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Lawman Lover (Outlaws, eTo a chaste union and a LOT persuasion for her to agree to an UNchaste oneThe periodic attempts to kill Julia kept me from being too bored with the will she won t she angst Lots of logic flaws in this view spoilerlike the fact that we re told several times that Daventry isn t a killerven though he did try to kill Randall and City Girl in Training even though when Daventry s men came for Julia she was so sure she wouldn t survive being taken to him that she wrote her will I still wonder why this marriage would stop Daventry if he were determined that Julia should die hide spoiler Pretty goodMature hero and heroine both with a lot of sense Solid reasons for getting married Beliveable and multilayered romantic conflicts Audiobook with Simon Prebble doing fantastic narration Great way to pass a few hours Yep it s official I m hooked on this series So far I m just loving these Lost Lords Randall was a great character in the first novel as was Julia I reallynjoyed getting to read their story Learning about Julia s secretive past was of course greatly anticipated and this didn t disappoint So after the mild antagonism between these two in the first book of course they were going to be the subjects of the second I did just adore Randall as the knight in shinning armor though He s such a gentleman and yet his military life has shaped him into a man of honor and integrity with a backbone of steel He has such a wonderful need to help the damsel in distress For all that she s a damsel and in distress Julia to slightly mis uote Disney s Hercules She can handle itJulia has had a ton of strength to get "Herself Out Of The Awful "out of the awful she was out of the awful situation she was
abused by her first husband to scape and fake her own death by her first husband to scape and fake her own death finding a career for herself She s learned plenty to become the competent midwife she is now thought to be I love that Randall respects that about her and doesn t try to curtail the natural power she s found for herself I liked how the relationship between these two developed The marriage was conceived under harsh circumstances and the uestionable nature of that came back up later Things weren t too Dangerous Waters (Cold Case Files easy for them They had to learn aboutach other and work past their issues to get to a point where trust was The Husband (Smytheshire, Massachusetts, eternal andach could be comfortable that the other wanted the same things from them Sure some things were undoubtedly going to go the way neither of them suspected view spoilerWas there really ver any doubt that Julia s fears about being barren were going to be unfounded hide spoile. And proposed to by a man she scarcely knows Stranger still is her urge to say yes A union with Alexander Randall could benefit them both but Julia doubts she can ver trust her heart again or the fervent desire Randall ignites Yet perhaps only a Lost Lord can show a woman like Julia verything a true marriage can.
REVIEW ´ CHIANGSHISTORY.ORG Ø Mary Jo PutneyI guess I am just relieved Sadly relieved This is much better than the ridiculous first book in the series Loving A Lost Lord but still not a romance I would ver recommend to readers new to MJPFor longterm readers of MJP like myself this historical regency will come across as a bit generic Having just reread The Wild Child1999 Protecting the Colton Bride Coltons Cowboy Code earlier this week I couldnt help noticing how much shorter and choppier her sentences have gotten which is very on trend as well as the hackneyed Mine Mine Mine love scene that I am beginning to hate finding invery historical scene that I am beginning to hate finding in very historical read now I can see that the pacing and plotting were uneven and some alternative POVs to their initial meetings in the first book would have nhanced the romance I can see all that but it doesnt matter much since I find that I can still be ntranced by MJP s writing voice and root for her very likable decent admirable charactersContent warning details of the heroine s first marriage are horrifying some violenceGrade B 35 starsAnother audiobook I borrowed from the library principally because Simon Prebble is one of my favourite narrators Julia a widow is a country midwife who had captured the interest of Alex Randall in the previous book although he was reluctant to show any interest and gave her to believe he disliked her But Julia has a dark past and is hiding from her late husband s father who believea that she murdered her late husband who was Alex s cousin In fact he was an abusive bastard and she killed him in self defence but she knew she d never have been believed and ranAt the beginning of the story she is discovered by two thugs hired by her x father in law and kidnapped Alex rescues her and offers her marriage in order to protect her She s reluctant but sees the sense in it and ventually agreesPutney doesn t shy away from describing the horrors of Julia s first marriage and her fears about intimacy and sex are well grounded I suspect her recovery was probably uite fast although I have absolutely no knowledge about how a woman who has been subjected to what Julia went through would have reacted or if she could ver have let another man touch
her But this is a romantic novel so one has to allow someBut this is a romantic novel so one has to allow some of poetic license and the author did a good job of giving the situation a degree of credibility and in showing Julia s struggles and both the forward and backwards steps that were taken in her relationship with Alex In fact the part that felt least plausible to me came later in the book once Alex and Jul. New York Times bestselling author Mary Jo Putney continues her stunning Lost Lords series with this stirring sensual story of a rebellious nobleman drawn to a lovely widow with a shocking pastAs the sole remaining heir to the Earl of Daventry Alexander Randall knows his duty find a wife and sire a son of his own Th. Ia have discovered that she is in fact a great heiress and he begins to worry that she no longer needs him a fact which rather wounds his masculine pride But then she had given him little reason to think otherwise Snowy River Man especially given her initial insistence on there being a way out of the marriage if she wanted it at thend of a yearThis isn t always an Night Moves (Harlequin Blaze easy read but it was anngaging story and I liked the characterisation of the two principals Alex is kind and honourable and Julia is no nonsenseSimon Prebble is an xcellent narrator He differentiates Character Voices Clearly And voices clearly and one or two of his accents were a bit wobbly overall I njoyed his performance If you read Loving A Lost Lord you probably knew that it was inevitable there d be a romance between Julia Bancroft Mariah s friend who is a midwife in Hartley and Major Alexander Randall I mean it was obvious the way they instantly hated Malakai (Wicked Games, each other These two were meant to be The book starts with Randall being summoned home by his not so doting uncle the Earl of Daventry This is thearl who tried to starve Randall to death some years ago Seems the last of Daventry s sons are now dead so it s up to Randall to come home marry and carry on the The Carpenters Wife and Heart of Stone earldom Randall is hardly keen to do anything his uncle asks of him but he s fed up with soldiering so what the hey Once he reaches British soil though he s not so sold on the idea of presenting himself to Daventry let the old bd wait Randall decides to head north to visit his pal Kirkland Maybe he ll drop by Hartley on the way so he can scowl some at Julia Unfortunately he s not the only guy who wants to scowl at her Three thugs arrive at her home first and drag her off in chains Randall rushes after them determined to save the day Backstory Julia has been hiding for the past few years after killing her husband Well sorta killing him if pushing him away when he was trying to kill her counts Seems the sick rapey bstrd was drunk and he clunked his head and died Aww shucksTo pile coincidence on top of coincidences the creepy rapey liked to use a knife dead hubby just happens to be Branford the heir to the Daventryarldom until he croaked In other words he s Randall s cousin Randall s solution to Julia s problem is genius because Celtic Fire (Rogue Angel, evidently if she s his wife and thus necessary if thearldom is to continue Daventry will call off the hounds After being raped beaten and carved on by her last hubby Julia s not so keen on marriage It takes a bit of persuasion for her to agree. E perfect bride for a man in his position would be a biddable young girl of good breeding But the woman who haunts his imagination is Julia Bancroft a village midwife with a dark secret that thrusts her into Randall's protectionWithin the space of a day Julia has been abducted by her first husband's cronies rescued. .