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The Lady by His Side : Devil's Brood Trilogy - Stephanie Laurens

The Lady by His Side

Devil's Brood Trilogy

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Published: 20th February 2017
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A marquess in need of the right bride. An earl's daughter in search of a purpose. A betrayal that ends in murder and balloons into a threat to the realm. Sebastian Cynster knows time is running out. If he doesn't choose a wife soon, his female relatives will line up to assist him. Yet the current debutantes do not appeal. Where is he to find the right lady to be his marchioness? Then Drake Varisey, eldest son of the Duke of Wolverstone, asks for Sebastian's aid. Having assumed his father's mantle in protecting queen and country, Drake must go to Ireland in pursuit of a dangerous plot. But he's received an urgent missive from Lord Ennis, an Irish peer-Ennis has heard something Drake needs to know.

Ennis insists Drake attends an upcoming house party at Ennis's Kent estate so Ennis can reveal his information face-to-face. Sebastian has assisted Drake before and, long ago, had a liaison with Lady Ennis. Drake insists Sebastian is just the man to be Drake's surrogate at the house party-the guests will imagine all manner of possibilities and be blind to Sebastian's true purpose. Unsurprisingly, Sebastian is reluctant, but Drake's need is real. With only more debutantes on his horizon, Sebastian allows himself to be persuaded. His first task is to inveigle Antonia Rawlings, a lady he has known all her life, to include him as her escort to the house party. Although he's seen little of Antonia in recent years, Sebastian is confident of gaining her support.

Eldest daughter of the Earl of Chillingworth, Antonia has abandoned the search for a husband and plans to use the week of the house party to decide what to do with her life. There has to be some purpose, some role, she can claim for her own. Consequently, on hearing Sebastian's request and an explanation of what lies behind it, she seizes on the call to action. Suppressing her senses' idiotic reaction to Sebastian's nearness, she agrees to be his partner-in-intrigue. But while joining the house party proves easy, the gathering is thrown into chaos when Lord Ennis is murdered-just before he was to speak with Sebastian.

Worse, Ennis's last words, gasped to Sebastian, are: Gunpowder. Here. Gunpowder? And here, where? With a killer continuing to stalk the halls, side by side, Sebastian and Antonia search for answers and, all the while, the childhood connection that had always existed between them strengthens and blooms... into something so much more.

First volume in a trilogy. A historical romance with gothic overtones layered over a continuing intrigue. A full length novel of 99,000 words.

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Have now read all 3 of the series

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I have all of Stephanie Laurens books Started with Devils Bride that my Mother gave me on my birthday. Love them all and can reread them anytime.

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Finally managed to get copy

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Finally managed to get copy - now can catch up on the next generation of Cynsters.

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love her other cynster novels, was so looking forward to this release. not her usual standard, not riveting or particularly romantic. so disappointing

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This book is disappointingly not up to Stephanie's standard

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This book was almost boring. The plot was poor and the sex scenes drag on and on sometimes for a whole chapter. It is a case of "if you haven't got anything interesting to say don't say anything at all". Definitely not up to her earlier standards.

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"Stephanie Laurens' heroines are marvelous tributes to Georgette Heyer: feisty and strong." - Cathy Kelly

"Stephanie Laurens never fails to entertain and charm her readers with vibrant plots, snappy dialogue, and unforgettable characters." - Historical Romance Reviews.

"Stephanie Laurens plays into readers' fantasies like a master and claims their hearts time and again." - Romantic Times Magazine

Stephanie Laurens

New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens began writing as an escape from the dry world of professional science, a hobby that quickly became a career. Her novels set in Regency England have captivated readers around the globe, making her one of the romance world's most beloved and popular authors.

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ISBN: 9781925559019
ISBN-10: 1925559017
Series: Devil's Brood Trilogy
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 266
Published: 20th February 2017
Publisher: Savdek Management
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.31