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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 Goodreads.com: 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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