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A Rogue's Proposal (Cynsters #4)

4.07 of 5 stars 4.07  ·  rating details  ·  5,451 ratings  ·  114 reviews
Alternate cover for ISBN 9780380805693
Paperback, 404 pages
Published October 1999 by Avon Books (first published January 1st 1999)
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Susan (susayq ~)
Oh gosh! This was absolutely the best! I don't know if it was just the mood I was in or if it was the magic I could feel between Demon and Flick or what, but I loved this one. In fact, i think it's the best in the series (at least so far).

Demon has usurped Devil as my favorite Cynster man. Want to know how? He said the words! What words, you ask? These - "I love you." none of the other Cynster men have said them. Sure, they all felt it, but they never said it. Demon did! He was scared to admit
Evie Byrne
I was in trouble at the library for being late to pick up a book on hold. The librarian on duty is a bit of a dragon, but past conversations with her have revealed that she has one soft spot: Stephanie Laurens. Knowing my library record might depend on it, I plucked A Rogue's Proposal off the paperback rack. I'd not read any of SL's Cynster books, and this is #4 in the series. But no matter, it was s shield with which to face her fiery wrath. It worked. A small smile came to her hardened mouth a ...more
Huma Rashid
Dear God, this drags on interminably and was almost a chore to get through. Could have been 200 pages shorter, easy. (It was about 600 on my iPad, not sure about physical, print edition.) Gah.
This had one of the longest love scenes I think I have ever read. Not a BAD thing. :-)
I'm a bit sad to say that I'm out here on lonely island with this one, it just wasn't for me. I'll admit that the whole "attracted to her innocence" trope is not one I particularly like. It always reads as a bit skeevy to me. But I've let that go when I like the hero/heroine pairing and still enjoyed the book. I couldn't get there with this one. When Demon & Flick weren't annoying me, they were boring me to tears. There may been a good 300 page romance in here, unfortunately the book is well ...more
I think I just dont enjoy this author's writing. The basis of a good story line is there but the whole series is just chuck a buck with cliches and this idea of an all alpha male clan of powerful muscular tall tanned (yeah in sunny England) rich aristocrats is just too much. I think I its the writing that gets to me because there are too many words just seeming to go on and on and on about feelings when one sentence had already expressed the intention. I found myself skipping pages just because ...more
Author: Stephanie Laurens
First published: 1999
Length: 404 pages
Setting: Newmarket and London, 1820 (Regency).
Sex: Frequent. Very explicit (erotic). Could be caught (almost-exhibition).
Hero: 31yo and mentions the age difference every other page. Runs the family horse stud.
Heroine: 20yo orphan of missionaries, brought up by a benevolent uncle, The General.

There's a good story in here.

Race-fixing makes a nice change.

And a nice Older-Man, Younger-Woman relationship / HEA.

But the solid foundations we
3.5 Stars! Number four in the series and I was kinda looking forward to it, especially since I had to order a copy for my set as we were continuing on with the series and once again discussing it as a buddy read in the Romance Lovers for the Challenge-Impaired group (discussion thread over this-a-way). I was wishing and hoping that Demon that horse master would impress me in ways the other Cynster men so far (while nice) have not quite done. I was hoping maybe he'd be different than the others. ...more
Leila Anani
4th in the Bar Cynster series, this one charts the romance of Demon and Flick.

The romance is pretty good. Demon falls for flick out in the country. seduces her then takes her to London to stay with his family where he hopes she'll agree to marry him. She hopes going to London will make him fall in love with her, but once in town Demon backs off completely leaving her confused.

The romance is augmented by a plot detailing a syndicate fixing horse races in which Flick's brother gets involved.

The pa
Sheila Melo
Another Cynster Meets His Match

A ROGUE'S PROPOSAL is the fourth book in the Cynster series. It is the story of Harry "Demon" Cynster, the younger brother of Vane Cynster from A RAKE'S VOW. Demon begins to fear for his bachelorhood as he watches the Cynster men succumb to love and marriage. He decides to leave London and return to his horse farm. There he encounters Felicity "Flick" Parteger who he has known since she was a child but he's not seen her in recent years. All of a sudden, she has gro
Another Cynster meets his match, no matter how reluctant he initially is.

While Felicity starts out okay and definitely better than Catriona of the previous book, she unfortunately doesn't lack her share of moments of intense stupidity. The silly nickname, Flick, her naivete and sometimes recklessness where she jumps head first into dangerous situations without even thinking of potential consequences and her stubbornness when it came to Demon were a few of my issues with her.

