Wednesday, August 03, 2016

The Daredevil Snared by Stephanie Laurens - TLC Book Tour

  • Mass Market Paperbook: 384 pages
  • Publisher: MIRA (June 28, 2016)
Responsibility knocks, and a reckless, hedonistic man responds and opens the door to love—thus is a daredevil snared.

#1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens brings you the third installment in THE ADVENTURERS QUARTET, continuing the drama of Regency-era high seas adventure, laced with a mystery shrouded in the heat of tropical jungles, and spiced with the passionate romances of four couples and their unexpected journeys into love.

Captain Caleb Frobisher, hedonistic youngest son of a seafaring dynasty, wants to be taken seriously by his family, and understands he has to prove himself sufficiently reformed. When opportunity strikes, he seizes the next leg of the covert mission his brothers have been pursuing and sails to Freetown. His actions are decisive, and he completes the mission’s next stage—but responsibility, once exercised, has taken root, and he remains in the jungle to guard the captives whose rescue is the mission’s ultimate goal.

Katherine Fortescue has fled the life of poverty her wastrel father had bequeathed her and come to Freetown as a governess, only to be kidnapped and put to work overseeing a child workforce at a mine. She and the other captured adults understand that their lives are limited by the life of the mine. Guarded by well-armed and well-trained mercenaries, the captives have been searching for some means of escape, but in vain. Then Katherine meets a handsome man—a captain—in the jungle, and he and his crew bring the sweet promise of rescue.

The sadistic mercenary captain who runs the mine has other ideas, but Caleb’s true strength lies in extracting advantage from adversity, and through the clashes that follow, he matures into the leader of men he was always destined to be. The sort of man Katherine can trust—with her body, with her life. With her love.

The first voyage is one of exploration, the second one of discovery. The third journey brings maturity, while the fourth is a voyage of second chances. Continue the journey and follow the adventure, the mystery, and the romances to the dramatic end.


About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens originally began writing as an escape from the dry world of professional science. Her hobby quickly became a career; she has been writing historical romance novels for more than 20 years. Currently living outside Melbourne, Australia with her husband and two cats, she spends most of her days writing new stories in her signature ‘Errol Flynn meets Jane Austen” style.

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My Thoughts:

The Daredevil Snared is the third book in The Adventurers Quartet Trilogy.  Luckily for me I was able to read both the first and the second book, so when this one landed on my lap, I knew what the back story was and who the characters were.

Thing is, even if I hadn't read the previous 2, the author does a great job of catching you up and giving a quick run down of what has previously transpired.

In this third novel we follow Katherine and Caleb and the illegal diamond mining operation in West Africa.

The Frobisher brothers are in charge of locating this mine and investigating what has been going on. 

Having lived for many years in Africa, I found it quite enjoyable to read, especially the first part of the book as the 4 brothers make their ways through the African jungle in search of the mine.  As they finally arrive, they quickly realize that there are hostages being held, one of them of course, Katherine.

As Katherine secretly works with Caleb to find a plan to free the hostages and stop the illegal mine operations, they fall in love. 

Much like the two previous books, I enjoyed the story, the characters, the setting and everything that surrounds it.  Bringing two places that I have a huge affinity for, England and Africa, into the mix, made this a very enjoyable read.

Thank you to TLC Book Tours for providing me with a review copy.

1 comment:

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

This looks like such an entertaining series! I'm glad you're continuing to enjoy it so much. Thanks for being a part of the tour!