Friday, July 1, 2016

TLC Book Tours Book Review: The Daredevil Snared

About The Daredevil Snared

  • 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.
Praise for the works of Stephanie Laurens
“Stephanie Laurens’ heroines are marvelous tributes to Georgette Heyer: feisty and strong.” —Cathy Kelly
“Stephanie Laurens never fails to entertain and charm her readers with vibrant plots, snappy dialogue, and unforgettable characters.” —Historical Romance Reviews
“Stephanie Laurens plays into readers’ fantasies like a master and claims their hearts time and again.” —Romantic Times Magazine

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Review : I read the first book in this series, when it toured awhile back. I'm a huge Stephanie Laurens fan. (Yet somehow I missed the second book in this series. Oops)

The good thing is I could jump in this book and not feel lost. (Even though I'm going to go back and get the second book ASAP)

Stephanie Laurens really knows how to write great adventurous romances. Don't expect to find any wishy washy heroines in her stories. I loved Katherine. If you read the first book, you know of her and her disappearance. In this book we learned what happened to her. We also see what kind of person she is. She is definitely a female character you can come to love. She's strong and kind and good with the children that have been kidnapped to work in the mine.

Caleb is the brother that is now traveling to Africa to gather intelligence. (Just as his brother and wife had done in the first book) When he arrives in West Africa things don't go quite as planned. He got his crew kidnapped. Knowing that there is a fourth book leaves you wondering for a long time just how thing are going to end up here.

The book is a little bit slow at parts, but the action does keep you turning the pages. Plus you want to see how things work out for Katherine and Caleb. The ending leaves you holding your breath for Caleb for awhile.

I wish the romance that developed between Katherine and Caleb would have been a bit more believable especially when you know how Dubois, the leader of the mining camp acts. He prays on the weaknesses of each member of the camp and hurts the one they are most attached to. I'm surprised Laurens didn't play this card in this story, it would have given some drama that was much needed here, when there was so much repetition of trying to slow the mining down until the rescue happened.

I'm looking forward to the next book in the series because I really want to see how things wrap up on this adventure

Rating: 4 flowers


Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

I'm glad that missing the second book didn't put you at a disadvantage with this one. I hope you enjoy book 2 as much as you've enjoyed books 1 and 3!

Thanks for being a part of the tour!

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