Lady Defiant PDF/EPUB Þ Paperback

Lady Defiant PDF/EPUB Þ Paperback


  • Paperback
  • 336 pages
  • Lady Defiant
  • Suzanne Robinson
  • English
  • 05 March 2017
  • 0553295748

10 thoughts on “Lady Defiant

  1. Irene Irene says:

    Fun but not as fun as Lady Gallant Similarities to Lady Gallant, even to the same rehashed joke about the hero s effect on women simply by walking into a room chamber However, Oriel is an amazing heroine and Blade s a sweet hero Plot fizzles out is the main problem The first chapter is lovely What an enjoyable meet cute Oriel simply drifts towards Blade, mesmerized by the sound of his voice I love heroines who don t deny the attraction they have for the hero and fight for them Oh, Blade Fun but not as fun as Lady Gallant Similarities to Lady Gallant, even to the same rehashed joke about the hero s effect on women simply by walking into a room chamber However, Oriel is an amazing heroine and Blade s a sweet hero Plot fizzles out is the main problem The first chapter is lovely What an enjoyable meet cute Oriel simply drifts towards Blade, mesmerized by the sound of his voice I love heroines who don t deny the attraction they have for the hero and fight for them Oh, Blade s voice is very beautiful in this story I m not sure if this was mentioned in Lady Gallant but it is commented on many times in this novel I ve read two stories by Suzanne Robinson so far and I m in so much delight over how she describes her heroes There s physical admiration for male beauty that s not based on the strong, silent bro type I love that Robinson s heroes have a natural grace to them and that they have a playful nature Christian in Lady Gallant and in Lady Defiant constantly calls Blade marchpane marzipan or comfit There are some lovely scenes where Oriel admires Blade s physical person and his voice I really enjoyed how much Oriel ogles himShe had forgotten his name in her obsession with his person I think it s a relief from some romances that sometimes focuses too much on the male gaze, and how much the men see the women Kathleen E Woodiwiss s The Flame and the Flower is the worst offender of this I d like somemale objectification, thank you However, despite a promising intrigue about trying to prove Queen Elizabeth is illegitimate through Thomas Wyatt poems hello AP English Literature the first and last time I read whoso list to hunt , the plot fizzles out Blade s very nice and his big thing is that he doesn t want to marry because he hates his dad Even when Blade tells Oriel he was pretending to be a suitor, nobody buys it not even Oriel Oriel s positivity is endearing It leads her to believe Blade truly loves her time and time again, and how much she went after her man It s a nice change of pace, especially if you had read Lady Gallant s mousy heroine, Nora, who truly hits rock bottom I love Nora and feltfor her personal journey Here, Oriel and Blade didn t have this deep passion since they both go into insta love and then spy stuff happens Suzanne Robinson does a great job setting up Derry for his own story The way GoodReads organizes this series is confusing Ladies, St John s I think it makes muchsense to understand this Elizabethan series as The Queen s Spies Quartet, as some of the reviewers have noted


  2. Ana Ana says:

    I admit I was curious to know what happened to Blade after reading the first book I enjoyed this installment and loved the intrigue and plot machinations I also liked the hare and the hound chase between Blade and Oriel Hmmmthe question is who is the hound and who is the hare D


  3. Joan Joan says:

    Lady Defiant was a great follow up to the excellent Lady Gallant This was such an enjoyable and educational read because this author does not try to re write history by inserting modern anachronisms or social commentary in a historical time frame Highly recommended.


