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   In the third book of the Cynster series, Richard (Scandal)Cynster is called to Scotland to receive an item of his deceased mother. Upon reaching Scotland Richard learns that in order for the family to receive their inheritance, he must marry the Laird's ward, Catriona Hennessy.
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   Catriona, called the Lady of the Vale, has the mystical powers, and sees a vision of the man who who will be the father of her children, Richard.
    Even though she does not to marry, she and Richard feel a strong attraction to each other. When Richard agrees to the marriage, Catriona fights it but in the end, goes with the decision.
   Richard and Catriona are fighting a growing love for each other, thinking the other does not have any feelings. In addition, Catriona and Richard have an unknown enemy who is reeking havoc upon the vale. Together, they fight danger and their lust growing into something more.
The review of this Book prepared by Angel Manners

This is the 3rd book in the "Cynster Series" by Stephanie Laurens. Richard Cynster, AKA Scandal, has gone to Scotland to investigate a claim he's learned of that comes from his birth mothe, and meets a beautiful "Lady of the Vale" Catriona. Catriona senses deep regret and passion in Scandal and seeks to avoid him, but she can't avoid the message from the Goddess stating that Scandal will be the father of her children!   Though the elements seem put against them, Richard and Catriona set off on a path that takes them deep into the past, and into one another's hearts.
The review of this Book prepared by Meredith Griffin

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Marriage/Married    -   Yes Marriage subplot:    -   arranged marriage spurring real love

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   wealthy Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confident    -   less bitchy/arrogant    -   blissful    -   mature    -   sensitive    -   wild    -   a better lover Unusual characteristics?    -   Bulging Muscles

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   farmer    -   wealthy Magical/mental powers of main antagonist:    -   mind reading    -   clairvoyant    -   can read emotions Effect of sexing    -   confused    -   confident    -   obedient    -   a better lover    -   less bitchy/arrogant    -   blissful    -   mature Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm    -   lot of descript of crop raising    -   lot of descript of animal care Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion    -   castle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   80%    -   90% How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk    -   Vagia talk    -   Weiner talk Focus of story    -   Him    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   5-9 sex acts

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