The Lady Dauntless

The Lady Dauntless

by Elizabeth Cole


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The fourth novel in the Secrets of the Zodiac, a series of full-length historical romance novels, features darker, sexier storylines, complex characters, and international intrigue, set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars.

A fiery lady, a devilish smuggler, and a cargo nations would kill for...

Gemma Harrington leads a wild, unconventional life among con men and smugglers. She can ride and shoot as well as any man, but she wants to escape the world she's caught in for something better. Then a mysterious gentleman shows up with a daring proposal. If Gemma helps him infiltrate a smuggling ring, he'll take her anywhere his ship can sail. Captivated, she agrees to his dangerous plan.

With slightly shady ancestors and a far away upbringing, Logan Hartley isn't the typical hero, and that makes him an excellent spy. Logan had to fight for everything he ever wanted: his own ship, his place in Zodiac, and the approval of his peers. Now he wants Gemma--but he has to stay alive long enough to win her.

As Gemma and Logan follow the trail of a strange criminal, they become targets in a much deadlier game when they uncover a secret that governments would kill for. To expose the truth, they will defy convention and break the rules. And they have to act fast, because their enemies are much closer than they imagine...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781942316053
Publisher: Hammer & Birch LLC
Publication date: 10/06/2015
Series: Secrets of the Zodiac , #4
Pages: 382
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.02(d)

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The Lady Dauntless 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
DE-Haggerty More than 1 year ago
This is the third book of the Secrets of the Zodiac series that I’ve read. Once again, Cole does not disappoint. It is well-written, there’s suspense, there’s mystery and then there’s love. I love romantic suspense but it is incredibly difficult to get it right. Too much suspense and the romance is lost. Too much romance and the suspense seems to be a mere background story to the romance. Cole gets it exactly right in my opinion. I thoroughly enjoyed this read. Although I am a lover of history, I am not a fan of Georgian England as the women are all too meek and superficial; concerned only about clothes, money and who marries whom. That’s why I love this series. The heroine, in this case Gemma, is always a woman that even according to today’s standards totally kicks a**. Of course we can’t have a love story without some conflict in it. I would love to say this isn’t necessary but Cole always has a very good reason - that’s historically accurate as well – as to why there is a conflict. I highly recommend this book and series to romance lovers, history buffs and suspense addicts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Adventure, romance and intrigue.
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AneMailname More than 1 year ago
The Lady Dauntless is a fantastic name for this book. Our Heroine, Gemma Harrington is most definitely dauntless. No missish young ladies here! She lives in a castle, Caithny Castle, in Scotland, with her Aunt Maura and her guardian and uncle, Conall Caithny. Gemma has a certain freedom at the castle. Her aunt Maura has tried teaching her manners and comportment. Though she knows the way she should behave, she rarely has the need to use these skills. She is most comfortable on her horse, Hector, riding breakneck over the fields ans keeping watch with her pistols drawn as her uncle and his associates smuggle goods! Gemma Wants more! She wants her freedom from her guardians domineering hand. She is almost at the age of majority and she is more than ready. A new player comes into the smuggling game and Gemma is instantly intrigued by him, and he by her. His name is Logan Hartley. Both of them are overwhelmed by their attraction, but neither wants to give it away. The smuggling end of Logan’s visit is going as planned. Until things start happening that should not between him and Gemma. Then he is off to sail a hold full of smuggled cargo on his ship with Gemma’s Uncle along for the ride! Things go downhill from there and when Gemma thinks that Logan is not coming back, she decides it is time to have a season in London. Aunt Maura likes the idea, so off they go as well! All sorts of fun and intrigues ensue in London! I won’t spoil the book for you but I will say, I really like the characters in the book, Gemma, Lady Sophia Forrester, who befriends Gemma almost immediately even some of the servants are memorable. They seem like interesting people that I would like to know better. I started at the wrong end of this series, so now I will go back and read the first 3 books in the Zodiac series! Fantastic writing makes this book hard to put down. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes Regency romance with a mystery twist!
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blaise_zillah More than 1 year ago
Can be read as a stand alone but this is a great series, we get taken on a great ride in this book. While i was unsure on somethings how it was written and played out worked really well with this story. It had suspense, mystery, romance, sizzling passion and some secrets