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Ten Nights of Love: Stephanie Laurens

The Perfect Lover by Stephanie Laurens, February 2003Devil’s Bride by Stephanie Laurens, March 1998, romance, historica, Regency, mating challenge, Cynsters, very graphic, very sensual Over the twelve years since the Cynster series by Stephanie Laurens first debuted, I sometimes honestly believe I’ve spent more time defending her heroines to other romance readers online than I’ve spent reading the books. Her heroines, mind you, not her heroes. To me, that’s significant because I’m not sure what other author’s heroine’s I’d think deserved the defense. Not needed it, mind you, but deserved it. In the one and only review I ever wrote, I said this about Honoria, the heroine in Devil’s Bride, and in many ways I think it holds true for most of Laurens’ heroines to some degree or another: Poor Honoria, her fate is sealed, or so Devil keeps telling her. And, lest anyone think it’s as simple as that, Honoria is one of the most sensible and memorable historical heroines I’ve ever encountered. She knows exactly who she is – the social and aristocratic equal of the St. Ives family. She also knows exactly how to BE a duchess – she wasn’t a finishing governess because she needed the money; she was one because she is... More

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