Friday, July 15, 2016

TLC Book Tours Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: The Daredevil Snared by Stephanie Laurens

The Daredevil Snared 
Aventures Quartet Snare, 3
Stephanie Laurens
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.

My Thoughts:
I wanted to read The Daredevil Snare, because the cover was pretty and unique. As I started to read this particular book, I felt like I probably should have read the previous book. I will never learning. It wasn't so bad that I was completely lost, but I probably could have benefited from reading the previous books. However, we are pressing forward.

The Daredevil Snare wasn't a bad read, but I felt I was missing something. Yet at the same time we got to see Captain Caleb Frobisher in action. In someways he wanted to prove to his older brothers that he was more than the younger son, so he went on this super secretive scouting mission. However, the mission doesn't go according to plan. He eventually meets Katherine Fortescue who is in charge of a group that is being held captive by Dubois. In the dyer circumstances Caleb and Katherine are able to find one another.

Like I said, I probably should have read the previous books, because the ending leads to believe that the dramatic conclusion of the series would be in next book. Yes, there is one more brother who needs his own book, and looks like he's going to rescue them all. Overall, not a bad read and I need to go back to previous books. I might be able to catch up on the others brothers.

Copy provided by Harlequin.

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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