PROMISE IN A KISS
Special Cynster Christmas Novel
First published in Hardcover 2001
Paperback from Avon
Stephanie Laurens has enchanted growing legions of fans with
her sweeping tales of the magnetic Cynster men and the women
who love them. With this new novel, she creates her most irrisistible
story yet, the tale of Sebastian and Helena, the Duke and Duchess
of St. Ives - the lovers who began it all.
in a French convent school, Helena has little knowledge of
men. But that changes one snowy Christmas Eve when she unexpectedly
meets a mesmerizing Englishman who leaves her with a powerful
into a stunning beauty, Helena cannot forget that forbidden
kiss. Now, though, she must put aside her dreams and marry,
an obligation that takes her to London.
she is determined to meet Society's most eligible bachelor,
Sebastian, Duke of St. Ives, a man sworn never to wed. But
when they are introduced, Helena is shocked...for Sebastian
is none other than her wild Englishman.
REVIEWS & ACHIEVEMENTS
A New York Times, Publishers Weekly & USA Today BESTSELLER!
in Amazon.com's Top 100 Overall Best Books 2001
in Amazon.com's Top 10 Editor's Choice Historical Romance
"This is a wonderful and enchanting tale of a love that
would not be denied, of a stubborn woman and an equally determined
man whose battle of wills and sensual games will heat up readers'
nights. Ms. Laurens sweeps us into a grand romance tinged
with mystery and brought to the boiling point with slowly
rising sexual tension. This is truly a holiday gift from Ms.
Laurens to all her fans."
Kathe Robin, Romantic Times
Lots and lots of tastefully erotic loves scenes for those
who like their Regencies a little less ladylike."
manipulates the sexual tension between her dark, dangerous
hero and her clever heroine into sensually charged love scenes,
and the book's swashbuckling climax, worthy of Dumas, should
please readers who like a bit of adventure along with a passionate
John Charles, Booklist
Laurens has brought explosive meetings and wooings to a fine
art. Well written with sensuality, good humor, and a touch
of suspense, THE PROMISE IN A KISS is a worthy prequel to
the Cynster novels - it would make a welcome Christmas gift
for any romance reader. Are you listening, Santa?"
Jane Bowers, Romance Reviews Today
pair who started the entire Cynster saga finally have their
own story and a captivating one it is. This Christmas volume
is just right for curling up by the fire on a cold winter's
Sue Burke, Old Book Barn Gazette