First I have to say I'm a diehard Putney fan so, even at her worst I really enjoy her books. The 3rd story of the Lost Lords should be the Lost Lord and his Lady. I loved this book! Kiri is a "take no prisoners' kind of girl. She knows who and what she is and she won't apologize for it. I can relate to that. Because she was raised primarily in India she has a different view of the rules that young english girls have to follow.
Once she meets Damien MacKenzie, she finally finds a man who doesn't view her as a "slut" because of her Indian blood, after overhearing the mother of the man she was considering as a husband, talking with her sister about Kiri's "heathen bloodline" and making disparaging remarks about her mother, Kiri leaves immediately. Unfortunately she's captured by smugglers, one of whom wants to rape and then kill her. Damien offers to buy her to help her get away. Of course nothing is that easy but they do get away.
Damien is adorable, he doesn't have any false pride or macho front. He also knows who and what he is and he knows that Kiri is way above the byblow son of a English baron and his actress mistress. He has his own code of honor. He is fully accepted by his brother and because they were so close, he was sent to school with his brother.
Damien owns a popular gambling club but works with Kirkland who runs an spy network against Napoleon. Kiri can identify people by their scent, thanks to her ability as a perfumer. She stops a kidnapping when she visits Damiens club and because she can identify one of the kidnappers by his scent, she insists on helping thwart a plot to disrupt English politics. They accept ther help because the plot has to be uncovered ASAP.
This book was humorous, exciting and very romantic. I loved it and I loved Kiri, she one of the most unconvential heroines ever. I think Ms. Putney has a winner and although it didn't influence the purchase - The price was fabulous! Thanks Ms. Putney (and Zebra) or thinking about your e-readers!
- Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: KENSINGTON; 1 edition (2 February 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781420117226
- ISBN-13: 978-1420117226
- ASIN: 142011722X
- Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 2.7 x 17.6 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 81.6 g
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