Not Quite a Wife (The Lost Lords #6)
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...more
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Es una historia de las de antes, de reencuentros y a pesar de que ha habido alguna que otra cosa que no ha terminado de convencerme, disfruto de la pluma de esta autora. Se centra principalmente en la relación entre ellos, a ...more
The author gives notes after the Epilogue which detail some factual events &/or social concerns of the time; these notes are short but helpful.
One thing, not included in the notes, that struck me about the heroine and ...more
This latest effort though didn't make the cut. I bought into the idea of the couple marrying too young, before they knew one each other well, but the heroine's actions at the end of the novel made me roll my eyes and want to toss it. Maybe it's just me, because other readers liked it.
This, the sixth book in Ms Putney’s Lost Lords series tells the story of a couple who have been estranged for over a decade. I’m a sucker for a good second-chance romance, so this book seemed as though it would be right up my alley – and while it did tick a few of my favourite boxes, there are some really big flaws that I found it impossible to ignore, and which kept pulling ...more
No sé si alguna vez llegaré a entender por qué me quieres, pero, a partir de hoy, prometo no volver a cuestionarlo.
Al fin estoy al día con la serie :D
No sé porqué pero los últimos libros de romance histórico que leí han sido de reencuentros. No me atrae mucho el tema, pero los leo. Este en general, me faltó química. James y Laurel se conocen muy muy jóvenes, sucumben a un flechazo de amor inmediato y al otro día deciden casarse. Es demasiado pronto. Y luego por algo Laurel deja a su marido y n ...more
Author: Mary Jo Putney
First published: 2014
Length: 4040 locations
Setting: Bristol and London, ~1814.
Sex: Infrequent, reasonably explicit.
Hero: Master Spy.
Heroine: Sister to a friend, works as a nurse, runs a refuge for battered women.
Includes: Excerpt from Not Always a Saint.
I've recently read another book where the couple had a long separation before reconciling. Their marriage died a long death but they were adult and mat ...more
If only she can only get past the fact that her husband is...da da dum...a murderer who did the dastardly deed on their honeymoon. She's advised to become more physically intimate with him to help her get around this "problem" and help her reconcile their marriage. What a gigantic bowl of crazysauce!!
Let's forget about the fact that in reality her husband works for the government as a "spy" of sorts so it wasn't really murder and during the course of the story her husband kill ...more
A lot of Putney's books start with some action, but this one starts with our hero falling ill, gettin ...more
Laurel was annoying, I didn't care much for her or her reasoning.
Kirkland surprised me, a spymaster, capable of killing barehanded, yet did not try to keep his wife or fight for her, even ten years later it was circumstances and not their own wishes that brought them together.
And then the whole thing almost happened again.
I was also a bit annoyed at Daniel, Laurel's brother, he was supposed to be Kirkland's best friend, yet when his sister walked away he stopped be ...more
Really, though, what killed me was the fact that they're back together because Laurel has sex with Kirkla ...more
It was a predictable book where you knew Laurel would have her own taste of violence to even the scales so to speak.
At least we get updates on some of the previous couples from the earlier books. Sadly, Lady Agnes doesn't make an appearance nor does Will McKenzie. Is he up next for his own book?
I did something I never do, picked up a book in the middle of a series. Once in a while it pays off sometimes it doesn't. This book intrigued me though, British Spy master and his long estranged wife. The story started out exceptionally strong, but then it dropped off in the middle. It made a comeback with excitement and a HEA ending. But it was a bit much in that department. I thought it pushed things a bit to far, not impossible but just a bit to far and I think unneces ...more
Marry in haste, repent at leisure.
Not Quite a Wife by Mary Jo Putney is my first read from the author. Book 6 in The Lost Lords series, Not Quite a Wife’s title reminded me of Not Quite a Husband by Sherry Thomas and I expected something similar to that when I requested for the title on Netgalley. And though the story didn’t deliver the exact sort of tale that I was expecting and I found myself a tad bit disappointed in the story, there were aspects to it that worked for me that kept the pag ...more
A decade later, James ...more
Married when they were quite young, Laurel Herbert and James Kirkland separated and have been living their own lives for the past 10 years. That is until James is brought into Laurel's infirmary one day. Having been beat up and in the midst of a fever, James thinks he is dreaming of being intimate with his wife. That is until a month later Laurel informs James that she is pregnant.
Having lost his wife once, James will do anything in his power to get his wi ...more
Laurel and James married young after knowing each other only a short time then separated about a year after that. I had a very hard time understanding Laurel and her reasons for fearing and leaving James. It just seemed to me to be so obviously something that was not meant in any cold-hearted or malicious way and that James was no threat to Laurel. If it had just been that she panicked and then was hurt that he d ...more
so we've got our 'heroine' who is estranged from her husband. ok. sounds interesting. until you find out why.
laurel left her husband, Lord Kirkland, 10 years ago in fear of her life. He reappears after he is brutally mugged during a bout of malaria. laurel nurses him back to health only to discover he intends to reconcile.
All sounds good. until the heroine starts talking. she's afraid for her life because she sees Kirkland kill someone in front of her. A rival spy a ...more
I really didn't like Laurel and I thought a ten year separation was way too long. Five years I could have dealt with, but ten?
I LOVED James - I wouldn't change anything about him. He was the perfect hero and he stayed faithful to her for TEN years! I was awed.
I started reading this book expecting basically a rewrite of Silk & Secrets. ...more
Am tot auzit de el pe tot parcursul seriei,deoarece este capul unei agentii de spionaj.
Mi-au placut foarte mult volumele acestei serii,dar sunt dezamagita de acest volum.Acest James este total diferit de cel din volumele precedente.Este nesigur,ingaduitor,iar ceea ce nu mi-a placut deloc ,este faptul ca sotia lui este la fel de "slaba de inger".
Nici macar intriga nu este prea bine construit ...more
I love Mary Jo Putney. I have love the Lost Lords series...so far...but this one just kind of felt flat for me. Laurel just came across as very naive and highly judgmental...yes, I get that they married young...but come on...what happened to talking it out? Trusting your love and yourself? And because Laurel kind of pissed me off, I lost the love for the tale. I kept wanting to smack her and James upside the head. I felt th ...more
Devo ammettere che nonostante io sia una grande fan dei regency romance, questo é partito con il piede sbagliato perché l'abbanondono di James da parte di Laurel mi é sembrato un pr ...more
Mary Jo Putney was born in Upstate New York with a reading addiction, a condition for which there is no known cure. After earning degrees in English Literature and Industrial Design at Syracuse University, she did various forms of design work in California and England before inertia took over in Baltimore, Maryland, where she has lived very comfortably ...more
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