Monday, January 30, 2012

The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae by Stephanie Laurens

We joyfully request your attendance at the wedding of Miss Angelica Cynster…but not until she and her hero confront a devious enemy, and lay to rest an ancient grudge in the Scottish Highlands!

Headstrong Angelica Cynster is certain she’ll recognize her fated husband at first sight. And when her eyes meet those of a mysterious nobleman across a candlelit ballroom, she knows beyond doubt that he’s the one. But her heart is soon pounding for an entirely different reason - when her hero abducts her! The eighth Earl of Glencrae has no choice but to kidnap Angelica, the one Cynster sister with whom he hadn’t wanted to tangle. But to save his castle and his clan, he must persuade her to assist him -- and he’s prepared to offer marriage to seal the deal!

This is third book in the Cynster Sisters series.

Angelica youngest daughter to Martin and Celia Cynster.

Dominic Lachlan Guisachan aka Debenham aka the Earl of Glencrae

We finally find out why the Earl's mother wants to "ruin" a Cynster girl.

The book opens up with Angelica at a ball and taking one look at a dark haired gentleman and saying to herself this is her "hero." She finds a mutual friend to introduce her to her hero, he goes by the name Debenham. After all it's her turn to wear the "tailsman" necklack the the Lady (Scandal's wife) gave her. The Lady gave Heather the "necklace" first and then to Eliza who both found their "hero."

After Angelica is kidnapped by Debenham and is taken to his house, he sits Angelica down and tells her the reason why he needs to kidnapped and "ruin" a Cynster. Angelica listens to Debenham and agrees to help him retrieve the "goblet" from his mother and save his clan. He then tells Angelica the name that he really goes by which is Dominic, the Earl of Glencrae but the Ton only knows him by Debenham. After the Cynster's received a letter from Angelica - they decided to try to find her anyway.

While Angelica and Dominic travel to his home, we get to meet the Cynster family again. The male Cynsters, Jeremy and Breckenriudge trying to figure out what happened to Angelica and the females know that Angelica is up to something. It can't be the Earl the Earl is dead or is he?

The adventure begins for Angelica and Dominic to get home, convince this mother that Angelica is ruined and make it back to London bankers with the "goblet" by the "fifth" anniversary of his father's death, July 1st.

It was fun to see Dominic slowly falling in love with Angelica and Angelica playing her rule as a kidnapped Cynster to the hilt and laughing out loud at her performance. The ending of this book with all three Cynster sisters and their "heros" made me just go AHHH.

I thought this would be the end of Ms. Lauren's "Heros" but near the end of the book we see Angelica passing on the necklace to Henrietta (who is the younger sister to Amanda and Amelia).

Once again Ms. Laurens didn't fail me and I have to admit that I can never get enough of the Cynsters.

ARC received from Net Galley for an honest review.

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