The Brazen Bride

The Brazen Bride Fabulously entertaining Laurens adds a dash of exotic spice to her always reliable mix of sexy romance and risky intrigue Booklist The third book in New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens

  • Title: The Brazen Bride
  • Author: Stephanie Laurens
  • ISBN: 9780061980039
  • Page: 319
  • Format: Paperback
  • Fabulously entertaining.Laurens adds a dash of exotic spice to her always reliable mix of sexy romance and risky intrigue Booklist The third book in New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens s sensational Black Cobra Quartet, The Brazen Bride ingeniously blends intrigue and danger with sizzling, passionate love With ties to Laurens s wildly popular Cynster n Fabulously entertaining.Laurens adds a dash of exotic spice to her always reliable mix of sexy romance and risky intrigue Booklist The third book in New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens s sensational Black Cobra Quartet, The Brazen Bride ingeniously blends intrigue and danger with sizzling, passionate love With ties to Laurens s wildly popular Cynster novels, The Brazen Bride and the other breathtaking installments in her magnificent four book adventure will enthrall her devoted fans and every reader who craves historical romance rich in excitement and peril.

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    1. I'm not the sort of romance reader who claims to skim love scenes. I like love scenes. I anticipate them. But I also like for there to be a build-up to them. I like to savor the sexual tension between the hero and heroine. This book skips all that and heads straight into the bedroom. Chapter one on (or at least as far as I read, which was halfway through) contains a love scene. Scratch that. This is sex, pure and simple, because the hero and heroine don't even know each other before they jump in [...]

    2. Whether for good or bad, I read some other reviews before writing my own. I guess I am not a purist when it comes to romance novels. As long as I get a good yarn that takes me away from my present stresses, I am happy. I don't worry too much about if the story fits the time period. (I have often thought that if romance authors were really worried about the time period, they would be very concerned about having all their characters run into one another. I think we have overpopulated the era.)So, [...]

    3. This book was the best so far, though I couldn't help hearing a dramatic—dun, dun, duuuuuun! at the end. Followed by an announcer's voice proclaiming, "Where is Carstairs? Will the Black Cobra succeed in stopping him? Will the 4th and final Missive make it to English shores? Tune in next time to find out!" Fortunately, I have the 4th book in hand, so it's not as gut wrenching as it could be. :)

    4. This is the third book in Stepanie Laurens' "Black Cobra Quartet." The first two books, "The Untamed Bride" and "The Elusive Bride" were riveting, entertaining and full of "edge of your seat suspense." I cannot say the same for this third installment of the series.The storyline follows four ex-Crown officers on a hair raising mission to travel from India to England, each carrying proof in the form of a scroll, that would name and condemn an English aristocrat who has been terrorizing India in hi [...]

    5. The third in the Black Cobra quartet, Laurens totally redeemed herdelf over the second installment with this one. I liked that Logan was the strong Alpha, but knew when to concede to Linnet when necesarry. Heartily looking forward to the fourth and final book of the series.

    6. I am not really sure why but this one actually bored me. I was actually skipping the love making scenes, coz there was not much tension or thrill in the whole set-up.Even the chase for the scroll, the fight with the assassins all kind of lacked a spark for me.Loved Linnet's character though, it was easy to imagine her as a daring sailor and fighting her way thru all difficulties.

    7. I'll be honest: when I picked up this book, it was largely because I was buying a whole slew of cheap romance novels at the thrift store, and sometimes a romance novel is just a brain distraction while I unwind from other things in my day. Having no expectations other than to read about begowned women and starched-cravat wearing men, I opted to read Brazen Bride and take my mind away for a few hours. What I got instead was quite an awesome story, with a believable yet unconventional heroine and [...]

    8. The best of Quartet.This is book 3 of the Black Cobra Quartet, though I ended up reading it last. I think I would have been happier with The Reckless Bride if I had read this first as there was a spoiler in the 4th that was less 'ha ha look what I've been keeping from you' with the info from this novel in place.This is the story of Linnet, the 'virgin' queen of her island community and Logan, the bastard son of an Earl and courier for the scroll damning the Black Cobra. The book opens with Logan [...]

