And Then She Fell by Stephanie Laurens

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And Then She Fell by Stephanie Laurens
Publisher: Harper Collins
Genre: Historical
Length: Full Length (344 pgs)
Heat: Spicy
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by Poppy

The only thing more troublesome than a Cynster man…is 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…

Every time I get the opportunity to read another Cynster Book, I cross my fingers in hopes I wouldn’t be disappointed. I mean, how can Stephanie Laurens keep on writing such really awesome stories time after time? Well, she did it again and I was not disappointed.

This time the Cynster being written about is Henrietta, sister to Simon. She is twenty-seven years old and a confirmed spinster. She has no desire at all to be married to the fops she meets who are prancing around looking for rich wives. Instead, she spends her time using all her many skills, breaking up couples who are not compatible. Such fun to read about how she does this.

Then she breaks up a potential marriage only to realize that the gentleman, a friend of her brother’s, must marry in four weeks or lose his inheritance. Knowing that she is responsible for breaking up his almost nuptial, she offers to find him a suitable wife in that time.

As these two go on the hunt, they find that they have much in common. However, Henrietta is not about to give up her spinsterhood for any man, and he does not want to become involved with his best friend’s sister.

There is much, much more to this story than just a romance. There is a magical necklace which Henrietta must wear at all times. You will have to read the story to find out why. There are murder attempts and these two must find out who the murderer is, and solve the mystery. Of course this will involve other Cynster wives and it’s fun to revisit characters from previous stories.

I found that I could not put this book down, once I started. This is a wonderful Regency romance/mystery and another great Stephanie Lauren story. I just have to give this book 5 Stars.

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