Monday, April 5, 2010

What Price Love? [Laurens]

Book: What Price Love? [Cynster #13]
Author: Stephanie Laurens
Genre: Romance - Historical

Review: After her twin brother accepts an assist horse training position and goes missing, Lady Priscilla Dalloway heads to the races to find him. She immediately meets Dillon Caxton, Keeper of the Register, and needs his help. Afraid that her brother is caught up in something illicit and dangerous, she gives Dillon a false name and tries to woo information from him with her feminine wiles. Unfortunately for her, Dillon is as physically beautiful and intelligent as she, and knows she is up to something.

One of my favorites of the Cynster books, I love how Dillon had a scandalous past. Most of the males in these stories are beyond reproach, so "perfect" (their only flaw being their possessiveness) that it was a nice change to see a character who was multidimensional. Pris was also a spitfire and Laurens did a great job of creating feisty interactions between the two. The "mystery" surrounding an illicit gaming ring was interesting, if overly detailed, but overall, fun book.

Book Junkie's Grade: B+

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