• The Perfect Lover

  • Cynster, Book 10
  • By: Stephanie Laurens
  • Narrated by: Katie Carr
  • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 27-01-05
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperAudio
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.4 (20 ratings)

Summary

Simon Frederick Cynster has a perfect life, one of enormous wealth and impeccable social status. His lean handsomeness turns the heads of naive debutantes, while his sensual allure ensures he never lacks for more sophisticated partners for a night of pleasure. However, Simon accepts that he must find a wife to achieve true contentment. 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 nature.
So he discreetly begins his search at a house party at Glossup Hall and is astonished that the lady who immediately captures his interest in Portia Ashford. Simon has never considered Portia as a potential wife, but a heated kiss abruptly alters the rules of their decade-long interaction. As Simon and Portia begin to explore the depths of their mutual passion, a shocking murder is committed, and it appears that the next victim will be Portia herself.
©2003 Stephanie Laurens (P)2003 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
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Critic reviews

"Elegant writing flavored with wit, memorable characters, some superbly sensual and exquisitely detailed love scenes, and a plot laced with danger all come together beautifully in this wickedly fun, wonderfully sexy romance." ( Booklist)
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Customer Reviews

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1 out of 5 stars
By P. D. Nelson on 31-10-12

disappointing

The abridging removes most of the humour and all the subtle nuances of the evolving relationships and the reasons for a lot of the decisions made by the characters. If you have not read the original book it might be quite good but for me it had lost everything interesting.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Booky on 13-06-06

Worth a listen

Quite a good story, well worth a listen. Their romantic encounters are steamy & well written.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Heather Osteen on 18-04-07

Fast read

This book is read very fast, no voice inflections, hard to follow and distinguish one character from another. very rushed, i am an hour into it and already regretting the purchase

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By L. Reiner on 14-11-09

Buy the book, not this narration

I enjoy all SL novels, especially the Cynster stories. This story would have been as fabulous as the others if not for the poor narration. It is quite obvious that the narrator is no Simon Prebble. While her voice is very pleasant, Ms. Carr left a lot to be desired with the lack of inflection. The love scenes, the drawing room conversations and even the action parts were read with the same, monotonous voice. The hero and heroine along with the supporting characters all shared the same voice. Unless you listened carefully to each and every word, it was difficult to tell when something of import was happening and when the "filler" parts of the story were taking place.

Listening to this novel was incredibly boring. Not quite painful, but a very tedious listen. Unfortunate, as the story itself is very good.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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