Throwback Thursday: Historical Romance Edition is a meme hosted by Tin @ Love Saves the World and Mary @ Buried Under Romance where you get to feature historical romance novels published before October 3, 2008.
Visit Ki Pha @ Doing Some Reading and check out her pick for the week as well.
This week, I’m featuring Stephanie Laurens.
A Secret Love, published in July 2000
All of Regency London knows that no Cynster male would ever walk away from a lady in distress…but their protection can come at a tantalizingly high price. And now, Stephanie Laurens has created her boldest Cynster yet–Gabriel–a man who has known the pleasure of many women, but who has given his heart to no one.
She was desperate for his help…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.
He was powerless to resist…
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?
I can’t believe up until now I still haven’t read Stephanie Laurens (I know! Shame on me!) Her Cynster series have received so much praise and this particular installment caught my eye. It looks like a clash of minds and hearts and I wonder how Stephanie Laurens writes this kind of story.
Have you read this Stephanie Laurens and any of her Cynster novels? Which book of hers do you recommend I read first? What are your thoughts about it? I’d love to hear from you guys.
Check out fellow TBT: HR edition participants for their picks for the week.