Laurens, Stephanie The Promise in a Kiss

ISBN 13: 9780060086978

The Promise in a Kiss

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9780060086978: The Promise in a Kiss

The Cynster Family Series

A New York Times Bestseller

Every girl dreams of forbidden kisses. So when a man literally falls at Helena's feet as she's walking through the courtyard on moonlit Christmas Eve, the pretty, young comtesse d'Lisle knows he's up to no good. He's clearly a bit dangerous . . . and obviously caught in the middle of a clandestine rendezvous. Why else would he have risked his neck?

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One unforgettable night, Sebastian, the Duke of St. Ives, stole a kiss from a beautiful young woman at a French convent. They didn't share their names but neither of them ever forgot the magic of that innocent kiss, and when they meet again in London seven years later, each instantly recognizes the other. Helena, the Comtesse d'Lisle, is searching for a manageable husband to thwart her controlling guardian, and Sebastian, a London rake who has sworn never to wed, is clearly not an appropriately biddable candidate. The lovely French comtesse is the one woman who can change Sebastian's view of marriage, but convincing Helena is a task that challenges even the powerful Duke of St. Ives. While Sebastian is courting and seducing the reluctantly tempted Helena, her powerful guardian sets in motion a scheme that threatens the happiness of the lovers and endangers their lives.

In this tale of the passionate couple that parented the unforgettable Bar Cynster siblings, author Stephanie Laurens pulls out all the stops with high adventure, dueling swords, intrigue, and sensual romance. Rounding out the novel with witty dialogue, great secondary characters, and detailed descriptions of the London society scene of 1783, Laurens gives readers another Cynster novel they're sure to love. --Lois Faye Dyer

About the Author:

Romance set against the backdrop of Regency England were the first Stephanie Laurens ever read, and they continue to exert a special attraction. On escaping from the dry world of professional science to carve out a career as a writer, Stephanie published either Regency romances, then turned to longer, historical romances set in the Regency period. Her first -- Captain Jack's Woman -- was published by Avon Books in 1977. Subsequent books from Avon have told the tales of the Bar Cynster -- a group of masterful, arrogant cousins of the ducal Cynster dynasty. Devils' Bride, A Rake's Vow, Scandal's Bride, A Rouge's Proposal and A Secret Love have documented handsome Cynsters. All About Love continues the series.

Residing in a leafy bayside suburb of Melbourne, Australia,Stephanie divides her free time between her husband,two teenaged daughters, and two cats, Shakespeare and Marlowe.

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