No Longer a Gentleman (Lost Lords Series #4)

No Longer a Gentleman (Lost Lords Series #4)

by Mary Jo Putney
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No Longer a Gentleman (Lost Lords Series #4) by Mary Jo Putney

Grey Sommers, Lord Wyndham, never met a predicament he couldn't charm his way out of. Then a tryst with a government official's wife during a bit of casual espionage in France condemns him to a decade in a dungeon, leaving him a shadow of his former self. Yet his greatest challenge may be the enigmatic spy sent to free his body—the only woman who might heal his soul.

Cassie Fox lost everything in the chaos of revolution, leaving only a determination to help destroy Napoleon's empire through her perilous calling. Rescuing Grey is merely one more mission. She hadn't counted on a man with the stark beauty of a ravaged angel, whose desperate courage and vulnerability thaw her frozen heart. But a spy and a lord are divided by an impassable gulf even if they manage to survive one last, terrifying mission. . ..

Praise for Loving a Lost Lord

"Intoxicating and not-to-be missed." —Romantic Times (4 ½ Stars, Top Pick)

"Rich with historical detail and multifaceted characters." - Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Exquisitely and sensitively written." —Library Journal, starred review

"Romance at its best!" —Julia Quinn

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781420117233
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 05/01/2012
Series: Lost Lords Series , #4
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 428,953
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Mary Jo Putney graduated from Syracuse University with degrees in eighteenth-century literature and industrial design. A New York Times bestselling author, she has won numerous awards for her writing, including two Romance Writers of America RITA Awards, four consecutive Golden Leaf awards for Best Historical Romance, and the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for Historical Romance. She was the keynote speaker at the 2000 National Romance Writers of America Conference. Ms. Putney lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Visit her Web site at www.maryjoputney.com.

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No Longer A Gentleman 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 45 reviews.
vanessasgram More than 1 year ago
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!
Critiqua More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good Adventure book, but not a great romance. I think that the basic story was good, but the romantic scenes were not very exciting and hardly any detail. I don't need it to be extremely raunchy, but a bit more zip would be good.
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MJP delivers again
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A very enjoyable read
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The story is good but the writing style is too simple, it was like reading junior high school english. No descriptions of surrounding areas other than the basics. Charactera jumped from one deep emotion to another without a bridge. I did nog enjoy this book at all and easily put it down without finishing.
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
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
LucyBH More than 1 year ago
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.
Bukgoddess More than 1 year ago
Mary Jo Putney brings us another installment in her Lost Lords series with the highly anticipated release of No Longer A Gentleman. In an attempt to reunite all the Lost Lords, James Kirkland continues on his own personal mission to find the missing member of their elusive group; Grey Sommers, Lord Wyndham the heir and future Earl of Costain who mysteriously disappeared while in France trying to gain information (for James), during the battle between England and France over ten years ago. Kirkland, who is still trying to live with the guilt that plagues him to this day, refuses to believe his friend who was so full of life can be dead. Having been provided with new hope as part of a bargain with a captured French spy, Kirkland sets off to enlist the help of his most successful agent and spy; Cassie Fox. (We readers were introduced to Cassie’s skills in the previous installment in the Lost Lords series “Nowhere Near Respectable”! In an effort to determine whether the rumor surrounding a young blonde Lord held prisoner in a castle dungeon belonging to a devious high-ranking official at the Ministry of Police named Claude Durand, Cassie is willing to forgo the danger to find the truth. Cassie fears the clue to be false but wants to put Kirkland’s troubled mind at ease and finally hoping provide the proof confirming whether Wyndham is alive or dead. Cassie’s greatest fear however, if the tip proves true and she does find Wyndham alive, after ten years of being held prisoner there are no guarantees this Lost Lord will be the friend Kirkland once knew.
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