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The Untamed Bride (Black Cobra Series #1)

The Untamed Bride (Black Cobra Series #1)

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by Stephanie Laurens
     
 

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New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens presents a brash, bold new series.

They're battle-hardened, sinfully wealthy, completely unstoppable—and all male: Four officers of the Crown, fighting against a deadly foe known only as the Black Cobra.

He is a man who has faced peril without flinching, determined to fight for king

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New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens presents a brash, bold new series.

They're battle-hardened, sinfully wealthy, completely unstoppable—and all male: Four officers of the Crown, fighting against a deadly foe known only as the Black Cobra.

He is a man who has faced peril without flinching, determined to fight for king and country.

She is a bold, beautiful woman with a scandalous past, destined to become an untamed bride.

Together they must vanquish the ruthless enemy, while confronting the dangers of the heart . . .

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“a fabulously entertaining new quartet”

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ISBN-13:
9780061795145
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/27/2009
Series:
Black Cobra Series, #1
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
259,200
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.88(h) x 0.98(d)

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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. Loving Rose is her fifty-fourth book. All of her previous works remain in print and readily available.

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harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1822 in India, Colonel Derek "Del" Delborrough and four of his junior officers try to end the terror of the Black Cobra cult. They believe the leader of the Black Cobra Cult is Lord Roderick Ferrar, but lack substantial proof needed to bring down the heir to the powerfully connected Earl of Shrewsbury. . The Governor's niece Emily Ensworth arrives with a package that she says that Captain James MacFarlane gave to her to give to Del. James died saving Emily from the Black Cobra. Inside the package is a letter in which Ferrar used his personal unique seal to close it. The four men agree to separately go to England with three carrying a bogus copy and one the original. One month later, the four soldiers resigned their commission and vanish; Ferrar learns his letter is missing. He knows he must pursue them to England. Del reaches Southampton where he is met by Deliah Duncannon who informs him his aunts arranged for his escorting her. As they talk Deliah notices a flare and yanks Del to the ground saving his life. She saw the culprit who probably saw her too; her description is that of Larkins, Ferrar's right hand man. He agrees to take her with him to keep her safe. Their destination is Somersham Place, home of Devil Cynster. As they travel with the Black Cobra in pursuit, they fall in love, but the mission must come first. The relationship between the lead couple is excellent as is the major support from the Cynster-Bastian heroes. However that said, all the couples from the extended saga (including this pair) are interchangeable; ironically (and cleverly) the women even discuss the common major traits that each of the women, their men, and their relationships contain. . The story line is fast-paced and the climax strong while also setting up the next tale to the delight of Stephanie Laurens' fans. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stephanie Laurens (Bastion Club, Cynster Series) begins a new series called the Black Cobra Quartet with The Untamed Bride. It has all the elements Laurens is best known for-- tension and danger, passion and romance, witty and intelligent dialogue and real, developed characters. In addition, this novel can boast a degree of exoticism heretofore unseen in Laurens' work. Beginning with 5 friends of military background stationed in India and following four of them back home to England via circuitous paths rife with danger (2 of whom have their journeys published in the Untamed Bride and the Elusive Bride) Stephanie Laurens has left the shores of England/ Scotland/ France to explore other continents and other cultures. Her work is richer for it. I enjoyed the fast-paced plot and the attendant intrigue as much as I enjoyed watching two strong, stubborn characters figure out that they should be together. I also especially enjoyed catching up with a few members of the Bastion Club, especially my favorite, Dalziel, with whom marriage and fatherhood seem to agree. A must read for any Stephanie Laurens fan, this book is also an excellent and entertaining read for those who have not read Laurens before.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a huge Laurens fan and have probably read close to everything she has written. This book is about 2/3 of a book. Normally her books in a series can stand alone, but this one, she cut off the ending. It is also unusually vapid and shallow for her. Bad form Laurens. Bad form.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoy reading historical romances because they take me to another place. I am a huge fan of Julie Garwood's style of writing and in the past Stephanie Laurens has been a close second. The Untamed Bride was one of the worst books I have ever read! The plot started out with promise but the delivery throughout the book went from serious to comical..and not in a good way. You had to wonder what was the author thinking. The relationship between the main characters Del and Deiah was written very evasivley..one day they met and the then poof they end of in bed...no in between..very odd style of writing not only for Stephanie Laurens but for any author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i loved the people and the fax that it had some of the other people from other books that i liked. i can't wait until the next book comes out. Thanks for a great book!
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Beverly_D More than 1 year ago
Sometimes I like unusual names, though the mental voice I hear when I read wanted to keep converting Deliah, the heroine, into Delilah. But I loathe when names are too similar; Deliah, and Del, the hero. Really? It's almost like they're masturbating rather than involved in a relationship with another person. Despite that, I did enjoy the book. Laurens writes smoothly (IMO she overwrites a bit), there is a good deal of suspense, the heroine is sufficiently plucky and independent, the hero stalwart, brave and hunky. It's a very satisfactory, sexy, light read, that kept me entertained the entire time I read it, and which I totally forgot the moment I put it aside.
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skelley55 More than 1 year ago
This is the first book in Stephanie Laurens Black Cobra series. I really enjoyed the change in story line and characters. Plus, we get to "see" some of our "old" favorites from the Cynster series & Bastion Club series. If you are a fan of Stephanie Laurens books you won't be disappointed.
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