    9. This one wasn't as good as the first 2, but it was alright. As other people have complained, the sex was over the top in the first half of the book, but it was easy to overlook it bc I just skimmed the sex scenes to get to the good stuff. Although, that wasn't the thing that drove me absolutely crazy. The problem was the random arbitrary commas all over the place. I haven't seen anyone else complain about this, but in the e-format that I read, it's like the commas were breeding. I'm not really a [...]

    10. I liked the book but unfortunately it's the third in a quartet, so parts of the mystery remain a 'mystery' to me. I should go back and read the first two to fill in the blanks but I'll probably just finish up.

    11. Didn't like the tying up games. Crossed a line as its not noted anywhere. I could not give it higher than a 3. Continuation of story line is decent.

    12. I am a big fan of Stephanie Laurens but I have to admit I have not been impressed with this Black Cobra Quartet series so far. They are not horrible but not up to the standards of her earlier books.The CharactersI liked Logan as he fit the mold of all of Laurens other heroes. He was sweet and kind under the hard core of a tempered soldier and he was meant to be with an unconventional woman. My main problem was with Linnet. Yes, I get Laurens was going for a strong, unconventional woman who does [...]

    13. I am a big fan of Stephanie Laurens but I have to admit I have not been impressed with this Black Cobra Quartet series so far. They are not horrible but not up to the standards of her earlier books.The CharactersI liked Logan as he fit the mold of all of Laurens other heroes. He was sweet and kind under the hard core of a tempered soldier and he was meant to be with an unconventional woman. My main problem was with Linnet. Yes, I get Laurens was going for a strong, unconventional woman who does [...]

    14. I did like this book. And I think it had to do with independant women, even in a time when the goal is to get married and have children, the female lead-- Linnet-- essentially ran the town she lived in. She was captain of her OWN shipping line and she just took what she wanted, commanded it. I think I could connect with her because I'm a control freak like her. But in terms of love and relationship, we're constantly battling letting a man take care of us, but maintaining our independance while a [...]

    15. Brazen, indeed! This was definitely not your typical Regency chase and woo--instead, bam! we fall instantly into the bedroom scenes and they then comprise a good portion of roughly the first half of the book. On the one hand, it's nice to see a bit different approach, but on the other, I have to say it does lose a lot in the romance department (i.e. it's the build up that's the important part, not the actual consummation). The second half then falls into the typical rhythms that we expect for th [...]

    16. Finally! Some wonderful editor got Laurens to quit the "inner" crap. Every book since Giles and his wife has had an inner self, or an inner beast, or an inner siren, or some such crap. It got so that she was referencing the "inner" at least once a chapter. Really, really annoying.Major Logan Monteith, with three friends, is battling against a dark force known as the Black Cobra that has been terrorizing the people of India. The found a way to break the cult with an indiscriminate letter and now [...]

    17. It's Laurens, so you know she had fun with her thesaurus (except when it comes to the word "brazen" which was used a ridiculous number of times). Linnet is a seriously awesome heroine and her pairing with Logan makes sense. If it weren't for pretty much the entire second half of this book, I would have liked it a lot.After Logan Monteith is struck in the head by the mast of a merchantship (and lives, somehow), he washes ashore on the island of Guernsey, where he is discovered by Linnet Trevissio [...]

    18. Very Strong Woman HeroineTHE BRAZEN BRIDE is the third book in the Black Cobra Quartet. The series is about four men who have discovered the identity of the English leader of a dangerous cult in India and are returning to England with proof. This book is about Logan Monteith who is almost killed by cultists and ends up washed up on the shores of Linnet Trevission's home. The two quickly -- very, very quickly -- end up in a sexual relationship while Logan has memory loss fire to his injuries. Whe [...]

