The Kiss of a Stranger (2020)

The Kiss of a Stranger Sarah M. Eden The Kiss of a Stranger When Crispin Lord Cavratt thoroughly and scandalously kisses a serving woman in the garden of a country inn he assumes the encounter will be of no consequence But he couldn t be mistaken the maid i
  • Title: The Kiss of a Stranger
  • Author: Sarah M. Eden
  • ISBN: 9781608611751
  • Page: 292
  • Format: Paperback
The Kiss of a Stranger Sarah M. Eden When Crispin, Lord Cavratt, thoroughly and scandalously kisses a serving woman in the garden of a country inn, he assumes the encounter will be of no consequence But he couldn t be mistaken the maid is not only a lady of birth, she s the niece of a very large, exceptionally angry gentlemen, who claims Crispin has compromised his niece beyond redemption The dismayedWhen Crispin, Lord Cavratt, thoroughly and scandalously kisses a serving woman in the garden of a country inn, he assumes the encounter will be of no consequence But he couldn t be mistaken the maid is not only a lady of birth, she s the niece of a very large, exceptionally angry gentlemen, who claims Crispin has compromised his niece beyond redemption The dismayed young lord has no choice but to marry Miss Catherine Thorndale, who lacks both money and refinement and assumes all men are as vicious as her guardian uncle.Trapped between an unwanted marriage and a hasty annulment, which would leave his reputation tainted and Catherine s utterly ruined, Crispin begins guiding his wife s transformation from a socially petrified country girl to a lady of society Their unfolding relationship reveals encouraging surprises for both of them, and privately each of them wonders if theirs may become a true marriage of the heart But their hopes are dashed when forces conspire to split asunder what fate has granted As a battle of wits escalates into a life threatening confrontation, will it be possible for Crispin and Catherine to live happily ever after
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  1. Kathy * Bookworm Nation

    Whenever I read one of Ms Eden s regencies, I always end up wanting to re read all the rest of her books as well I find her books to be a tad addicting I ve read this one a few times, each time it sucks me in and I have a hard time putting it down Even knowing how everything plays out, the characters are captivating and the story compelling I love our heroine Catherine She has had a hard eight years, after loosing her loving father she becomes the ward to her abusive uncle I think having such a [...]

  2. TJ

    Given the fact that one of my biggest pet peeves in plot devices is H h drowning in misunderstandings that threaten to destroy them while refusing to SPEAK to each other and clear them up, four stars is actually a miracle for me Understanding others may not have the same prejudices, however, Ms Eden s quality won t be penalized.Aside from said fact that the characters spend the entire book angst ridden by their own stupidity the not talking thing, this is a very sweet, well written story One tha [...]

  3. Taylor

    This book actually wasnt that good I should give it credit, it wasnt that bad, and i actually quite enjoyed the book in it s earlier stages It was cute, and i loved the hilarity the author added Brilliant I also loved the pianoforte scene That was lovely However, as the book went on, i became slightly tired of the repetitive cycle of im mad at you, oh im sorry, misunderstanding, la la la my slight feelings of contempt escalated as the book went on I found it annoying how the author put in so ma [...]

  4. Vintage

    Insanely sweet Regency romance between an honorable hero and a sweet heroine and some nice low key banter In trying to escape an extremely annoying young stalker the H gets caught in a MOC with a meek and abused young woman Sweet and slow romance with the two H and h head over heels for each other but too stupid blind to see it Throw in a perfectly VILE guardian who abused and abuses the heroine and a couple of evil other women wannabes that pop in to spice things up The OW get of a comeuppance [...]

  5. Allison

    This entire book was based on the couple never actually talking to each other and on perpetuating misunderstandings by guessing what each other were thinking Despite that being one of my least favorite Romance plot devices, I still enjoyed it quite a bit It was a good escape.

  6. Emily Michelle

    On an intellectual level, I understand that this book has many failings There s not quite as much plot as there are pages the author could have gotten rid of about fifty pages and had the same or a better story I don t even read romance novels, and I know the forced to get married plot is overdone and cliche Parts get repetitive Some bits are just advertisements for the author s other books it s fun that all of Eden s novels take place in the same universe, but if you haven t read her other work [...]

  7. Jane

    3.45 stars pg13 physically verbally, violent, abusive relative So I may be about to lose all my GR friends Sarah Eden is one of my all time favorite authors And I love all the other books in this series But, I strongly recommend that anyone new to her writings should start with book 1 Friends Foes If I didn t already love Crispin the hero from his appearance in books 1 3, I probably would have rated this book even lower I adore him in the other books, but this bookt so much In the other books he [...]

