The Lady Risks All - Stephanie Laurens For the first 2/3, this is a fun, classic Stephanie Laurens read. The last third drags on with a pace that resembles a slow trek through knee deep mud.

Fans of Stephanie Laurens will love this return to her over-the-top sensual descriptions, and will appreciate the different approach she takes with the plot and resolution. Those new to Laurens, though, are probably wise to start elsewhere or skip.