    19. I enjoyed this installment of the Black Cobra Quartet. While the hero was not in a frantic rush to complete his mission like in the previous books, it still seemed to move along at a better pace because they weren't fighting the Black Cobra cultists at every turn. I enjoyed the time spent on the seaside estate in Guernsey as Logan recovered his memory and got to know Linnet. I did have to take points off for that first sex scene, though. He's asleep and dreaming, and Linnet just figures "why not [...]

    20. This book was so NOT for me. I grabbed it on a whim from the library because I thought it sounded intriguing. I wish I had read reviews before I started. One of my favorite things about historical fiction is the sexual tension between characters. Because of the time period and rules of etiquette that were placed on men and women, it usually made for great tension and build up. Well this book threw that out the window and the characters had sex in the first chapter (even though one of them was ba [...]

    21. I am huge Stephanie Laurens fan. I've always enjoyed her books and have re-read Devil's Bride more times than I can count. I've always view them as Pride and Prejudice with intense seduction and hot sex. Come on-- we all picture the men as Colin Firth in BBC Pride and Prejuice.That being said, sometimes her books do drag and this is one of them. The Brazen Bride Book 3 in Black Cobra series was "whatever" to me. It wasn't until the end that when the pair were traveling that I became interested. [...]

    22. I have no words for the first sex scene where Linnet wakes up and finds Logan getting amorous, realises he's actually dreamimg and allows him to continue to have sex with her despite the fact he's inconscious. Consent is a two way thing. How did that storyline get past an editor never mind a major publishing house. Had the roles been reversed people would be screaming blue murder, but somehow it's ok to have sex with a man without his consent. Jeepers. I sent the audiobook back to audible after [...]

    23. This installment was a nice change of pace though the coupling scenes were excessive in quantity and rapid succession; it did make the story drag a bit. The heroine more than holds her own and already situated as such (whether in reality, she would have been able to do what she did is another matter but you really aren't given the time to dwell on it). Yes, you do have the typical couples angst faced with each installment but the intrigue and suspense is still engrossing. And we are getting clos [...]

    24. The only thing that saved this book from a one start rating was the last 1/3 or so of the book. I'm not sure what happened to this series, but I can't begin to say how disappointed I was in this story. The first 1/2 of the book added little to nothing to the story, and was a definite shift from an action romance to essentially almost erotic romance. The last 1/2 of the book got back to the series story: eluding the Black Cobra. It almost felt like Ms. Laurens only had 1/2 a book worth of story t [...]

    25. This is the third in the Black Cobra series. I like the series and I like Laurens' writing alot. I read and reviewed the first two for The Book Binge as I am this one. This is a very, very good book--almost a five star for me--loved the heroine who was a classy, gutsy, sassy, sexy, take-charge kind of woman by right and by necessity. She was the leader of her community on Guernsey, the owner of a shipping company and the only woman of her time to be a ship's captain. Hero Logan Monteith is an Al [...]

    26. Review - I do love that the heroine is so different in this book than the previous two - she's not a 'typical' woman but the captain of her own boat, not a typical society miss. I think the women in the quartet all compliment each other, as the men do. I think this book gets let down compared to The Untamed Bride and The Elusive Bride because it's a lot less about the action of the Black Cobra and a lot more about the romance. Even though the books are essentially Regency romances, this quartet [...]

    27. I was really looking forward to this book and was somewhat disappointed.It took me almost 4 days to finish this book and I am usually a book a day or two kinda girl. I loved the 1st two books in the series and this one was a little bit of a let down. Ive read other reviews of it and I have to agreeis book seemed like it was written by someone else. At least the 1st 3/4 of it. I enjoyed the ending and reading about former characters from prior books. I even liked the overly sexyiness of the book. [...]

    28. Third installment in the Black Cobra Quartet. Logan is on a ship on his way to England, in the middle of a horrible storm and fighting three cultist. Wounded and shipwrecked, Logan gets washed ashore and is found by two wards of Linnet. Linnet nurses him back to health and with the help of her aunt, help Logan regain his memories and knowledge of his mission. Reluctantly helping along the way Linnet still does not believe Logan's offer. In the end, with the body count climbing, they are still no [...]

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