Truth about Love
Stephanie Laurens

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Narrated By: Matthew Brenher

Duration: 16 hours and 29 minutes

What to expect

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 marriage, his driving passion is to paint the fabled gardens of Lord Tregonning’s Hellebore Hall, an opportunity that is now at hand—if Gerrard agrees to create an honest portrait of Tregonning’s daughter as well.

Gerrard chafes at wasting his talents on some simpering miss, only to discover that Jacqueline Tregonning stirs him as no other. Certainly, she is beautiful, but it is her passionate nature that strikes sparks with Gerrard’s own, igniting desire, sweeping them into each other’s arms, and convincing Gerrard that he has found his ideal soul mate—the lady he must have as his wife.

But something is horribly wrong at Hellebore Hall. Evil and lies are reaching out to ensnare Jacqueline, and Gerrard will have to move heaven and earth to protect the remarkable woman who, for him, personifies the truth about love.


Historical romance, Historical romance

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“Like a classic gothic novel, The Truth about Love unfolds as both a dark, gripping mystery and a delicious romance. Laurens’ exquisitely wrought plot and lyrical prose draw you into a story peopled with extraordinary characters and a lush, romantic setting filled with mythical and botanical lore. Whether you’ve read one Cynster novel or all of them, you’ll cherish this one.”

RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)

“Weaves a dark mystery with an elegant romance.”


“Laurens’ beloved Cynster series takes a gothic turn, wrapping suspense and eroticism into a potent package…The heat between Gerrard and Jacqueline sizzles and sparks, and the story consistently surprises.”

Publishers Weekly

“The twelfth book in Laurens’s Cynster series is narrated by Matthew Brenher in a clipped British upper-crust tone…Brenher’s precise diction pulls the listener into a story of infatuation that develops into love, as well as murder and mystery…Brenher’s articulation is spot-on as listeners are drawn into a tale of passion and lies.”