Viscount Breckenridge to the Rescue
Stephanie Laurens

Publisher: HarperCollins
Line: Avon
Release Date: Aug 30, 2011
Pages: 448
Retail Price: $7.99

Genre: Historical
Heat Level: Sensual/Hot

You are cordially invited to the wedding of Miss Heather Cynster . . . but not before she encounters kidnappers, danger, and a daring rescue at the hands of Viscount Breckenridge.

Determined to hunt down her very own hero, one who will sweep her off her feet and into wedded bliss, and despairing of finding him in London’s staid ballrooms, Heather Cynster steps out of her safe world and boldly attends a racy soiree.

But her promising hunt is ruined by the supremely interfering Viscount Breckenridge, who whisks her out of scandal—and straight into danger, when a mysterious enemy seizes her, bundles her into a coach, and conveys her out of London.

Now it’s up to the notorious Breckenridge to prove himself the hero she’s been searching for all along . . .

And coming next month, more unforgettable romance in the Cynster Sisters Trilogy

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1.Too Wicked To Wed
2. Because You're Mine
3. Season For Temptation
4. His Mistress by Christmas
5. The Sinner
6. Unclaimed
7. What a Duke Wants
8. Scandalous Desires
9. Mistress by Marriage
10. The Dark Earl


After a brief absence, the Cynster family is back. A mysterious Scottish stranger has decided to kidnap one of the Cynster sisters to avenge an affront to his mother. The problem is – there are five “Cynster sisters.” The first on his list is the eldest remaining unmarried Cynster, Heather.

Heather has decided (in a similar fashion to her Amanda –Cynster Book 8) that she is tired of the boring, tepid affairs held by the ton. She wants a bit of adventure and wickedness. But both she and family friend Timothy, Viscount Breckenridge, get more than they bargained for when she is abducted leaving a scandalous party Timothy caught her at.

Now it’s up to the handsome viscount to rescue her and prove that life with him is all the adventure she’ll ever need. Their journey across the breadth of the United Kingdom takes them all the way to the Vale where Catriona and Richard (Cynster Book 3) are happy to provide insight into married life and the truth of love and partnership.

I won’t lie. This was not my favorite Cynster Book. On the scale of Cynster books, this one fell right around the same place as Books 13 and 14. It was good, but it lacked some of the spark and sparkle of the earlier books. Given the plot, I went in expecting something on par with the Black Cobra Quartet and I was a little disappointed.

Heather and Timothy are everything I’ve come to expect of a Cynster heroine and hero, but no more than that. I felt like their relationship was sacrificed a little for the sake of the overarching plot of the trilogy. I would have liked a bit more of a foundation for how they knew each other prior to meeting up at the party. It took me almost the whole book to catch on that Timothy was a friend of Caro and Michael’s from Book 11. Just a few more details would have made a world of difference for this story. That being said, it was nice to catch up with Richard and Catriona and their precocious children.

While this book wasn’t all that it could have been, I think this trilogy has a lot of promise. I can’t wait to see what trouble Elizabeth and Angelica cause for their would-be kidnapper.

Reviewed by Taylor


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