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A Rake's Vow (Cynster #2)
She vowed no man would trap her.
But some vows are meant to be broken...
Vane Cynster greatly enjoys his dalliances, but he's always remained aloof when other Cynster men stepped up to the altar. Resolved to never submit to being leg-shackled to any woman, he believes hes found the ideal temporary refuge from London's infuriating husband hunters at Be ...more
This is the second book from the Bar Cynster series, and another great one too
Vane Cynster is running away from fate. After seeing how the mighty have fallen (Devil in love with Honoria), he decides to go as far as possible, away from any temptation (as in women he might ...more
Again, a very enjoyable read, apart from their constant reference to his 'rakish ways', and how many women he bedded. Yes, I know, in this time, it's normal, and the title said it all, but there was no need to be mentioned basically in every page... Another point was him considering making her his mistress, that didn't sit quite well with me. But major points for Vane for, unlike his cousin, the Devil, revealing the depth of his feeling and truly professing his love and devotion ...more
Have I mentioned how sick to death I am of bitchy, obnoxious heroines who think they know everything and act like they're better than everyone else? I liked Vane, of course, Laurens is pretty good at crafting compelling heroes, but her heroines need serious work. They're not endearing to the reader at all, just whiny, indecisive bags of shrewage. There is a major difference between being an independent, willful, s ...more
I actually liked the hero. I think he was the only aspect of this entire book I liked. I did not understand why he was so immediately besotted with the heroine. She was something of a cipher. I never got a good feel of her character or any strong ...well...anything about her. She was pretty, that was about it.
The mystery aspect was quite tedious. Not enough to hang a plot on at all. And like the f ...more
Vane Cynster is determined to avoid the same fate as his cousin, so when a storm starts brewing he decides to stop over at his Godmother’s estate. He should have known that one cannot escape their destiny, which comes in the guise of Patience Debbington, a woman who certainly knows her own mind and has no intention of giving up her independence for the likes of an elegant gentleman such as Vane Cynster.
Although the fated mates trope is somewhat out of place in a historical rom ...more
No fue divertida pero si entretenida, sirve para pasar el tiempo
At the beginning of the book Vane can already be seen running like a headless cock. His behaviour gives the feeling as if fate is a real, live physical entity that is going to pounce on him, anytime. He fears that he's the next in line to be accosted by the love-bug. And as any romance reader knows, rakish heroes must pretend to be running away from love.
But a storm forces him to take refuge at h ...more
Sviđa mi se kako je Stefani opisala i širila radnju. Pomalo liči na Eloizu Džejms, ali usuđujem se da kažem da je još interesantnije :D
Likovi su odlično opisani i sviđa mi se što su i ženski likovi jednako snažni i odlučni, kao i muški, iako poštuju sva tadašnja pravila društva i ostalo.
U svakom slučaju preporuka od mene :)
"El prota masculino se acerca a la prota de manera intensa, la observa y con voz profunda le ronronea algo sumamente seductor..." Y yo solo puedo imaginarme a un gato XD !!!
Y es que este prota ronronea mucho pero bueno, la historia se me hace más interesante que la anterior, en general, todos van sobre una misma línea; hombre seductor conoce chica, se quiere casar con ella, ella no y pero si lo quiere seducir, el hombre trata de resistir hasta que acepte ser su esposa, etc.
Aquí tratan de abri ...more
Vane is another Cynster that will take away your mind, soul, and body again. Ah...what is it about the Bar Cynster?
It's the second book of the Cynster series. Patience is a thoroughly sympathetic heroine, and the intrigue and mystery here is fairly well crafted and fun to follow.
I first read "Devil's Bride" a year ago, so was very happy to move on to Vane's story in the series. I enjoyed rea ...more
Patience--I don't think I ever got over the fact that her name is a virtue--Debbington was a charming enough heroine. I don't think I loved the fact that she would readily throw hersel ...more
Ahhh, Vane and Patience. The problem I had with this story was their inability to say 3 small words...I am hungry. HAHAHA No, that wasn't the 3 words. The words were "I love you". She loved him, but wouldn't put herself out there and say it. He loved her, but was too manly to put those feelings into words. She wouldn't agree to marry him without hearing the words, and wouldn't tell him what s ...more
I feel guilty saying I "read" this one since it was an audiobook, but that counts, right?
This was about a rake (obviously) falling in love with a girl who never ever wants to get married to an "elegant gentleman", such as the H, because her elegant-gentleman father was a cheat who neglected his wife and children.
The majority of the book was the H chasing the h hot and heavy, trying to convince her to change her mind while they solve a little mystery on the side. The story is cute and ...more
Okay, I'm thoroughly confused. This book's rating went up and down so many times, I have to compromise and give it 3.5 stars.
We have Patience Debbington, a 26 year old orphan who has taken responsibility of her easily influenced 17 year old brother. She's living with her aunt, Lady Bellamy, to prepare for her departure to London, so she can an "acceptable" mentor for her brother. While at th...more
Vane Cynster finds himse ...more
This is Regency England, shortly after the Napoleonic Wars, and the Cynster clan encompasses your typical alpha males. Outwardly they are perfect gentlemen, always turned out to perfection ...more
This is honestly one of my favorite Bar Cynster books. One of the things it does really, really well is showcase how much the Cynste ...more
I read this book right after Whitney, my love. Which was slightly unfair. It would have been unfair to just abt any book, let alone this light hearted fluffy romance.
It's the second book of the Cynster series. It has a mildly intriguing plot and a very scintillating romance. I do remember getting a tad bit annoyed with the endless mysteries of the invisible thieves and spectres. However the intense love making scenes make up for it.
Vane and Patience have a LOT of chemistry. They're very well s ...more
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Follow every rainbow ,'Till you find your dream”
thanked me for saving you from sitting in the flower bed."
She didn't even look up. "It was entirely your fault that I nearly did. If you hadn't sneaked up on me, I wouldn't have been in any danger of landing in the weeds." She glanced briefly at him, a touch of color in her cheeks. "A gentleman would have coughed or something."
Vane trapped her gaze, and smiled—a slow, Cynster smile. "Ah," he murmured, his voice very low. He shifted fractionally closer. "But, you see, I'm not a gentleman. I'm a Cynster." As if letting her into some secret, he gently informed her: "We're conquerors—not gentlemen.”