Regency rake Alasdair Reginald Cynster, better known as Lucifer, is determined to avoid the epidemic of marriage that has claimed the rest of his male relatives. He leaves London for the Devon countryside and a quiet visit with an elderly friend, but gets the shock of his life when he stumbles on his friend's body, is coshed on the head by an unknown assailant, and wakes to find himself being tended by the lovely Phyllida Tallent. Entranced by the beautiful lady and her quick mind, Lucifer soon finds himself conspiring with Phyllida to solve the murder even as he grows daily more involved in the lives of the residents of Colyton. For her part, Phyllida had resigned herself to choosing a suitor from the unprepossessing noblemen living in and about Colyton. The sophisticated, handsome Lucifer takes her by surprise and shakes the foundations of her world. Neither Lucifer nor the willful Phyllida had planned to fall in love, but destiny clearly intends otherwise. If the unknown murderer has his way, however, neither of the two will live to enjoy a happy ending to their tale.
Stephanie Laurens deftly combines a strong mystery plot with a breathtaking love story in this, the latest Bar Cynster story. Lucifer has the charm, character, and powerful personality that readers adore in the Cynster men, while Phyllida perfectly balances him with quick wit, courage, and a strong will of her own. All About Love is sure to be a hit with devoted fans and new readers alike.--
One in the author's Cynster series, this book is bout the traditional beautiful woman; the tradional strong, handsome, overbearing man; and the traditional trouble which they must overcome together during which, as is traditional, they fall in love. Still it's a fun read and good escape.
"Lucifer" runs to the country to escape match-making mamas of London; little does he know he is running into the one true love of his life. Determined to escape the marriage noose his brother has recently fallen into, Lucifer quickly discovers fate has other plans in store.
I typically really enjoy Stephanie Laurens' books, and I also like the Cynster series. However, this book's plot really hinged on the heroine's poor decision-making, over and over again, which was not in character for the heroine and very painful for me to read. It seemed as though the author wanted to see how lazy she could be with her plot, and still have people buy her books. Uggh.