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The Elusive Bride (Black Cobra Quartet #2)

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Gareth Hamilton is stunned when he recognizes Emily Ensworth on his ship. The veil she wears cannot disguise her from him-or from the man hired to kill her. Now both their lives are in danger from the Black Cobra. But the constant danger draws them together, sparking a passion neither one can resist.
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Published March 1st 2010 by Findaway World (first published 2010)
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I want to state for the record: When I purchase a book from the grocery store, I don't expect Anna Karenina. I want a good story, some good dialogue, some smutty sex and writing that doesn't make me actively cringe. That is all.

That being said, I don't know how this book got published. Clearly Ms. Laurens's previous titles and selling power were enough to release this tripe into the universe. To call this book stupid would be an understatement. Editors were asleep at the wheel and deserve a pay
May 08, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Stephanie laurens is one of my fav authors in history romance genere,but this book is not my cup of tea.
A villain and cult-leader named Black Cobra is terrorizing early 19th century India. Five English officers are appointed to finding out who the man is and bring his reign of terror to an end. It turns out he’s also English, a member of the East India Company, but the five have no way of proving it.

Months later, one of them is killed, providing irrefutable proof of the Englishman’s wrongdoing and the four remaining are tasked with getting the proof, a letter, back to homeland. Three copies are ma
BJ Rose
3rd September
Dear Diary,
Yesterday was the most frightening and the most wonderful day of my life! First we were pursued by Black Cobra cultists as Captain MacFarlane was escorting me to my uncle in Bombay. The captain sent me ahead with his men while he and his lieutenant stayed behind to delay the pursuers. His tactics worked, but the captain was murdered by the cultists. I kept my word and delivered his packet to Colonel Delborough and his men, and that’s when the wonderful thing happened. As
The second installment of the Black Cobra Quartet follows the journey of Major Gareth Hamilton (for the backstory, see the synopsis for Book 1) and his copy of the letter. After their brief meeting, both Major Hamilton and Emily Ensworth, niece of the Governor of Bombay, have an instant attraction. When Emily learns that Major Hamilton has left she does all in her power to discover his destination and beat him there. What she doesn’t know is that he is on a mission to destroy as many of the Blac ...more
Mar 18, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The first novel in this series renewed my faith in Laurens as an author (the lengthy Cynster series and Bastion finale were beginning to make me doubt). This one was just as exciting as the first, with lots of action, adventure, mayhem and very interesting lead characters. The heroine is very analytical, so we get in her head alot. The hero does a lot of the usual Laurens dithering over whether he wants the heroine to know he loves her, and lots of alpha male posturing, but the adventure and esp ...more
Karen Daniels
Aug 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good book !!

This is the second in a four part series. It held my attention all the way through and at times I felt like I was on the edge of my seat! I'm glad I don't have to wait for the third book!!
I usually love Stephanie Laurens series, but this book was way too long. She invented time-consuming and silly scenarios seemingly for the sake of adding pages, as they certainly didn't add anything to the book.
Leann McKay
Jan 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this series!
Do not attempt to skip the order of the series like I did. Nevertheless, it was freaking awesome.

This is my first time reading a Stephanie Laurens novel and it left me a good impression of her. It was a rightly paced book, different type of narration as what I used to, lots of action and the romance didn't disappoint. I couldn't really explain it but her writing style is very distinct comparing to the historical romance authors. I needed time to get used to it because it wasn't a hau
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