New Release Review- The Taming Of Ryder Cavanaugh by Stephanie Laurens

Title:  The Taming of Ryder Cavanaugh( A Cynster novel)

The Taming of Ryder Cavanaugh

Genre:  Historical Romance

Author:  Stephanie Laurens

Publisher: Avon (Harper Collins), June 2013

Source: free for review from the Amazon Vine Program

Rating: 4.5

Sexy Rating: 5

Description from

The Honorable Miss Mary Cynster always gets what she wants. As the last unwed Cynster of her generation, she is determined to remain in charge of her life and of the man she will marry. At the very bottom of her list of potential husbands is Ryder Cavanaugh, the daring and devastating Marquess of Raventhorne, an overwhelming and utterly unmanageable lion of the ton. But destiny has a different plan.

Ryder needs Mary as his wife, not just because she is delightful, fiery, and tempting, but because he values all she could be. When fate and circumstance hand him the chance, he claims Mary as his marchioness . . . only to discover what he truly desires is not just to take her hand in marriage, but to capture her heart.


I am no different from the many who have followed Stephanie Laurens’ chronicles of the Cynster family in Regency England.  I have swooned at the swoon-worthy, become worried at the evil that is often encountered, and most of all have loved being swept up in wonderful storytelling.  This latest offering is certainly a favorite in the series.

This is a long book, over 400 pages, but it is a can’t-put-down read.  In the first half of the book we see Ryder’s attempts to woo a totally Not-having-any Mary.  But bit by bit Ryder makes in roads until Mary is swept up in the inevitable understanding that just perhaps she has found the hero she is looking for.  Many books would stop right here but there is evil a foot and Ryder and Mary are the targets.  This becomes a very exciting, action filled novel along with the very hot and very sexy romance.  The Epilogue gives us a look at the many other Cynsters we have come to love.

The writing is top notch, the characterizations are spot on. You’re gonna like this one.




Filed under Book review, Books, Historical Romance

4 responses to “New Release Review- The Taming Of Ryder Cavanaugh by Stephanie Laurens

  1. Dot, I drifted away from Stephanie Lauren’s some years ago when I discovered other authors but perhaps it’s time to revisit the Cynsters once again!


  2. I’m currently on the process of getting the first few books of the Cynster series, quite looking forward to them in fact. This was a nice review, thanks for reminding me of my quest 🙂


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