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The pleasure of your company is requested at the wedding of Miss Eliza Cynster . . . but not until she’s rescued from a daring abduction by the most unexpected of heroes!

Brazenly kidnapped from her sister Heather’s engagement ball, Eliza Cynster is spirited north to Edinburgh. Desperate and determined to escape, she seizes upon the first possible champion who happens along
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Paperback, 424 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by HarperCollins - AU (first published January 1st 2011)
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Lisa Kay
★★★☆☆ (This is a review of the audiobook.) Ugh. Maybe I read this too soon after the first one of The Cynster Sisters Trilogy, but I didn’t enjoy Eliza and Jeremy’s story as much. Way too repetitious. Same narrator as the first one, Matthew Brenher, whom I loved. Nevertheless, this time around even he sounds bored. Poor sod.

In the first one the mysterious laird was interesting and intriguing. Now he’s just TSTL and with too much internal dialogue which proves him TSTL, as he wasn’t considering
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The UHQ Nasanta
2 stars

Climb every mountain, Ford every stream,
Follow every rainbow, 'Til you find your dream.


Ok. So perhaps they weren't following a rainbow, but it sure felt as if they were climbing every mountain and fording every stream to find their dream - even though their dream was right beside them. Anyway, this is the second book in The Cynster Sisters Trilogy that I, for some reason, thought might be an improvement to the never-ending series of books about Cynster males and their compatriots. Yes,
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Ana
Jun 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
Eliza Cynster is at her sister's engagement ball when she gets a mysterious note.


Eliza's dress


The second she reads it she thinks it just might come from her hero, the one man that is meant for her. Unfortunately, it didn't. Instead she finds herself kidnapped and whisked away to Scotland.

Unlike her sister, she failed to escape on her own. Not only there's no Breckenbridge there, but they kept her drugged all the way. But she did manage to alert a gentleman she knew, or at least she thinks she
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Mskychick
Nov 03, 2011 rated it liked it
I was torn between a 2 and a 3 rating. This book, as is true of all of Laurens' later books, has way too much introspection. Too many characters filling too much of the book's pages rhapsodizing about their thoughts. I have the same complaints with later Robert B Parker books; I'd like more demonstration of what a character is thinking by actions, with sparse descriptions of thoughts, rather than continuous soliloquies. I also felt she kept bludgeoning a dead horse about some of the facts of thi ...more
Vintage
Listening to the CD (good narrator) and I have a bad feeling about this. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Stephanie Laurens, Devil's Bride is a wonderful romance with a spunky, intellectual heroine and an over-the-top alpha, uber yummy hero, Devil. Devil, as a nickname it hardly gets any better that that.

So far, with In Pursuit..., we have the dumber than dirt, passive heroine. She is at her sister's engagement ball, same sister who was kidnapped in a previous book which has caused the Cynster family
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Shh I'm reading!
Dec 17, 2011 rated it it was ok
I really used to like the Cynster series, but have felt like all of her characters are the same. Alpha male, rescues headstrong damsel in distress. He can't admit his love, so damsel takes a stand to force alpha to admit his love. This book definitely had elements of that, but the hero and the heroine were practical and had a quiet love I could definitely get behind. There are 2 big issues that make this book only OK. One, was that the villainous chase was reminiscent of the Black Cobra Quartet, ...more
Susan
Nov 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
What a fun book. I always like Stephanie Laurens' books and this was no exception. Her heroines are always wonderfully strong and not afraid to go after what they want. When Eliza is kidnapped, the bad guys drug her for several days to ensure she doesn't cause trouble. When they stop, she is several days away from home. She takes the only opportunity she has to try to get help - screaming at a passing traveler. Jeremy is headed in the other direction and has passed before he recognizes Eliza. He ...more
Susan (susayq ~)
This was Eliza Cynster's story. Unfortunately, part of it read like her sister Heather's story. I wish Eliza's kidnapping would have gone a little more differently. Once Eliza and Jeremy had gotten away from Scropes, it seems that anything that could have gone wrong did. it was almost comical :)

I did love that their journey changed them. What should have taken a day, at most, turned into five days and nights of them falling in love and learning that who they thought they were (or how society sa
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Jennifer
Oct 26, 2011 rated it it was ok
This book almost made me stop reading romance novels. I got very sick of the internal dialogue. Does he love me? He needs to tell me first. Does she love me? I'm going to wait for her to tell me. Blah, blah, blah. I skimmed large chunks of it and felt like the writing was very forced. Kinda like she had to meet a deadline and had to write a book, so she churned one out. There's going to be a third one to this series and I'll read it, but I certainly hope it's better. If not, this author may hit ...more
(Tori-Smexybooks) smexys_sidekick
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When Heather Cynster is returned to her loving family by Viscount Breckenridge, the Cynster’s know that the kidnapper will try again, so Eliza Cynster is placed under heavy guard until the elusive Laird is found. However, the Cynster’s failed to take into account just how desperate the Laird is and Eliza is kidnapped right from under their noses. Spirited towards Edinburgh, Eliza sees a familiar face and seizes the chance to escape.

