Book Reviews of The Promise in a Kiss (Cynster, Bk 8)

The Promise in a Kiss (Cynster, Bk 8)
The Promise in a Kiss - Cynster, Bk 8
Author: Stephanie Laurens
The Market's bargain prices are even better for Paperbackswap club members!
Retail Price: $7.50
Buy New (Mass Market Paperback): $5.59 (save 25%) or
Become a PBS member and pay $1.99+1 PBS book credit (save 73%)
ISBN-13: 9780061031755
ISBN-10: 0061031755
Publication Date: 11/1/2002
Pages: 400
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 265

4 stars, based on 265 ratings
Publisher: Avon Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Reviews: Amazon | Write a Review

24 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

reviewed The Promise in a Kiss (Cynster, Bk 8) on + 153 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Stephanie Laurens go back to tell the story of the original Cynster that started it. Although chronologically it should come first (lineage wise) it was written later. I liked it as readers who have read other Cynster novels can see where traits came from.
reviewed The Promise in a Kiss (Cynster, Bk 8) on + 244 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
One unforgettable night, Sebastian, the Duke of St. Ives, stole a kiss from a beautiful young woman at a French convent. They didn't share their names but neither of them ever forgot the magic of that innocent kiss, and when they meet again in London seven years later, each instantly recognizes the other. Helena, the Comtesse d'Lisle, is searching for a manageable husband to thwart her controlling guardian, and Sebastian, a London rake who has sworn never to wed, is clearly not an appropriately biddable candidate. The lovely French comtesse is the one woman who can change Sebastian's view of marriage, but convincing Helena is a task that challenges even the powerful Duke of St. Ives. While Sebastian is courting and seducing the reluctantly tempted Helena, her powerful guardian sets in motion a scheme that threatens the happiness of the lovers and endangers their lives.
In this tale of the passionate couple that parented the unforgettable Bar Cynster siblings, author Stephanie Laurens pulls out all the stops with high adventure, dueling swords, intrigue, and sensual romance. Rounding out the novel with witty dialogue, great secondary characters, and detailed descriptions of the London society scene of 1783, Laurens gives readers another Cynster novel they're sure to love.
reviewed The Promise in a Kiss (Cynster, Bk 8) on + 101 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Every girl dreams of the forbidden kiss. When a man literally falls at Helena's feet on a moonlit Christmas Eve, teh young countess knows he is up to no good. Clearly he is a bit dangerous but she can't deny her attraction. He may be all wrong for her but he mustn't be all bad or why else would he literally jump out of a window and land at her feet?
reviewed The Promise in a Kiss (Cynster, Bk 8) on + 30 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I do so love the Cynster Novels and have been going through all of them and when I saw this one and how it went back to the beginning and how it all started, I knew I just had to read it.
The story between Sebastian and Helena is an amazing story and I love the chemistry between them. I love how long he waited for her debut into society, how he challenged her at every turn and fought for her and their love.
However, I am about to read Scandal's Bride, and with the love that was between Sebastian and Helena, I am a bit worried about how I will feel about Sebastian after he has a child with another woman that Helena accepts as her own. I hope it will be done in such a way as to not tarnish this wonderful family that is so full of love and devotion to each other.
The one thing about the Cynster books that I love is that devotion to each other and as I said I have not read them all and have no idea what happened to Sebastian or how. So, I will look forward to finishing the "main" Cynster books and hopefully all will be explained.
reviewed The Promise in a Kiss (Cynster, Bk 8) on + 620 more book reviews
Stephanie Laurens does it again, in this "prequel" to the Cynster Series. I never miss reading one of her books!
reviewed The Promise in a Kiss (Cynster, Bk 8) on + 121 more book reviews
A great holiday love story.
reviewed The Promise in a Kiss (Cynster, Bk 8) on + 43 more book reviews
keeps you wanting more
reviewed The Promise in a Kiss (Cynster, Bk 8) on + 8 more book reviews
I did enjoy this book very much, I wish it didn't end. The main characters were perfectly match against each other and the attraction was dynamite.
reviewed The Promise in a Kiss (Cynster, Bk 8) on + 42 more book reviews
This entry in the Cynster saga is actually a prequel to previous books in the series and tells of how Helena and Sebastian first met and fell in love. Here Helena, a virginal student at a convent school, is overcome when a handsome stranger surprises her with a sensual kiss. Many years later Helena meets the stranger again and is shocked to discover that he is Sebastian, the Duke of Saint Ives. Although Helena is warned to stay away from the wild Sebastian, she can't forget the passion of that long ago kiss. However, just when it seems that Helena and Sebastian might find true happiness together, Helena's guardian sets out to destroy their relationship.
