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What Price Love? (Cynster #13)

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Enter the unforgettable world of New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens, creator of the phenomenal Cynster family. This amazing clan -- and their friends -- is a bold, powerful group of men who let nothing stand in their way when it comes to matters of the heart. And in this, Stephanie Laurens's newest novel, a passionate man and a daring woman confront the ul ...more
Paperback, 496 pages
Published January 30th 2007 by Avon (first published March 1st 2006)
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Treece
What Price Love?

Rating: 4 stars

Dillon Caxton is gorgeous, strong-willed and passionate, a consummate risk-taker who has paid his dues. So when he meets his match in Lady Priscilla/Pris Dallow/Dalloway, equally beautiful, stubborn and hot-blooded, there is no turning back for either of them.

Set in Newmarket amidst the glitter and muck of the racing culture, there is love, intrigue, and loads of glam as Dillon and Pris maneuver courtship rites, the upper echelons of the ton and the seedier eleme
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fleurette
May 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
I discovered books by Stephanie Laurens just few years ago, after many years of reading historical romances. And I'm still amazed by actually how good her books are. What Price Love? is a great example.

Pris's twin brother discovered some cheating plot on horse races, than disappeared without a word. Pris, therefore, abandons her native Ireland and goes to look for her brother. It turns out that the scam is connected in some way with the registration of racing horses, guarded by Dillon. Dillon an
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Halcat
Mar 02, 2013 rated it did not like it
I've read and enjoyed other books by Laurens, but I'm struggling to finish this one. The main characters bond over how difficult it is to be really really ridiculously good looking, and their contempt of people who are dazzled by their beauty (except each other, of course), which is incredibly off-putting. They start having sex quite early in the book, without any thought to contraception or discussion of their relationship.

Laurens' most irritating writing quirks, repeating herself and using un
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Susan (susayq ~)
Finally. I don't know that I've ever been so happy to finally reach the end of a book.

While I've absolutely loved some of the books in this series, this one just didn't work for me. I don't like the heroine and how it kept being repeated that she was just so stinkin' beautiful people went dumb when they saw her. While there was an interesting mystery, I thought thy spent too much time hashing and rehashing their plans rather than just doing it. The last 25-30 pages were outstanding and held all
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Chitra *CJ*
Jul 29, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: safety-first, v-card
This is a book about two really really pretty people.
Getting this out there because it was basically the basis for the story line.
Pris is a gorgeous belle. Her twin Rus gets mixed up in horse trade and racing world and disappears. She realizes to find and save him she needs to see the records- hence she travels and meets Dillion, who is Flick's really handsome cousin.
They meet, interact, having really really hot sex in various locations, solve mysteries and live hea.
The cynsters have started fol
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Christa绮思
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Sheila Melo
Apr 09, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Story About Cynster Extended Family

WHAT PRICE LOVE? is the thirteenth Cynster novel. This is the story of Dillon Caxton, Flick's cousin from A ROGUE'S PROPOSAL. Dillon got involved in a horse race fixing scheme that his cousin helped extract him from. For ten years, Dillon has worked to rebuild his honor. He has succeeded and is now trusted with the register of all the racing horses in England. Priscilla Dalloway is determined to get access to the register. She is concerned about her twin brothe
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liz
Jun 22, 2008 rated it really liked it
This book was so engrossing! In addition to the usual "I'm feisty, you're feisty, together we're spicy" romance plotline, there's a very intricate plot about horse racing and switching out horses and a gambling racket. It was fascinating! I actually enjoyed it a lot, even though I'm kind of burned out on romance novels.

In that respect, saddling herself with an innocent, sweet young thing like Miss Blake wasn't what one would expect of a clever and intelligent femme fatale. Yet Miss Dalling qual
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Kit★
Cynster time again! I liked this one decently enough. Not a favorite in the series, but I didn't dislike it. Was the odd man out in the group this month I guess. Sure, Pris got a bit annoying with her self-assurance in her looks, and the way the author kept rubbing it in our faces that she was so amazingly, inconceivably gorgeous got old after the first chapter or two, but in a Cynster world full of stunningly beautiful people, I have to say I'm kinda used to too many overly attractive people. S ...more
Gisele
Jul 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Gostei muito do livro!!

