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  • 448 pages
  • Viscount Breckenridge to the Rescue
  • Stephanie Laurens
  • English
  • 04 January 2016
  • 9780749955045

10 thoughts on “Viscount Breckenridge to the Rescue

  1. Chy Chy says:

    I need a special rating for romance One that depicts Oh you know; 'historical' romance There are a lot of things that are so typical to the genre that I'd get tired of complaining about them in every review and this one has all of themWhat entertains me is finding the ones that sway away from the norms You know heroines that don't have delicate hands men who don't make every woman they meet swoonI'm still in love with Deborah Simmons for that one hero of hers that's oh so dreamy then we find out people other than our heroine don't really think so Or that other book where the heroine was all wild and the hero was the only one who seemed to think she was beautiful It's not blatant in either case but Simmons tried dammitWe're going over the tropes here so I can make jabbing comments here and there throughout the year on other romances1 You know in order for readers to think a man's manly he has to have lots and lots of experience but of course he's never felt for those ladies what he does when he's with the heroineThis book Well dontcha know Breckenridge is the ton's foremost rake2 The hero expects the heroine to be a typical ton damsel when shit hits the fan Guys I have no freaking clue what the hell a typical ton damsel is in any sense except that one's never been the heroine of a historical romance According to the stories anyhowThis book certainly had that The going thing is she's stronger than that which seriously makes me wonder I mean the little I know about Victorian England tells me society was brutal If typical was weak then how did any survive?I dunno It annoys me3 One of the love interests will get hurt andor kidnapped and it will be where true feelings are confessed andor realizedThis book check4 If there is a man or woman who is homosexual he or she is an antagonist Look I realize they were demonized back then but you don't have to harp on it in historical fiction which I can't stop putting in uotation marks ay and you don't have to make them charicaturesThis book had no such characters but I've seen them in Sands' work before5 We won't talk about how they must be smelling but there's usually some miraculous chance to bathe before the first big sex sceneThis book Yep And holy crap talk about opening the flood gates It got to the point where I was practically saying Another detailed sex scene? and then flipping a few pages forward6 It takes a few days a week tops to fall in love True loveThis book I can't remember There was a lot of travelling But it was about the same Okay fine so they'd actually been acuantainces before this adventure Not that they ever really talked though ay7 The woman is a virgin Okay I'll give 'em that one since they deal with young society women But still It gets old how much it's harped on instead of just being And it's always a big deal to her that he's experienced so he can teach her We wouldn't want him to be unexperienced eitherThis book Well of course At least there was some worry from her that he would go back to being a rake once they were togetherI know I'm forgetting a few I'll add them to other reviews when I think of them I basically ignore them these days always looking for the something else Because I'm weird I used to read romance because Caelen would act out all the parts and that was entertaining as hell especially when he'd get someone else to play against their willNow I really do learn stuff I mean most of my work has some element of romance and it's good to know what's done to death in the genre dedicated to it And to see what differences piue my interest and admirationFrom this book I've learned for the umpteenth time I really really hate the word rakeOh So this book has a prologue and sections from the antagonist's POV which I didn't really read I mean I skipped the prologue and skimmed his sections so I had a different experience than most people who read this trilogy Because I actually thought he was a bad guy