Jer
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Mary Gramlich
Oct 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
IN PURSUIT OF ELIZA CYNSTER by Stephanie Laurens
Book #2 in the Cynster Sisters Series (Three heroes, three rescues, three weddings)
09/11 - HarperCollins Publishers – HARPERCOLLINS, 448 pages

If no one sees who I am, how will my hero find me?

When you are a Cynster sister, you are expected to find your true love, know how to ride a horse, and have the potential to be kidnapped. None of the sisters have any understanding of why someone wants to kidnap them but Miss Eliza Cynster it turns out is numb
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Ladyice
Dec 13, 2011 rated it it was ok
I love Stephanie Laurens and have read all of the Cynster books over the years. This book is the 2nd in a series of three. So far, I found both book 1 & book 2 to be excessively repetative. I think she could have done a better job expanding the story line rather then telling us the same thing over-and-over. Because I like the idea of a good man (a Scottish Laird at that) forced to make hard choices, I plan to read the final book when it is published. I just want to see what his story is all ...more
Helena _Triz
En realidad creo que es un 2,5/5
Es un libro con el que no he logrado conectar. Ni con sus personajes, a los que les falta mucha química entre ellos y que me han dejado un poco "fría " o indiferente, ni con la forma de escribir de la autora. Demasiado recargada, lenta y detallada para mi gusto. La historia prometía mucho, eso si, pero quizás la forma de desarrollarla de la autora no me ha acabado de convencer. Aun así, sirve para pasar un rato entretenido y reír un poco con las ocurrencias se nue
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Sandy S
Feb 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
IN PURSUIT OF ELIZA CYNSTER by Stephanie Laurens

In Pursuit of Eliza Cynster is the second book in Stephanie Laurens’ Cynster Sisters trilogy and the 17th novel in the Cynster series of books. Like the previous Cynster sister book, In Pursuit focuses on the abduction, rescue and eventual HEA of a Cynster female. Including an adventure through two countries and countless little towns and villages, In Pursuit of Eliza Cynster will leave you breathless and longing for a glass of wine and the comfort
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20012206
No es malo pero Stephanie Laurens nos tiene acostumbrados a libros mejores, quede cansada de todo lo que caminaron los protagonistas, subian colinas, bajaban colinas, arroyos, valles en fin todo una maraton, que a mi me agoto

Me gusto como Jeremy sin ser un héroe se convirtió en el que estaba buscando Eliza, la historia es bonita, pero la hubiera podido hacer mas corta
Lisa
Eliza Cynster is being closely watched by all of her family following the kidnapping of her older sister, Heather, and the only known fact that a mysterious laird needs one of the Cynster sisters. Which one exactly, no one knows and as a result, they are all closely being monitored. So when at his sisters engagement ball, Eliza receives a mysterious note from a mysterious suitor, she decides to pursue it and in the process, her own kidnapping adventure begins. Eliza is not as brave or bold as He ...more
Katie Michaels
Sep 19, 2011 rated it liked it
A mysterious Scottish laird is on the hunt for a Cynster sister to become his wife. He doesn't really want to do it; His mother is forcing him through blackmail. His first attempt to secure Cynster wife failed when Heather Cynster got away from the kidnappers he hired (in Viscount Breckenridge to the Rescue.) Now, he is hoping for better luck by hiring a new man to snatch her younger sister Eliza.

But shortly after the kidnappers take to the road with their quarry in hand, Eliza manages to gain t
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April
Dec 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
IN PURSUIT OF ELIZA CYNSTER by Stephanie Laurens is an exciting historical romance set in Regency England. This is Book 2 in the “Cynster Sisters” trilogy,but can be read as a stand alone. See “Viscount Breckenbridge To The Rescue”. Although, “In Pursuit of ELiza Cynster” does have it slow moments,it is does have an interesting cast of characters. Eliza being a Cynster is unable to seat a horse,oh well,we all can’t be perfect and we all have our faults. I think this story of Eliza Cynster and Je ...more
Yelania Nightwalker
Eliza Cynster es secuestrada en el baile de compromiso de su hermana Heather. En el camino logra divisar a Jeremy Carling, atrae su atención y así nuestro héroe va a su rescate. Veremos a Jeremy y a Eliza intentando huir de los secuestradores pero ¿lograrán llegar sanos y salvos a casa?

