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Preview — Scandal's Bride by Stephanie Laurens
Scandal's Bride (Cynster #3)
How can an honourable lady like Lady Catriona Hennessy unite with a rake like Richard Cynster? Though charmed by his commanding presence, she cannot give up her independence. Marriage had not previously been on Richard′s agenda, but perhaps taming the lady was just the challenge he needs - if he can have the rights of the marriage bed without making any revealing promises...more
"If I decide to have you…"—he kept his words deliberate, pausing to let the qualification sink in—"I'll have to change your mind."
Another great installment from the Bar Cynster series!
Richard Cynster comes to Scotland summond by a lawyer, he's to be present at the reading of the last will and testament of his biological mother's husband Yes I know, quite complex, but that is why his nickname is Scan ...more
DNF'd at 28%. I simply cannot finish this one. After reading the first two books in this series, you would think my patience would have been sufficiently stretched to accommodate Laurens' distinctively bitchy, grating heroines. It's true, I was expecting a heroine who was equal parts stupid, judgmental, arrogant, and bitchy.
What I was not expecting, however, was for said irritating heroine to also be a fucking rapist.
She roofies the hero and has sex with him because sh ...more
First published: 1999
Length: 404 pages
Setting: Galloway Hills (lowlands), Scotland, 1819-1820 (Regency).
Sex: Frequent. Very explicit (erotic).
Hero: The Scandal That Never Was. Illegitimate son who was completely and totally accepted by his father's family. Rake and rogue looking for direction.
Heroine: A disciple of The Lady - she's a white or nature witch, as one with the land she cultivates with some light pagan devotions.
Trigger: Hero raped. It's not that he was unwill ...more
Sooooo I did like this book for the most part. Yes, I only gave it three stars because there were things that irked me to no end. But for now here’s a quick overview…
Catriona is known has the “Lady of the Vale.” She is believed to have inherited “magical abilities” that allow her to receive messages from The Lady. One day she gets a letter saying that she must attend the reading of her guardian’s will. At the same time, Richard Cynster (aka Scandal), also received a similar letter (The...more
Genre? - Romance / Historical Fiction / Mystery / Drama / Erotica
Characters? - Richard 'Scandal' Cynster / Catriona Hennessy / Devil Cynster / Honoria Cynster / Vane Cynster / Patience Cynster
Setting? - Scotland
Series? - Cynster #3
Title? - Richard Cynster was a 'scandal' as he was illegitimate.
Character Analysis? - The way the marriage comes about between Scandal and Catriona means that they are thrown together and have to make it work - they don't have the chance before the ...more
Laurens is an excellent writer--not just an excellent ROMANCE writer. Her language flows so smoothly; she uses good verbs and nouns. She is not afraid of adjectives and adverbs but she uses them well. Her characters and dialogue seem so real and natural. The H's are arrogant but hot and are totally captivated by the h. The nov ...more
This book didn't really have a mystery, but the story was really nice and I enjoyed imagining the layout of the Vale. It also amused me to see that th ...more
The Cynster men have a lot in common. They are all fairly dictatorial, insanely possessive, have a tendency to "resist" fate yet give in so very easily. "I refu ...more
Scandal's Bride started out very promising with a fascinating female character who scythe's and the reading of a will. Catriona- who has mysterious powers and is the human representation of the Lady of the Vale sees a blue eyed warrior in her future. Knowing the Lady means for him to be the father of her children. Catriona, a dominant female is concerned because ...more
SCANDAL'S BRIDE is the third book in the Cynster series. It is the story of Richard "Scandal" Cynster, the brother of Devil, from DEVIL'S BRIDE. Richard is off in Scotland seeing to an inheritance from his mother when he meets Catriona Hennessy, known as the lady of the vale. She believes that Richard is the man who is to father her children, but cannot contemplate marriage to such a dominate man. She believes that she must find a weak man so as to not destroy her leade ...more
Catriona drugs Richard, sneaks into his room and has sex with him.
This is called rape. It's completely inappropriate and immoral. Why was I so ok with that when I was younger.
Does Stephanie Lauren's not believe men can be raped? If Richard drugged her and then slept with the world would be in uproar and call him a rapist.
I had a hard time deciding how to do a review for this book. The beginning wasn't very exciting, I wish I could have skipped the middle, and I enjoyed the ending. I would have given this 3.5 stars if it didn't have the (view spoiler)[the rape. Catriona drugs and then rapes Richard, so she can have a child. He thinks he's dreaming that she came to his room the first night, but is awake the next two. That's right, she drugged him three times. And then her mentor poisons Richard and he alm ...more
I read this book along time ago. I have almost all of her books in hardback so when I read them there was no reviews done. When I bought my Kindle Fire HDX I saved and bought all her books in about a 6 months time. Now I am slowly rereading them plus keeping up with current books.
I just finished reading The Tempting Of Thomas Carrick which is the story of Richard (Scandal) and Catriona's daughter Lucilla and Thomas Carrick. I really enjoyed the book and decided to ...more
Once in London, Stephanie ...more