Thursday, April 18, 2013

Review: And Then She Fell

And Then She Fell by Stephanie Laurens
Genre: Historical Romance
Series: The Cynster Sisters
Pages: 344 (Paperback)
Source: TLC Book Tours
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The only thing more troublesome than a Cynster a Cynster lady who believes love is not her destiny. Famously known in London society as "The Matchbreaker," Henrietta Cynster's uncanny skill lies in preventing ill-fated nuptials - not in falling victim to Cupid's spell.
But then she disrupts one match too many and feels honor-bound to assist dashing James Glossup in finding a suitable bride for a marriage of convenience.
A task infernally complicated by the undeniable, unquenchable attraction that flares between James and Henrietta, who continues to believe she will never fall..

My Rating:

My Review:
Henrietta Cynster gains a reputation as the Matchbreaker since she uses her investigation skills to determine whether parties are right for each other.  However, she soon finds herself in a position where she breaks up one match too many.  After breaking up the match of her brother's friend, James Glossup, she feels obligated to find him a match that will allow him to satisfy his obligations.  Luckily she knows just the match.  Meanwhile, Henrietta and James begin to wonder whether a string of unfortunate events is bad luck or something more sinister.

This was a cute read.  The first half of the book centers around the romance and the second-half focuses on a mystery.  I wasn't expecting this format but it turned out to be something that I quite liked.  I expected the premise concerning Jame's would-be match to stretch out for the entire novel.  Luckily, the characters see what the reader can see pretty easily and we move on.  We get the benefit of the romance without all the conflict.  The mystery was just so-so but it worked.

I found this to be a pretty solid read.  IF you have high expectations for your hot-and-heavy scenes then this one might bug you.  The sexual scenes are quite corny and it was more enjoyable to skip.  Overall, this is a good comfort read.

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  1. It sounds really cute. I have never read any of the cynester's novels. do you think this one stands ok as a stand alone?

  2. One of these days I wanna try a Cynster book

  3. Sounds like a great read for a relaxing weekend.

    Thanks for being on the tour!

  4. THIS SOUNDS ADORBS!! Sadness that the sex scenes are skipable though! ):

    Amber Elise @ Du Livre


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