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The Lady Risks All – Stephanie Laurens

October 8, 2012

Genre: Romance
Publisher: Avon Books
483 pages
ISBN: 9780062068637
Source: TLC Book Tours

This isn’t my usual fare but when it appeared on the TLC tours list, there was something that called to me from the depths of unchartered territory. Though it hasn’t found me sold on the entire genre by its heroic lonesome, I will say that the experience has opened my eyes to a completely different way of enjoying the printed word.

Neville Roscoe isn’t a bad boy, exactly. I mean, which bad boys every really are? They’re all just nice, misunderstood guys who are trying to do right by their own perception of the world. Like many a misrepresented would-be hero, Roscoe finds himself in less than ideal circumstances when suddenly his entire enterprise is interloped upon by an unsuspected female. We all know that this exactly how trouble starts, no?

Miranda Clifford, is your typical “good girl”. She asks, “How high?” when society says, “jump!” and holds everyone, including herself to the highest of moral codes. Of course, every good girls has her day when she finds that slight loophole in her life’s contract, allowing her some element of fun and, heaven forbid, adventure.

More than a simple frills and thrills romance, this The Lady Risks All is a bit more of the mystery and adventure type. Though not opaque in plot or villain, the story still proves to be wildly entertaining and quite suspenseful through and through. The two characters of focus, though not the deepest I’ve ever encountered, were still fun to ride out with and did prove to be hugely sympathetic if not entirely relatable.

About Stephanie Laurens

New York Times bestselling author STEPHANIE LAURENS began writing as an escape from the dry world of professional science, a hobby that quickly became a career. Her novels set in Regency England have captivated readers around the glove, making her one of the romance world’s most beloved and popular authors. And Then She Fell is her fifty first work.

Readers can contact Stephanie vie email at

For information on all Stephanie’s books, including updates on novels yet to come, visit Stephanie’s website at

Stephanie’s Tour Stops

Monday, October 8th: Iwriteinbooks’s blog

Tuesday, October 9th: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews

Friday, October 12th: Life In Review

Monday, October 15th: Urban Girl Reader

Tuesday, October 16th: Book Him Danno!

Thursday, October 25th: In the Hammock Book Reviews

Friday, October 26th: Mary’s Cup of Tea

TBD: Just Joanna

TBD: Book Reviews By Molly

TBD: A Chick Who Reads


2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 10, 2012 12:14 pm

    I don’t often read these types of books, but I admire you for taking a chance and seeing what it had to offer. It sounds like the book wasn’t half bad! Nice review on it today!

  2. October 12, 2012 5:19 pm

    “the experience has opened my eyes to a completely different way of enjoying the printed word.” And that, in all seriousness, is a wonderful thing for a book to do. I’m so glad to see that you enjoyed this one!

    Thanks for being on the tour.

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