The Daredevil Snared (Adventurers Quartet Series #3)

The Daredevil Snared (Adventurers Quartet Series #3)

by Stephanie Laurens

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Overview

He has something to prove

Captain Caleb Frobisher, hedonistic youngest son of a seafaring dynasty, wants to be taken seriously. Seizing the next leg of the covert mission his brothers are pursuing, he acts decisively and effectively in securing the mission's objectives. But responsibility has taken root, and he remains in the jungle to ensure the mission's ultimate goal.

She will risk everything

Katherine Fortescue fled a life of poverty and came to Freetown as a governess, only to be kidnapped and forced to oversee the child workforce at a mine. Guarded by well-armed, well-trained mercenaries, the captives have lost all hope of escape. Then Katherine meets a handsome man—a captain—and he brings the sweet promise of rescue.

Together they will face the future

The sadistic mercenary who runs the mine has other plans, but Caleb's true strength lies in extracting advantage from adversity, and through the clashes that follow, he becomes the leader he was always destined to be. The sort of man Katherine can trust—with her body, with her life. With her love.

Race with THE ADVENTURERS as these passionate daredevils lead the way to the stunning and dramatic conclusion.

#1 New York Times bestselling author of the beloved Cynster novels, Stephanie Laurens takes you on a fresh journey with THE ADVENTURERS QUARTET, a daring Regency-era adventure laced with mystery, tropical heat and passionate romance

He has something to prove

Captain Caleb Frobisher, hedonistic youngest son of a seafaring dynasty, wants to be taken seriously. Seizing the next leg of the covert mission his brothers are pursuing, he acts decisively and effectively in securing the mission's objectives. But responsibility has taken root, and he remains in the jungle to ensure the mission's ultimate goal.

She will risk everything

Katherine Fortescue fled a life of poverty and came to Freetown as a governess, only to be kidnapped and forced to oversee the child workforce at a mine. Guarded by well-armed, well-trained mercenaries, the captives have lost all hope of escape. Then Katherine meets a handsome man—a captain—and he brings the sweet promise of rescue.

Together they will face the future

The sadistic mercenary who runs the mine has other plans, but Caleb's true strength lies in extracting advantage from adversity, and through the clashes that follow, he becomes the leader he was always destined to be. The sort of man Katherine can trust—with her body, with her life. With her love.

Race with THE ADVENTURERS as these passionate daredevils lead the way to the stunning and dramatic conclusion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780778318965
Publisher: MIRA Books
Publication date: 06/28/2016
Series: Adventurers Quartet Series , #3
Edition description: Original
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 468,491
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 6.52(h) x 1.22(d)

About the Author

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. Visit her online at www.stephanielaurens.com.

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The Daredevil Snared 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stephanie always delivers and never disappoints. Her characters are larger than life and allows the reader to visualize every moment.
Donatella More than 1 year ago
Love this book - Caleb and Kate are wonderful. The story is great and I loved how Caleb seemed to grow from the beginning to the end of this book. Another wonderful book from Stephanie Laurens and part of a fantastic series
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
3 stars---THE DAREDEVIL SNARED is the third installment in Stephanie Laurens’s Regency-era historical romantic adventure series THE ADVENTURERS QUARTET focusing on the Frobisher brothers and their search for several missing women, children and military personnel in Freetown, South Africa. This is youngest brother Captain Caleb Frobisher, and governess Katherine Fortescue’s story line. THE DAREDEVIL SNARED can be read as a stand alone although I recommend reading the series in order as each installment builds upon the events of the previous story lines, and the ongoing ARC throughout. Told from several third person perspectives THE DAREDEVIL SNARED continues the search for a number of missing children, women and British military officers in Freetown, South Africa presumed to have been kidnapped by a band of European slavers. Captain Caleb Frobisher and his men including best friend Captain Phillip Lascelle have been commissioned by the British Crown for the third leg of the search and rescue to locate the ‘mining camp’ and report back their findings but an unexpected encounter finds the Captain exposing his men to the enemy they seek. Caleb and his crew are imprisoned and forced to work the mines along with the men and women they are seeking but not before our hero is able to send off his report to the people back home. What ensues is the building relationship between Caleb and Katherine Fortescue, and the struggle to slow down the mining operation before their would-be rescuers arrive. THE DAREDEVIL SNARED is an infinitely detailed story line with a large ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters including men, women and children, as well as the captors and the revelation of the people in charge. The slow building story line becomes lost in the numerous, small details about mining for diamonds and the dangerous working conditions of which the prisoners have been exposed. Although their captor is not one to be crossed he does allow the prisoners some freedom and personal expression. Liked many middle books in trilogies THE DAREDEVIL SNARED loses itself in a lack of real story line and series build up ; too much repetition, detail and focus on the mining for diamonds; and the slow building romance is more of an afterthought due to their circumstances and the potential for rescue from abroad. THE DAREDEVIL SNARED is a story of adventure, greed, struggle and love. The premise is somewhat tedious and I lost interest very early due to the lack of any true drama or conflict. Hopefully the final installment LORD OF THE PRIVATEERS featuring eldest brother Royd Frobisher brings some much needed action and intrigue.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the first book and the second was just as good. Didn't want to stop reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was not aware that Stephanie Laurens wrote serial books. Had I known that I wouldn't have purchased this one. I think the premise for the book was fine & the characters were fine as well. But, I kept wondering why the talk kept dragging on forever. Now I know why.
julieford More than 1 year ago
The Daredevil Snared is the third book in the series. Stephanie Laurens continues to amaze, entertain and make you feel like you are part of the story. This is Caleb and Kate's story. Caleb is the youngest of the Frobisher brothers and takes on the third leg of the mission to prove that he is responsible and can be trusted. Kate is one of the captives at the diamond mine. When they meet in the jungle, sparks fly. This is a great story and I cannot wait for the fourth and final segment.
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
The Daredevil Snared grabbed me from the very first page and didn't want to let me go! I was swept right away into Caleb and Kate's story, sitting on the very edge of my seat and hoping against hope that the captives would be able to stretch out their work in the mines until their rescue arrived. It all felt so gritty and real that it was as if I was right there with them--hiding on the rock ledge and watching over the camp with Caleb, going down into the mines and plotting ways to delay the inevitable with the men, painstakingly separating the rock from the raw diamonds with Kate--I experienced it all. The romance is lovely--Kate and Caleb have awesome chemistry--though at the same time just knowing that Dubois, a truly scary villain and the leader of the mining camp, wouldn't hesitate to use one of them to get to the other almost makes you want to encourage them to keep everything on the down-low. Because, yeah. I shudder just thinking about that guy. It pains me that he's still around for book 4--he needs to get his in a major way in the final book, or I shall be very put out. This is book 3 in the series, and though I hadn't read the first two--yet!--I had no problem picking the story up here. It definitely helped that Ms. Laurens gives us a "who's who" at the beginning--there's a lot of people involved, and it was easy to forget who all of them are and how they're connected--I turned to it quite a bit as I read. So...it was an okay place to start the series, but since the resolution of the overall mining-camp-with-English-captives plot won't be until book 4, (this one isn't a "cliffhanger" per se, but we definitely haven't gotten to the true HEA yet--geographically our hero and heroine haven't moved much from where they started at the book's beginning) I'd recommend starting with book 1 since there's time. The Daredevil Snared definitely won't be a "this is the only book in the series I'll read" book. But...we have to wait until December for the final book ( Lord of the Privateers )? Inconceivable! Though at least it does give me time to get caught up and read books 1 and 2, ( The Lady's Command and A Buccaneer at Heart ) so there is that... Rating: 4 1/2 stars / A I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.