Sometimes a rogue

Mary Jo Putney

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Series
Putney, Mary Jo. Lost lords.
Zebra historical romance.
Subjects
Genres
Regency fiction
Love stories
Published
New York, NY : Zebra Books, Kensington Publishing Corp [2013]
Language
English
Physical Description
424 pages ; 18 cm
ISBN
9781420127157
1420127152
Main Author
Mary Jo Putney (author)
Review by Booklist Reviews

*Starred Review* Sarah Clarke-Townsend would do anything for her twin sister, Mariah, the Duchess of Ashton. So when a very pregnant and very cranky Mariah pleads with Sarah to accompany her on an early morning carriage ride, Sarah reluctantly agrees. Everything is going without a hitch until the two women arrive at a long-abandoned church on the Ashton estate, and Mariah realizes that it's time to give birth. Sending their groom off for help, Sarah tries to make Mariah as comfortable as possible when matters suddenly go from bad to worse. A band of dangerous men suddenly turns up with plans on kidnapping the duchess. After safely hiding Mariah away, Sarah presents herself as the duchess and lets the men take her instead. Fortunately for Sarah, the Duke of Ashton's good friend Rob Carmichael has just arrived for a visit, and finding people is Rob's professional specialty. Composed of equal measures of dangerous intrigue and potent passion, Putney's fifth elegantly written installment in her Lost Lords series delivers captivating characters, an impeccably realized Regency setting, and a thrilling plot rich in action and adventure. Copyright 2013 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Library Journal Reviews

Not about to leave her pregnant twin, Mariah, Duchess of Ashton, to the mercies of the two thugs who arrived at the isolated chapel where the sisters stopped when Mariah went into labor, Sarah Clarke-Townsend passes herself off as the duchess and ends up kidnapped and whisked off to Ireland in Mariah's stead. Fortunately, Rob Carmichael, an intrepid, canny Bow Street Runner with a rejected aristocratic past, is soon hot on their trail. Though Rob quickly rescues Sarah, avoiding the relentless villains and getting back to England are not so easy. Complications multiply as inheritance issues, duplicity, social status, Irish nationalism, and at least one wickedly insane villain spice up the action for all concerned. VERDICT Witty humor, deep character development, thrilling sexual edginess, and a remarkable pair of protagonists combine in this exhilarating addition to Putney's addictive and exquisitely written series. Putney (No Longer a Gentleman) lives in the Baltimore area. [Page 71]. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Prolific Regency romance author Putney's fifth Lost Lords installment (after No Longer a Gentleman) shows off her expert storytelling skills. Sarah Clarke-Townsend is with her heavily pregnant twin sister, Mariah, the Duchess of Ashton, when the two are set upon by a band of kidnappers. Sarah pretends to be Mariah in order to protect her, claiming to have given birth and left the baby with a wet nurse. Sarah remains stalwart as the kidnappers whisk her to the coast of Ireland, while Mariah's husband hires Bow Street Runner Rob Carmichael to bring her back safely. When Rob finally catches up with Sarah, he is deeply impressed by her tenacity as they make a harrowing trek home. The two are soon wondering whether mutual admiration and desire are enough to build a relationship upon. Readers will especially love Sarah, a beautiful and resilient damsel in distress. (Sept.) [Page ]. Copyright 2013 PWxyz LLC

Review by Publisher Summary 1

When Sarah takes the place of her pregnant twin sister in a kidnapping plot, she is rescued by Bow Street Runner Rob Carmichael, but when they return to England, Rob's past catches up with him and he may be the one who needs rescuing.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

When the very well-bred Miss Sarah Clarke-Townsend impulsively takes the place of her pregnant twin, she is abducted by kidnappers, Rob Carmichael must come to her rescue. Original.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

"Composed of equal measures of dangerous intrigue and potent passion, Putney's fifth elegantly written installment in her Lost Lords series delivers captivating characters, an impeccably realized Regency setting, and a thrilling plot rich in action and adventure." &;Booklist, STARRED review for Sometimes a Rogue"Putney's reputation as one of the finest writers of Regency romance is well deserved. She never shies away from different plots or atypical characters and writes wildly exciting adventure romances. She's done it all again in the marvelous, emotional and thrilling fifth book in the Lost Lords series." &;RT Book Reviews on Sometimes a Rogue Top PickSometimes. . .Even the most proper young lady yearns for adventure. But when the very well bred Miss Sarah Clarke-Townsend impulsively takes the place of her pregnant twin, it puts her own life at risk. If the kidnappers after her sister discover they've abducted Sarah instead, she will surely pay with her life. . .A Rogue. . .Rob Carmichael survived his disastrous family by turning his back on his heritage and becoming a formidable Bow Street Runner with a talent for rescuing damsels in distress. But Sarah is one damsel who is equal to whatever comes. Whether racing across Ireland with her roguish rescuer or throwing herself into his arms, she challenges Rob at every turn. "You can't go wrong with a Putney romance!" &;Sabrina JeffriesPraise For Mary Jo Putney's Lost Lords Series"Romance at its best!" &;Julia Quinn "Exquisitely and sensitively written." &;Library Journal, starred review"Intoxicating and not-to-be missed." &;RT Book Reviews (4 ½ Stars, Top Pick)