In the first of a dazzling series, Mary Jo Putney introduces the Lost
Lords--maverick childhood friends with a flair for defying convention.
Each is about to discover the woman who is his perfect match--but
perfection doesn't come easily, even for the noble Duke of Ashton. . .
Battered by the sea, Adam remembers nothing of his past, his ducal rank,
nor of the shipwreck that almost claimed his life. However, he's
delighted to hear that the golden-haired vision tending his wounds is
his wife. Mariah's name and face may not be familiar, but her touch, her
warmth, feel deliciously right. . .
When Mariah Clarke prayed for a way to deter a bullying suitor, she
didn't imagine she'd find the answer washed ashore on a desolate beach.
Convincing Adam that he is her husband is surprisingly easy. Resisting
the temptation to act his wife, in every way, will prove anything but.
And now a passion begun in fantasy has become dangerously real--and
completely irresistible. . .
"Intoxicating, romantic and utterly ravishing..."
"Gentle humor, exotic elements, compelling, flawless prose, and
irresistible characters caught in a sweet, sensual dilemma will leave
readers smiling, breathless, and anxiously awaiting the next adventure
in Putney's new "Lost Lords" series. Readers. . .are in for a rare treat;
fortunately, there are more delicacies to come! Putney writes some of
the most sensitive, exquisite historicals in the field."
--Library Journal (starred review)
"The enchanting first Lost Lords novel confirms bestseller Putney as a
major force in historical romance. . . Entrancing characters and a superb
plot line catapult this tale into stand-alone status."
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"If you loved the Fallen Angels, you'll adore the Lost Lords:
men who formed unbreakable bonds while at a school for boys of "good
birth and bad behavior." Only the incomparable Putney could bring them
to life and have readers yearning to be close to such dynamic heroes and
the women who tame them."
--Romantic Times (4 Ѕ stars)