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The Elusive Bride by Stephanie Laurens

March 22nd, 2010 by Debbie's World of Books


Source: Received for review

Availability: In stores now

Publisher: Avon

I give this book 2 out of 5 stars

This is the second book in the Cobra Quartet series and while I am a fan of Stephanie Laurens I found this book to be disappointing.  In this story we follow Major Gareth Hamilton on his perilous journey back to England with the Black Cobra dogging his every step.  Emily, the woman who first brought crucial evidence to Hamilton and his friends, decides after one meeting that Hamilton might just be “the one”.  So she determines that she needs to spend more time with him and comes up with a scheme that ends with her journeying back to England with Hamilton.

Neither Emily nor Hamilton’s character grabbed me.  I found them to be relatively boring and predictable.  I also found Emily to be quite silly with her preoccupation with determining if Hamilton is her one while they are under constant attack.  Reading this book was like reading The Untamed Bride, the first book in the quartet, all over again which made it feel like it was dragging on and on.  After reading this I am almost dreading reading books 3 and 4 and hope they bring something unique that The Elusive Bride is missing.

Posted in 2 Star Books, Books, Romance

2 Responses

  1. Falling Off The Shelf

    Sorry you didn’t enjoy this one, I hate when each book in a series is just like the first. Hopefully for your sake, and those of her other readers…she will spice it up a notch :)


  2. dsuzuki

    I certainly hope so :) I was wondering how it would be writing a similar story line from 4 different points of view. It seems like it could be hard to do without all of them seeming really similar.

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