  2. Lisa Kay Lisa Kay says:

    Hadrian's Wall in Scotlandbuilt by the Romans around AD 122★★★★☆ This is a review of the audiobook I’ve never hear Matthew Brenher narrate before but I liked his reading of this first in The Cynster Sisters Trilogy He enunciates nicely and has a great Scottish accent where applicable Sometimes he needs to pause a bit as he seemed to drone on at times but I think that was due to my having read so many of this author’s books and she gets repetitive It isn’t easy for a man to read me the love scenes especially in Historical Romances as opposed to PNR or UF but he gave a very nice performance and his female voices weren’t falsetto deliveriesI was surprised I enjoyed the story line in one as much as I did Ms Sanders has a template she uses for her long running Cynster series but in VBttR she gives the reader a little something different here a kidnapping right off the get go Then there is also the mysterious Highlander and trying to figure out not only his intent but also if he is potential hero material for a future book in this series or truly evil When Ms Landers stuck to that I was thoroughly entertained That and the first love scene worked for me I thought it was going to be a five star read for me However she lapsed back into the same old theme of the heroine not wanting to marry the hero until he says those three little words There are so many good things about LS’s writing but this theme she falls back on too many times Maybe she’s of the view that she wants to stick with the sure thing for her books have all been very successful For a reason I always enjoy parts of them a lot and still re read Devil's Bride once a year Nevertheless June in our “buddy read” of this one in Romance Lovers for the Challenge Impaired put it best “I'm not a big fan of a woman that demands a love declaration but has no courage to tell her man that she loves him” I agree Especially each and every time and for too too many chaptersLove the trek through Scotland though Picture Credit Public Domain found on Wiki

  3. Amanda Amanda says:

    Why do I do this to myself?? I stopped reading anything by Stephanie Laurens a while ago but for some reason I picked this up when I saw it in the library And nothing has changed The heroine in every Stephanie Laurens book I've read is so ridiculously stubborn I want to pull my hair out I don't know about anyone else but I don't want my heroines to be prissy little shrews A woman can be independent and strong without having to bend every man to her will or go against everything anyone else says Here's how these books tend to go Hero Don't jump off of that cliff you'll kill yourself on the rocks belowHeroine You can't tell me what to do Heroine jumps off the cliffHero Thank god This one wasn't uite as bad as some of the other Cynster books but it was still enough to be extremely frustrating Plot wise it was oknot incredibly original but there were some good moments Unfortunately when you actually are wishing the heroine will have a fatal accident the romance aspect of it is lostThis one was not so shiny

  4. Cristina Cristina says:

    I loved this book ❤️ Mystery romance suspense unknown characters old times an abduction a hero an old flame this sums it up Can’t wait to read the next book

  5. Treece Treece says:

    Rating starsHeather Cynster starts off as a strong intelligent h and later devolves into an annoying clueless and yes pushy twerp The entire time Timothy Davers aka Breckenridge clearly loves her works a bit of James Bond magic with disguise minus the gimmicks And yet Heather is blind far too long So long in fact I lost interest in whether or not if Breckenridge would oblige her Nothing she did followed logic at all Not until fate steps in to interveneRichardScandal Catriona along with their brood make an appearance A few other characters from earlier books are mentioned and visit as well This was a pleasant interlude too The worst of it is that the Scottish 'villain' was extremely interesting I wanted to see of him than focus on the h H That's never a good sign This was my least favorite pairing Let's say I am grateful for kidnapping subplot I hope the next book will be much better Onward

  6. Minna Minna says:

    Big Fat MEH Every Stephanie Laurens I read is worse and worse Since when did Ms Laurens begin writing a la Nora Roberts in short choppy sentences? It was almost painful to read and frankly I felt as though my intelligence was being insulted The initial premise abduction for mysterious reasons by a mysterious nobleman was promising It uickly devolved into Heather which reminds me which early 18th century noblewomen were named Heather? Isn't that a MallRats kind of name? being SuperAwesome at fooling her captors and Breckenridge being SuperAwesome at following them The hot parts were so loooooooooooooong that honestly I started to flip through them a bad sign Much too much of a good thing Also MUCH TOO MUCH of le Grande Misunderstanding and MUCH TOO MUCH Cynster stubbornness Really? Only one family in all of Great Britain is allowed to have stubborn illogical highanded womenmen? Heather got on my nerves TSTL with regards to Breckenridge but an almighty know it all about everything else; Breckenridge less so Yes I realize he was highhanded and closed off to his feelings However I think what's really happening is that the hero is being written period appropriate and the heroine is being written as a modern woman They don't necessarily match up But I digressFinally the paranormal bit at the endunnecessary I didn't care for it as a plot device and I thought it detracted from the story as a whole So in summary I think I will re read Stephanie Laurens' earlier work and take a pass on the newer

