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And then she fell / Stephanie Laurens.

By: Laurens, Stephanie [athor.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: Laurens, Stephanie. Cynster sisters: 4.; Laurens, Stephanie. Cynster sisters duo: 1.; Laurens, Stephanie. Cynster novel: 19.; Laurens, Stephanie. Cynster sisters duo: ; Cynster novels. Cynster Sisters: duo. ; Cynster novels ; Avon historical romanceCynster: Publisher: Sydney, NSW : Avon Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2013Description: 302 pages : geneological table ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780732293994 (paperback); 9780062068644 (paperback).Subject(s): Cynster family (Fictitious characters) -- Fiction | Man-woman relationships -- Fiction | Brides -- Fiction | Mate selection -- Fiction | Great Britain -- History -- George III, 1760-1820 -- Fiction | Great Britain -- History -- 19th century -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction. | Romance fiction. DDC classification: LAU
Contents:
"The only thing more troublesome than a Cynster man is a Cynster lady who believes love is not her destiny. Famously known in London society as the Matchbreaker, Henrietta Cynster has an uncanny skill in preventing ill-fated nuptials, not in falling victim to Cupid's spell. But then she disrupts one match too many, she feels honor bound to help dashing James Glossup find a suitable bride for a marriage-of-convenience--a task infernally complicated by the undeniable, unquenchable attraction that flares between James and Henrietta, who continues to believe she will never fall"--Page 4 of cover.
Summary: Famously known in London Society as 'The Matchbreaker', Henrietta Cynster's uncanny skill lies in preventing ill-fated nuptials - not in falling victim to Cupid's spell. But then she disrupts one match too many and feels honour-bound to assist dashing James Glossup find a suitable bride for a marriage-of-convenience. A task infernally complicated by the undeniable, unquenchable attraction that flares between James and Henrietta, who continues to believe she will never fall ...
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Never settle for less than magic. The only thing more troublesome than a Cynster man ...is a Cynster lady who believes love is not her destiny. Famously known in London Society as 'The Matchbreaker', Henrietta Cynster's uncanny skill lies in preventing ill-fated nuptials - not in falling victim to Cupid's spell. But then she disrupts one match too many and feels honour-bound to assist dashing James Glossup find a suitable bride for a marriage-of-convenience. A task infernally complicated by the undeniable, unquenchable attraction that flares between James and Henrietta, who continues to believe she will never fall ...

"The only thing more troublesome than a Cynster man is a Cynster lady who believes love is not her destiny. Famously known in London society as the Matchbreaker, Henrietta Cynster has an uncanny skill in preventing ill-fated nuptials, not in falling victim to Cupid's spell. But then she disrupts one match too many, she feels honor bound to help dashing James Glossup find a suitable bride for a marriage-of-convenience--a task infernally complicated by the undeniable, unquenchable attraction that flares between James and Henrietta, who continues to believe she will never fall"--Page 4 of cover.

Famously known in London Society as 'The Matchbreaker', Henrietta Cynster's uncanny skill lies in preventing ill-fated nuptials - not in falling victim to Cupid's spell. But then she disrupts one match too many and feels honour-bound to assist dashing James Glossup find a suitable bride for a marriage-of-convenience. A task infernally complicated by the undeniable, unquenchable attraction that flares between James and Henrietta, who continues to believe she will never fall ...

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Reviews provided by Syndetics

Booklist Review

As the Matchbreaker, Henrietta Cynster is known for her gift for preventing a lady from marrying the wrong gentleman. So when Melinda Wentworth asks Henrietta to discern the real reason for James Glossup's proposal, Henrietta investigates and learns that he must marry within a month or risk losing an inheritance from his great-aunt. She reluctantly informs Melinda of her ­fiance's true matrimonial motive, and then feels more than a few twinges of guilt when Melinda breaks off the engagement. So, vowing to find the right woman for James to wed, she marshals all of her social connections, but the more time she spends with James, the more convinced Henrietta becomes that she herself is that woman. With 50 historical romances to her credit, RITA Award-winning and best-selling Laurens is an expert crafter of irresistible love stories. The first in two Cynster Sister novels, this romance is richly imbued with breathtaking sensuality, pleasing wit, and just the right dash of intriguing danger.--Charles, John Copyright 2010 Booklist

Kirkus Book Review

When Henrietta Cynster steps in to prevent a friend from marrying James Glossup, her brother's best friend, she feels honor-bound to help him find a bride; she doesn't expect to become one herself. Known as The Matchbreaker in late Regency society, Henrietta Cynster takes no pleasure in disrupting James Glossup's pursuit of her friend, Melinda. But she knows Melinda wants to marry for love, and while James would like to marry her, he does not love her. Henrietta has learned that James, her brother's best friend, needs to find a wife in a timely manner or he will lose an enormous financial inheritance that supports the tenants of his estate. Feeling guilty for placing so many innocent people in jeopardy, Henrietta agrees to help James find a suitable bride for a marriage of convenience. But as James and Henrietta plan and consider the possibilities, James realizes that the woman of his dreams is right in front of him, and a marriage of convenience is no longer an option. Convincing Henrietta he's the man for her is risky enough, but when it becomes clear that someone is trying to kill Henrietta for no apparent reason, James, Henrietta and all of the Cynster clan jump into investigative mode to get to the bottom of it. Laurens' newest addition to the popular Cynster family novels is a touching romance set against a mystery that heightens the sexual tension between two characters who are only beginning to understand just how much they mean to each other. The mystery--which causes Henrietta's endangerment--seems a little strained in the end, but as it sets up dramatic external conflict and compels high-stakes emotional honesty, readers will likely be willing to forgive its weaknesses. With witty, authentic dialogue, great writing and characters, and a charming story of two people forced to look more closely at something that's been there all along, the romance in this book is potent and winning and generally overcomes the slightly shaky core of its suspense elements.]] Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.