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Book Reviews of A Secret Love (Cynster, Bk 5)

A Secret Love (Cynster, Bk 5)
A Secret Love - Cynster, Bk 5
Author: Stephanie Laurens
ISBN-13: 9780380805709
ISBN-10: 0380805707
Publication Date: 7/1/2000
Pages: 384
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 299 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed A Secret Love (Cynster, Bk 5) on + 6 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
I was starting to bore of the Cynster series but this one brought me back!

Gabriel Cynster and his neighbor Lady Alathea have been in love since puberty but neither of them acknowledged it until they were thrown together to break up a fraud ring. Under the veil of anonymity, they were able to realize their love. The book really pulled at my heartstrings. I couldn't put it down.
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Helpful Score: 1
Althea Morwellan needs Gabriel Cynster's help to save her family's fortune from an unscrupulous con artist, but the beauty is determined to keep her family's precarious financial state a secret. Althea and Gabriel played together as children on neighboring estates and she knows him very, very well. Aware that he can't resist a challenge, she conceals her identity behind a heavy black veil, pretending to be a mysterious, widowed countess. Intrigued, Gabriel agrees to help her, both because of her plea for help and because the beautiful mystery woman represents a personal challenge that he finds irresistible. Althea extracts a promise from Gabriel that he will not attempt to discover her identity and will not remove her veil.

Althea has loved Gabriel since they were children, but their relationship deteriorated over time. As adults, the two strike verbal sparks from each other at every meeting. Because of their barely polite truce, Althea is unprepared for Gabriel's wild attraction to her countess persona and she falls more deeply in love with him. Gabriel hasn't a clue that the mysterious veiled countess is really Althea, for the lady adamantly refuses to remove her veil. He finds himself charmed and seduced by the countess while frustrated beyond belief that she won't reveal her identity. For Althea, the pressure of maintaining her disguise is great and one evening, she makes a fatal slip. The ensuing confrontation with Gabriel turns both of their worlds topsy-turvy and complicates solving the mystery of her family fortune.

In this latest of the Cynster family novels, Stephanie Laurens combines a mystery plot with a deeply sensual love story. There is something very intriguing about a hero and heroine who believe they know each other well, yet see each other in a very different light when they come together as intimate strangers. As always, the supporting cast of characters is charming and includes the growing numbers of the Cynster clan. A Secret Love is a riveting novel from first page to last.
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I love Stephanie Laurens, and this is one of her best! I couldn't put it down! Wonderful plot and characters.
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Excellent Could not put down as usual
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all of the cynesters are geat with that wonderful sense of danger.
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Great read!
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One of Laurens' good ones
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When a mysterious lady, her face hidden by a black veil, begs Gabriel Cynster for his help, he cannot refuse her plea. For despite her disguise, Gabriel finds the woman alluring and he is powerless to deny her. But he exacts payment as only a Cynster would demand, with each piece of information he uncovers, she must pay him, in the form of a kiss. Lady Alathea Morwellan knows Gabriel is intrigued, but despite the sparks that fly between them, they have never passed a civil moment together. Yet as the stakes get higher, so does Gabriel's desire for payment. And with each overpowering kiss, each passionate embrace, Alathea knows that she will not be able to resist his ultimate seduction..but what will happen when she reveals the truth?
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There\'s just the right touch of mystery in this one. Plus Laurens develops the relationship wonderfully.
dublin avatar reviewed A Secret Love (Cynster, Bk 5) on + 22 more book reviews
If you read the Cynster family books, you will love this one. And steamy, whoo! I loved this one. Amazing imagry.
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It is one of the Cynster books,Once i started I didn't want to put it down.
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One of author's best efforts
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One of the best in the Cynster series
"All of Regency London knows that no Cynster male would ever walk away from a lady in distress..."
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Excellent series....Gabriel's story
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If you like the Cynster series, you have a favorite book. This one is mine because of the relationship that develops between Gabriel and Althea. There is a scene in the book where Gabriel confronts Althea about the sacrifices she has made over the years for her family -- just superb!
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Excellent writer.
Bkcrazee avatar reviewed A Secret Love (Cynster, Bk 5) on + 388 more book reviews
Absolutely loved this book.