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The Lady Risks All by Stephanie Laurens

The Lady Risks All (edition 2012)

by Stephanie Laurens

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Title:The Lady Risks All
Authors:Stephanie Laurens
Info:Hachette Digital (2012), Kindle Edition, 483 pages
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I am a fan of this author, but not all of her books are on my keeper shelf. With Ms. Laurens, it's hit or miss for me. This one falls somewhere in between and for that I blame the pace of the story. It was a bit slower than I'd like, but the characterization and the plot definitely saves the story.

If you've read Ms. Laurens's Black Cobra Series, which I didn't, you may remember the hero as a secondary character in them. I wonder if by reading that series would have helped me understand the hero better, but plot wise, I don't think it's necessary to read that series in order to follow this story.

I have to say I liked the story most of the time. The characterization of the main characters was well written and the plot was okay, but the pace could have been better and with the mystery aspect of the story that should have helped, but it didn't. That's not to say that it wasn't intriguing or entertaining.

If you're this authors fan, you'll probably like it, but it won't be your keeper or your favorite. If you've never read her, then this shouldn't be your introduction to this author. I suggest you begin with 'A Rogue’s Proposal', a book I adored!

Melanie for b2b

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  bookworm2bookworm | Mar 30, 2017 |
Ok, so it's been a while since I've read anything by Laurens, and I have to say that reading this book has made me want to go back and read more. I really enjoyed the characters Roscoe and Miranda and their interactions with each other. They were witty and interesting and so engaging that I really didn't want the story to end. ( )
  seanbata | Jun 14, 2015 |
When Miranda Clifford’s brother goes missing she turns to her enigmatic neighbor, Nevillle Roscoe. Roscoe, once a son of a ducal family now living outside of acceptable society, keeps his past a secret to protect the family he sacrificed everything for. The two go in search of Miranda’s brother and those who took him.

I liked the story, though it was slow in parts (it is a very long book). The flow of the story was such that it keep me engaged to the end. The characters were well formed and the reasons that kept them apart made sense. I was very quickly invested in both of them.

I was not, however, impressed with the love scenes. I admit, I’m a fan of steamy stories, and much prefer a description of what’s actually going on, or a fade to black type thing, rather than flowery metaphor. Especially when the same metaphor is repeated over and over again. In the same scene.

Audiobook specific: It was well read and one of the few read by a male narrator, Matthew Brenher. He did a good job with both the accents as well as handling the female voices. ( )
  dreamweaver529 | Jul 31, 2013 |
all in all this was a pretty good one. not insipid, and had a decent "mystery" tied in. some scenes were overdone, but that's to be expected really. ( )
  librarydanielle | Apr 1, 2013 |
Well Stephanie Laurens I am afraid that after giving you one more chance to redeem yourself in my eyes you have failed. I had hoped that reading your most recent novel, hoping to give you the benefit that perhaps you have amended you style of writing I have been sadly disappointed. Even though I own 28 of your books I am quite certain that the last 9 on my TBR pile will most likely not be read first because I have at least 200+ other books in TBR pile and because quite truthfully I can not stand your style of writing. You get me hooked with your wonderful stories the first half of your book with a very intreeging story line them you start with your over, over, over discribing and repeat, repeat, repeat that dirves me out of my mind! I truely wish you could just tell your story without all the bla bla bla. I go from loving your story for half to three quarters of the book to the last quarter just wanting it to be over and that is not how I enjoy reading, I want to enjoy it right to the last page. So there for, this is GOOD BYE! GOOD BYE! GOOD BYE! ( )
  bkluvr4evr | Mar 19, 2013 |
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Lord Julian Roscoe Neville Delbraith, second son of the Duke of Ridgware, was a wastrel.
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Miranda Clifford, who leads a life of rigid respectability, turns to Neville Roscoe, ruler of London's gambling underworld, for help in finding her missing brother, only to find herself attracted to this disreputable man.

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