The Perfect Lover (Abridged) Audiobook, by Stephanie Laurens Play Audiobook Sample

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Read By: Katie Carr Publisher: HarperAudio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 2.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 2.00 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Cynster Novels Release Date: December 2004 Format: Abridged Audiobook ISBN: 9780060786533

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

10

Longest Chapter Length:

31:34 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

07:35 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

24:36 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

95

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Publisher Description

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 ...

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"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."

— Kerin (4 out of 5 stars)

Quotes

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

    — Barnes & Noble.com
  • “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

Awards

  • A New York Times bestseller

The Perfect Lover Listener Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    — Star, 2/5/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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    — Marina, 2/3/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " leuke roman "

    — Alice, 1/4/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    — lorena, 1/2/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    — Calvert, 12/15/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    — Ashley, 12/14/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    — Carla, 12/8/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

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

    — Kristen, 11/28/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    — Shia, 11/19/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    — Chris, 8/2/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

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

    — Kaetrin, 1/21/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Colleen, 10/25/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    — Aparna, 8/3/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Janet, 6/3/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " The Cynster series was fantastic!! "

    — Candace, 2/16/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    — Susan, 1/1/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    — Crystal, 12/15/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    — lorena, 6/15/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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 "

    — Sylvie, 5/16/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    — Aparna, 3/19/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — January, 5/5/2009
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    — Carla, 4/12/2009
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    — Calvert, 12/8/2007

About Stephanie Laurens

Stephanie Laurens began writing as an escape from the dry world of professional science, a hobby that quickly became a career. Her New York Times bestselling novels, set in Regency England, have made her one of the romance world’s most popular authors.

About Katie Carr

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.