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Friday, January 15, 2016

The Lady's Command: The Adventurers Quartet by Stephanie Laurens - Book Blog Tour Stop and Review

The Lady's Command

About The Lady’s Command

  • Series: The Adventurers Quartet (Book 1)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Mira (December 29, 2015)
#1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens brings you THE ADVENTURERS QUARTET, a riveting blend of Regency-era high seas adventure, intrigue and romance

His to cherish

Declan Frobisher chose Lady Edwina Delbraith as his wife. Scion of a bold, seafaring dynasty, he’s accustomed to getting his way—Edwina would be the woman who graced his arm, warmed his bed and remained safely at home when he returned to sea. But once the knot is tied, Declan discovers Edwina is unconventional and strong-willed, and his marriage promises to be as tempestuous as the high seas.

Hers to command

Edwina’s fairy-princess beauty hides a spine of steel. Born into the aristocracy—born to rule—and with Declan’s ring gracing her finger, she expects to forge a marriage by his side. Then bare weeks into their honeymoon, Declan is recruited to sail on a secret mission. Edwina—naturally—declares she must accompany him.

Theirs to conquer

Facing unforeseen perils and unexpected enemies while battling to expose a dastardly scheme, Declan and Edwina discover that their unusual marriage demands something they both possess—bold and adventurous hearts.

JOIN THE ADVENTURERS—four couples whose passionate voyages will transport you. Start the journey here and follow the adventures, the mysteries and the romances to the cataclysmic end!

“The narrative smoothly transitions between high society’s sophisticated yet superficial pleasantries and the romance of stolen glances and tender intimacy between Edwina and Declan…. Edwina and Declan share the narration, and their sweet, humorous thoughts give readers pleasant guidance on this romantic journey.” –Publishers Weekly

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My Thoughts:

I enjoy a good romance, and author Stephanie Laurens truly delivers a great romantic read in her latest book, "The Lady's Command."

The first book in Laurens' "The Adventurers Quartet," this novel introduces readers to the dashing and fascinating Frobisher brothers and the women who conquer their hearts. In this story, Declan Frobisher, captain of the The Cormorant, is newly married to the lovely yet headstrong Edwina. 

Declan vows to make his new bride happy and bow to her every wish, however ... when he is commissioned by The Crown to make a secret and possibly dangerous trip to West Africa, he is forced to announce to his bride that he must leave her for a few weeks. Imagine his surprise when Edwina counters his announcement with one of her own - she's going with him!  And despite his vigorous declaration that she would not be going, Edwina slips aboard Declan's ship and surprises him with her appearance. Deciding that they would make a good team together, Declan lets her in on the mission to find several missing British citizens in the African coastal town of Freeport and he and Edwina work together, brilliantly, to do their best to accomplish the impossible.

Stephanie Laurens had created a wonderful beginning to what promises to be a great and lively series!  Her characters are smart and sassy, the premise of the story is thrilling and the pace is fast and furious!  I absolutely loved the bright and stubborn character of Edwina - she is determined to be the perfect captain's wife as well as helpmate to her beloved Declan.  And Declan is just a joy for the main romantic lead - he loves his wife, but he also loves his adventuring!  

"The Lady's Command" was a delightful way to start what promises to be a fun year for romance.  I was absolutely charmed by this book, and can't wait for the next installment!  I highly recommend it!


About Stephanie Laurens

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 thanks to TLC Book Tours for including me on this blog tour and to Mira Books for providing the review copy.  I was not compensated for my opinion.

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Mary (Bookfan) said...

Sounds good, Sharon. The old school cover made me look twice, lol.

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Thanks for being a part of the tour!