Read The Greatest Challenge Of Them All (Cynster #26; Cynster Next Generation #6) Online Free - A nobleman devoted to defending queen and country and a noblewoman wild enough to match his every step race to disrupt the plans of a malignant intelligence intent on shaking England to its very foundations.
Lord Drake Varisey, Marquess of Winchelsea, eldest son and heir of the Duke of Wolverstone, must foil a plot that threatens to shake the foundations of the realm, but the very last lady—nay, noblewoman—he needs assisting him is Lady Louisa Cynster, known throughout the ton as Lady Wild.
For the past nine years, Louisa has suspected that Drake might well be the ideal husband for her, even though he’s assiduous in avoiding her. But she’s now twenty-seven and enough is enough. She believes propinquity will reveal exactly what it is that lies between them, and what better opportunity to work closely with Drake than this latest mission with which he patently needs her help?
Unable to deny Louisa’s abilities or the value of her assistance and powerless to curb her willfulness, Drake is forced to grit his teeth and acquiesce to her sticking by his side if only to ensure her safety. But all too soon, his true feelings for her surface sufficiently for her, perspicacious as she is, to see through his denials, which she then interprets as a challenge.
Even while they gather information, tease out clues, increasingly desperately search for the missing gunpowder, and doggedly pursue the killer responsible for an ever-escalating tally of dead men, thrown together through the hours, he and she learn to trust and appreciate each other. And fed by constant exposure—and blatantly encouraged by her—their desires and hungers swell and grow…
As the barriers between them crumble, the attraction he has for so long restrained burgeons and balloons, until goaded by her near-death, it erupts, and he seizes her—only to be seized in return.
Linked irrevocably and with their wills melded and merged by passion’s fire, with time running out and the evil mastermind’s deadline looming, together, they focus their considerable talents and make one last push to learn the critical truths—to find the gunpowder and unmask the villain behind this far-reaching plot.
Only to discover that they have significantly less time than they’d thought, that the villain’s target is even more crucially fundamental to the realm than they’d imagined, and it’s going to take all that Drake is—as well as all that Louisa as Lady Wild can bring to bear—to defuse the threat, capture the villain, and make all safe and right again.
As they race to the ultimate confrontation, the future of all England rests on their shoulders.
Third volume in a trilogy. A historical romance with gothic overtones layered over an intrigue. A full length novel of 129,000 words.
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August 21, 2017
WTF was stephanie thinking?
we have waited 20 years for these books and this book like the first book are EXTREMELY disappointing.
have you read the buccaneer books? how long, how detailed how involved, how family,
where was the love in this book?????? or the previous...
August 07, 2017
I am about half way through this book and I am not sure I can finish it. Stephanie Laurens has always been one of my favorite authors, but I am going to stop automatically buying her books. The recent books, both of this triology and the Buccaneers, have left me disappointed. I struggle to like t...
November 01, 2017
I felt the story spent too much time, effort and energy on the "plot". Drake and Louisa's story took a back seat. I felt it was boring at certain points of the story.
July 15, 2017
Series: Devil’s Brood Trilogy #3
Publication Date: 7/13/17
Stephanie Laurens always entertains us with charming characters, exciting plots, and characters that you will never forget. Her words just fly off the page, grab you and pull you right into the story and don't let you go until it is done.
October 07, 2017
"She'd had enough of playing by his rules."
FINAL DECISION: This was the best of the three book trilogy as Drake and Louisa have a battle of wills over her involvement in Drake's investigation. The focus in this series is the mystery and that is true here as well, but the romance was satisfying.
December 28, 2017
As a nobleman devoted to defending Queen and Country, Lord Drake Varisey, Marquess of Winchelsea, eldest son and heir of the Duke of Wolverstone. Step's into his father's shoes. To foil a threaten plot which would shake the foundations of the realm to its knees. Into this plot comes Lady Wild, La...
July 14, 2017
After finishing Stephanie Laurens latest Cynster novel, all I can say is WOW! I first began reading Stephanie’s books about 4 years ago. The first being Devil’s Bride. I fell in love with her writing style. She has created this family that you want to become a part of any way you can.
September 03, 2017
Finally! At last!
Although I found the first 2 books in this series were good but slightly disappointing, this book was outstanding and made those first 2 books even better. It just pulled everything together and summed everything up.
Drake and Louisa's story had everything in it, romance, danger a...
July 14, 2017
A great ending to an intriguing trilogy
If you want to read this book, you really must read the two previous books: The Lady by His Side and then An Irresistible Alliance first. This book has excitement and adventure right from thee start. Even better are the 2strong main characters of Drake (Royc...
August 02, 2017
First of all, let me say that I read the paperback edition of this story but there was no link to review it as such.
Stephanie Laurens continues to amaze and delight with the continuation of the Cynster family. I have been a big fan since the very first book and have not been disappointed yet. Thi...