Title: A Rake’s Vow (Bk 2, Cynster Series)
Genre: Historical Romance
Author: Stephanie Laurens
Publisher: Avon, 1998
Sexy Rating: 5+
Description from amazon.com:
He vowed he′d never marry.
To Vane Cynster, Bellamy Hall seems like the perfect place to temporarily hide from London′s husband hunters. But when he encounters irresistible Patience Debbington, Vane realizes he′s met his match …
She vowed no man would catch her.
Patience isn′t about to succumb to Vane′s sensuous propositions. Yes, his kisses leave her dizzy and his caresses made her melt; but Patience has promised herself she′ll never become vulnerable to a broken heart. Is this one vow that was meant to be broken?
I am fairly new to this series that has been around for years. So when I read the first book in the Cynster Series, DEVIL’S BRIDE, and loved it (reviewed here), I knew I would have to read more. But I didn’t expect book number two to be so much like book number one. It isn’t like I disliked it, not at all, it is very well written but it was like the author used a template from the first book and entered different characters and scenes. The mystery does seem to go on for an interminable amount of time and it was pretty easy to figure out early-on. I actually was hoping for some eye opening twist. There is lots of sex which seems to be the hallmark of this series. Not complaining, mind you, just saying there is lots. The hero, Vane Cynster, is certainly everything I like in a hero, strong, handsome, caring, protective, sexy, etc. The heroine, Patience, was a bit one dimensional and I had trouble understanding why Vane fell so hard, so fast. But I’ll allow that it was just one of those chemistry things.