The New York Times bestselling author of Never Less Than a Lady “will draw the readers into a world of espionage and danger” (Fresh Fiction).
Mary Jo Putney’s riveting Lost Lords series unleashes a high stakes royal plot—which may prove easier for Damian Mackenzie to handle than his own unruly desire . . .
He’s a bastard and a gambler and society’s favorite reprobate. But to Lady Kiri Lawford he’s a hero—braver than the smugglers he rescues her from, more honorable than any lord she’s ever met, and far more attractive than any man has a right to be. How can she not fall in love?
But Damian Mackenzie has secrets that leave no room in his life for courting high-born young ladies—especially not the sister of one of his oldest friends. Yet when Kiri’s quick thinking reveals a deadly threat to England’s crown, Damian learns that she is nowhere near as prim and respectable as he first assumed—and the lady is far more alluring than any man can resist . . .
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)
Putney's third Lost Lords Regency (after 2010's Never Less than a Lady) is rich with historical detail and multifaceted characters. Anglo-Hindu Lady Kiri Lawford is about to accept a proposal from an English gentleman when she learns that his racist, fortune-hunting relatives secretly despise her. Stealing a horse, Kiri rides for Dover and right into a den of smugglers. Gambling club owner Damian Mackenzie aids her escape and passion instantly flares between them, but they resist, knowing the daughter of a duke and an Indian princess could never wed an actress's bastard son. When Kiri visits Damian's club, foils a kidnapping, and gets involved in a covert investigation, their romance sizzles out of control. Kiri's striking beauty, mental acuity, and martial arts training make her the perfect match for charming rogue Damian in this "splendid joining of East and West."
Nowhere near respectable
3 1/2 stars Loved Kiri and Mac good amount of adventure and love story I think it was a little predictable in parts of the story but their characters were great. I liked them in the previous books I hope they are in the next book. Good series on to book 4