Devil's Bride
  • # of Books:
  • First Book:
    March 1998
  • Latest Book:
    March 2020
  • Genres:
    Historical Romance
  • Setting:
    Regency England and Scotland
  • Series Rating:
  • Description:
    The Cynster Novels are 19th Century Regency period historical romances. Set in Scotland and England, the series follows the trials, tribulations and adventures of the bad boys of the Cynster family. The first six books of the series deals with the lives of six cousins, known to the local high society as Bar Cynster. Collectively, these books are known as the Bar Cynster series. Later books of the Cynster Novels follow the lives of other family members, friends and extended relatives. The first book of the series, Devil’s Bride was first published in 1998.

    Stephanie Laruens is a prolific New York Times Bestselling author from Australia with over 70 titles in her bibliography, both individual romance titles and series. Other popular Laurens series include Bastion Club and the Devil’s Brook Trilogy.
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The Cynster Series in Order (31 Books)

Order Book Date Rating
1 5
2 4.5
3 4.5
4 4.5
5 5
6 4.5
7 4.5
8 4.5
9 4.5

10 4.5
11 4
12 4
13 4.5
13.5 (ss) 4
14 4.5
15 4.5
16 4.5
17 4.5
18 4
19 4
20 4
21 4
22 5
23 4
24 4.5
25 5
26 5
27 5
28 4

29 5
30 5

Book Descriptions for series: A Cynster Novel

  • Book - 1

    Was he the husband of her dreams...or a devil in disguise? TO HAVE. . . When Devil, the most infamous member of the Cynster family, is caught in a compromising position with plucky governess Honoria Wetherby, he astonishes the entire tom by off...

  • Book - 2

    HE VOWED HE'D NEVER MARRY Vane Cynster always knew which way the wind was blowing, and it was headed in a marrying direction. The other Cynster men might not mind stepping up to the altar, but Vane never wanted to be leg-shackled to any woman-no m...

  • Book - 3

    "HE WILL FATHER YOUR CHILDREN..." When Catriona Hennessy, honorable Scottish Lady of the Vale, received this prediction, she was exceedingly aghast. How could she unite with a rake like Richard Cynster--a masterful man with a scandalous reputation...

  • Book - 4

    Demon Cynster has seen love bring his brethren to their knees, and he's vowed that he will not share their fate until he spies Felicity Parteger sneaking around his country estate. Demon remembers Felicity as a mere chit of a girl, but now she stands...

  • Book - 5

    All of Regency London knows that no Cynster male would ever walk away from a lady in distress...but their protection can come at a tantalizingly high price. And now, Stephanie Laurens has created her boldest Cynster yet--Gabriel--a man who has known ...

  • Book - 6

    Six notorious cousins, known to the ton as the Bar Cynster, have cut a swath through the ballrooms of London. Yet one by one, each has fallen in love and married the woman of his heart, until only one of them is left unclaimed...the most rakish of St...

  • Book - 7

    "If one is not marrying for love, one may as well marry for something else. My future countess has to be sufficiently docile and endowed with at least passable grace of form, deportment and address." Fate has made Gyles Rawlings a man dete...

  • Book - 8

    What would you do if you were kissed by the handsome stranger you'd ever seen? And what if that man was one of the notorious Cynsters? When a handsome man literally fell at her feet while she was walking through a moonlit convent courtyard, H...

  • Book - 9

    Where are all the exciting men in London? After spending years in the glittering ballrooms of the ton, Amanda Cynster is utterly bored by the current crop of colorless suitors. Determined to take matters into her own hands, one night she shockingl...

  • Book - 10

    "Marrying you will be entirely my pleasure." Amelia Cynster hears these words from the handsome, enigmatic, sixth Viscount Calverton and is stunned. It's near dawn and she's risked scandal by lying in wait for him just outside his London house. Bu...

  • Book - 11

    Simon Frederick Cynster knows that a perfect bride and a perfect lover--are one and the same. So he sets about finding a mate to suit his needs--someone who will be a perfect lady by day...and a wanton lover by night. But Simon is not about to bro...

  • Book - 12

    Where in all of England will an exceptional man find THE IDEAL BRIDE? Aristocratic, elegant, and effortlessly charming, Michael Anstruther-Wetherby is a man destined for power. With his close connections to the influential Cynster family, Michael'...

  • Book - 13

    Bold, passionate and possessive, the Cynster men let nothing stand in their way when it comes to claiming the women of their hearts. Gerrard Debbington, Vane Cynster's brother-in-law, is one of London's most eligible gentlemen. Uninterested in mar...

