Sometimes a Rogue (Lost Lords Series #5)

Sometimes a Rogue (Lost Lords Series #5)

by Mary Jo Putney
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Sometimes a Rogue (Lost Lords Series #5) by Mary Jo Putney

"Putney's reputation as one of the finest writers of Regency romance is well deserved. She never shies away from different plots or atypical characters and writes wildly exciting adventure romances. She's done it all again in the marvelous, emotional and thrilling fifth book in the Lost Lords series." --RT Book Reviews on Sometimes a Rogue Top Pick

"Composed of equal measures of dangerous intrigue and potent passion, Putney's fifth elegantly written installment in her Lost Lords series delivers captivating characters, an impeccably realized Regency setting, and a thrilling plot rich in action and adventure." – Booklist, STARRED review for Sometimes a Rogue

Sometimes. . .

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.

"You can't go wrong with a Putney romance!" –Sabrina Jeffries

Praise For Mary Jo Putney's Lost Lords Series

"Romance at its best!" —Julia Quinn

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

"Intoxicating and not-to-be missed." —RT Book Reviews (4 ½ Stars, Top Pick)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781420127188
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 08/27/2013
Series: Lost Lords Series , #5
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 35,133
File size: 895 KB

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Sometimes a Rogue 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Bukgoddess More than 1 year ago
Mariah Townsend the Duchess of Ashton heavy with the pregnancy of her first child and feeling restless with all the extra fussing and attention begged her twin sister, Sara Clarke-Townsend to sneak out of Ralston Abbey and take her on an early dawn curricle ride around the estate property in order to gain some fresh air.  Although being followed at a discreet distance by their groom Murphy, the sisters knew that upon their return the inhabitants of Ralston Abbey were bound to be up in arms at their early morning wanderings with their Golden Duchess so close to term.  Mariah instructed to ride to the highest point of the estate up a hill, which contained an abandoned church currently under restoration.  Enjoying their stolen freedom immensely, the two sisters talked of love, babies and the opportunities to be together.  Upon reaching the church, Mariah gave a painful gasp and soon discovered her skirts stained with liquid and blood.  Fearing the baby’s early arrival, the groom was sent hurriedly back to the Abbey to obtain a wagon to carry the duchess home since it was not safe to return the way they came.  Sara, determined to keep her sister safe suggested she lie down in the church until help arrived.  Upon the sound of hoof beats Sara ran to the door to discover not the Duke and a wagon but rough men announcing their good fortune that the groom had rode away leaving them with to proceed with their assigned task of kidnapping the Duchess and her unborn child.  Thinking fast Sara decided to hide Mariah on the church crypt and pass herself off as her sister Mariah the Duchess of Ashton.  In haughty tones she expected would be required, Sara was convincing enough to make the men believe that she was indeed the Duchess having recently given birth.  Her tale complete, the imposter Duchess Sara Clarke-Townsend was taken away by knifepoint and led to an awaiting carriage while her sister the true Duchess, awaited in the dark crypt for assistance to arrive. Hoping for some peace and quiet after a long journey, Rob Carmichael, Bow Street Runner decided to act on an open invitation and visit his friend Adam who was also the Duke of Ashton.  Upon arriving at Ralston Abbey, he soon discovered pandemonium outside the grounds, which also consisted of the Duchess who appeared to be in distressed labor.  Once apprised of the situation at hand, Rob Carmichael although weary from his travels set out to find clues, which he hoped, would lead him to discover the whereabouts and lead to the safe rescue the falsely kidnapped Sara Clarke-Townsend along with the identity of the perpetrator who orchestrated the ghastly scheme.
mary08824 More than 1 year ago
I just finished this book and it was great. I couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
Tracy_St_Davids More than 1 year ago
MJP spins a good yarn, and this one's no exception. If you've enjoyed the earlier books, you'll see some of your new favorite characters as well. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very entertaining i think that Rob and Sarah are perfect for eachother. This is the first book i read from Mary Jo Putney and love it. I can't wait to read more books about this author
BHogWild More than 1 year ago
#5 in the Lost Lords series, Mary Jo Putney once again delivers a Regency period romance that takes twists and turns to achieve her goals. Putney has Sarah pretend to be her twin sister so she can take her place when kidnappers come to take her hostage. Rob, a Bow Street Runner must rescue the lady and bring her safely back home. Both Sarah and Rob are strong, independent characters who shouldn't fit together at all, but who learn their struggle just brings them closer together. Just when everything appears to be safe, another set of circumstances brings in trials for the two. If you like the Lost Lords series, you'll truly enjoy this one. It's fast-paced and very satisfying.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly enjoyed reading from the beginning until the end. Exciting novel with a lovely ending. LORRAINE
Lugslady More than 1 year ago
Nice series
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Love the Lost Lords
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I always enjoy Mary Jo's books. Never a dull moment with great characters and plots.
ornerylibrarian More than 1 year ago
Twin sisters, one about to give birth when kidnappers show up to take the pregnant duchess, her sister assumes her identity so they take the wrong twin. Sarah goes with the thugs to protect her sister knowing her brother in law will swiftly come to her rescue, but he must stay with his wife as she gives birth. Luckily his good friend shows up in the nick of time, happens to be a Bow Street Runner and very skilled at saving the ladies. Rob Carmichael is soon hot on the trail of the nefarious criminals and then hot on Sarah's trail... Ms. Putney does it again. Another winner.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has it all.....some parts were predictable but you fell in love with the characters immediately....very heartwarming, adventurous and funny at times. Good read!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very entertaining book, very likable characters, good storyline, plenty of intrigue and adventure. Cant wait for the next onein the series.
celticmaggie More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading this book. I love to read M.J' s books and my shelves show it. It took me a bit to shuffle the characters around in my head. After I got them in place the action took off. Sarah took the place of her twin Mariah in a kidnapping plot. Rob, a Bow Street Runner, has to go to Ireland to rescue her. After fleeing across Ireland, sailing a small boat and wrecking on English soil, life gets progressively crazier. Rob gets news he doesn't like. Sarah doesn't want to go home and I was on pins and needles as to when the bad guys would show up again. This book hooked me quickly. I couldn't put it down. You must read and add this book to your library.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of meaningless description and dialogue. Dialogue is very modern, and like previously mentioned by others, very juvenile. Plot was drawn out, contrived, hokey.
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lucyblue60 More than 1 year ago
I used to love Mary Jo Putney's books but the last couple have very stilted and boring writing. This story could have been so much more fun. It was just boring.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found the writing and characterization to be juvenile and not in keeping with the period, at all. The author doesnt display even a rudimentary understanding of British society, let alone the historical period in which she has set her story. Neither the H nor the h has a consistent character with the h becoming rather officiously bossy and modern. And the plot is ridiculous. Needless to say, i really disliked it and wont be bothering with this author, again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mary Jo Putney delivers yet another great book in het Lost Lords Series. From the first page you are caught up in the kidnapping and rescue. The story intensity does not end until the final sentence. The hero and heroine were strong characters you will enjoy. Outstanding!