Devil's Bride by Stephanie Laurens ReviewAvon, March, 1998.
Paperback, 400 pages.
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Sylvester "Devil" Cynster, Duke of St. Ives earned his nickname at an early age. As one of the brave, daring and irresistible Cynster cousins, the Duke's exploits on the battlefield and in the bedrooms of Regency London's ton's finest ladies earned him the sobriquet "Devil". Interested primarily in the chase, the Cynster men are wary of marriage and avoid it like the plague. So, it is the greatest surprise when the Duke announces that he will marry governess Honoria Wetherby after being caught in a compromising position with her; because of a storm, they are both stranded all night in a woodsman's lodge with Devil's wounded and dying cousin.
There is only one problem; Honoria wants no part of marriage and is instead insistent upon following in the footsteps of Lady Stanhope and embarking for Africa and Egypt in search of adventure. But Honoria is fated to find adventure on her own doorstep. It appears that the death of Devil's cousin Tolly was no accident -- and that the killer is now stalking Devil. As Honoria and Devil stalk a murderer and their passionate attraction grows, Honoria must choose between a life of freedom and adventure alone or with the tyrannical and enigmatic Devil.
With Devil's Bride, the first in a series of books about the dashing Cynster cousins, Stephanie Laurens fulfills the promise of greatness she showed in Captain Jack's Woman. The exploits of the fascinating Devil Cynster and the headstrong, intelligent and passionate Honoria Wetherby include adventures, steamy passion and a search for a ruthless killer. Devil's Bride is an irresisitible beginning to what is sure to be a classic romance series.
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