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Amnesiac Lord found by heroine who pretends he is her husband Cute premise, but this one did not work for me.Teresa Medeiro s A Kiss to Remember has the exact same bare bones plot, but there it worked.In each book, the heroine is in a bind and needs the security that marriage and a husband will provide You know, Regency era In each book, the heroine makes a wish which is fulfilled by finding the amnesia victim A Kiss to Remember worked for me because the tone was light and frothy, with a bri Amnesiac Lord found by heroine who pretends he is her husband Cute premise, but this one did not work for me.Teresa Medeiro s A Kiss to Remember has the exact same bare bones plot, but there it worked.In each book, the heroine is in a bind and needs the security that marriage and a husband will provide You know, Regency era In each book, the heroine makes a wish which is fulfilled by finding the amnesia victim A Kiss to Remember worked for me because the tone was light and frothy, with a bright and shiny heroine, a rakish hero with a backstory, and a quirky cast of secondary characters In LsLL, the heroine is rather bland, the hero is a handsome Anglo Indian Duke and a nice guy, and it all fell flat When he wakes from being found floating in the ocean, he is thrilled to see his wife He s a little disappointed she doesn t want to have sex again she uses the excuse that he needs to woo her again since it s been a while He is only mildly upset that she lied to him about the whole thing when she finally confesses After sex In both books, the heroines lie through their teeth In LaLL, it hits the heroine the H may be married and she proceeds with the plan anyway Time and time again, she wonders if he has a family and hopes he just doesn t remember Not too impressed On top of that, I was seriously aggravated because she lies to people in the village that her husband has arrived knowing full well that he may recover his memory and leave her at some point What is she going to tell them then The thought of a husband doesn t even cross the Kiss to Remember s heroine for whatever reason, and the whole tone of the book has a madcap and charming quality to it.In LaLL, the H finally finds out his real identity when his close friends find him Everything but the kitchen sink shows up view spoiler the heroine finds out that her mother and an unknown twin are alive after 20 plus years as does the H In the H s case, his mother and three unknown siblings arrive, and the H and his friends try and find out who sabotaged the boat he was on hide spoiler in the latter half of the book when they go to London Dead and unknown relatives come out of the woodwork, and the evil doer who wants the H dead is uncovered.P.S.I meant to add that the narration is excellent She makes wonderful changes from British English to Scottish that were a joy to listen to Suddenly alone in the world, Mariah Clarke finds she s vulnerable to an unwanted and very aggressive suitor.To get out from under the guy, she claims she has a husband The creep backs off, but he s suspicious He s also determined It s a matter of time before he s back.Calling on her gypsy roots, Mariah does some voodoo or whatever gypsies call it to get some help She hears the ghost of her grannie telling her to go to the shore Where she finds what s left of a hunky, half drowned guy He Suddenly alone in the world, Mariah Clarke finds she s vulnerable to an unwanted and very aggressive suitor.To get out from under the guy, she claims she has a husband The creep backs off, but he s suspicious He s also determined It s a matter of time before he s back.Calling on her gypsy roots, Mariah does some voodoo or whatever gypsies call it to get some help She hears the ghost of her grannie telling her to go to the shore Where she finds what s left of a hunky, half drowned guy He s all covered with cuts and bruises and he has no clue who he is When he wakes up and wants to know who he is and who she is, Mariah channels Granny and blurts that she s his wife Here s the thing The guy is Adam, Duke of Ashton And the shipwreck that chucked him up on Mariah s shore wasn t an accident Someone wants him dead Thehe finds out about his old life, the less he knows Can he trust the men who show up to tell him who he is And what about the woman he loves the woman who falsely claimed to be his wife When he decides to move the entire circus home to London, there are some shockers waiting for him There are a few surprises ahead for Mariah, too Including a stunner that should really piss her off, but she just giggles and takes it in stride This is a good story, and the mystery had a very nice twist Four stars If it wasn t written by Mary Jo Putney, this book would have gotten 2 stars from me Adam and Mariah had zero chemistry A man who lost his memory rescued by a woman who needed a husband Mariah lost me in the beginning with her lies and I couldn t really relate to her character Putney is