The Reckless Bride (Black Cobra Quartet) Audio CD – 26 Oct 2010
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Feel swept away by the fourth book in this luscious new bridal series, The Black Cobra Quartet, by Stephanie Laurens: queen of Regency romance. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
La autora best seller del New York Times, Stephanie Laurens, comenzo a escribir como una forma de escape del arido mundo de la ciencia profesional, un pasatiempo que rapidamente se convirtio en una carrera. Sus novelas ambientadas en la regencia de Inglaterra han cautivado a lectores en todo el planeta, convirtiendola en una de las autoras de novelas romanticas mas queridas y populares en todo el mundo.Loving Rosees su libro numero cincuenta y cuatro. Todas sus obras anteriores siguen a la venta y estan disponibles facilmente. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
Her earlier book series, were much more to the point without this ghastly, overblown, "gushing", language.
"Gushing" is the best word that I can think of to describe how it reads.
I don't believe anyone would experience these emotions quite so early in a relationship, and in the manner she now uses.
Her vocabulary seems to be limited with considerable use and overuse of the word "evocative" in a mostly inappropriate way.
Her earlier Cynster and Bastion Club series did not contain quite so much "gush" and read much more satisfactorily.
In fact, they were truly excellent reads in the main.
It is to be hoped that Ms Laurens will in future desist from these truly dreadful descriptions of the emotions and the sexual responses of her heroines as has sadly occurred in these later series.
You certainly know how to tell a good story - it's a pity that recently they are spoiled for this reader by your abuse of the English language.
Might I suggest you get better editors.
Quite frankly I could do without it and I think it would be better to leave some of them to our imagination.in spite of that, the story line is interesting and although predictable is still a good read.
The fourth, and final book in the Black Cobra Quartet. The story of Rafe (Reckless) Carstairs and Loretta Michelmarsh.
Very slow to get going at all this book, and only improved for the last third.
On that basis I am afraid that I could only merit a 2.5 rating if we had half stars on Amazon. I feel bad about it, as it is no secret that Stephanie Laurens is a favourite of mine....but you have to tell it the way it is!
For clarity, I borrowed a copy of this item from the local library, and whilst some books I have/or will get on Kindle, this will not be one of them.
Jace and Hassan, his companion, rescues Lady Esme Congreve when she is attacked in Buda. Esme is traveling the globe, accompanied by her great-niece, Miss Loretta Michelmarsh. Esme insists that there is no better way to elude the cult's assassins than by taking positions as their courier-guide and guard. The men cannot help but agree as Lady Congreve shoots down every argument they toss her way. For Jace, Loretta is even more dangerous than the assassins. She seems to know what is best for herself; therefore, she does not blindly follow his orders and he cannot force her to do so. Yet her determination to defy convention, as well as to think for herself, is but a couple of the things that attracts Jace. Their passion flares brightly, but before they can have a possible future together, they must unmask the Black Cobra.
***** FIVE STARS! Here is the long awaited conclusion to the Black Cobra Quartet. Toward the novel's end, all four men (Captain Derek Delborough, Major Gareth Hamilton, Major Logan Monteith, and Captain Jace Carstairs) will come together for the villain's capture and unmasking. Mystery, suspense, danger, and delicious romance smoothly blend and I was left breathless. Highly recommended! *****
Reviewed by Detra Fitch of Huntress Reviews.
I'll agree with other reviewers that there have been some errors in the books that could have been picked up - most obviously in this the herione is refered to as Lucy in the blurb and so as I started reading I did wonder who this Loretta person was! Also in the last book I think Linsdale should have been Linslade - only because I live near there! Be that as it may, I'm not the sort to let a few little things like that spoil my enjoyment of a cracking good story!
The scope of this quartet has been much wider that your usual book of this genre as the four couriers have travelled back from India to England, and to some extent we have followed them in their travels. In trying to fend off cultists and other attackers, we've also had rather more of a swashbuckling adventure than is perhaps the norm - but I loved every minute of it!
There is a twist in the tale of this Black Cobra. It's so clever and so simple I could have kicked myself for not seeing it coming!
Another reviewer still seems puzzled about Alex's motivations; to me it seems reasonably clear it's about power and about Alex showing their father. I won't say any more - I'm trying to avoid spoiling!
I do have a sneaking preference for the Cynster books, but I loved this quartet too!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Loved the story and that the ladies were as stalwart as their gentlemen .. Also liked the link with Cynster and Bastion Club characters.Published 19 months ago by Romantic
Enjoyed reading the whole range of the Black Cobra Quartet, Stephanie Laurens is an excellent read, she tells an entertaining story.Published on 4 Feb. 2014 by Ballerina