  7. Ana Ana says:

    Summary Determined to hunt down her very own hero one who will sweep her off her feet and into wedded bliss and despairing of finding him in London's staid ballrooms Heather Cynster steps out of her safe world and boldly attends a racy soiree But her promising hunt is ruined by the supremely interfering Viscount Breckenridge who whisks her out of scandal and straight into danger when a mysterious enemy seizes her bundles her into a coach and conveys her out of London Now it's up to the notorious Breckenridge to prove himself the hero she's been searching for all along I've been a follower of the Cynster family for uite some time I love all of them and most of the time I liked the books as well But the further the series goes the less I like the books They are all really similar and I get the feeling that I already read the bookThe book started out great The kidnapping and the ride north and the escape as well were riveting I stayed up late because I couldn't put the book down And then when Heather was finally free things went downhill Suddenly everyone is safe and now they can devote themselves to thinking about their feelings all the time I barely finished the bookHeather and Breckenbridge are a typical Cynster couple Heather is headstrong stubborn and will only wed for love Breckenbridge is a warrior unwilling to admit that he actually has feelings He evidently has his reasons for being wary but they're not explained And I got sick and tired of being reminded that Breckenbridge is the top rake in ton To me sleeping with someone before marriage doesn't make a rake true some of the ladies were married but stillAnd the way that Breckenbridge finally found the courage to admit his love didn't sit well with me view spoiler did he really have to nearly die to accept the fact that loving someone doesn't make you weak hide spoiler