  4. Gerrie Gerrie says:

    The young Queen Elizabeth I is now on the throne The French Cardinal of Lorraine would like to see his niece, Mary Queen of Scotts, as Queen of England instead He s aware that there exists a piece of information that might just topple Elizabeth, thus opening the way for Mary, her heir presumptive.Blade FitzStephen is a spy in Elizabeth s service He wants to get his hands on the information before the Cardinal does, and believes that the heroine, Oriel Richmond, might hold the key to it, albei The young Queen Elizabeth I is now on the throne The French Cardinal of Lorraine would like to see his niece, Mary Queen of Scotts, as Queen of England instead He s aware that there exists a piece of information that might just topple Elizabeth, thus opening the way for Mary, her heir presumptive.Blade FitzStephen is a spy in Elizabeth s service He wants to get his hands on the information before the Cardinal does, and believes that the heroine, Oriel Richmond, might hold the key to it, albeit unwittingly To gain entree into her home, he shows up as a suitor paying court to Oriel He plans to use her to get the information, destroy the information, and then vanish She falls deeply in love with him, and he proposes marriage to her to keep up the charade He also falls in love with her, but has vowed never to marry because of his troubled past.This author is a really fine writer She so seamlessly wove her history into the story that I felt as if I was immersed in the Tudor period Her research is impressive, and her history isn t an information dump or encyclopedia, but another character She creates wonderful, multi faceted secondary characters who enrich the story of the hero and heroine And she has written one of my all time favorite books, Lady Gallant, which is the first book in this series So why only 3 stars I would certainly give this book 3.5 stars if I could My problem is that it s mainly a suspense story a very good suspense story and the suspense moves at a rapid pace The romance is given less attention, and doesn t receive as much time as the suspense I liked both Blade and Oriel, but in the second half of the book Oriel suddenly turned into a Tudor kick ass warrior maiden, rushing off on rescue missions into places like enemy France It just seemed out of character and an abrupt personality transition, especially since she had no arms training or combat knowledge This heroine who was supposed to be highly intelligent and quite an accomplished scholar just seemed to go from one stupid escapade to another from that point on So, the historical and suspense aspects of this book are very well done, but I felt the author really short changed the romance and the heroine


  5. Mai Hyukkie Mai Hyukkie says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here


  6. Jiyoung Jiyoung says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here HmmHero was fine His resistance was kinda bs but still.But heroineI got mixed feelings for her.I liked her personality, but I think she fell in love for wrong reasons I mean, she liked him at first for his exterior, then she loved him cause she thought he loved her I m not buying it.


  7. Aneca Aneca says:

    SEDUCED Oriel Richmond knew that her many lovelorn suitors weretaken with her fortune than with her beauty Yet when she overheard the dark and roguish Blade Fitzstephen the only man who had ever stirred her interest describe her in highly unflattering terms, she wasthan hurt, she was furious Never again would she be taken in by seductive words or searing glances, never again would she harbor dreams of love until the day Blade returned to Richmond Hall to press his suit, and O SEDUCED Oriel Richmond knew that her many lovelorn suitors weretaken with her fortune than with her beauty Yet when she overheard the dark and roguish Blade Fitzstephen the only man who had ever stirred her interest describe her in highly unflattering terms, she wasthan hurt, she was furious Never again would she be taken in by seductive words or searing glances, never again would she harbor dreams of love until the day Blade returned to Richmond Hall to press his suit, and Oriel found herself responding against all reason BETRAYED As the queen s most cunning spy, Blade knew where his duty lay Sent to romance Oriel into revealing a dangerous secret the lovely innocent did not even know she possessed, he was prepared to go to any lengths to captivate her But when tragedy struck, Blade found himself drawn to Oriel in ways he had never before experienced And now, as he and Oriel plunge headlong into a heartstopping race to keep a deadly enemy from the throne of England, Blade tastes the heady sweetness of desire and the danger of love I picked this one up because I loved Lady Gallant so much and this belongs to the same series I saw a bit of the magic here but it really isn t as good as that one I think the main problem is that they spend too much time together at first we know from the beginning that Blade s intentions towards Oriel are not good For a while we live in suspense of when she will realise that The problem is that it takes too long for it to happen It ruins the suspense and when he finally disappoints hurts her there s little time left to make up for it It should be the other way aroundgreat tension and suspense for a while and then clarifying things and spending the rest of the book grovelling and working on their problems.Also the mystery would have worked much better that way Discovering who the bad guy was might have been the way of bringing Blade and Oriel together after their confrontation As it is I was left wondering why Oriel would want to help Blade after she discovers he has been deceiving her all the time She was really distrustful in the beginning so it s hard to believe she would just forgive him or be compelled to help him overcoming her hurt.Grade B


