This is the first book in the new Black Cobra Quartet by Stephanie Laurens.
They're battle-hardened, sinfully wealthy, completely unstoppable—and all male:
Four officers of the Crown, fighting against a deadly foe known only as the Black Cobra.
He is a man who has faced peril without flinching, determined to fight for king and country.
She is a bold, beautiful woman with a scandalous past, destined to become an untamed bride.
Together they must vanquish the ruthless enemy, while confronting the dangers of the heart . . .
This is an Avon Historical Romance, and not my usual read - not one vampire, werewolf or critter in sight.
But I enjoyed this book.
When I first began reading I was all about the Historical Romances - I devoured everything I could get my hands on and loved the idea of a White Knight rushing in to save the day. :) Now I'm more about the kick butt woman saving her own ass.....
That being said The Untamed Bride is a great read and it is the first time I have read anything by Stephanie Laurens. I really like Ms. Laurens writing style, she is very descriptive - but not overly so and her characters are very real.
The Untamed Bride reminded me that not all women have to carry a weapon and physically fight in order to be strong - using your brain can oftentimes be the turning point in a situation. Ms. Laurens has given us a very smart character in Miss Deliah - NOT Delilah - Duncannon.
As for Del - Colonel Delborough - he is a career military man - but a gentleman. He acknowledges right away his attraction to Miss Duncannon - but does not wish to place her in danger by involving her in his mission. And then the choice is taken out of his hands....
I am looking forward to the next three books in this quartet - each one about a different Officer on their journey to fulfill the mission to stop the Black Cobra.
I give The Untamed Bride 4 out of 5 stars. :)