  8. Kaetrin Kaetrin says:

    Why I Listened That's a uestion I asked myself numerous times throughout the book Seriously though I reviewed it for the Speaking of Audiobooks column at AAR but my review rant is just too long for the column So with permission I'm posting it here Read on at your perilWhat it's about Viscount Breckenridge to the Rescue is the first book in the Cynster Brides series by Australian author Stephanie Laurens Heather Cynster daughter of Martin and Celia is abducted from a soiree in London The abduction is witnessed by Viscount Breckenridge a not friend of hers They don’t get along – he thinks she’s too young for him there’s a 10 year age gap and keeps his distance she thinks he considers her a child Breckenridge follows and tries to rescue her but Heather has discovered that the kidnappers wanted only a “Cynster daughter” not specifically Heather and given that she’s being treated well they hired a maid for her for “countenance” she thinks it is best to stay in their clutches and extract information about the villain behind the scheme so as to protect her cousins and sisters Breckenridge goes along with it and follows keeping watch If that sounds like a flimsy excuse for a plot to you it would be because it is Given the amount of time Heather spends with the kidnappers she actually finds out precious little about them and even when she does it is in brief conversations and DAYS are going by She’s not frightened or in any way traumatised – it’s the most pathetic kidnapping in the history of the activityWhat worked for me and what didn't Torturous Tedious Tautologous In audio Ms Laurens habit of describing everything at least three times is so very much annoying than in print In print I skim and I probably only read one word in three which means I can keep up with the gist of the story but do not want to hit something I found the same does not apply to audio I definitely wanted to hit somethingIf I had a dollar for every time Breckenridge was described sometimes within the same paragraph as “the Foremost Rake of the Ton” I’d be able to buy myself a Kindle Possibly two Breckenridge or as I like to call him FRT is to make matters worse a very poor excuse for a rake Depending on what part of the book you are listening to he has either bedded “countless” ladies or not as many as everyone thinks However many ladies he has bedded in his experience most ladies don’t take any active part in the process presumably they just lie there and think of England and only a few have shown anything like passion So when FRT eventually beds the heretofore virginal Heather Cynster he’s overwhelmed stunned and amazed by her enthusiastic response – she’s active takes the initiative passionate In one scene when she’s er “going downtown” he reflects that he didn’t let ladies to that to him but she was different – WHAT? See? BAD rake He should be booted out of the Society of Regency Rakes forthwith Besides anyone who knows anything about the Cynsters would know that if he was really that bad Devil and his “ilk” wouldn’t let FRT within coo ee of pure HeatherThen there’s Heather – at the beginning she’s given up searching in the traditional ballrooms of the ton for her “hero She’s decided not unlike her cousin ? Amanda from On a Wild Night to search in the racier environs to find the man who will sweep her off her feet Later when offered marriage by FRT due to the damage to her reputation she refuses and states that she had resigned herself to being a spinster and wants to look after homeless children so her reputation or lack of it doesn’t matter Next thing she’s contemplating how it turns out that FRT is her perfect hero if only he would love her Hur?The villain is the worst villain in the history of villains We don’t know his identity but after hiring people to abduct Heather he includes a maid for countenance on the journey Then when she does escape with FRT he follows not to get her back – no He follows to make sure that the “bounder” who has her treats her well There is very little in the book about the motivations of the villain other than that he’s only doing it because his mad ass mother has made some sort of suirly bargain with him which forces him to “ruin the reputation of a Cynster daughter” It is clear that he will be the bad guy in the series until he is eventually the hero of the final story in the trilogyAnyway Heather and FRT escape together but due to some ridiculous circumstances they are forced to continue on foot and this takes a number of days They head for Richard and Catriona Cynster’s estate and on the way there the “romance” part of the book begins There is literally NOT SO MUCH AS A KISS before chapter 9 Their very first “romantic encounter” is also the full monty There follows 3 chapters of sexytimes each described in torturous purple prose three times Once FRT and Heather arrive at the Vale there ensues further torture for the listener FRT has vowed never to love and thereby be vulnerable to another Problem is he’s already in love Okay so New vow He won’t tell her how he feels because that would give her too much power over him Problem she’s declared she won’t marry a man who doesn’t hold her in true “affection” which even he knows is code for “love” So he decides to show her his feelings by the power of his “mighty wang of lovin’” Meanwhile she’s decided she loves him but won’t marry him unless he loves her too and tells her so She’s having no success in drawing out a declaration and so decides to show him her true feelings with her “magic hoo ha” sexytimes Problem afterwards she thinks he was just pretending in order to get her to agree to the wedding and says no anyway when he proposes yet again It was enough to make me bang my head against a wall Repeatedly Over and over again Many times It takes an injury to FRT to sort matters out I won’t give away what sort; it’s not uite “pecked to death by pigeons” TM Julia uinn but oh man over the topsville it isI decided to listen to this book because while I do grind my teeth these days at the triptych descriptions and the overuse of the word “evoke” in all of its many many iterations and all the “him being him”s and “her being her”s I have nevertheless really enjoyed some of Ms Laurens books Devil’s Bride On a Wicked Dawn The Ideal Bride A Gentlemen’s Honor But I’m not a big fan of Simon Prebble's narration of her books He’s a bit too overwrought for my taste I listened to two of the Black Cobra uartet which he narrated This one has a new to me narrator and I thought it was worth trying Sadly Matthew Brenher is the opposite of overwrought While he does use some expression in his voice there’s no passion or excitement – the intonation during a scene where they’re sipping tea is the same as during the time they’re traversing “passion’s landscape” yes that is a direct uote I thought his voice for our hero FRT was uite good but Richard “Scandal” Cynster has developed an alarming Scottish accent in the 9 years he’s been living there and Catriona from the sound of her has apparently taken up chain smoking – and sometimes she slipped into a Yorkshire accent than a Scots one which was a bit disconcerting A brief appearance by Michael Anstruther Wetherby one of my favourite Laurens heroes and his wife Caro was even troubling Michael sounded prissy and rather like he’d been castrated In fact at the end of each sentence he uttered I mentally added “and where ARE my testicles anyway?” Caro sounded like she was in her 50’s and frumpy Heather’s voice was okay but Mr Brenher does suffer from that common problem with male narrators where the female characters sound like they’re men in drag Also I know that Ms Laurens can write an extremely long and convoluted sentence but I wondered whether Mr Brenher had done any pre reading before the narration performance There were these pauses in odd and unexpected places which made the sentences sound like they had just abruptly stopped It was so prevalent throughout the book it was very off putting Because I was tortured by the silly plot and the overwrought descriptions I had plenty of time to notice each occasionWhat else? The book came in at than 15 hours of listening time Given that most of it was adjectives it could easily have been trimmed by half and nothing would have been lost of the plot what there was of itI’ve decided I have to break up with Stephanie Laurens on audio I just can’t bear it any It may be that I will try some in print where I can skim to my heart’s content and therefore save a layer of enamel on my teeth but it won’t be soon

