The Taming of Ryder Cavanaugh (Cynster Sisters) - Stephanie Laurens Title: The Taming of Ryder Cavanaugh

Series: The Cynster Sisters Duo bk 2

Author: Stephanie Laurens

Genre: Historical

Lady Mary has been waiting years for this opportunity. Not that her sister has thrown off her spinster ways and become betrothed, it’s finally Mary’s chance for true love. She knows exactly who she wants –and it’s not someone as wild, unmanageable, and sinfully seductive as Ryder Cavanaugh.

Ryder Cavanaugh, Marquess of Raventhorne, had never met a woman who wouldn’t happily fall at his feet–or into his bed…until Lady Mary Cynster. But Ryder has made some decisions abotu his life and he’ll only succeed at being the man he wants to be with Mary by his side. And convincing her of that fact is just the kind of challenge he thrills at.

I’ve been a fan of Stephanie Laurens for years and have read every single book in her Cynster Family Saga – as that is what is has turned out to be – some I have loved and some I haven’t.

I loved this book.

The reason I loved it? Because Ryder Cavanaugh reminded of the Bar Cynster. Those first six heroes who were the ultimate Alpha Hero in Regency England. He knew what or rather who he wanted and went about making her think their union was all her idea.

Mary Cynster is no simpering miss. Now that her sister is engaged she’s on a mission to have find her own hero. And she has very definite ideas about who her hero should be and why. Ryder Cavanough is NOT on her list.

I went into this book with very low expectations as I didn’t like the last book, and in the trilogy that came before I only liked 2 of them. So I was surprised when I read the book cover to cover in one setting.

Like all of Laurens books there’s a mystery, someone out to kill either the hero or the heroine. Unlike in some of the books we know who is out to hurt them almost from the onset, and the reasons behind it in this story. It’s a plot that I hadn’t seen Laurens use yet, at least not that I remember, and she does it in a way that is completely believable.

One of my favorite scenes in the book is the epilogue. We get to see the entire Cynster clan together and find out where they all are in their lives. I can’t wait to see what happens with the next generation of the Cynsters.

I was really glad for this book as Laurens is an auto-buy for me and I didn’t want to take her off that list.

If you’re a fan of the Cynsters, and want a hero who reminds you Devil and the other members of the Bar Cynster then you won’t want to miss this book.

Grade A

Review By: Heather

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