O Preço do Amor nos conta a história de Dillon e Priscilla, dois deuses da beleza que estão acostumados a serem assediados constantemente por sua aparência, em detrimento de seu verdadeiro eu. OS dois são pessoas impetuosas, intimamente livres e quando se encontram percebem logo essa conexão intima.

E a história do romance deles é muito boa, a autora, que é super descritiva, nos envolve completamente com os dois. O romance deles é sensual, perigoso e indiscreto, afinal ela
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Dany
Nov 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ha sido gratificante e inesperado en parte, poder haber leído esta nueva versión de Dillon Caxton. Una en la que el paso de los años “ficticios” ha sido relevante para que un personaje que leí en su momento, madurara de tal manera que su nueva perspectiva haya ocultado a la perfección mis opiniones sobre su primera aparición en la Serie Cynster.

Recuerdo que en su participación en “La Propuesta de Un Canalla” deseé patearlo más de tres ocasiones ¬¬ era un inmaduro, imbécil… y realmente me pregun
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Morgan Pugh
Aug 10, 2010 rated it really liked it
Dillon Caxton is disillusioned with love. Blessed with wealth, status, and stunning good looks, he has no time for marriage-hungry misses. As a guardian of the "sport of kings" he has a daring criminal scheme to thwart-one that threatens to wreak havoc on the thoroughbred racing world.

Lady Priscilla Dalloway has to rescue her horse-mad twin brother from the dangerous swindle in which he's become embroiled.
ShoSho
One of my least favorite in the series , the best words to describe it are boring and repetitive . There was a mystery and they had a plan to find the villain so they were repeating their plans and findings over and over. The romance part wasn't bad but it was lost in the whole mystery thing and it didn't have anything new compare to the other books in the series. Or I simply wasn't in the mood for this book!
If it wasn't for a challenge and the buddy read , I would have DNFed it!
Vivian
Jul 04, 2011 rated it liked it
So this is what the two main characters have in common: they're both so unbelievably gorgeous that beauty means nothing to them and they're able to look beneath the superficial. Seriously? And the steamy scenes got so flowery and abstract, I just started skipping over them. THAT is unheard of for me. It's a good thing Laurens is such a good writer because this formula that she uses with all the Cynster novels is wearing thin.
Philip
Feb 24, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Regency romance set not in London, for a change, but amongst the horse racing at Newmarket.
Srivalli Rekha
Apr 27, 2018 rated it it was ok
I like SL's characters but not in this book. For the first half, I thought Pris was stupid at her best. I mean, she goes to a new place to save her brother and knows absolutely nothing about what is going on. She couldn't trust Dillon to share what she knew but she sure as hell could have sex with him.

Dillon definitely grew up from being irresponsible but I got bored of reading about how he and Pris were really handsome, beautiful and no one could take their eyes off them. I understood they wer
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Barbara Leuthe
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a great storyteller Stephanie Laurens is.I have loved every book in this series and always look for her books.The Cynster family books are just such well rounded books ,you invest in these characters and cant wait to see what they are up to in the next book.
Dpic
Sep 14, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: romance
enjoyable fluff
Anna S
Mar 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-sterne, finish, sub-2018
Nach einem etwas schwierigen Anfang ging es rasch weiter.
Allerdings war mir Pricilla am Anfang nicht gerade Sympathisch.
Sie war mir doch etwas zu Selbstbewusst und berechnend.
Kem
Sep 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
An interesting plot. It was good to read of Flick, Dillon, and Demon again. The read is a little slow at the beginning, but it picked up fairly quickly. Loved the closure. The really bad guy got his really bad just desserts. I really got a kick out of what the young would-be rapists got.
An Odd1
Jan 08, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: x-rate, action, romance
Lusty liasons are prime, strikingly gorgeous bodies collide, of course love for the spirit within, not sensible plots. A whole family interacts with the Cynster clan, Barnaby Adair rolls with the punches, to swell the series of luscious luxuriant ladies and their virile knight-errants.

