Thursday, October 18, 2012

A Rake's Vow (Cynster #2) by Stephanie Laurens

5 stars
Format: Paperback
374 pages
Published by Avon

Vane Cynster is trying to escape his inevitable fate: marriage.  While trying to run away from his fate Vane inadvertently falls right into it in the form of Patience.  As Vane tries to seduce his new temptation Patience tries with all her might to resist him.  In this who-dun-it round about escapade passion ultimately ignites.

My Review:
Patience motives are solely for the wellbeing of her brother.  She wants him to have someone to look up to and Vane Cynster just does not fit that picture.  As a typical Cynster Vane is a gentleman and a rake, he has an overabundance of confidence and has a stubbornness about him to always get what he wants.  The interplay of previous characters is wonderful, especially the parts with Honoria (Devil’s wife) in them. 

Passion and romance are in abundance throughout and the mystery moves the story along at a nice pace.

About the Author:
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, Laurens and her husband moved to Great Britain, taking one of the last true overland journeys from Katmandu to London.

After four years in England, Laurens and her husband returned to Australia, where she continued to work in cancer research, eventually heading her own research laboratory. One evening Laurens realized that she did not have any more of her favorite romance novels to read. After years of thinking about writing her own novel, during nights and weekends for the next several months she began crafting her own story. That manuscript, Tangled Reins, was the first of her books to be published. After achieving a level of success with her novels, Laurens "retired" from scientific research and became a full-time novelist. Her novels are primarily historical romances set in the Regency time period.  Laurens and her husband live in Melbourne with their two daughters.

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