  9. Susan (susayq ~) Susan (susayq ~) says:

    What a great story In my opinion this was not a typical Stephanie Laurens book For me there was a touch humor and a lot action I love the overlying story arch that is flowing through this book and leads to the next one I am dying to find out about the Laird and his mother and why she's having him do what he's doing

  10. The UHQ Nasanta The UHQ Nasanta says:

    15 starsShort review If you've read one Cynster book no need to read another; you've read them all Long review Silly me I had hoped that a year or two or without a Laurens book would be long enough to get me to like her next offerings Unfortunately it was not so The same style the same descriptions the same alpha male the same headstrong female Blah Adding insult to injury this book was boring The pacing was slow slow slow The first half of the book is the journey to Gretna Green They are on the road in hotels interrogating the kidnappers and then meeting up at night to regurgitate what they had learned Hardly anything happened and the sexual tension? I don't know whether it was because I did not feel invested in this book but I couldn't really feel it until the second half of the book The second half of the book the start of which was Breckenridge's brilliant and completely unoriginal plan to seduce his lady into marriage thinking that sex was the answer to everything UGHAnd now I'm stuck at the point when the couple have a huge tiff because the hero predictably refuses to acknowledge that he loves her and wants to marry her and the heroine naturally refuses to marry someone who doesn't love her No this is not a spoiler because it's been used over and overAs for the plot? Well as far as I can tell at just over 50% the plot was over by the middle of the book And it didn't make sense Who was the so called villain? Why did he plot against the Cynsters? The whole thing felt so contrived in order to bring these two people together It was so sillyI had forgotten about Richard Cynster's book I didn't like the paranormal aspects then all those years ago but I decided to let is pass I still don't like the paranormal aspects It does not luckily play a big part in the book just a chapter or two Nope I was wrong The paranormal aspects is being used as a cheating device moan That was me around 20% when I realized I had about 80% to go UGGHH That was me when I had realized that I had checked out the next book from the library as well Some day I will learn that it is totally okay to easily DNF books or to leave series incomplete if I have lost interest or don't like them

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Viscount Breckenridge to the Rescue[KINDLE] ❃ Viscount Breckenridge to the Rescue ❧ Stephanie Laurens – Three heros three rescues three weddingsYou are cordially invited to the wedding of Miss Heather Cynsterbut not before she encounters kidnappers danger and a daring rescue at the hands of Viscount Bre Three heros to the PDF ☆ three rescues three weddingsYou are cordially invited to the wedding of Miss Heather Cynsterbut not before she encounters kidnappers danger and a daring rescue at the hands of Viscount BreckenridgeDetermined to hunt down her very own hero one who will sweep her off her feet and into wedded bliss and despairing of finding him in London's staid ballrooms Heather Cynster steps out of her safe world and boldly attends a racy Viscount Breckenridge PDF \ soireeBut her promising hunt is ruined by the supremely interfering Viscount Breckenridge who whisks her out of scandal and straight into danger when a mysterious enemy seizes her bundles her into a coach and conveys her out of LondonNow it's up to the notorious Breckenridge to prove himself the hero she's been searching for all along.

About the Author: Stephanie Laurens

Stephanie Laurens to the PDF ☆ was born in Sri Lanka which was at the time the British colony of Ceylon When she was her family moved to Melbourne Australia where she was raised After continuing through school and earning a PhD in Biochemistry in Australia Stephanie and her husband moved to Great Britain taking one of the last true overland journeys from Katmandu to LondonOnce in London Stephanie.