The Lady's Command by Stephanie Laurens - My Review
His to cherish
His to cherish
Declan Frobisher chose Lady Edwina Delbraith as his wife. Scion of a bold, seafaring dynasty, he’s accustomed to getting his way—Edwina would be the woman who graced his arm, warmed his bed and remained safely at home when he returned to sea. But once the knot is tied, Declan discovers Edwina is unconventional and strong-willed, and his marriage promises to be as tempestuous as the high seas.
Hers to command
Edwina’s fairy-princess beauty hides a spine of steel. Born into the aristocracy—born to rule—and with Declan’s ring gracing her finger, she expects to forge a marriage by his side. Then bare weeks into their honeymoon, Declan is recruited to sail on a secret mission. Edwina—naturally—declares she must accompany him.
Theirs to conquer
Facing unforeseen perils and unexpected enemies while battling to expose a dastardly scheme, Declan and Edwina discover that their unusual marriage demands something they both possess—bold and adventurous hearts.
I love a good regency romance, so I was thrilled to get my hands on an early copy of this for review, but sadly I came away disappointed. I'll begin with what I did like -- the couple is married. I don't think I've ever read a regency with a love match, not a marriage of convenience thing, with the couple already married. It really makes for a unique twist. However, the story is teeeedious. Now, I like romances that have an actual plot (this author does that wonderfully, no mucking it up), but I found myself skimming over those little moments between the pair because they ended up being two pages when two lines would have done it. They were cumbersome and awkward. It was a little too wordy for this reader and this is coming from an Outlander fan, so I'm used to a more complex love story. The Lady's Command is certainly an adventure, but I'm not sure if I will continue with this series.
~My Rating: 2 out of 5 stars~
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