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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

I pre-ordered this book and counted the weeks till it would be d

I pre-ordered this book and counted the weeks till it would be delivered to my Nook! It got there and I devoured it within two days! (Luckily my 5 yr old granddaughter LOVES to water paint!!) This is a continuation of the Lost Lords but is totally independent of the o...
I pre-ordered this book and counted the weeks till it would be delivered to my Nook! It got there and I devoured it within two days! (Luckily my 5 yr old granddaughter LOVES to water paint!!) This is a continuation of the Lost Lords but is totally independent of the others.
I have Loved Mary Jo Putney's books for years and own every one (in book and e form). This starts with "Cassie" rescuing a "Lost Lord" who'd been in a small cell for 10 yrs. There are some bits missing to my mind (I met a man one time at a lecture who'd served 12yrs in prison and he couldn't sleep in big open areas for 2 yrs after his release) but even with Grey's strong mind and quick thinking of keeping in shape--I expected more of the internal struggles from Ms.Putney. She was so wonderful with a character that was drugged during the war-time incarceration that I expected the same with this one.

HOWEVER with that said--this book is a joy from page one to the end. IT hooks you and your thoughts and you will not want to put it down. Not only is there Grey but Cassie the heroine has struggles of her own and layer after layer is uncovered through the book.
I would recommend this book to any and every lover of Historical Romance. There is a lot of explicit sex but many women want that in their books. I have theory that sometimes--the buildup--and waiting till the end of the book for the physical sex to happen can be very sensual!

posted by vanessasgram on April 27, 2012

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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

SO DISAPPOINTED!!!!!!!!

As soon as I read the excerpt for this book after I finished reading "The Rake," I knew I wanted to read this book!!! I even pre ordered it. And I have to say that although it was decent, it fell so short of my expectations. One of my disappointments was that Ms. Putney...
As soon as I read the excerpt for this book after I finished reading "The Rake," I knew I wanted to read this book!!! I even pre ordered it. And I have to say that although it was decent, it fell so short of my expectations. One of my disappointments was that Ms. Putney could have created such a much more intense and turmoiled Grey but after 10 years of incarceration, he instantly almost falls for Cass. I was so hoping that Cass would have to breakdown barriers to get a standoff, bitter, isolated Grey to love her, especially since Ms. Putney brought this type of character to life so admirably in "The Rake." It was the complete opposite of everything I hoped for.......in a bad way. Grey rebounded back with only fear of crowds and a problem not throttling others when angry. Aside from that, he was charming and horny as ever (REALLY ?!?!?). And that leads to my second disappointment.....the sex scenes. They were multiple but they were so glossed over and were summarized in a couple of sentences!!!!! There were almost no details and by far some of the most sad, uninspiring descriptions of displays of love that I have ever read. The potential for a really great story turned so predictable but I kept reading, praying it would somehow get better........IT NEVER DID. It really hurts me to review Ms. Putney's work unfavorably because many of her books in the past have been TOP NOTCH, but if someone is going to spend their hard earned money, you deserve quality..........and unfortunately, it was not delivered this time.

posted by 11588053 on April 24, 2012

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  • Posted May 4, 2012

    good, not great

    A strong return from recent forays into YA fiction, this book paints an unusual picture of two individuals who have survived almost unbearable trauma and are slowly learning to help each other find some type of balance. The characters are complex but appealing and the plot moves along well, making this a quick and enjoyable read.

    I give this a 4 rather than a 5 for a few reasons. Despite the serious subject matter, it lacks the emotional depth of the author's earlier work. The cover is ridiculous: the characters spend most of the book dressed up like an old lady and grizzly adams, respectively. And while the book does explore the characters' recovery from years of imprisonment, torture, and death, it does so in a superficial matter sometimes, particularly in allowing Cassie to transition relatively quickly and painlessly back into her former life. I was just left with the feeling that much more could be done with this plot and these characters -- along the lines of Laura Kinsale's Flowers from the Storm. Head to head with that book, this is worth reading but not necessarily keeping.

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  • Posted June 13, 2012

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    NO LONGER A GENTLEMAN by Mary Jo Putney is a fast paced historic

    NO LONGER A GENTLEMAN by Mary Jo Putney is a fast paced historical romance set in 1813 London and France. It is book #4 in “The Lost Lords” series,but can be read as a stand a lone. See, “Loving a Lost Lord”,”Never Less Than A Lady”, and “Nowhere Near Respectable”. Cassie Fox,spy who lost everything finds happiness,family,and rescues the Lost Lord Wyndham. Lord Wyndham was imprisoned for ten years in a dungeon in France. Cassie rescues him and together they cross France through danger,desire,and passion,back to England. Along the way,they find strength,love and healing. But when the kind friends who helped escape France are imprisoned in the same dungeon, Lord Wyndham must to their rescue. Though one last perilous mission,both Cassie and Wyndham,if they survive may bring them the one thing they have always needed;each other. A fast paced,story with strong characters,passion,romance,love,danger,and a search for happiness. Ms. Putney is another wonderful storyteller,who pulls the reader into the story. A must read. A story full of adventure and love. A must read!
    Received for an honest review from the publisher. Details can be found at Zebra Books,published by Kensington Publishing Corp,the author’s website,and My Book Addiction and More.
    RATING: 4.5
    HEAT RATING:
    Mild: Mild detailed scenes of intimacy,mild violence or profanity.
    REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction and More

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  • Posted June 13, 2012

    Read from June 06 to 11, 2012 I truly enjoyed Lost Lords Series

    Read from June 06 to 11, 2012

    I truly enjoyed Lost Lords Series. THis books heroin is Cassie the Fox ei Cathrene St. Yves: strong, smart, humble to the point of undeserving with severe lack of self-esteem, clever and brave with a strong mission of destroying Napoleon. By the time she came about to rescue Lost Lord Whyndam, he was thankfully still sane with same severe lack of self esteem. Together they made a great story, of courage, self discovery, romance, friendship and family ties.

    Now we are waiting for the last lord Kirkland to get hitched. One more to the series lady Mary Jo Putney.

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  • Posted May 11, 2012

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    Love the Lost Lords

    No Longer A Gentleman by Mary Jo Putney is the fourth book in The Lost Lords series. I have not read the previous three so let me put your mind at ease: You can read this as a stand alone if you choose. The story is easy to follow and a joy to read. No Longer A Gentleman is not only a historical romance but it's also a bit of a spy thriller. Grey Sommers has been imprisoned in France for years for his dalliance with the wrong woman. Cassie Fox is the woman who is sent to rescue him. Together they must escape with the enemy hot on their heels.
    Grey Sommers and Cassie Fox are both interesting characters. Grey has been locked up for a decade in a dungeon. He was basically in solitary confinement. You might think that he would not escape without any psychological damage but his senses remain mostly intact. He is drawn to the woman who saves him and who is also master of disguise, Cassie. She is very clever and resourceful. She lost her family when she was just a girl visiting France. She was saved but circumstances brought her to England and also made her a spy.
    The story line is very captivating. The excitement and thrill of the chase across France kept me riveted. Also the obstacles that stand in Cassie and Grey's path to be together is intriguing. I also love how Putney uses the power of family and forgiveness in this novel. Both characters are so afraid of their family's reaction to certain events they underestimate them. Overall this is a good read. I highly recommend it. This is a series that I would love to read more of in the future.

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