Lord of the Privateers by Stephanie Laurens
Date Read: December 27th 2016
Genre: Historical, Romance
Revel in the action, drama, intrigue and passion as the Frobishers— with help from Wolverstone, the Cynsters and many familiar others— steer the adventure to a glorious end.
Widely known as the lord of the privateers, Royd Frobisher expects to execute the final stage of the rescue mission his brothers have begun. What he does not expect is to be pressured into taking Isobel Carmichael—his childhood sweetheart, former handfasted bride and current business partner—with him. A force of nature, Isobel has a mission of her own: to find and bring a young cousin safely home. And along the way, she hopes to rid herself of the dreams of a life with Royd that still haunt her.
Neither expects the shock that awaits them as they set sail, much less the new horizons that open before them as they embark on a full-scale rescue-assault on the compound deep in the jungle. Yet despite the support of his brothers and their ladies, Royd and Isobel discover that freeing the captives is only half the battle. To identify and convict the conspirators behind the illicit enterprise—and save England from political disaster—they must return to the ballrooms of the haut ton and hunt the villains on their home ground.
But having found each other again, having glimpsed the heaven that could yet be theirs, how much are Royd and Isobel willing to risk in the name of duty?
#1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens delivers the thrilling conclusion to her acclaimed series THE ADVENTURERS QUARTET, a passionate Regency-era drama where intrigue and danger play out on the high seas and in exotic tropical jungles, ultimately reaching a dazzling climax in the glittering ballrooms of London.
Series: The Adventurers Quartet #4
Wow! What a great ending to a wonderful series. I couldn’t put this book down. While it can be read on its own, I think you will enjoy it more if you’ve read the previous 3 in this series. I say that because each book delves further into the mystery that the Frobisher brothers are investigating.
This book is primarily Royd, the eldest Frobisher son, and Isobel Carmichael’s story. They have been in love since he was 11 and she 8. An occurrence that happened about 8 years before this story caused a rift between them. (no spoilers from me) The Frobisher family are privateers who also do some work, quietly, for the government. The Carmichael family builds and improves ships.
Royd has been asked to go to Freetown to finish the investigation into the missing men, women and children. Isobel insists Royd takes her along as her cousin, Katherine, is one of the missing. Before leaving, they receive news from Caleb, his youngest brother. He has sent his ship back with information they will need to rescue the captives, find and prosecute the backers.
Of course Declan and his wide Edwina, Robert and his fiancée Aileen, and 2 other Frobisher ships are meeting him in Freetown. After taking care of the situation in Freetown they return to London to discover and prosecute the backers of the mine.
I truly enjoyed all 4 of these books, especially this one. I have tried to entice you to read this without ruining all that’s going on. I appreciate that the author has a Cast of Characters in the front of the book if you need it, as it’s hard to remember all of the minor characters from the earlier books.