The 2nd Cynster Novel
First published 1998
Avon Romantic Treasure
He vowed he'd never marry:
Vane Cynster always knew which way the wind was blowing, and
it was headed in a marrying direction. The other Cynster men
might not mind stepping up to the altar, but Vane never wanted
to be leg-shackled to any woman, no matter how comely. Bellamy
Hall seemed like the perfect place to temporarily hide from
London's husband hunters. But when he encountered irresistilbe
Patience Debbington, Vane realized he'd met his match and soon
he had more than seduction on his mind.
vowed no man would catch her:
Patience wasn't about to succumb to Vane's sensuous propositions.
Yes, his kisses left her dizzy; his caresses made her melt;
but he was arrogant, presumptuous...and, despite his protests,
bound to be unfaithful, just like every other man. Patience
had promised herself that she'd never become vulnerable to
a broken heart. But was this one vow that was meant to be
REVIEWS & ACHIEVEMENTS
2 weeks on the USA Today Bestsellers list!
"Readers will swear that the second 'Cynster' Regency
romance, A RAKE'S VOW, is one of the sub-genre's top novels
of the year. The storyline is whimsical yet filled with intrigue
and romance. The lead protagonists are a delightfully daring
duo who challenge much of propriety as they find love with
one another. After reading this novel and its predecessor,
DEVIL'S BRIDE, fans will be clamoring for more stories to
quickly fall from the Bar Cynster family tree."
Harriet Klausner, Coordinator of Romance Reviews, Affaire
de Coeur (posted on Amazon.com)
true rake must be powerfully, dangerously attractive to women.
That definitions doesn't begin to describe the allure of the
unattached men of the Cynster family, one of the most charming,
reckless bands of Regency rakes to grace the pages of recent
B.Dalton's Heart to Heart
loved this book! A RAKE'S VOW, like DEVIL'S BRIDE, is one
of the very best reads of the year. Do yourself a favor --
don't miss it!"
The Old Book Barn Gazette "The Cynsters are back, and
it's time for Vane Cynster to meet his match in a woman as
independent and spirited as he. Here is another delightful,
sensual, irresistible romance from one of the freshest voices
of the genre. With plenty of excitement, romance and charming
characters, A RAKE'S VOW is a certain keeper. 4½ stars Exceptional,
A TOP PICK"
this second book in her Bar Cynster series, Stephanie Laurens
brings a thorough command of Regency style as well as graphic
uninhibited love scenes. Laurens is especially skillful at
capturing Regency males, aristocrats whose refined restraint
barely masks their powerful underlying urges. Appearances
by others of the extended, devoted Cynster family ensures
readers will become increasingly attached to this ongoing
scrumptious romance whets the appetite for more of these tasty
and delicious Cynster men, and the equally appealing women
who teach them about love."
as a Special 2-in-1 Edition with Devil's Bride by the Doubleday
and Rhapsody BookClubs August 2004
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