Monday, January 23, 2012

Review: The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae

I'm so glad I did not give up on this trilogy. This installment is far and away the best book of the three. Like the first two, it was still long, but the pacing was so much better. Even though it was continuation of the ongoing kidnapping storyline, the book avoided the redundant feeling of its predecessor. And the hero is the strongest and most interesting character in all three books.

We first met Dominic in Viscount Breckenridge to the Rescue. But then, we only knew him as the man intent on kidnapping one of the Cynster sisters. His efforts failed, of course, in both that book and the next. So when this book begins, the only Cynster sister remaining is the youngest, Angelica. Instead of hiring someone to do the deed this time, Dominic decides to do his own dirty work. He never expects how easy Angelica would make it for him.

From the moment Angelica sees Dominic at a ball, she knows that he is the man for her. Even after he kidnaps her, she is willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. He explains to her that the kidnapping plot is all a ruse to trick his mother into believing he has ruined a Cynster. She is extorting his cooperation. Angelica quickly agrees to go back to Scotland with him and help in any way she can.

I enjoyed their love story. Angelica is strong and determined and she never wavers. Dominic is a great hero. He is stalwart and loyal to his clan... a gentleman... and still a sexy beast. The love scenes are steamy. The romance is fulfilling. And the adventure is never dull. Plus --we get a fabulous epilogue, treating us to the weddings of all three Cynster sisters. Thumbs up! A little more than 4 stars.

*ARC Provided by NetGalley

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The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae
by Stephanie Laurens
Release Date: January 31, 2012
Publisher: Avon

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At Monday, January 23, 2012 at 10:27:00 AM CST , Blogger The_Book_Queen said...

Great review, I am glad that you liked this one.

I need to get back to reading Laurens' books--she was one of the first romance authors I read, way back when I started reading this genre, and I quicklly read through most of her Cynster series (and loved them), but I haven't read one of her novels in years now! Off to put this one on the list though...


At Monday, January 23, 2012 at 2:28:00 PM CST , Blogger Mandi said...

Oh good to hear - I read book one but then didn't hear good things about bk 2. Might check this one out

At Monday, January 23, 2012 at 2:32:00 PM CST , Blogger Jen at Red Hot Books said...

It was so much better than the second book... and the first one, for that matter.

At Monday, January 23, 2012 at 2:33:00 PM CST , Blogger Jen at Red Hot Books said...

I didn't love the two books that came before this in the series... but I did enjoy this one. :)


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