  • Book - 13.5

    Dear Avon, Thank you, thank you, for bringing back the men I love in your wonderful anthology Where's My Hero? But it's simply not enough! The pages of my favorite romance novels are still packed with breathtaking gentlemen who, though they played...

  • Book - 14

    Dillon Caxton, protege of Demon Cynster, is disillusioned with love. Blessed with wealth, status, and stunning good looks, he has no time for marriage-hungry misses. As a guardian of the "Sport of Kings" he has a daring criminal scheme to thwart--one...

  • Book - 15

    He knows all too well how dangerous love can be.. . Charles Morwellan, eighth Earl of Meredith, has seen many happy Cynster unions, but he also watched his father's obsessive love nearly destroy their family. Yet he knows his duty, and so has chos...

  • Book - 16

    Stephanie Laurens knows Regency London, and outside the exclusive enclave in which the aristocracy lived in wealth and comfort, lay another world. . . An intriguing man Handsome, enigmatic, and deliciously dangerous, Barnaby Adair has made his n...

  • Book - 17

    When a gentleman is restless and bored with the careless pleasures of London society, he needs to discover a new diversion, and if that diversion is a beautiful woman, so much the better. Temptation Jonas Talent, who has masterfully taken the reins ...

  • Book - 18

    You are cordially invited to the wedding of Miss Heather Cynster . . . but not before she encounters kidnappers, danger, and a daring rescue at the hands of Viscount Breckenridge Determined to hunt down her very own hero, one who will sweep her of...

  • Book - 19

    The pleasure of your company is requested at the wedding of Miss Eliza Cynster . . . but not until she’s rescued from a daring abduction by the most unexpected of heroes! Brazenly kidnapped from her sister Heather’s engagement ball, Eliza Cynste...

  • Book - 20

    We joyfully request your attendance at the wedding of Miss Angelica Cynster ... but not until she and her hero lay to rest an ancient grudge in the Scottish Highlands! Headstrong Angelica Cynster is certain she'll recognize her fated husband at fi...

  • Book - 21

    New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens has returned to another utterly irresistible branch on her beloved Cynster family tree ... The only thing more troublesome than a Cynster man ... ... is a Cynster lady who believes love is not...

  • Book - 22

    #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens returns with the next in her Cynster Sisters series... The Honorable Miss Mary Cynster always gets what she wants. As the last unwed Cynster of her generation, she is determined to remain in c...

  • Book - 23

    #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens returns to romantic Scotland to usher in a new generation of Cynsters in an enchanting tale of mistletoe, magic and love It's frosty December and six Cynster families come together at snowbo...

  • Book - 24

    STEPHANIE LAURENS returns to Scotland, where destiny and passion intertwine Thomas Carrick is determined to make his own life in the bustling port city of Glasgow, far from the demands of the Carrick clan, eventually with an appropriate wife on hi...

  • Book - 25

    Duty compels her to turn her back on marriage. Fate drives him to protect her come what may. Then love takes a hand in this battle of yearning hearts, stubborn wills, and a match too powerful to deny. #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie La...

  • Book - 26

    A marquess in need of the right bride. An earl’s daughter in search of a purpose. A betrayal that ends in murder and balloons into a threat to the realm. Sebastian Cynster knows time is running out. If he doesn’t choose a wife soon, his female...

  • Book - 27

    A duke’s second son with no responsibilities and a lady starved of the excitement her soul craves join forces to unravel a deadly, potentially catastrophic threat to the realm - that only continues to grow. With his older brother’s betrothal anno...

  • Book - 28

    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 Winchel...

  • Book - 29

    #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens returns to the Cynsters' next generation to bring you a thrilling tale of love, intrigue, and fabulous horses. A notorious rakehell with a stable of fabulous Thoroughbreds and a lady on a quest ...

  • Book - 30

    #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens returns to the Cynsters' next generation with a rollicking tale of smugglers, counterfeit banknotes, and two people falling in love. A gentleman hoping to avoid falling in love and a lady ...


Devil's Bride
1998 All About Romance Reader Award -- Best European Historical
1998 RT Reviewers Choice Award -- Historical Romance in a Series
On a Wild Night
2002 All About Romance Reader Award -- Most Annoying Lead Character
A Secret Love
2000 All About Romance Reader Award -- Most Luscious Love Story

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

There are 31 books in The Cynster series.

The Cynster series does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, The Inevitable Fall of Christopher Cynster (Book 30), was published in March 2020.

The first book in The Cynster series, Devil's Bride, was published in March 1998.

The Cynster series primarily falls into the Historical Romance genre.