Review: The Lady’s Command by Stephanie Laurens

Posted May 11, 2017 by Suzanne in Reviews / 4 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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Review: The Lady’s Command by Stephanie Laurens
The Lady's Command
by Stephanie Laurens

3 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: December 27th 2016
Series: The Adventurers Quartet #1
Published by Mira
Format: eBook
 

“Although I loved the idea of this book, I found when I was reading I wasn’t quite as invested into the romance as I would have hoped.”
~ Under the Covers

I loved the idea of this book. Most of the romance we read starts at the point of the hero and heroine’s (or hero and hero or heroine and heroine and all combinations between) first meeting. In this, we are beyond the excitement of the first glance, the first touch and in the case of historical romance the first waltz and we start when the couple are married. This book focuses on how two strong minded people can build a marriage together so it works for both of them, all with an added dash of danger and intrigue.

Although I loved the idea of this book, I found when I was reading I wasn’t quite as invested into the romance as I would have hoped. In fact, I found myself reading more to find the conclusion of the suspense part of the plot then I did for the couple. Normally when you read a romance, there are the inevitable barriers between the couple, tension within the story that prevents them from being together. With this, that wasn’t the case any barriers had already been broken through and although it did harp on a bit about building the type of marriage they wanted, I found their relationship boring. They were in love, they were happy, job done.

But, what I did really like about this book was the thriller/spy plotline in the background. I found the mystery really interesting and it kept my hooked to the page. A small mystery turned into a bigger intrigue as the couple investigated more. However, although some aspects of this were resolved in this, the bigger mystery is still unsolved. This will be continued in the next book, through the eyes of another couple.

I did enjoy this book and I am definitely still interested enough to read the next one; however, I thought the romance aspect was weak.

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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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Thanks for sharing your thoughts Suzanne

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I really need to read some Stephanie Laurens. She’s sort of a staple in the historical romance genre. I’m sorry you didn’t love this. It is a really interesting premise. This cover, though, cracks me up so much! That guy doesn’t even look real. It’s like a cutout or something.

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I’ve read some stephanie laurens and have more on my tbr but I have to be in the mood for one of her stories.

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Thanks for the review.