more than she wants him too, and can't seem to help but feel attracted to her. And as he gets to know her more he he wants her more and more. But he's unsure of how to go about
Oct 02, 2014 Anita rated it really liked it
I have really enjoyed the Visitation, NC series and this book is really good too. The family and friends that Lori Foster has created are wonderful. The heroes are sexy and macho with soft hearts. The heroines are beautiful and smart. As the third book, you really need to read the others to truly enjoy the characters and their relationships.

This is the story of Bruce Kelly, a preacher and really good person who has left his half-way house for recovering prostitutes to build a church in Visitatio
Jan 19, 2014 Pattianne rated it liked it
WHEN BRUCE MET CYN - VISITATION/N.C. - (Bruce and Cyn) - Preacher Bruce saves Cyn from her former life and marries her.

Bruce Kelly has spent most of his life helping people who are down on their luck, guiding them toward making better lives. Compassionate and kind, Bruce understands that everyone makes mistakes, even if he's never actually done anything just colour inside the lines. Nobody's perfect, but Bruce is about to meet a woman who's perfect for him. He's determined to show her that he ca
Mar 28, 2016 Sammie rated it it was amazing
It was so awesome ,i loved every moment of this book ,i could not put it down.

Bruce is just plain awesome and super hunky and really funny ,i loved every moment of his book.

Cyn was pretty great too ,she's really funny and i just loved how her mind worked when she thought of bruce ,it was just great.

I loved seeing her and Bruce fall in love with each other ,it was just great seeing their story unfold , i also loved all the parts with Jamie,Scott and Alyx they are such great characters that i can
Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim)
So a prostitute and a preacher meet in a truckstop... Sounds like the opening of some kind of joke doesn't it? Instead it's the opening of a fun romantic read. It's sort of like the opening of The Secret Life of Bryan but this time they really are a whore and a man of the cloth. I really liked Cynthia. I even mostly liked Bruce (although his I'm not going to do anything with you until I think you are ready no matter what you say attitude was a bit off putting.) Also liked seeing everyone from ...more
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Mar 08, 2016 Cindy Winder delong rated it did not like it
I got half way through this book and couldn't finish. I just didn't feel that the story was believable. The author wanted the reader to see the preacher Bruce as sincere and honest but Bruce didn't seem familiar with the Bible. So many principles were ignored. He didn't equate his thoughts with his actions and openly lusted. He seemed to be considering fornication. And he didn't show any concern that he and Cyn would be unequally yoked if they did become married because she never spoke once of ...more
Mar 19, 2011 Jessi rated it liked it
Oh my. A contemporary romance with a former hooker as the female protagonist. And a priest as the male lead. Cyn (Cynthia) Potter left her family's house when her mother's lover tried to rape her. She survived the only way she could. But now she's ready to go straight and she's mysteriously drawn to Visitation, North Carolina. On the way, a trucker tries to extort sexual favors in exchange for a ride when Bruce shows up to save the day. Of course, he falls into lust with her and then into love. ...more
Feb 21, 2015 Mauaqui rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Preacher's Cyn

We met Bruce, the Preacher, in Bryan's book. I think we all fell in love with his demeanor; a soft spoken loving man full of humbleness and goodwill. I certainly felt he deserved a love of his own to cherish him. Well let me tell you he found CYN! Both were making their way to Visitation when a chance encounter at a truck stop threw them together and what a roller coaster ride it was until they reached their HEA! Loved it! The Preacher and Cyn proved the maxim ...opposites attr
B. Barda
May 12, 2011 B. Barda rated it really liked it
A guilty pleasure and my favorite of Foster's books. I've re-read it multiple times. It's a must-buy for anyone who loves the tough but gentle trope. Bruce is a preacher with a lot of compassion and just a great character to cuddle up with when you need a little shmaltz or a case of the warm-fuzzies.

I do wish Foster would abandon the need to make her protagonists do the 'save the damsel in distress with my manly muscles' thing in every novel's climax, but with this genre, it's an expected clich
I haven't read these books in order, and so I read this one last. I can honestly say I am really sad to have finished the Visitation series because I loved all the characters so much.

This is another great romance, and Bruce - wow! I thought Joe was my favourite, but it's a pretty close call.