  8. ♥ Vonda M. Reid ♥ ♥ Vonda M. Reid ♥ says:

    Overall Rating 4.25 Action 4 Emotion 4.5 Romance 4 Sensuous 1.5 Intrigue 3 Historical Flavor 4.5 Laughter 6 Tears 3Really enjoyed Suzanne Robinson s second book of The Queen s Spies Quartet, Lady Defiant She featured 1 an intelligent, gorgeous, hunky, alpha hero, whose tortured soul convinced him he was to remain alone forever after 2 A very strong willed, determined, intelligent, will not be denied heroine, who struggled with her own lack of self worth Overall Rating 4.25 Action 4 Emotion 4.5 Romance 4 Sensuous 1.5 Intrigue 3 Historical Flavor 4.5 Laughter 6 Tears 3Really enjoyed Suzanne Robinson s second book of The Queen s Spies Quartet, Lady Defiant She featured 1 an intelligent, gorgeous, hunky, alpha hero, whose tortured soul convinced him he was to remain alone forever after 2 A very strong willed, determined, intelligent, will not be denied heroine, who struggled with her own lack of self worth 3 Plenty of action and adventure scenes that kept the story moving at a swift pace 4 A deep personal, emotional connection to the lead characters that lead to laughter and tears 5 A tense level of suspense permeated the entire story a would Oriel ever convince Blade he was salvageable b would Blade and Oriel get the information they needed to save the queen from the Cardinal c who is the traitor in the Richmond family 6 A constant sensual awareness flowed between Blade and Oriel, even thought the actual love scenes lacked heat and sizzle 7 A depth of historical accuracy about the life and activities of royal personages and their machinations during 1594 1595 interwoven into the plot of the story 8 Interesting, well written, true to life secondary characters added a rich sense of family dynamics to the story 9 A too brief mention of Christian and Nora from book one of the series Wished Robinson had spent some time with Nora and Arthur 10 The introduction of Derry, the hero of book three Lady Valiant.Although this series has not become a favorite, it is nevertheless, one well worth reading Would readily recommend to any reader who enjoys the older Historical Romances Ain depth, detailed review of Lady Defiant appears at Wolf Bear Does Books.Caveat Would recommend that the four books of The Queen s Spies Quartet be read in order It is much easier to understand the connections between the characters and to follow the historical progression


  9. ☽ Rhiannon ✭ Mistwalker ☾ ☽ Rhiannon ✭ Mistwalker ☾ says:

    I feel kind of unfair giving this a low rating as it is well written and clearly well researched But since the purpose of this account is for me to keep track of what I ve read and what I do and don t like, I have to say, I couldn t really get into it The dialog was in 16th century speak, and there was way too much of the suspense intrigue history subplot for my taste I wanted to like it because it appeared to have a heroine that is not conventionally attractive, and while she does overhear t I feel kind of unfair giving this a low rating as it is well written and clearly well researched But since the purpose of this account is for me to keep track of what I ve read and what I do and don t like, I have to say, I couldn t really get into it The dialog was in 16th century speak, and there was way too much of the suspense intrigue history subplot for my taste I wanted to like it because it appeared to have a heroine that is not conventionally attractive, and while she does overhear the hero insulting her looks, the book doesn t really fall into the angsty theme that I like Oh well


  10. Bobin Bobin says:

    I quite liked the book and found the writing style to reflect the times quite interestingly There were the usual inconsistencies that pop up when a lady is portrayed as utterly intelligent but then acts a bit like a feather head.


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Lady Defiant[PDF / Epub] ☉ Lady Defiant By Suzanne Robinson – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk SEDUCEDOriel Richmond knew that her many lovelorn suitors were taken with her fortune than with her beauty Yet when she overheard the dark and roguish Blade Fitzstephen the only man who had ever stirr SEDUCEDOriel Richmond knew that her many lovelorn suitors were taken with her fortune than with her beauty Yet when she overheard the dark and roguish Blade Fitzstephen the only man who had ever stirred her interest describe her in high unflattering terms, she was than hurt, she was furious Never again would she be taken in by seductive words or searing glances, never again would she harbor dreams of loveuntil the day Blade returned to Richmond Hall to press his suit, and Oriel found herself responding against all reasonTRAYEDAs the queen s most cunning spy, Blade knew where his duty lay Sent to romance Oriel into revealing a dangerous secret the lovely innocent did not even know she possessed, he was prepared to go to any lengths to captivate her But when tragedy struck, Blade found himself drawn to Oriel in ways he had never before experienced And now, as he and Oriel plunge headlong into a heartstopping race to keep a deadly enemy from the throne of England, Blade tastes the heady sweetness of desireand the danger of love.


