Monday, May 13, 2013

The Taming of Ryder Cavanaugh by Stephanie Laurens

The Taming of Ryder Cavanaugh 
By Stephanie Laurens
ISBN: 9780062068651
Publication Date: June 25, 2013
Reviewed from eARC from Edelweiss—thank you Avon! 

My Rating: 5 stars!!

GoodReads Summary:

The 2nd in the Cynster Sisters duo, #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens thrills with this fantastic tale of a Cynster who'll stop at nothing for love.

Lady Mary has been waiting years for this opportunity. Not that her sister has thrown off her spinster ways and become betrothed, it's finally Mary's chance for true love. She knows exactly who she wants --and it's not someone as wild, unmanageable, and sinfully seductive as Ryder Cavanaugh.

Ryder Cavanaugh, Marquess of Raventhorne, had never met a woman who wouldn't happily fall at his feet--or into his bed...until Lady Mary Cynster. But Ryder has made some decisiosn abotu his life and he'll only succeed at being the man he wants to be with Mary by his side. And convincing her of that fact is just the kind of challenge he thrills at…

My Thoughts:

Mary is sure she has found her hero before she has been able to claim the necklace that The Lady has provided to her (and her sister and cousins). Of course headstrong Mary is thrown off her game when she realizes that who she has chosen, is the one for her. Rather it is Ryder, a strong, arrogant and oh so not manageable older brother. Faith and The Lady have other plans for Mary and she learns to seize the moment knowing that she will not be steered wrong.

Ryder is hunting for a wife and his eyes land on Mary Cynster. Not only is she the last of this generation’s of marriageable Cynsters, she is one of the few women who seem to be able to resist Ryder. When Mary saves him and Fate (or The Lady) intercedes to keep them together, Ryder realizes he has the chance to have what he always has desired—family. If only those working against them would let them be, they can claim the life that they are meant to have.

Stephanie Laurens is one of my favorite authors of all time. She has once again transported me back into time to where I feel like I am living and breathing with her Cynster family and friends. This story also marks the end of a generation—Mary is the last unwed of the “older generation.” The lovely epilogue is so beautifully written and has me looking forward to the second generation of the Cynster line. I just love how Ms. Laurens has connected the first Cynsters’ summer gathering featured in the epilogue in All About Love back with this one by showing how the over the years the family has grown to include so many children, spouses and friends, but at the core of it still is family. That’s what this series is to me—family and no one does it better than Ms. Laurens. I will be looking forward to reading about the next generation’s escapades and how the first generation continues to grow.

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1 comment:

  1. Stephanie, thanks for adding to the "library". I have signed up to follow you and hope you will follow Carole's Chatter too. Cheers


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