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Publisher's Summary

Never let it be said that a Cynster male can't face up to the one unassailable truth: A successful marriage gives life its fullest meaning. 

To all of English society, Simon Frederick Cynster has a perfect life - one of enormous wealth and impeccable social status. His lean handsomeness turns the heads of naïve debutantes, while his sensual allure ensures he never lacks for more sophisticated partners for a night, or more, of pleasure. Yet despite all of this, Simon knows there is something - or rather someone - missing in his life.

To achieve true contentment, Simon must find a lady accomplished enough to be his wife, someone who will spend her days as a member of one of England's most influential families...and her nights pursuing duties of a more private - and personal - nature.

But Simon knows what to expect if he reveals his intention to choose a bride; nothing could be more tiresome than having every blushing miss on the marriage mart thrust upon him. So he discreetly begins his search at a house party at Glossup Hall...and is astonished that the lady who immediately captures his interest is Portia Ashford.

Simon has never considered Portia as a potential wife. He's known the raven-haired beauty since childhood; she's willfully independent and has always claimed to be uninterested in marriage. But an unexpectedly heated kiss abruptly alters the rules of their decade-long interaction. Soon, they begin to long for the moments they can spend in each other's arms.

But all is not as it seems at Glossup Hall. As Simon and Portia begin to explore the depths of their mutual passion, a shocking murder is committed...and it appears the next victim will be Portia herself. Even more shocking than the fact that a murderer secretly walks among them is the realization that all of Simon's considerable strength and influence may not be enough to protect Portia - his once and always perfect lover....

©2003 Savdek Management Proprietary Limited (P)2018 Recorded Books

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A lovely romance story of two people who have known each other nearly all their lives. She had come to find a Husband so she could have much desired children. He came looking for a Wife but found his match. Have Lady O in the mix and you get the matchmaker. Unfortunately murder happens at the house party so Inspector Stokes is called.

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  • Mir
  • 26-11-2019

Just not believable

The public sexual relationship that everyone seems comfortable with is so anachronistic that it took away from my enjoyment of the story and just made it feel sordid.

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  • Jacy
  • 02-01-2021

Third person stories ?

The actual stories, the ideas of the Cynster characters, appears to be an excellent plan but the story is poorly written. Having listened to two different narrators, I am inclined to believe the author has a well narrated, third person, documentary of the Cynster family. The stories are great, but the actual depiction is sad.

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  • Rebecca Caro
  • 15-03-2020

double order

I already had this book. I'm not very happy it let me purchase it a second time.

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