  8. Lisa(Bookworm Lisa)

    This book started off great, Crispin in trying to escape unwanted attention from a socialite, kisses a woman he does not know He enjoyed himself until interrupted by an unhappy guardian He has a hasty accidental marriage I loved the beginning.The middle was a little frustrating The couple were indecisive and given to a lot of self doubt Add in the evil uncle and I was slightly frustrated Fortunately, for me, the book was written by Sarah Eden and she is an amazing author I love her quick whit an [...]

  9. Charmaine Anderson

    If I was 12 16 years old I would have given this 4 or 5 stars Actually I can t believe I read it but here is what happened There was a very charming review in last Sunday s DN paper The next day I decided to see if it was at the library It was written by a local girl and published by a Utah publisher Covenant I was 121 in line for the book at the library Wow, this must be good The next day on a shopping trip I stopped in at Seagull and a hundred books were stacked in the entry on sale, even So, [...]

  10. Hannah

    This is one of my favorite Eden titles so far I felt so authentically all of Catherine s pain and how Crispin tries to help her without realizing how deeply his heart is becoming involved The two nearly bumble their way apart, but interesting and dangerous complications continue to occur and lead to an unexpected ending.

  11. Caz

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book and hated having to put it down It was a nice change to find a hero who is not a rake, a gambler, a man with a deep dark secret past etc Instead, Crispin is an all round decent sort of fellow with a wicked sense of humour, wit, style and a degree of sensitivity not often found in romantic heroes Sure, he s got his faults he has a tendency at times to be too flippant but it was a refreshing change, and I think I d probably go for a guy like Crispin over any number o [...]

  12. Heather

    4.5 Stars I really enjoyed this The story had all the elements I love in a book I loved to see Crispin s sister try to fix everything and set Catherine up with someone else, and the jealousy that brought out in Crispin One thing I would have liked to be different though just personal preference was, I would have liked to see Catherine make a fool of herself in the company of the Ton and have Crispin feel protective of her and come to her rescue, instead of her being able to hold her own and prov [...]

  13. Anne Osterlund

    Crispin has no desire to marry any of the rich society girls who have been stalking him ever since the beginning of the season So he hightails it to the country.Sadly, one particularly obnoxious young woman follows him Desperate and by no means cautious, our dear Crispin latches on to the first young maid who comes wandering by and kisses her All with the intention of ridding himself of an avaricious bride.Mission accomplished.Unfortunately it turns out the girl isn t a maid, but a lady And her [...]

  14. Mara

    Seventy five percent of this book is really good 4 stars maybe even 5 I loved the romance, the dialogue, the characters and the story But then there was the other 25 percent which is the ending of the book I got so frustrated by the constant misunderstandings and the I love him so I have to leave conflicts I almost threw the book down when Crispin realizes he loves Cathrine and wants to stay married and She decides in that moment that he would be safer and happier with an Annulment I felt like t [...]

  15. Megan

    I COMPLETELY LOVED EVERY PART OF THIS BOOK.Pleasantly surprised to say I LOVED THIS It s not a normal genre for me, I normally wouldn t give a history looking book a first glance, but my tides are turning and Crispin and Catherine made me fall It was easy I love strangers to reads and even so those strangers to spouse I can t begin to explain how I felt during the entire read Given the time span of this book, I m on a new path so I know that had a lot to do with it The moment I finished I want [...]

  16. Elevetha

    As much as I enjoy these books, really, I think it would be ultimately beneficial for readers of Eden to read a maximum of three of her books, as they are all essentially the same, with slight plot differences.Anyways, the plot of this book is thus Crispin and Catherine meet on page 5 They are married by page 12 The rest of the book is spent trying to get closer to one another, figure out whether they ll stay married, and fending off the unwanted attentions of a scummy creepo loser who is intere [...]

  17. Kristen

    1 18 18 Sigh, this I think is still my favorite of hers And since I ve read it four times I know what is going to happen but does that keep me from frantically reading it to make sure it doesn t change And we get introduced to Philip, Earl of Lampton one of the Jonquil Brothers stellar Moral Note Some physical emotional abuse hitting, belittling, etc between Uncle niece, language clean, romance clean 12 29 13 Still my favorite of hers Love Crispin s character 12 22 12 Re read I think this is my [...]

  18. Melissa

    This was a great quick fun read I liked how everything in this book was true to the time period It was not easy to get an annulment and the words they used and they way they spoke was of the time period Very clean and silly in parts, but a good love story is full of misunderstandings read 6 5 17 This is on of my favorite Eden regency reads The writing is good and the characters are full of flaws and fun to read I could have just punched Crispin a couple times It is so fun to go back and reread f [...]

