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In Pursuit of Eliza Cynster by Stephanie Laurens

November 14th, 2011 by Debbie's World of Books

Source: Requested for review

Publication date: September 27, 2011

Publisher: HarperCollins

I give this book 3 out of 5 stars

Summary from Brazenly kidnapped from her sister Heather’s engagement ball, Eliza Cynster is spirited north to Edinburgh. Desperate and determined to escape, she seizes upon the first possible champion who happens along – gentleman scholar Jeremy Carling.

I absolutely adored the first book in this new trilogy, Viscount Breckenridge to the Rescue, and it was the few 5 star books I’ve read this year.  So as you can imagine I was bouncing out of my chair when I found a copy of In Pursuit of Eliza Cynster in my mailbox.  Sadly this book suffers largely from the same problems I had with Laurens’ Cobra Quartet series in that it is basically the same story told again with just the main characters replaced by a new hero and heroine.  The mysterious Scottish laird once again tries to kidnap one of the Cynster sisters and yet again a family acquaintance comes to her rescue and they are on a mad dash back to safety.  The main difference in this one is that Jeremy is basically a book worm so he lacked the real dashing, self-confidence that the typical Laurens hero possesses and Eliza is basically her sister minus a few talents.

The book dragged on for far too long and was utterly predictable.  I really wish she would return back to the stories that while they had ties to each other the stories were much more independent.  I am hoping the third book takes on a more refreshing tone as I assume we will finally get to focus on the Scottish laird who starts this all off as he tries to settle things with the youngest Cynster sister.

Posted in 3 Star Books, Books, Romance

One Response

  1. Laura @ ImBookingIt

    How funny! As we discussed, I read them in the opposite order, and felt the other way about them– I really enjoyed this one, and found the first to be only ok. They definitely had some real similarities in plot, which goes quite a way towards explaining why both of us liked the one we read first best. I really preferred the characters in this one over the first in the series, however.

    We’ll see what each of us think when the next book comes out :-).

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