I love how Lori Foster weaves in characters from past books, it feels effortlessly done. I really enjoyed the banter between Joe, Bryan & Bruce - they are all such wonderful characters. Plus Alyx is just
Jun 07, 2016 Jenny rated it really liked it
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I started reading this last night and it seems really familiar. If it turns out I have already read it I'll find another home for it.

I think I have read this before, but I decided to finish it, since a lot of it was pretty hazy. Another good romance from Lori Foster. Her books have sweetness, humor, and a bit of magic to make them special
Apr 17, 2014 Linda rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book about the other twin Bruce. Lori Foster's description of the preacher was perfect and he was perfect for Cyn. He took his faith very seriously but he was also a man who was in love. Cyn had spent five years of her life running and hiding until she met Bruce. This adventure goes back to Visitation, North Carolina and with Jamie's help, everything comes around to where it should be.
Dec 31, 2014 Mandy rated it did not like it
Caveat: I never like romance books with preachers as a protagonist.

This is no exception. Bruce kinda just creeps me out the entire book. Bruce leering lasciviously at a reformed prostitute? Creepy. Bruce holding her in his lap while she details her abuse as a child? Creepy. Bruce all but forcing a marriage on the reformed prostitute? Creepy.
May 22, 2008 Turdlemary rated it liked it
Shelves: advisory
This is the book after The secret life of Bryan. Bruce is his twin and the preacher who meets an ex-hooker and falls in love with her. He needs to protect her and get her to trust him because of someone trying to her her from her past. This story is about surviving by any means even if it meant selling yourself though Cyn is strong minded and educated herself to protect herself mentally.
Sep 15, 2015 Pamela(AllHoney) rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Contemporary Romantic Comedy fans
The third book in the Visitation series by Lori Foster. Bruce Kelly is a minister and the twin of Bryan. He has moved to Visitation, NC. Cynthia Potter has let the life of prostitution and is attempting to make a new life for herself. A little more serious than the others to me. But I still loved it.
Loved it - all of this series is funny, sweet and still holds the attention. They are well written and sexy too.

This one is about Bruce who is a preacher and I think I like him better than cranky Brian.

Bruce is honest and strong and just so sexy. It was great to catch up with the others (joe, brian, shay and Jamie) just love that.

cant wait to read the others
Sep 01, 2013 Jill rated it really liked it
I liked the story... Quick moving and entertaining. I liked the story about Bryan alittle better, however they are different types of characters and this story about Bruce does flow and I was glad they didn't have hot love scenes right away. Usually the back and forth teasing the heroine usually does annoyes me but not in this story.. It was appropriate.
Aug 09, 2012 Tanya rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing. It feels like you are in the storie with them when you read it.
It catches your attention the fact that some people really are that mean in the world.
But the storie was also sweet and exciting.
I loved it, it was really good can't wait to read more of her books.
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Visitation, North Carolina (5 books)
  • Say No To Joe? (Visitation, North Carolina, #1)
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“And so you were in here, chatting with God?"

Bruce stared at her face, studying her features in minute detail. His voice dropped to a soft, velvety whisper. "I wanted to thank Him for my many blessings."

The burning of her eyes increased. She would not cry like some ninny just because Bruce was happy. He was a devout and wonderful person who always looked to the bright side. Knowing that prompted her to say, "You're such a good man, Bruce."

"I'm a fortunate man, in many, many ways." He made a grand gesture toward the glass blocks. "It's a beautiful, sunny day, and my very own church is almost complete."

"It is shaping up. Everyone will like it."

His thumb moved to her bottom lip with a teasing, gentle touch. "Good friends surround me, and I enjoy good health."

"All things you deserve."

He smiled. "And I've been given the greatest gift of all."

"What's that?"

He laughed, tweaked her chin. "You."


He slowly nodded. "God's given me a lot. But best of all, He's given me you." He took her mouth in a long, toe-curling, stomach-tightening kiss, and in a husky rumble: "I'll be thinking Him every day for the rest of my life."

-Bruce and Cyn”
“What the hell do you want, anyway?"

'I just want to help you."

Yeah, right. And then he'd sell her a bridge. He didn't know her, had no vested intereset in her--unless he hoped to get laid. Ha! Fat chance. He looked like he was poor, driving that old rattrap car and dressed in faded jeans.

She clenched her hands into fists. "I'm not screwing you."

"I didn't ask you to." And then, with some sort of warped amusement, he added, "I'm not that easy.”
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