reviewed The Promise in a Kiss (Cynster, Bk 8) on + 143 more book reviews
Excellent series...Helena and Sebastian's story
reviewed The Promise in a Kiss (Cynster, Bk 8) on + 34 more book reviews
From Back Cover: When a man literally fell at her feet while she was walking through the moonlit convent courtyard, Helena knew he must have been there for a scandalous liaison. Yet she kept his presence a secret from the questioning nuns-and for her silence the stranger rewarded her with one enticing, unforgettable kiss. What Helena didn't know was that her wild Englishman was Sebastian Cynster, Duke of St. Ives...and that this dashing, dangerous nobleman was her destiny. And seven years later, when the tantalizing heiress is dazzling London society with her wit and beauty, Sebastian spies her from across a crowded ballroom. Helena has vowed she will accept no man who tries to tame her-but Sebastian, arrogant and unwavering, is determined to relcaim her..as his wife.
reviewed The Promise in a Kiss (Cynster, Bk 8) on + 37 more book reviews
When a handsome man literally fell at her feet while she was walking through a moonlit convent courtyard, Helena knew he must have been there for a scandalous liaison. Yet she kept his presence a secret from the questioning nuns - and for her silence the stranger rewarded her with an enticing, unforgettable kiss...
reviewed The Promise in a Kiss (Cynster, Bk 8) on + 475 more book reviews
When a man literally fell at her feet while she was walking through the moonlit convent courtyard, Helena knew he must have been there for a scandalous liaison. Yet she kept his presence a secret from the questioning nuns-and for her silence the stranger rewarded her with one enticing, unforgettable kiss. What Helena didn't know was that her wild Englishman was Sebastian Cynster, Duke of St. Ives...and that this dashing, dangerous nobleman was her destiny. And seven years later, when the tantalizing heiress is dazzling London society with her wit and beauty, Sebastian spies her from across a crowded ballroom. Helena has vowed she will accept no man who tries to tame her-but Sebastian, arrogant and unwavering, is determined to relcaim her..as his wife.
reviewed The Promise in a Kiss (Cynster, Bk 8) on + 155 more book reviews
What happens when your destiny literally falls at your feet.
reviewed The Promise in a Kiss (Cynster, Bk 8) on + 84 more book reviews
I absolutly love this author and adore this series. I highly recommend it.
reviewed The Promise in a Kiss (Cynster, Bk 8) on + 25 more book reviews
I love every book I've read by Stephanie Laurens. She has a great sense of humor and her series are connected nicely.
reviewed The Promise in a Kiss (Cynster, Bk 8) on + 380 more book reviews
When a handsome man literally fell at her feet, Helena, while in the courtyard of a convent should be scandlous for them both. Years later Sebastian spies Helena from across a crowded ballroom and finds her to be an heiress. Helena has been searching for mysterious man and their never-forgotten kiss.
reviewed The Promise in a Kiss (Cynster, Bk 8) on + 2 more book reviews
From back
What would you do if you were kissed by the most handsome stranger you'd ever seen?
And what if that man was one of the notorious Cynsters?
When a handsome man literally fell at her feet while she was walking through a moonlit convent courtyard, Helena knew he must be there for a scandalous liason. Yet she kept his presence a secret from the questioning nuns-and for her silence the stranger rewarded her with an enticing, unforgettable kiss. What Helena didn't know was that her wil Englishman was Sebatian Cynster, Duke of St Ives...and that this dashing, dangerous nobleman was her destiny.
7 Years later, Sebastian spies Helena across a crowded ballroom. This heiress is dazzling london society with her wit and beauty, tantalizing all the eligable men with the prospect of taking her hand in marriage. But Helena is not looking for just ANY husband. She wants an equal, a challenge-someone who can live up to the promise of that delecious, never-forgotten kiss.
reviewed The Promise in a Kiss (Cynster, Bk 8) on + 103 more book reviews
Not my favorite of the cynster series but a decent read
reviewed The Promise in a Kiss (Cynster, Bk 8) on + 504 more book reviews
This book was a very average read for me. There was nothing exceptional to grab my attention and found my mind wandering a lot. I was a bit disappointed because this author is usually raved about.
reviewed The Promise in a Kiss (Cynster, Bk 8) on + 458 more book reviews
I love all of the Cynster novels. This one was no exception.
reviewed The Promise in a Kiss (Cynster, Bk 8) on + 21 more book reviews
Stephanie gets better with each book love this series.
reviewed The Promise in a Kiss (Cynster, Bk 8) on + 4 more book reviews
Good book if you like the genre
reviewed The Promise in a Kiss (Cynster, Bk 8) on + 41 more book reviews
Great Christmas Novel.