About the Author: Suzanne Robinson

Lynda Suzanne Robinson b July , in Amarillo, Texas is an American writer, author of romance under the name Suzanne Robinson and mystery novels under the name Lynda S Robinson She is best known for her series of historical whodunnits set in Ancient Egypt during the reign of Tutankhamun and featuring Lord Meren, the Eyes and Ears of Pharaoh She lives in Texas with her husband and has a doctorate in anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin.


10 thoughts on “Lady Defiant

  1. Irene Irene says:

    Fun but not as fun as Lady Gallant Similarities to Lady Gallant, even to the same rehashed joke about the hero s effect on women simply by walking into a room chamber However, Oriel is an amazing heroine and Blade s a sweet hero Plot fizzles out is the main problem The first chapter is lovely What an enjoyable meet cute Oriel simply drifts towards Blade, mesmerized by the sound of his voice I love heroines who don t deny the attraction they have for the hero and fight for them Oh, Blade Fun but not as fun as Lady Gallant Similarities to Lady Gallant, even to the same rehashed joke about the hero s effect on women simply by walking into a room chamber However, Oriel is an amazing heroine and Blade s a sweet hero Plot fizzles out is the main problem The first chapter is lovely What an enjoyable meet cute Oriel simply drifts towards Blade, mesmerized by the sound of his voice I love heroines who don t deny the attraction they have for the hero and fight for them Oh, Blade s voice is very beautiful in this story I m not sure if this was mentioned in Lady Gallant but it is commented on many times in this novel I ve read two stories by Suzanne Robinson so far and I m in so much delight over how she describes her heroes There s physical admiration for male beauty that s not based on the strong, silent bro type I love that Robinson s heroes have a natural grace to them and that they have a playful nature Christian in Lady Gallant and in Lady Defiant constantly calls Blade marchpane marzipan or comfit There are some lovely scenes where Oriel admires Blade s physical person and his voice I really enjoyed how much Oriel ogles himShe had forgotten his name in her obsession with his person I think it s a relief from some romances that sometimes focuses too much on the male gaze, and how much the men see the women Kathleen E Woodiwiss s The Flame and the Flower is the worst offender of this I d like somemale objectification, thank you However, despite a promising intrigue about trying to prove Queen Elizabeth is illegitimate through Thomas Wyatt poems hello AP English Literature the first and last time I read whoso list to hunt , the plot fizzles out Blade s very nice and his big thing is that he doesn t want to marry because he hates his dad Even when Blade tells Oriel he was pretending to be a suitor, nobody buys it not even Oriel Oriel s positivity is endearing It leads her to believe Blade truly loves her time and time again, and how much she went after her man It s a nice change of pace, especially if you had read Lady Gallant s mousy heroine, Nora, who truly hits rock bottom I love Nora and feltfor her personal journey Here, Oriel and Blade didn t have this deep passion since they both go into insta love and then spy stuff happens Suzanne Robinson does a great job setting up Derry for his own story The way GoodReads organizes this series is confusing Ladies, St John s I think it makes muchsense to understand this Elizabethan series as The Queen s Spies Quartet, as some of the reviewers have noted

  2. Ana Ana says:

    I admit I was curious to know what happened to Blade after reading the first book I enjoyed this installment and loved the intrigue and plot machinations I also liked the hare and the hound chase between Blade and Oriel Hmmmthe question is who is the hound and who is the hare D

  3. Joan Joan says:

    Lady Defiant was a great follow up to the excellent Lady Gallant This was such an enjoyable and educational read because this author does not try to re write history by inserting modern anachronisms or social commentary in a historical time frame Highly recommended.

