I'm mildly embarrassed to admit that I read this wretched book. The plot is silly, the characters unbelievable, and the writing is overwrought and verbose. Skimming is the only way to go. Fortunately, this came from the public library, so I don't have to regret wasting my money.
I read and enjoyed the first Cynster, Devil's Bride, but I think this will be the end for me and Stephanie Laurens.