Series: The Adventurers Quartet #4
Published by MIRA
Publication Date: December 27th 2016
Genres: Historical Romance
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Revel in the action, drama, intrigue and passion as the Frobishers— with help from Wolverstone, the Cynsters and many familiar others— steer the adventure to a glorious end.
Widely known as the lord of the privateers, Royd Frobisher expects to execute the final stage of the rescue mission his brothers have begun. What he does not expect is to be pressured into taking Isobel Carmichael—his childhood sweetheart, former handfasted bride and current business partner—with him. A force of nature, Isobel has a mission of her own: to find and bring a young cousin safely home. And along the way, she hopes to rid herself of the dreams of a life with Royd that still haunt her.
Neither expects the shock that awaits them as they set sail, much less the new horizons that open before them as they embark on a full-scale rescue-assault on the compound deep in the jungle. Yet despite the support of his brothers and their ladies, Royd and Isobel discover that freeing the captives is only half the battle. To identify and convict the conspirators behind the illicit enterprise—and save England from political disaster—they must return to the ballrooms of the haut ton and hunt the villains on their home ground.
But having found each other again, having glimpsed the heaven that could yet be theirs, how much are Royd and Isobel willing to risk in the name of duty?
#1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens delivers the thrilling conclusion to her acclaimed series THE ADVENTURERS QUARTET, a passionate Regency-era drama where intrigue and danger play out on the high seas and in exotic tropical jungles, ultimately reaching a dazzling climax in the glittering ballrooms of London.
LORD OF THE PRIVATEERS is the best of Stephanie Laurens! If I could give it more than 5 stars, I happily would. Words like exciting, engrossing, thrilling fail to do justice to this book, but they’ll do in a pinch. I have read previous series – the Cynster series, the Black Cobra and Bastion Club books and in my opinion LORD OF THE PRIVATEERS wraps everything up with a big bow, with action, drama and romance as only this author can write.
Two lovers reunited in service to the Crown. Greed and treachery. Danger and intrigue. Adventurous and honorable men dedicated to the cause of the Crown and the independent and strong women that stand tall beside them, as well as the passion that blooms between them and their hard-won happy endings are a hallmark of Ms. Lauren’s writing and Royd and Isobel are no different.
Isobel is very smart and strong-willed, determined to forge her own path and take her chances. Royd is a protector through and through, but mature enough to know that Isobel was her own woman and would not tolerate being treated like delicate china and also to respect her abilities. Even though there was a lot to settle between them, their no-drama approach to handling what was between them was my favorite part of their romance.
This story is the climax of a mission that has spanned several books and as expected was filled with a lot of intrigue, suspense and action, the kind that must be experienced by the reader. The rekindled relationship between Royd and Isobel was very enjoyable, along with the revelations of their past and combined with the mission they were undertaking made for really great reading. I loved that the characters from previous series were brought in to help with taking down the villains and I’m itching to dive back into those previous books again.
LORD OF THE PRIVATEERS is a really great conclusion to the series and if you’re going to read one historical romance this year, then make it this one!
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