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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,870 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephanie Laurens Narrator: Elizabeth Sastre Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Cynster Novels Release Date:
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When New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens created the world of the Cynsters, she introduced readers to aristocratic British society, where arranged marriages are the norm and love is a dangerous indulgence. For no gentleman is this more true than Charles Morwellan, but, as Lord Meredith, he must marry, so he offers for his neighbor Sarah Conningham. She's intelligent enough to run his social life, beautiful enough to grace his arm, and old enough to know the value of his offer. But as a lady of independent means Sarah is unwilling to surrender unless it is for unbounded love.

But he convinces Sarah to give him two weeks to win her, after which, if he succeeds, they will marry immediately. And so begins an intense courtship. By day, Charles and Sarah are models of decorum. Each night they steal away and sensual embraces turn to searing kisses, which soon become much more.

After the wedding, despite nights of insatiable passion, Charles maintains an aloof distance. Sarah battles to prove that true love is a force that can't be contained, but it's only when she's engulfed in a web of increasingly dangerous incidents that Charles discovers how much he's willing to surrender to protect...the taste of innocence.

Performed by Elizabeth Sastre

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Laurens fans, rejoice: It’s back to Regency England and the worId of the Cynsters in a sweeping romantic story starring two people with different reasons for avoiding marriage.”

    Barnes&Noble.com, editorial review

  • “The plot moves briskly… and the author introduces a variety of intriguing side characters (many of whom, like Devil Cynster, will be familiar to fans)…while the love scenes sizzle.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Laurens expertly spices up the passion-rich plot with danger and intrigue, making the fourteenth in her best-selling Cynster series sinfully sexy and deliciously irresistible.”


  • “A villain out to take Sarah’s beloved orphanage adds danger to the mix, but it is our lovers’ maturing relationship that makes this book a winner.”

    Library Journal

  • “Elizabeth Sastre reads the sex scenes with practiced ease…A subplot, smoothly developed through Sastre’s expert pacing and intonation, adds some mystery to the story.”


  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tasneem | 2/17/2014

    " I love Laurens' writing and this is a wonderful book in her style. The passion is firery, the characters funny and charming and their romance beautifully brought out. I like the Cynster family, and the men and women who make up the clan are strong, resourceful and interesting to read about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Helene Harrison | 2/14/2014

    " I think that The Taste of Innocence is my favourite of the post-Bar Cynster novels. I just felt that the getting married earlier and exploring their married relationship worked really well. I also loved the mystery, although I did guess right at the beginning who was responsible, which hadn't happened for example with Devil's Bride. What does confuse me about this series is that the books don't seem to be in chronological order. For example, in this book, Simon Cynster isn't married, but he was actually married five books before this one. I loved Sarah and how she insisted on keeping the orphanage and got involved in it, and how she was sure Charlie loved her. Thoroughly recommended. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Katherine ang | 2/2/2014

    " It was boring and the plot was shallow. Full of unnecessary sex scenes. If it were a movie, it would be kinda like a porno with full of crap. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Christi | 1/26/2014

    " I'm FAIRLY certain that this is the Stephanie Laurens I read? I know it was in this series and this cover looks super familiar as does sound the plot. Maybe I should read another one? "

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