Después de haber leído el libro anterior, no podía quedarme con las dudas del secuestro y la razón de ello. Entonces, no voy a negar que me gustó leer a Eliza y Jeremy, pero sí tengo que reconocer que esperaba mu
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Chitra *CJ*
Nov 12, 2016 rated it liked it
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What's it like to read the same book with different characters?
Basically THAT is what this book felt like. Just a redo of the previous cynster books, especially heather's- but instead it starred Jeremy and Eliza.
Eliza is the middle cynster sister. Jeremy is a scholar.
She thinks of him as a boring bookworm.
He thinks of her as a plain ninny.
As she's kidnapped by the same laird and Jeremy is forced to rescue her, they fall for each other in typical Cynster style.
I wish I wasn't bored by this, but
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Jessica
Dec 12, 2011 rated it it was ok
Got about 200 pages and gave up. Not because it was bad exactly, just really really boring. The romance was flat to nonexistent; by page 200 the h/h had barely spoken (to each other or anyone else). And the place descriptions were both flowery and detailed but not evocactive of much of anything in terms of setting a mood (other that zzz). That actually sounds like it was pretty bad, but it wasn't cracked out enough or frustrating enough for that, it was just boring.
ShoSho
3.5 stars

I loved the romance ,it was one of the best in the series. the hero was unique , none of that "can't confess my love" stuff .
But the action and plot weren't good. The first half was identical to the previous book and the second half was boring and tedious and there were so many characters from other SL books in it ,it was confusing.
Overall ,a very good book .
Linda Hays-Gibbs
Jan 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Title: In Pursuit of Eliza Cynster
Author: Stephanie Laurens
Genre Regency Romance
Review Rating: Five Stars
Reviewer: Linda Hays-Gibbs
This is an exciting romantic adventure with all the bells and whistles we rely on Laurens to give her readers.
Eliza is being guarded while her sister Heather and Breckenridge enjoy their betrothal ball. She is given a note to meet someone in a back parlor and her curiosity made her go. There, she is drugged and kidnapped away to Scotland by Scrope, acting for a Hig
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Jamie Heustess
May 04, 2012 rated it it was ok
I thought that after having enjoyed the first book in the trilogy, I would have liked this one. I was very disappointted. Don't get me wrong, I think the characters were great, I just don't think Ms. Laurens did these two justice. Our heroine is Eliza Cynster...of the sisters, she is the most typical society miss. Never a step out of line, quiet, smart but easy going. She also would love to find that elusive hero to take her away. At a ball given by her family, an unknown man sends a note and sh ...more
Sheila Melo
Apr 23, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good Addition to the Series

IN PURSUIT OF ELIZA CYNSTER is the seventeenth novel in the Cynster series and the second book in the sub-trilogy about the three Cynster sister's. The trilogy concerns the attempted kidnapping of each of the sisters in turn by a mysterious Scottish laird. This book is the story of Eliza Cynster who is kidnapped from her sister's engagement party. Along the road of her abduction, Eliza ends up being rescued by Jeremy Carling (who is connected with Laurens' Bastion Club
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Chy
Mar 05, 2012 rated it it was ok
What made me chuckle a bit:

She can't ride, and she actually likes doing the "ladylike" things so many of these heroines begrudge.

He's not a "foremost rake of the ton," but a scholarly type. (But, oh, we do have to point out he's had his conquests.)

And they actually put a focus on "seeing what's between them" without constantly doing the bed wrestle.

This was the book where I actually read the "antagonist's" sections and realized he...wasn't. Not really. I realized, maybe I wouldn't feel so dumb a
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Brandy Painter
Mar 06, 2015 rated it liked it
This is slightly better than Viscount Breckenridge to the Rescue mostly because I was enchanted that Eliza was so different from every other Cynster ever. She can't ride a horse and she enjoys embroidery. Jeremy was also different from the typical Laurens' hero. The book was still pretty boring though. Basically Eliza and Jeremy walk through Scotland while looking at maps a lot.
ScotchBonnet
Dec 29, 2011 rated it it was ok
It was just ok. I normally LOVE long novels, but this one had me wishing it was at least 100 pages shorter. The chemistry was just blah for me, and not all the sex scenes were necessary (and I don't say that very often).

There was of course quite a bit of build up for the next book and that story should be more interesting...hopefully.

2 out of 5 chili peppers (and not because it wasn't steamy, but rather too forced)
3.5 out of 5 hearts for the happy ending (it would have been a 4 star if they had
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Denae
the amount of hiking across the Scottish hills this heroine who has no liking for or practicing exercising does is roughly as likely as my ever accomplishing as much cleaning in a week as a Grace Livingston Hill heroine does in an afternoon while simultaneously baking, cooking, knitting, and being saccharine
Kit★
Cynster of the month club rides again! 3.5 Stars! Review to come soon.
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“We invest the moment with meanings it may not necessarily have. We constrain and limit the potential outcomes by imposing external expectations, by imagining and anticipating how others will see things, what they might say...when in reality none of that might matter." ~Jeremy William Carling” 4 likes
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