Title: The Lady Risks All
Author: Stephanie Laurens
Review: I love regency romance and this is another winner from this author. This is a long book, but I enjoyed the twists and turns of the romance in this book. Finding out someone is not the someone you thought they were is always interesting and fun. Especially when you add to it a yummy single wealthy man who wants to do the right thing…every time, everywhere, then you have a mixture worth reading about and romance that is off the charts.
This is a book worthy of this author and the way she weaves a great tale of romance. I enjoy this author, but you have to be sure of what you have read and what you haven’t. She reprints many of her older books from time to time. I have started reading several books over again by accident.
If you enjoy romance and especially regency romance you will love this book. Also this one is about a strong independent women, even with all the rules to keep her a lady. I love that she took the reins for her own life. I found it worth my time and yes there is sex so if that is not your thing then don’t pick up this book.
Publisher: Published September 25th 2012 by Avon
Quick Review: 4 out of 5 stars.
Synopsis: Neville Roscoe, notorious and enigmatic, lives resolutely outside society, bound only by his own code of honor - until challenged by his desire for the one woman he cannot have.
Miranda Clifford is a lady imprisoned by rigid respectability - until tempted by a passion beyond her power to deny.
Flung together in peril, through danger and intrigue, they discover a love impossible to ignore ... or keep.
Author Biography: Stephanie Laurens was born in Sri Lanka, which was at the time the British colony of Ceylon. When she was 5, her family moved to Melbourne, Australia, where she was raised. After continuing through school and earning a Ph.D. in Biochemistry in Australia, Laurens and her husband moved to Great Britain, taking one of the last true overland journeys from Katmandu to London.
Once in London, Laurens and her husband both began work as research scientists in Kent. They lived in an area surrounded by history. Their own cottage was built in the 16th century, while next door were the protected ruins of an early Roman villa, and nearby was a 14th century castle.
After four years in England, Laurens and her husband returned to Australia, where she continued to work in cancer research, eventually heading her own research laboratory. One evening Laurens realized that she did not have any more of her favorite romance novels to read. After years of thinking about writing her own novel, during nights and weekends for the next several months she began crafting her own story. That manuscript, Tangled Reins, was the first of her books to be published. After achieving a level of success with her novels, Laurens "retired" from scientific research and became a full-time novelist. Her novels are primarily historical romances set in the Regency time period.
Laurens and her husband live in Melbourne with their two daughters.