September 1831 Newmarket Suffolk, Irish Lady Priscilla Dalloway 24 of "curvaceous figure .. sumptuous breasts" p 512 dons her twin (tosh on nonsense shared feelings) Russell's breeches to save him from racing scam
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LaFleurBleue
Jul 11, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance-histo, e-book
Well that wasn't great and not up to par with the others.
Actually I liked the investigation involving racing scam.
I kind of liked the hero Dillon, though he was not among my preffered hero in the hero; he was just playing too much being perfect after having been involved in a scam himself while much younger (cf A rogue's proposal).
The main problem was however the heroine who from beginning till end of the book kept encroaching upon my nerves. She's so convinced to be the most exceptional beauty
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LailaBC
It has been quite a while since I have read a HR book. I happen to enjoy Stephanie Laurens' books especially her Cynsters series, so i am glad i got a copy of this installment on sale. The title has a similarity with one of Lisa Kleypas' novels as well. Anyways, i enjoyed this one well enough. I became reacquainted with some of the previous characters from the previous books. The main characters Lady Priscilla and Dillon Caxton, however were described as ridiculously attractive people and majori ...more
Akina
I liked this book. I loved the heroine. She was pretty and intelligent. I loved her quick wit and cunning. She was unlike any other heroine I have ever read about - and that's a good thing.

The heat between the main characters was explosive. The intimate scenes were well written. The H was also a likable character.

The reason I can't give this book a higher rating is because of the filler. The mystery overtook the romance. I learned way too much about catching a horse thief. It was boring and th
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Marina
Mar 31, 2011 rated it really liked it
Another good story in a fabulous series. I love this family and all their friends. I had fun reading this. Strong ladies that are equals to their men, fabulous!
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Note to Self;1831 Ireland and England
Dillon Caxton(cousin,Keeper of Breeding Register & Stud Book,pal)+Priscilla Dalloway(Pris,twin sis, 24yo,earl's daughter),Russell Dalloway(Rus,twin brother,24yo,earl's heir,assistant stableman
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Carrie Olguin
Nov 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: regency
I love the Cynster clan and have now read 13 novels in the series. Some are excellent (the one with Devil, yum). Some are acceptable. For the most part this story is good and worth reading. I do have two "buts" to add to that comment.

First of all, the sex scenes seem to be written by a different author. The language is way too flowery, repetitive, and over-the-top.

Second of all, this story has that heroine "I love him but I won't marry him" stubborn streak after she bedded him multiple times (t
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Helene Harrison
Review - I preferred What Price Love? to both The Ideal Bride and The Truth About Love. Laurens seems to be losing her touch in the storyline department, however, possibly running out of ideas, as this one does seem very similar to the previous one, The Truth About Love. I think she needs more ideas, but this is a good addition to the series. I always really liked Dillon Caxton, and Flick and Demon Cynster. Hence it was intriguing to read Dillon's story, and to see him as not just a vulnerable c ...more
Kay Bolton
May 13, 2013 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Historical Romance Fan
Shelves: 3-star

Review taken from my Blog in 2010 (#32):

The story of handsome Dillon (Cousin of Flick Cynster) and equally handsome Lady Priscilla Dalloway.

Having years ago got himself involved in a nefarious swindle involving betting at Newmarket, Dillon had fought long and hard to gain an impeccably hones reputation, and now guarded zealously the Register of all Horses eligible to Race.

Lady Priscilla had to uncover what was in the Register to try and help her twin (Rus) who had got involved with a horse switc
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Christine
Jan 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
After her twin brother accepts an assist horse training position and goes missing, Lady Priscilla Dalloway heads to the races to find him. She immediately meets Dillon Caxton, Keeper of the Register, and needs his help. Afraid that her brother is caught up in something illicit and dangerous, she gives Dillon a false name and tries to woo information from him with her feminine wiles. Unfortunately for her, Dillon is as physically beautiful and intelligent as she, and knows she is up to something. ...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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