Demon, on the other h
Apr 11, 2013 Anne marked it as did-not-finish  ·  review of another edition
Anyone who knows me understands that I hate to DNF a book. I will try an slog through almost anything just to get it finished.
But A Rogue's Proposal? No. Sorry. I just couldn't do it. Both characters were boring, and the mystery was going nowhere fast. Lots of the girl wondering why there were butterflies in her stomach and the guy reveling in her innocent wide-eyed blushes.
I wanted to read a good love story and this seemed promising with the its rating, should have known better. The story is too long and she used so many adverbs for my liking. Argh!!!
The only thing I liked about this book was when Harry told Flick how he truly feels.
There were just too many things that happened in this book that wouldn't have happened in 1820 to give it more than two stars. On the other hand, this book is the first of Ms. Laurens in quite a while to show knowledge of the era of which she supposedly writes. This anomaly comes from the fact that Demon knows the rules, tries to follow the rules in Flick's case, but Flick does not know the rules due to the way she was brought up. Unfortunately, it doesn't fly for me. Not knowing the rules does ...more
The fourth book in Stephanie Laurens' Cynster series. I've read several of Ms Laurens books and, sadly, I feel like I'm reading the same book over and over again. Just the names and minor details are changed. But I can't say that I hated it because I didn't. It was just too predictable for a higher rating from me.
good gravy this one took me forever to read. it went on forever. it really could have been 200 pages less. the plot just dragged on and on. I was disappointed, because usually Stephanie Laurens is a really quick read for me. I normally love her books, which is why I kept slogging through this one.
An okay but dissatisfying 2.5 star book. The endless internal monologues and slow moving sex scenes (I think 10-15 pages was spent on a kiss and how that made our heroine feel) were boring and frustrating. I found myself skipping and skimming a lot. Also, the first part of the book set in Newmarket was unique and interesting and the plot moved along decently well if you skipped the repetitive internal monologue junk. But once the book moved to London, the entire thing became dull and the charact ...more
I think I am breaking from this series. Which is too bad because I really wanted more of some of the other Cynsters - but this one just was not anywhere near as good as the others (and that ain't saying much.)
Lita Bouquard
Demon Cynster meets a 20 year old that he hasn't seen since her childhood. He is attracted. Same premise as every other Bar Cynster book. Flick (Felicity) has loved Demon since she was an awkward tween. She doesn't attempt to attract him believing that with his age and experience he couldn't be interested in her. Lots of horse talk, a plot about fixing races and no real mystery - which is good since the previous books were too easily solved. If you liked the other books you will like this one. Y ...more
While this book features your average Cynster – arrogant, dominant, unwilling to commit to one woman and terrified of the words ‘I love you’ – I was glad to see that it finally seemed to deviate a little from the previous three efforts.
Harry Cynster, mostly known as Demon, flees London and its flock of women of marriageable age, terrified that he too might fall prey to the shackles of marriage, like three others of the Bar Cynster have done so far. Things don’t quite work out that way, of course
Torrid Regency Romance. Part of the original Cynster series.
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My favorite of the Cynster series. I would read for sure.
Wendy Tavenner
I just loved this book, this must be 10 books in a row that I have read from the author!!! Demon leaves his cousins wedding, saying that will not be him. He leaves for his home to get ready for the racing season, what he finds is a girl masquerading as a stable hand. He knows he's a she from the beginning but he never guessed it was Flick (Felicity) who has grown up in all the right places. He has come home to deceit, treachery, race fixing but also passion and eventually love!! Another great bo ...more
Oleta Blaylock
This book didn't end the way I thought it did and now I am going to wrack my brain for the book I am thinking about. I was a little disappointed that very few of the Bar Cynster showed up in this book. We do get to see more of Demon's mother and the Dowager as well as the twins. I like all the Bar Cynster and while Devil is my favorite the rest have found a place in my heart. I have all these books in print as well as e-books.

While I admire Felicity's spirit and determination I have a problem wi
I usually do not like stories where heroines fall in love with the hero during prime childhood. I usually do not like stories dealing a lot with horses and where horse passion is the main shared interest in the couple (oh it reminds me of some boring Barbara Cartland). I also usually do not like it when the heroine is a country bumpkin or when that young miss decides to shed property aside before deciding on marriage.
However in this case, all of the above did not deter me from enjoying this stor
Helene Harrison
ISBN? - 9780749937195

Genre? - Romance / Historical Fiction / Mystery / Erotica

Characters? - Harry 'Demon' Cynster / Felicity 'Flick' Pargeter / Devil Cynster / Vane Cynster / Patience Cynster

Setting? - Newmarket (England)

Series? - Cynster #4

Title? - Harry 'Demon' Cynster is a rogue, more interested in horses than anything else.

Character Analysis? - What I love about the Cynster series is how unusual all of the heroines are, and Felicity in A Rogue's Proposal is no exception to this rule. She dre
I finished this book on a roadtrip, so it took much longer to read than normal for me. It also lessened the emotional impact, But I still enjoyed it immensely. Fell in love with Demon, as I have all the men of the Bar Cynster.

Demon is set against marriage. He is devoted to his horses and enjoys his life as it is. Felicity (he calls her Flick) has grown up with him as a neighbor. She has loved him from a young age. Felicity loves horses as much as Demon and is his equal in her knowledge of them.
Harold Henry 'Demon' Cynster, keen to escape the Fate that has influenced the other Bar Cynsters into strolling down the wedding aisle, takes himself off to Newmarket and the sanctuary of his racing stud. Only to discover all is not well in paradise and trouble is encapsulated in the form of Felicity 'Flick' Parteger. A beauty whom Demon has know since her childhood, currently masquerading as a jockey in his stables. Flick, a skilled rider, is attempting to gather information that will assist he ...more
Another engaging Cynster story, 5 stars! All the heroines in this series are strong-willed but Felicity/Flick is the most innocent. She is very likeable, open, honest, and strong but not the domineering type. She's a country lass who doesn't swing with the crowd of the ton, and cares nothing about their social norms and mores. She handled Demon really well, without her realizing it. The mystery side of the story is dragging at times because it seemed they're on a wild goose chase but somehow the ...more
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Stephanie Laurens was born in Sri Lanka, which was at the time the British colony of Ceylon. When she was 5, her family moved to Melbourne, Australia, where she was raised. After continuing through school and earning a Ph.D. in Biochemistry in Australia, Stephanie and her husband moved to Great Britain, taking one of the last true overland journeys from Katmandu to London.

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