A Match for Marcus Cynster (Cynster Next Generation #3)

A Match for Marcus Cynster (Cynster Next Generation #3)

by Stephanie Laurens

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Duty compels her to turn her back on marriage. Fate drives him to protect her come what may. Then love takes a hand in this battle of yearning hearts, stubborn wills, and a match too powerful to deny.

#1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens returns to rugged Scotland with a dramatic tale of passionate desire and unwavering devotion.

Restless and impatient, Marcus Cynster waits for Fate to come calling. He knows his destiny lies in the lands surrounding his family home, but what will his future be? Equally importantly, with whom will he share it?

Of one fact he feels certain: his fated bride will not be Niniver Carrick. His elusive neighbor attracts him mightily, yet he feels compelled to protect her—even from himself. Fickle Fate, he's sure, would never be so kind as to decree that Niniver should be his. The best he can do for them both is to avoid her.

Niniver has vowed to return her clan to prosperity. The epitome of fragile femininity, her delicate and ethereal exterior cloaks a stubborn will and an unflinching devotion to the people in her care. She accepts that in order to achieve her goal, she cannot risk marrying and losing control of the clan's reins to an inevitably controlling husband. Unfortunately, too many local men see her as their opportunity.

Soon, she's forced to seek help to get rid of her unwelcome suitors. Powerful and dangerous, Marcus Cynster is perfect for the task. Suppressing her wariness over tangling with a gentleman who so excites her passions, she appeals to him for assistance with her peculiar problem.
Although at first he resists, Marcus discovers that, contrary to his expectations, his fated role is to stand by Niniver's side and, ultimately, to claim her hand. Yet in order to convince her to be his bride, they must plunge headlong into a journey full of challenges, unforeseen dangers, passion, and yearning, until Niniver grasps the essential truth—that she is indeed a match for Marcus Cynster.
A neo-Gothic tale of passionate romance set in the uplands of southwestern Scotland
A Cynster Second Generation Novel – a classic historical romance of 114,000 words

Praise for the works of Stephanie Laurens

"Stephanie Laurens' heroines are marvelous tributes to Georgette Heyer: feisty and strong." Cathy Kelly

"Stephanie Laurens never fails to entertain and charm her readers with vibrant plots, snappy dialogue, and unforgettable characters." Historical Romance Reviews.

"Stephanie Laurens plays into readers' fantasies like a master and claims their hearts time and again." Romantic Times Magazine

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151343961
Publisher: Savdek-NYLA
Publication date: 05/26/2015
Series: Cynster Series , #23
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 61,019
File size: 725 KB

About the Author

#1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens began writing romances as an escape from the dry world of professional science. Her hobby quickly became a career when her first novel was accepted for publication, and with entirely becoming alacrity, she gave up writing about facts in favor of writing fiction.

Laurens's novels are set in the time period of the British Regency, and her settings range from Scotland to India. Laurens has published fifty works of historical romance, including 29 New York Times bestsellers. All her works are continuously available in print and digital formats in English worldwide, and have been translated into many other languages. An international bestseller, among other Stephanie's email contactsaccolades Laurens has received the Romance Writers of America prestigious RITA Award for Best Romance Novella 2008, for The Fall of Rogue Gerrard.

Her continuing novels featuring the Cynster family are widely regarded as classics of the genre. Other series include the Bastion Club Novels and the Black Cobra Quartet. For information on upcoming releases and updates on novels yet to come, visit Stephanie's www.stephanielaurens.com

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A Match for Marcus Cynster 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Rortermom More than 1 year ago
I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of this novel. It lives up to Stephanie Laurens' usual high standards. I was pulled into the story right away. I got a little irritated when life interfered with my finishing as soon as I'd liked. ;0) I'm not a reviewer to rehash the plot. If you've read the description posted by the publisher, you know the premise of the novel. I'll let you discover the story for yourself. But you should definitely read this one for yourself. I know I'll be re-reading this book in the future.
Katiebhm More than 1 year ago
I literally devoured this!  All of her books are riveting and so well written that they draw you in and leave you craving the next one.   I have enjoyed all of them so very much.  Thank you Stephanie for all your talent and hard work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was waiting for this book and it didn't dissapoint. Niniver was a perfect heroine and of course Marcus, like all the Cynsters before him was everything you could imagine. A great story, loved the clan, the dogs, and how they worked towards not only each other, but for the good of their people.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this family. Each family members story is facinating.
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I love everything that Stephanie rights. Once again she has swept me into the lives of her characters, while they sweep into my heart.
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Loved loved loved this book. Marcus is the perfect hero for a modern thinking woman.... passionate protective and willing to be a PARTNER rather than an overlord. Stephanie outdid herself on this one. Destined for many happy rereads.---rubylogan56
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One of my go to authors....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoy Stephanie Laurens style of writing. This was very exciting and as usual I read it rather quickly. I like the strong women and men and that they get along so well together. It reminds of my husband and I. A plus is the inclusion of actual historical events that she weaves through her stories even though they are not really historical novels. Keep 'em comin' Stephanie, and will continue to read them. Sunshine
julieford More than 1 year ago
What can I say but Just WOW, this book is fantastic. Stephanie Laurens has created a family that continues to grow through generations and is so enthralling. I love the Cynster series and Ms. Laurens has not disappointed with Marcus and Niniver's story. In this story Marcus realizes that his fate is to be consort, protector and husband to Niniver. Niniver is the head of Clan Carrick and believes that she can never marry because then she would lose her authority and position. Marcus shows her that is strong and capable and that with the right man by her side, she can remain in control. Their love has been years in the making for both of them.
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Loving the new generation.
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It was ok i guess. Kind of drug a bit.