  19. Lady Wesley

    It isn t often that I disagree with my good friend Caz, but I did not enjoy this book five stars worth as she did I liked the hero and heroine, but just felt that their failure to communicate went on too damn long Just one or two forthright conversations would have made things much smoother for them but then I guess it would have made for a much shorter book I do think the author did a marvelous job portraying a woman who had been mentally and physically abused for years and who just couldn t qu [...]

  20. Melanie Jacobson

    This story isn t going to blow your mind, but Oh My Gosh, will you enjoy reading it I am completely delighted to have found funny, clean, snappy Regencies again In fact, in honor of this book, I m creating a new category on my shelf A Great Friday Night Read On those increasingly rare Friday nights that I get the chance to curl up with a book and read all night guilt free like Father Sons campouts , this is exactly the kind of book I would want to spend it with.

  21. Tammie

    3.5 stars I would have given this 4 stars if the characters in the book would have just communicated with each other about their feelings I thoroughly enjoyed the book except for the bi polar behavior of the main couple concerning those feelings I don t think I ve read a Regency romance yet that doesn t employ this worn out trope to some degree, but I m still looking for one.

  22. Amy

    Still one of my faves even after all this time This is the kind of plot I love in a Regency Though of course the never ending failure to communicate as ever is the reason for all the problems Naturally, considering the time period all of that is plausible Who am I kidding I love Sarah s books about the Duke of Kielder, Crispin the Jonquils Englands aristocratic heroes I love Catherine s character She s been abused in such a tragic way by her cruel uncle It s unfathomable what she had to endure I [...]

  23. Natasha

    Hmmm When was the last time I was so delighted to see a villain s plan foiled Not since Cinderella s stepmother gasped in horror as the glass slipper slid onto Cinderella s foot Catherine Thorndale is kissed quite passionately by a stranger in the garden of an inn Unbeknownst to her, Lord Cavratt Crispin has kissed her in an attempt to rid himself of an aggressive husband hunter, Miss Bower Mistaking Catherine for a servant, Crispin is surprised when he finds himself answering to the lady s ang [...]

  24. Scribs

    Sarah Eden was the MC of the last writer s conference I added and she is hysterical Really, best MC ever I looked forward to picking up her book.Crispin, a Lord who hates the ton and plans never to marry, grows tired of one Lady persuing him and decided to prove to her that though he doesn t plan on kissing her, he does know how to kiss a woman So he kisses the first maid he sees a woman he assumes is a servant standing nearby.Catherine is the abused niece of a titled uncle Her uncle forces Cris [...]

  25. Gail

    I know I am a hopeless romantic I have watched a movie many times and the scene I am most waiting for is at the end when the husband and wife are finally together and they are discussing what name she should be called by from her husband I love this book because it gives me the same hopeless feelings that true love comes softly when we realize the good qualities of others This book is set in the time when proper etiquette rules society A young man who is sought after by many woman, has trouble l [...]

  26. Katie W

    Crispin Lord Cavratt scandalously kisses a young woman in the gardens to vex a lady in pursuit of him He assumed she was a serving girl, but found an angry uncle, demanding him to marry her after that compromising kiss After an immediate marriage, the couple goes back to London, expecting to get an annulment, but finding something even unexpected instead.I loved the humor between Crispin and Catherine Very witty comments and funny inside jokes They had a magical chemistry, although they were bo [...]

  27. Tori

    Feb 2014 I LOVED it Crispin is awesome and Catherine was sassy They re perfect together I didn t really want the book to end because I was having too much fun reading it 3Reread 11 2014 Oh this book just makes me happy The silly banter between Crispin and Catherine is so fun Such a great read.Reread 07 2016 Everytime I reread any of Sarah Eden s books, I have to reread them all I read Seeking Persephone last week and now The Kiss of a Stranger I think I ll read all the Jonquil brothers now sigh

  28. Valerie Waters

    A I love Sarah edens writing Another cute great romance It was a little frustrating at times but of course in the end the book redeemed itself

  29. Ivy H

    This was the story of an extremely bullied and cowed heroine, Catherine whose uncle is such a monster of a man He deprives her of proper clothing, treats her like she less than an animal and marries her off to the H to get rid of her Then, when he discovers that she is due to inherit fifty thousand pounds from her late mother s estate he tries to declare her marriage illegal or null just so that he can be her guardian again and steal all that money.The H was a real Prince Charming type of man wh [...]

  30. Lesr Kew

    Their banter had me laughing out loud throughout Some definite cheese but I didn t feel it was over the top Our lady dealt with some serious issues but the book balanced her seriousness with his playful and humorous character I enjoyed his personality to the max

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