Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Sometimes a Rogue by Mary Jo Putney + Featured Freebie

Sometimes a Rogue (Lost Lords, #5)
Release Date: August 27, 2013
Publisher: Zebra
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance
Series: Lost Lords #5


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.

My Rating: 5 Roses

What can I say about this book? It was perfect! I loved every part of it. Sometimes a Rogue was a brilliant historical romance, a truly enjoyable read.

Sarah was a very strong heroine. It was immediately evident, with her determination to protect her sister. And, it didn't end there as she faced abduction, a treacherous road back home, and a stood up to anyone in her way. I thought she was very likable and a wonderful character.

Rob was a hero with a dark past that became a good man despite it. He was a true gentleman. Incredibly sweet and intent on doing the right thing, even if it puts him in danger. I adored him. I thought he was perfect.

The romance was completely adorable! So sweet. Sarah and Rob were wonderful together. Their feelings for each other grew slowly and they were obvious every step of the way. And, there were a few sparks, thought that wasn't the main focus of their relationship. They were lovely and I adored them together.

The plot was fast paced. There were a few surprises along the way and plenty of thrills. I was hooked the entire way through. And the ending was wonderful.

Sometimes a Rogue was a fantastic historical romance. I loved every bit of it! It was just perfect. Lovers of romance, you have to read this book.

*Thanks to Netgalley and Zebra for a copy!
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1291 A.D. – Keir St. Hever is a powerful garrison commander for Lord Coverdale on the border of the Cumbrian vales. Whilst attending battle, he receives word that his own castle is under attack. Keir returns to Pendragon Castle to discover that his wife and daughter have been murdered, and his young son is missing. So begins Keir’s descent into hell and despair.

Three years later, Keir is still searching for his son as he is called upon to rescue the family of an ally whose castle is under siege. Once Keir fights his way inside, the damsel he is supposed to rescue does not believe he is there to assist her and a great battle ensues. But somewhere during that battle, Keir finds a strange and uncontrollable fascination with the Lady Chloe-Louise de Geld. When she’s not trying to gouge his eyes out, he catches glimpses of a woman of magnificent red hair, porcelain skin, and delicate features. And so, the love story begins….

Chloe is a much sought after beauty, brilliant, sweet and feisty. She awakens within Keir long-dormant emotions, feelings he believed died when his family perished. He doesn’t want to love Chloe but he cannot help himself. His attention should be on finding his missing son but he finds it diverted by a woman he is falling more deeply in love with by the day.

A vindictive and evil neighbor, however, who has wanted Chloe for his own, discovers St. Hever’s interest and uses lies and manipulation to convince Keir that he has Keir’s long-lost son. He proposes a trade – Chloe for the boy. Before Keir can make a decision, Chloe takes matters in to her own hands and the situation goes horribly awry.

Through death, battle, vengeful enemies and ghostly visitors, Keir and Chloe’s love remains strong and unbreakable, and in the end Keir must once again wield his sword to save the woman he loves. With flashbacks of the family he was unable to save, will he be too late?


  1. I love Mary Jo Putney. Nice review. I have this one in my TBR list. I love the cover too.

  2. Mary Jo Putney is definitely a great romance author. And, I agree, the cover is so pretty. I hope you like this book as much as I did when you get the chance to read it! Thanks for visiting :)