A Buccaneer at Heart

A Buccaneer at Heart : The Adventurers Quartet

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After a decade leading diplomatic voyages and covert missions for the Crown, Captain Robert Frobisher decides that establishing a home--with hearth and wife--should be his next challenge. But when an urgent summons arrives, Robert puts his wishes aside and agrees to set sail immediately. His goal is clear: get to Freetown, determine the location of a slavers' camp and return to London with the information.

In Freetown, Miss Aileen Hopkins is determined to find her brother Will, a naval lieutenant who has mysteriously disappeared, and she will not allow anyone to turn her from her path. But all too quickly, that path grows dark and dangerous. And then Robert Frobisher appears and attempts to divert her in more ways than one.

Joining forces with Aileen, Robert vows to complete his mission and secure the woman he wants as his wife. Compelled to protect the innocent and bring retribution to a heartless enemy, they plunge into the jungle with only each other to rely on, and with the courage of their hearts as their guide.

#1 New York Times bestselling author STEPHANIE LAURENS brings you the next edition of THE ADVENTURERS QUARTET, where Regency-era intrigue, danger, romance and passion abound

A secret mission...

After a decade leading diplomatic voyages and covert missions for the Crown, Captain Robert Frobisher decides that establishing a home--with hearth and wife--should be his next challenge. But when an urgent summons arrives, Robert puts his wishes aside and agrees to set sail immediately. His goal is clear: get to Freetown, determine the location of a slavers' camp and return to London with the information.

A distracting complication...

In Freetown, Miss Aileen Hopkins is determined to find her brother Will, a naval lieutenant who has mysteriously disappeared, and she will not allow anyone to turn her from her path. But all too quickly, that path grows dark and dangerous. And then Robert Frobisher appears and attempts to divert her in more ways than one.

An unexpected alliance...

Joining forces with Aileen, Robert vows to complete his mission and secure the woman he wants as his wife. Compelled to protect the innocent and bring retribution to a heartless enemy, they plunge into the jungle with only each other to rely on, and with the courage of their hearts as their guide.

Follow THE ADVENTURERS as they continue their voyages across the high seas to the riveting and triumphant conclusion.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 163 x 236 x 38mm | 590g
  • English
  • Original ed.
  • 0778319407
  • 9780778319405

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Stephanie Laurens never fails to entertain and charm her readers with vibrant plots, snappy dialogue and unforgettable characters.
-Historical Romance Reviews

One of the most talented authors on the scene today... Laurens has a real talent for writing sensuous and compelling love scenes.
-Romance Reviews

Stephanie Laurens plays into readers' fantasies like a master
and claims their hearts time and again.
-RT Book Reviews

Laurens's writing shines.
-Publishers Weekly

Laurens's delicious second Adventurers Quartet Regency romance introduces protagonists whose compatibility develops from their matched wits and bravery, making them charming collaborators. Capt. Robert Frobisher is envious of his brother Declan's happy life as a newlywed and decides that after he has completed the mission Declan began (in The Lady's Command), he will find himself a wife. Robert is certain that he doesn't want a woman like Declan's beloved Edwina, preferring someone less forceful. However, on his mission to discover who is behind the disappearance of numerous adults and children, he runs across Aileen Hopkins. Robert's inner diplomat relents to the buccaneer in him, and he finds himself drawn to Aileen's strong will and determination. Their romantic interest in each other, slow-brewed with the increasing tension of the mystery, is natural and credible, and their lovemaking scenes are simmering and sensual. The narrative's changing perspectives keep the story moving quickly. Laurens deftly balances action with dialogue and description, creating an intriguing and suspenseful novel that is equally effective whether read as a sequel or on it's own. -Publisher's Weekly, starred review
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4 36% (500)
3 27% (374)
2 7% (92)
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