The Elusive Bride (Black Cobra Series #2)

The Elusive Bride (Black Cobra Series #2)

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by Stephanie Laurens
     
 

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Stephanie Laurens, the phenomenal New York Times bestselling superstar is back with The Elusive Bride—the second book in her magnificent Black Cobra Quartet. Never before in print, this masterful blend of passion and intrigue follows The Untamed Bride, the first in the four-part historical romance series that Booklist calls

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Stephanie Laurens, the phenomenal New York Times bestselling superstar is back with The Elusive Bride—the second book in her magnificent Black Cobra Quartet. Never before in print, this masterful blend of passion and intrigue follows The Untamed Bride, the first in the four-part historical romance series that Booklist calls, “fabulously entertaining.” A spellbinding tale of destiny, duty, desire, and peril—with ties to her popular Bastion Club novels and her well-loved romantic adventures featuring the endearing family of rogues, the Cynsters—The Elusive Bride confirms Laurens’s well-deserved standing as one of the genre’s premier storytellers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061795152
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/26/2010
Series:
Black Cobra Series, #2
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
350,760
Product dimensions:
6.82(w) x 4.30(h) x 1.03(d)

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens began writing as an escape from the dry world of professional science, a hobby that quickly became a career. Her novels set in Regency England have captivated readers around the globe, making her one of the romance world's most beloved and popular authors.

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Elusive Bride (Black Cobra Series #2) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 136 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very disappointed. Way to long and boring. It seems SL books get longer and longer. Or maybe it just seems that way, she drags everything out. It would have been better if it was half the size. I couldn't take it any more. I skimmed through it, skipped a lot and finally just gave up. I NEVER DO that!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think she did a great job on this book. Unlike her previous books, she made her plot the main theme and the sex end a secondary part of the story and I think that was a big improvement. The plot always left you wondering what and who was around the corner and who was the Cobra. This book is a big improvement over a lot of her others where sex dominated good plots and drowned out the plots. I only hope the following Black Cobra books will follow the same theme. This book had it all: great plot, varied locations and life styles; intrigue; romance and a good mix of all. That, to me, is what makes a good book. Great start on what looks like to me will be a good series. Nice to see all of the Bastion Club members back too -- including my favorite character -- Dalziel.
MADreaderMD More than 1 year ago
I liked the characters, and it is an action-packed continuation of the Black Cobra series. But I felt like I was trudging along with the hero and heroine every step of the way in real time, fighting off cultists at every turn. I was sooo ready to get to the end of this book! It just seemed like it took forever to get there. The first book in the series did not drag like this, and hopefully the rest of the Black Cobra books will move along more quickly.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book almost exclusively on my iphone - something I hate doing, but it's nice to have around on the train or when I'm waiting for appointments. I wouldn't describe this as the type of book I would love to curl up with and get lost in til the wee hours of the morning. In fact, I found myself often getting a little bored. This was probably due to the fact that it was about 100 pages too long and therefore most of the action seemed like endless repeats of the same old fight. Only the location seemed to change as the characters were constantly on the move. That being said, there was a lot of action and I liked the romance between Gareth and Emily. Cut a hundred pages of repeated skirmishes between the bad guys and get them to their destination faster and I probably would have given a higher rating. This is the second book in a series of four and I'm not sure that I will be continuing. Just my own opinion though.
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ImagineJG More than 1 year ago
Stephanie Laurens once again grabs me with the second book of the Black Cobra Series. I couldn't wait to finish and start the next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Only one of the series I couldn't find locally Thank god for Barnes and Noble on line signed Betty Faye
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CheliD More than 1 year ago
In the second installment of the Black Cobra, the reader follows the travels of Gareth Hamilton complicated by the appearance and involvement of Emily Ensworth (who has decided that Major Hamilton is the man for her). The Black Cobra knows that Emily deivered the letter that Hamilton is now trying to transport to England and so they are both in danger. Again the Black Cobra's followers work to recover the incriminating letter as well as eliminate those that are involved. Gareth and Emily protect each other while expanding their personal relationship.
RPSWB5 More than 1 year ago
Definitely enjoyed this book in the series...longer, but finished...sort of...
MarionMarchetto_author More than 1 year ago
Have you already read The Untamed Bride, the first of this quartet of stories? If the answer is yes, then you have pretty much read this book as well. Simply change the names, personal background, eye and hair colors, and voila, you have The Elusive Bride. To read a more comprehensive review simply read my review of The Untamed Bride (Black Cobra Quartet)and substitute this title for that one. Had I not purchased this book when I bought book #1 in this series I doubt that I would have spent the money.
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LMGRG More than 1 year ago
If you like a book that just drags on, this is it. Yes, she travels through some interesting places and is vivid on food, dress and customs. However, it was so boring. The same fight breaks out in a dozen places, and they win in always the same way. The heroine pulls them through with some type of inventive method that only she can come up with. Not at all believable. It made the hero seem stupid that he didn't think of it. The plot always left you knowing what and who was around the corner. By the end of the book I didn't care who was the Cobra was. I bought all 4 in the quartet, now I'm thinking of taking them back.
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Andrea Ecklin More than 1 year ago
I+love+emily%2C+she+knows+what+she+wants+and+sets+out+to+get+him.+I+knew+from+book+one+these+two+were+going+to+be+togther+and+I+was+not+dissapointed.
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