  4. Gerrie Gerrie says:

    The young Queen Elizabeth I is now on the throne The French Cardinal of Lorraine would like to see his niece, Mary Queen of Scotts, as Queen of England instead He s aware that there exists a piece of information that might just topple Elizabeth, thus opening the way for Mary, her heir presumptive.Blade FitzStephen is a spy in Elizabeth s service He wants to get his hands on the information before the Cardinal does, and believes that the heroine, Oriel Richmond, might hold the key to it, albei The young Queen Elizabeth I is now on the throne The French Cardinal of Lorraine would like to see his niece, Mary Queen of Scotts, as Queen of England instead He s aware that there exists a piece of information that might just topple Elizabeth, thus opening the way for Mary, her heir presumptive.Blade FitzStephen is a spy in Elizabeth s service He wants to get his hands on the information before the Cardinal does, and believes that the heroine, Oriel Richmond, might hold the key to it, albeit unwittingly To gain entree into her home, he shows up as a suitor paying court to Oriel He plans to use her to get the information, destroy the information, and then vanish She falls deeply in love with him, and he proposes marriage to her to keep up the charade He also falls in love with her, but has vowed never to marry because of his troubled past.This author is a really fine writer She so seamlessly wove her history into the story that I felt as if I was immersed in the Tudor period Her research is impressive, and her history isn t an information dump or encyclopedia, but another character She creates wonderful, multi faceted secondary characters who enrich the story of the hero and heroine And she has written one of my all time favorite books, Lady Gallant, which is the first book in this series So why only 3 stars I would certainly give this book 3.5 stars if I could My problem is that it s mainly a suspense story a very good suspense story and the suspense moves at a rapid pace The romance is given less attention, and doesn t receive as much time as the suspense I liked both Blade and Oriel, but in the second half of the book Oriel suddenly turned into a Tudor kick ass warrior maiden, rushing off on rescue missions into places like enemy France It just seemed out of character and an abrupt personality transition, especially since she had no arms training or combat knowledge This heroine who was supposed to be highly intelligent and quite an accomplished scholar just seemed to go from one stupid escapade to another from that point on So, the historical and suspense aspects of this book are very well done, but I felt the author really short changed the romance and the heroine

  5. Mai Hyukkie Mai Hyukkie says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here

  6. Jiyoung Jiyoung says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here HmmHero was fine His resistance was kinda bs but still.But heroineI got mixed feelings for her.I liked her personality, but I think she fell in love for wrong reasons I mean, she liked him at first for his exterior, then she loved him cause she thought he loved her I m not buying it.

  7. Aneca Aneca says:

    SEDUCED Oriel Richmond knew that her many lovelorn suitors weretaken with her fortune than with her beauty Yet when she overheard the dark and roguish Blade Fitzstephen the only man who had ever stirred her interest describe her in highly unflattering terms, she wasthan hurt, she was furious Never again would she be taken in by seductive words or searing glances, never again would she harbor dreams of love until the day Blade returned to Richmond Hall to press his suit, and O SEDUCED Oriel Richmond knew that her many lovelorn suitors weretaken with her fortune than with her beauty Yet when she overheard the dark and roguish Blade Fitzstephen the only man who had ever stirred her interest describe her in highly unflattering terms, she wasthan hurt, she was furious Never again would she be taken in by seductive words or searing glances, never again would she harbor dreams of love until the day Blade returned to Richmond Hall to press his suit, and Oriel found herself responding against all reason BETRAYED As the queen s most cunning spy, Blade knew where his duty lay Sent to romance Oriel into revealing a dangerous secret the lovely innocent did not even know she possessed, he was prepared to go to any lengths to captivate her But when tragedy struck, Blade found himself drawn to Oriel in ways he had never before experienced And now, as he and Oriel plunge headlong into a heartstopping race to keep a deadly enemy from the throne of England, Blade tastes the heady sweetness of desire and the danger of love I picked this one up because I loved Lady Gallant so much and this belongs to the same series I saw a bit of the magic here but it really isn t as good as that one I think the main problem is that they spend too much time together at first we know from the beginning that Blade s intentions towards Oriel are not good For a while we live in suspense of when she will realise that The problem is that it takes too long for it to happen It ruins the suspense and when he finally disappoints hurts her there s little time left to make up for it It should be the other way aroundgreat tension and suspense for a while and then clarifying things and spending the rest of the book grovelling and working on their problems.Also the mystery would have worked much better that way Discovering who the bad guy was might have been the way of bringing Blade and Oriel together after their confrontation As it is I was left wondering why Oriel would want to help Blade after she discovers he has been deceiving her all the time She was really distrustful in the beginning so it s hard to believe she would just forgive him or be compelled to help him overcoming her hurt.Grade B

