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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,310 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephanie Laurens Narrator: Katie Carr Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Cynster Novels Release Date: December 2004 ISBN: 9780060786533
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Simon Frederick Cynster has a perfect life -- one of enormous wealth and impeccable social status. His lean handsomeness turns the heads of naïve debutantes, while his sensual allure ensures he never lacks for more sophisticated partners for a night of pleasure.

However, Simon accepts that he must find a wife to achieve true contentment. Someone who will spend her days as a member of one of England's most influential families ... and her nights pursuing duties of a more private nature.

So he discreetly begins his search at a house party at Glossup Hall ... and is astonished that the lady who immediately captures his interest in Portia Ashford. Simon has never considered Portia as a potential wife, but a heated kiss abruptly alters the rules of their decade-long interaction. As Simon and Portia begin to explore the depths of their mutual passion a shocking murder is committed, and it appears that the next victim will be Portia herself ...

Read by Katie Carr.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[A] captivating historical romance about Stephanie Laurens’ intriguing Cynster family.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “A genteel party in England in 1835 becomes the setting for romance and a dash of violence as prolific romance author Laurens makes her hardcover debut…The generous doses of erotica will appeal to devotees of romantic suspense.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Elegant writing flavored with wit, memorable characters, some superbly sensual and exquisitely detailed love scenes, and a plot laced with danger all come together beautifully in this wickedly fun, wonderfully sexy romance.”

    Booklist

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Star | 2/5/2014

    " Torrid Regency Romance. Continuation of the original Cynster series. One of my favorites. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marina | 2/3/2014

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kerin | 1/11/2014

    " Simon, younger brother of twins, Amelia and Amanda. Goes to a private house party after the season and finds his sister's sister-in-law, whom he has the need to protect since his sister's wedding. He finds that their trust in each other through family, is turning into something more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alice | 1/4/2014

    " leuke roman "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 lorena boyd | 1/2/2014

    " Another summer fun read. I don't remember it being a "perfect" book but it was fun for our CCA book club to review. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Calvert | 12/15/2013

    " what can I say? In Maine, no TV, lots of time and needing a break from The Poisonwood Bible. It wasn't terrible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 12/14/2013

    " just something about falling for the older brother figure in your life, he wants to protect you and you want to run wild! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carla | 12/8/2013

    " Wonderful trashy romance, with a bit of mystery slipped in. Very spicy and fun. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristen | 11/28/2013

    " Don't judge :) Listened to this book on CD while cleaning the house. Pretty predictable but the housecleaning was done before I knew it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shia Maclane | 11/19/2013

    " Another excellent love story of overcoming odds and the strength of family! I love Cynster men! If only... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 8/2/2013

    " Love most of her books, but this was too much of a bodice ripper for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kaetrin | 1/21/2013

    " I was starting to fall out of love by this time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colleen | 10/25/2012

    " Murder, Seduction (but who is seducing who), Blackmail, and a sneaky grand dame playing matchmaker. Its all here, and more besides. Oh My, hot and steamy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aparna | 8/3/2012

    " Shes ok but thought a bit tooo descriptive. Otherwise ok! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet | 6/3/2012

    " When I first started reading this book, I couldn't put it down, but once I reached the murder subplot, it was hard to continue. It felt contrived and like the author needed to make a page quota, because it felt out of the blue. I would read another one by her, but I will be skeptical. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Candace | 2/16/2011

    " The Cynster series was fantastic!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 1/1/2011

    " SL a fav wrtr, grt prose; this bk vry gd stry, mrdr mys, excllnt rltnshp btwn m/f lds, vry blvabl "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Crystal Grout | 12/15/2010

    " I liked it. Nice and fluffy, easy reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 lorena | 6/15/2010

    " Another summer fun read. I don't remember it being a "perfect" book but it was fun for our CCA book club to review. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sylvie | 5/16/2010

    " I don't usually like the 'english lady' type of romances, but this one was good...not as predictable as similar books in this genre "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aparna | 3/19/2010

    " Shes ok but thought a bit tooo descriptive. Otherwise ok! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 January | 5/5/2009

    " This wasn't one of my favourite Cynster books to date, but was fun. The mystery was pretty obvious, so no challenge to the brain there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carla | 4/12/2009

    " Wonderful trashy romance, with a bit of mystery slipped in. Very spicy and fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Calvert | 12/8/2007

    " what can I say? In Maine, no TV, lots of time and needing a break from The Poisonwood Bible. It wasn't terrible. "

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About the Author
Author Stephanie Laurens

Stephanie Laurens, a New York Times bestselling author, began writing as an escape from the dry world of professional science. Her hobby quickly became a career when her novels about the masterful Cynster cousins captivated readers, making her one of the romance world’s most beloved and popular authors. She subsequently introduced the equally unforgettable members of the Bastion Club, as well as several other series. Currently living outside Melbourne, Australia, with her husband and two cats, she has been writing historical romance novels in her signature “Errol Flynn meets Jane Austen” style for more than twenty years.

About the Narrator

Katie Carr is an English actress and model. She has had numerous roles in television, including appearances in the TV series Dinotopia as Marion and in Heroes as Caitlin. Her film credits include Raising Helen, The Odyssey, and Mrs. Dalloway. Her audiobook narration includes The Perfect Lover by Stephanie Laurens.