Posted by: Jennifer | February 19, 2007

On a Wicked Dawn – Stephanie Laurens

Stephanie Laurens. On a Wicked Dawn. (New York: Avon Books, 2002). 006002050.

Main Characters: Amelia Cynster and Lucien Ashford, Viscount Calverton.

Series: This is part of Stephanie Laurens Cynster Series. This series includes Devil’s Bride, A Rake’s Vow, Scandal’s Bride, A Rogue’s Proposal, A Secret Love, All About Love, All About Passion, The Promise in a Kiss, On a Wild Night, On a Wicked Dawn, The Perfect Lover, The Ideal Bride, The Truth About Love, What Price Love?, and The Taste of Innocence.

Date of Story: 1825.

Description from the book:

“Marrying you will be entirely my pleasure.”

Amelia Cynster hears these words from the handsome, enigmatic Lucien Ashford and is stunned. It’s near dawn and she’s risked scandal by lying in wait for him just outside his London house. But he agrees to her outrageous marriage proposal–just prior to passing out at her feet. Amelia’s torn between astounded relief and indignant affront, then decides she doesn’t care. She has always loved him–no other man will do–and, frankly, she’s tired of waiting.

Sometimes a young lady needs to take matters into her own hands. But matters of the heart are never that simple. The first hitch in Amelia’s plans comes when Luc refused to agree to a hasty wedding but insists on properly wooing her . . . in public and private. Soon she longs for those moments away from the watchful gaze of the gone, in which she can learn all about seduction from a master. But unbeknown to Amelia, Luc has a very good reason for wooing her. Every wicked gentleman has his price.

My Thoughts:

I can’t decide which I like best Amanda’s story or Amelia’s. I guess this is why I always read both of them. And, I have to admit that there is something about Lucien Ashford that I love -probably the way he desperately tries to resist acknowledging his love for Amelia. The conversation that he has with Devil Cynster regarding the topic is wonderful. The fact that Luc seems to be able to tell that Devil can’t acknowledge his love for Honoria is funny. Of course, one of my favorite scenes from the book is when Devil says to Honoria “Have I ever told you that I love you?” after Luc and Amelia’s wedding. Honoria’s reply is a hysterical “No. As you well know.”

Ah, these books make me happy!!!

Read again: February 17, 2007.

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  1. […] Proposal, A Secret Love, All About Love, All About Passion, The Promise in a Kiss, On a Wild Night, On a Wicked Dawn, The Perfect Lover, The Ideal Bride, The Truth About Love, What Price Love?, and The Taste of […]

  2. […] one of my favorite scenes between Devil and Honoria actually takes place in Laurens’ On a Wicked Dawn when Devil finally tells Honoria that he loves her – as a result of some wonderful exchanges […]


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