  8. ♥ Vonda M. Reid ♥ ♥ Vonda M. Reid ♥ says:

    Overall Rating 4.25 Action 4 Emotion 4.5 Romance 4 Sensuous 1.5 Intrigue 3 Historical Flavor 4.5 Laughter 6 Tears 3Really enjoyed Suzanne Robinson s second book of The Queen s Spies Quartet, Lady Defiant She featured 1 an intelligent, gorgeous, hunky, alpha hero, whose tortured soul convinced him he was to remain alone forever after 2 A very strong willed, determined, intelligent, will not be denied heroine, who struggled with her own lack of self worth Overall Rating 4.25 Action 4 Emotion 4.5 Romance 4 Sensuous 1.5 Intrigue 3 Historical Flavor 4.5 Laughter 6 Tears 3Really enjoyed Suzanne Robinson s second book of The Queen s Spies Quartet, Lady Defiant She featured 1 an intelligent, gorgeous, hunky, alpha hero, whose tortured soul convinced him he was to remain alone forever after 2 A very strong willed, determined, intelligent, will not be denied heroine, who struggled with her own lack of self worth 3 Plenty of action and adventure scenes that kept the story moving at a swift pace 4 A deep personal, emotional connection to the lead characters that lead to laughter and tears 5 A tense level of suspense permeated the entire story a would Oriel ever convince Blade he was salvageable b would Blade and Oriel get the information they needed to save the queen from the Cardinal c who is the traitor in the Richmond family 6 A constant sensual awareness flowed between Blade and Oriel, even thought the actual love scenes lacked heat and sizzle 7 A depth of historical accuracy about the life and activities of royal personages and their machinations during 1594 1595 interwoven into the plot of the story 8 Interesting, well written, true to life secondary characters added a rich sense of family dynamics to the story 9 A too brief mention of Christian and Nora from book one of the series Wished Robinson had spent some time with Nora and Arthur 10 The introduction of Derry, the hero of book three Lady Valiant.Although this series has not become a favorite, it is nevertheless, one well worth reading Would readily recommend to any reader who enjoys the older Historical Romances Ain depth, detailed review of Lady Defiant appears at Wolf Bear Does Books.Caveat Would recommend that the four books of The Queen s Spies Quartet be read in order It is much easier to understand the connections between the characters and to follow the historical progression

  9. ☽ Rhiannon ✭ Mistwalker ☾ ☽ Rhiannon ✭ Mistwalker ☾ says:

    I feel kind of unfair giving this a low rating as it is well written and clearly well researched But since the purpose of this account is for me to keep track of what I ve read and what I do and don t like, I have to say, I couldn t really get into it The dialog was in 16th century speak, and there was way too much of the suspense intrigue history subplot for my taste I wanted to like it because it appeared to have a heroine that is not conventionally attractive, and while she does overhear t I feel kind of unfair giving this a low rating as it is well written and clearly well researched But since the purpose of this account is for me to keep track of what I ve read and what I do and don t like, I have to say, I couldn t really get into it The dialog was in 16th century speak, and there was way too much of the suspense intrigue history subplot for my taste I wanted to like it because it appeared to have a heroine that is not conventionally attractive, and while she does overhear the hero insulting her looks, the book doesn t really fall into the angsty theme that I like Oh well

  10. Bobin Bobin says:

    I quite liked the book and found the writing style to reflect the times quite interestingly There were the usual inconsistencies that pop up when a lady is portrayed as utterly intelligent but then acts a bit like a feather head.

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