But I also like for there to be a build-up to them. It is not sexy to ask a person to pay for their room and board by having sex with you. I like to savor the sexual tension between the hero and heroine. I will definitely check out this author's other books. You had me at Linnet experiencing herfirst orgasm. In the year 2008 Ms. That is how this book, and all of Lauren's books, can be summed up.
Penelope insists that she and Griselda, Stokes's wife, receive reports to stay duly informed of their husbands' discoveries. I really hope that this is not representative of the next installment as that would really bite. We just kinda jump into it right off the bat. I'm not really a grammar nazi, but commas in the middle of a sentence they had no reason to be in, messed up it's cadence and pulled me out of the story at least 4 times. What I got instead was quite an awesome story, with a believable yet unconventional heroine and a dashing, unwilling hero. Fiiery, tempestuous, a queen in her own realm, she rescues a warrior-only to find her hear under siege.
Reading this book made me so angry. Ruined after succumbing to a scoundrel's excessive charm nearly a decade ago, she's lucky to obtain a position as a paid companion and committed to behaving with the utmost propriety. I've started this I think two years ago and I totally forgot the earlier details of the story. Why do you let her repeat the same thing using the same and different words to say something that could be summed up in 1 paragraph? But then a carriage rolls up and disgorges Celia's three oldest children. He was sweet and kind under the hard core of a tempered soldier and he was meant to be with an unconventional woman. Mon Coeur, her family estate, is more full of orphans and strays who need care than liveried servants and grand dames. But in terms of love and relationship, we're constantly battling letting a man take care of us, but maintaining our independance while at times letting go of control.
But what Barnaby and Stokes uncover leads only to more questions. I found Logan's desire to keep his bastard status hidden annoying, but it was a small flaw in an otherwise great love story. Laurens would gobble them up after her mother was finished. The treacherous ally who played on his father's weakness is dead and beyond David's vengeance, but his castle and young widow are ripe for the taking. And what bottomless pit o Reading this book made me so angry. Laurens ran out of books to read.
The Characters I liked Logan as he fit the mold of all of Laurens other heroes. Bound by passion, linked by need, together they must brave the enemy's gauntlet to win all their hearts' desire. The story unfolds as they begin to draw closer to each other and discover secrets about each other. Laurens gave up the dry world of professional science to write fiction. Yet Penelope is anything but a pretty face in a satin gown: forceful, willful, and blunt to a fault, she has for years devoted her considerable energy and intelligence to caring for the forgotten orphans of London's sooty and seamier streets. It didn't really bother me but I just don't think its necessary to have that immediately on the first chapter.
So, she decided she would write one herself. I usually enjoy Stephanie Laurens' books, but this one nearly defeated me. This distinction makes Logan's rank as Major in the army a bit less manly, but they manage to get past all of that and get him to London to continue his delivery of the scroll. She and her husband spent four years working as scientists in London and traveling throughout England, Spain, France, Northern Italy, and Portugal. Stephanie Laurens was born in Sri Lanka, which was at the time the British colony of Ceylon.
Their own cottage was built in the 16th century, while next door were the protected ruins of an early Roman villa, and nearby was a 14th century castle. Between bouts of fanning myself and sitting on the edge of my seat as the drama and action unfolds, I'm both exhausted and satisfied by the time I finish one of Ms Laurens wonderful novels! Laurens adds a dash of exotic spice to her always reliable mix of sexy romance and risky intrigue. Progressive relationship and views set in a world of horses and gowns. What a marvelous imagination you have Stephanie Laurens! With a plot that is slow to develop although it certainly promised a lot of action based on the prologue , and the old trope of the villians must be uber bad because they're gay, the numerous sex scenes and Captain Mary Sue, I was done. As long as I get a good yarn that takes me away from my present stresses, I am happy. I haven't read all of her Cynster novels because, after a while, they all blend into one another. For me, it's just not.
Wed at thirteen to a man who tried daily to break her spirit, Lady Alison Douglas is looking forward to a long widowhood. They are not horrible but not up to the standards of her earlier books. Devil's Bride 1998 A Rake's Vow 1998 Scandal's Bride 1999 A Rogue's Proposal 1999 A Secret Love 2000 All About Love 2001 All About Passion 2001 The Promise in a Kiss 2001 On a Wild Night 2002 On a Wicked Dawn 2002 The Perfect Lover 2003 The Ideal Bride 2004 The Truth About Love 2005 What Price Love? As other people have complained, the sex was over the top in the first half of the book, but it was easy to overlook it bc I just skimmed the sex scenes to get to the good stuff. Then Drake Varisey, eldest son of the Duke of Wolverstone, asks for Sebastian's aid. The very first liasion comes on page 20! She decides to take a wild chance and ask the help of her friend Meg's brother James. This is book 3 of the Black Cobra Quartet, though I ended up reading it last. Led by Sebastian, Marquess of Earith, and by Lucilla, future Lady of the Vale, and her twin brother, Marcus, the upcoming generation has its own plans for the holiday season.
I am a Stephanie Laurens fan. The problem was the random arbitrary commas all over the place. It is most definitely a bit different than a run of the mill historical romances with their run of the mm cliches. I cannot say the same, unfortunately, for this third book for the reasons stated above. On a side note, I'm a sucker for nursing a yummy man back to health, so of course, as you begin reading this book, you're introduced to Logan, who is on a mission, and after being wounded, turns up shipwrecked on Linnet's shore. She continued this work she had studied to do and rose to great heights until she was heading up her own research laboratory. There is no distinction between male and Abandoned at page 232.
Her Early Career Because of her education in biochemistry, Ms. Laurens was born in Sri Lanka back when the country was still known as Ceylon, but only lived there until she was five. After four years in England, Stephanie and her husband returned to Australia, where she continued to work in cancer research, eventually heading her own research laboratory. Interesting plot, and strong, positive characters. The first, say, three-fourths of the book were just. I am a big fan of Stephanie Laurens but I have to admit I have not been impressed with this Black Cobra Quartet series so far. If so, this site is for you: we're dedicated entirely to fast, enjoyable reads that can be read in a single sitting.