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From the bestselling author of Sometimes a Rogue. “Of all Putney’s heroes, the Lost Lords are the most irresistible—bad boys who are so very good.”—RT Book Reviews

Marry in haste, repent at leisure.

James, Lord Kirkland, owns a shipping fleet, half a London gaming house, and is a ruthlessly effective spymaster. He is seldom self-indulgent . . . except when it comes to the gentle, indomitable beauty who was once his wife. 

Laurel Herbert gave James her heart as an innocent young girl—until she saw him perform an act of shocking violence before her very eyes. That night she left her husband, and he let her go without a word of protest. 

Now, ten years later, a chance encounter turns passionate, with consequences that cannot be ignored. But as they try to rebuild what was broken, they must face common enemies and a very uncommon love . . .

Praise for Mary Jo Putney and the Lost Lords series

“Romance at its best!”—Julia Quinn
“Intoxicating, romantic and utterly ravishing. . .”—Eloisa James

“Putney’s endearing characters and warm-hearted stories never fail to inspire and delight.”—Sabrina Jeffries
“Adventure, passion and pure reading pleasure!”—Jo Beverley
“No one writes historical romance better.”—Cathy Maxwell
“Delivers captivating characters, an impeccably realized Regency setting, and a thrilling plot rich in action and adventure.”—Booklist (starred review)

August 26
Zebra Books
Kensington Publishing Corp.

Customer Reviews

Reva9526 ,

Not quite a wife

Mary Jo Pitney knocked it out of the park with this exciting adventure with Laurel ,James and their crew of friends and enemies. Excellent read

Armik B ,

Not Quite a Wife

3 1/2 stars I enjoyed this book the series has been very good I liked the characters although Laurel was a little too meek I liked Kirkland in the other books he turned out to be a really good character I loved the suspense and adventure the romantic was good not enough, I was glad all the other lords and their wife's were in this book. I hope there will be another book I would love to read Violets story that would be interesting.

Jnelle87 ,


Very political and religious throughout. More of an educational read than a romance novel. Beginning was quite boring and slow. The ending was better, but too many things were just made to happen for the sake of a happy ending. Wouldn't read again or recommend it.

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