I imagine I will complete the entire quartet. Even once they meet, the main thrust of the story is the mission — for Aileen it is to find her brother who went missing in Freetown and from Robert it is to locate the camp of the kidnappers. Newly returned to England, Rob Frobisher is immediately asked to take over from his brother Declan to go back to West Africa and find out more about the disappearances in Freetown. Prodded by an insistent need to protect Aileen, he realizes that joining forces with her is the surest path to meeting all the challenges before him—completing his mission, keeping her safe, and securing the woman he wants as his wife. But all too quickly, that path grows dark and dangerous. The two are clearly the perfect match and there wasn't much keeping them apart except for the adventure they are on. Proprio quello che gli mancava: una complicazione femminile decisa e tenace.
What ensues is the building relationship between Aileen and Robert, and the struggle to remain neutral in the face of more kidnappings and missing persons. After a decade of captaining diplomatic voyages for Frobisher Shipping, alongside covert missions for the Crown, Captain Robert Frobisher decides that establishing a homewith hearth and wifeshould be his next challenge. This time it is imperative that the government learn enough about what is happening, and, if necessary, bring any perpetrators to justice publically and finally, regardless of their social status. Accustomed to managing diplomats and bureaucrats, Robert discovers that manipulating a twenty-seven-year-old spinster lies outside his area of expertise. But responsibility has taken root, and he remains in the jungle to ensure the mission's ultimate goal. Once there, he found that Aileen Hopkins has already been there awhile, looking for clues to her younger brother's disappearance.
The second half after the hero and heroine meet was really good, but I couldn't help but wish that they had met earlier to pick up the pacing. Unexpected love—plus passion, intrigue, and danger—challenge our hero to embrace his true nature. We know almost nothing about them. Laurens has a real talent for writing sensuous and compelling love scenes. While I think that the necessity for the brothers to each complete one part of the mission and then return all the way back to London to report seems a little drawn out to be ultimately believable, I can suspend that disbelief and enjoy the sense of adventure here as it does draw you in.
Although Robert sees himself as a conservative businessman-cum-diplomat and this mission is far from his usual sphere, it nevertheless falls within the scope of his abilities. Guarded by well-armed, well-trained mercenaries, the captives have lost all hope of escape. They plot and tangle, argue and agree, each increasingly aware that they have met their match. Stephanie Laurens writes wonderful books and this is no exception. 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.
Unexpected loveplus passion, intrigue, and dangerchallenge our hero to embrace his true nature. So he seizes the next leg of the covert mission his brothers are pursuing, and stays on to accomplish its ultimate goal. Aileen is in Freetown looking for her missing brother. In England, she and her husband lived in a 16th century cottage in rural Kent. Having returned with some eye-opening information, it is time for the next part of the mission to begin, and who better for that mission than another of the Frobisher brothers — this time Robert. Dalziel, and Viscount Melville, First Lord of the Admiralty, waylay Frobisher in order to ask him to assist the government with a troublesome situation in Africa. Declan and Edwina have returned to England with the information they were sent to get.
Stephanie Laurens was born in Ceylon now Sri Lanka but, at the age of 5, her family moved to Melbourne, Australia. The third journey brings maturity, while the fourth is a voyage of second chances. Her novels are primarily historical romances set in the Regency time period. To learn more about how we use and protect your data, please see our. Edwina and Declan Frobisher have returned from the first leg of the reconnaissance mission to Freetown, Africa to learn why people were going missing there. Time seemed to slow; through the dimness, he met her wide, faintly horrified gaze.
Joining forces with Aileen, Robert vows to complete his task and secure the woman he wants as his wife. Guarded by mercenaries, the captives have lost all hope. Start the journey here and follow the adventure, the mystery and the romances to the cataclysmic end. Already in Freetown, Miss Aileen Hopkins is set on finding her younger brother Will, a naval lieutenant who has mysteriously disappeared. Mentre la guardava, gli occhi della giovane, che erano rimasti sempre fissi sulla casa di Undoto, si socchiusero pensierosi. The hero's expression on the cover is perfect! This book reminded me why I love Stephanie Laurens! The Adventurers Quartet series covers the four Frobisher brothers whose family is a shipping dynasty.
Not a word about the past of the protagonists. Lord of the Privateers Royd Frobisher is set to execute the final stage of the rescue mission his brothers have begun. After continuing through school and earning a Ph. I really enjoyed seeing Robert's frustration with Aileen at the beginning, as she didn't behave in any way like he expected her to. She and the other captured adults understand that their lives are limited by the life of the mine. Robert Frobisher is a great hero. Miss Aileen Hopkins is determined to find her brother, a naval lieutenant who has mysteriously disappeared, and she will not allow anyone to turn her from this dangerous path.