usually much better at characterization and building a meaningful and colorful scene, both of which didn t come out in this book I didn t know why they were all hots for each other I didn t have a mental pic If it wasn t written by Mary Jo Putney, this book would have gotten 2 stars from me Adam and Mariah had zero chemistry A man who lost his memory rescued by a woman who needed a husband Mariah lost me in the beginning with her lies and I couldn t really relate to her character Putney is usually much better at characterization and building a meaningful and colorful scene, both of which didn t come out in this book I didn t know why they were all hots for each other I didn t have a mental picture for either of them The charade of pretending to be betrothed was very pretentious I couldn t really like Mariah and the book was shot because of that This is a very disappointing beginning of a series and not on Putney s usual level I found Julia Bancroft and Alexander Randall interesting though and they are featured in book 2 I hope it will be better than book 1 The first chapter of Loving started out in typical Putney fashion, and I looked forward to a great read It started out great, but then it was almost like someone else wrote the next couple of chapters Just about the time I wondered where Mary Jo had gone, she came back This was not a bad book just not her usual great writing, so I m grading her according to what I expected There were some really good parts when Adam s friends were searching for him, and the dreams nightmares that gav The first chapter of Loving started out in typical Putney fashion, and I looked forward to a great read It started out great, but then it was almost like someone else wrote the next couple of chapters Just about the time I wondered where Mary Jo had gone, she came back This was not a bad book just not her usual great writing, so I m grading her according to what I expected There were some really good parts when Adam s friends were searching for him, and the dreams nightmares that gave hints of his past But the ending that resolved everything in both families Adam s and Mariah s was too much, too soon, and way too fortuitous And the whole thing about Mariah s family I would have bashed Daddy from here to Sunday However, I will be reading about the next Lost Lord and hope the real Mary Jo Putney is back Oh I just loved this book Sure there s a bit of a well that s convenient vibe about some of the coincidences in this story, but they only make for a happier happily ever after so I was totally satisfied The characters in this story are wonderful and I really loved all of them Mariah has spent most of her life without a permanent place to call her own as her father made his living as a gamble within the ton While never destitute they were never solid enough to settle down anywhere either Now Oh I just loved this book Sure there s a bit of a well that s convenient vibe about some of the coincidences in this story, but they only make for a happier happily ever after so I was totally satisfied The characters in this story are wonderful and I really loved all of them Mariah has spent most of her life without a permanent place to call her own as her father made his living as a gamble within the ton While never destitute they were never solid enough to settle down anywhere either Now he s recently one a lovely manor in a hand of cards with enough money for them to settle down and begin a life for themselves reliant on no one While he is off tidying up some loose ends Mariah finds herself with an unwanted suitor in the guise of the previous landowner and only a fictitious husband is enough to get him to lay off at least temporarily When she discovers a half drowned man the ocean tosses up on her beach though Mariah takes the opportunity and runs with it.Adam has no memory of what happened to cause him to be carried to shore by the tide But he sthan happy to believe that the angel taking care of him is his wife He may not remember his past, but he knows that everything with her feels right The return of his memory might not be the blessing they all want though if Mariah s white lie comes to light.I loved these two together Adam was so open when he could remember nothing of his life I liked watching him rediscover himself and his reliance on the one person he trusted around him Of course the details would all come to light and the mystery of his circumstances must all be solved There were layers upon layers to the solving which I did also enjoy.The story of how the boys all met, and Adam being the impetus for the creation of school for bad boys that he and his friends attended was cute and very sweet I liked Adam s half Indian background and his refusal, no matter the dictates of those trying to raise him to be a proper Duke for the duchy, to completely abandon that other side of his heritage This is one of those really sweet stories where everything is really just a little too perfect and a little too coincidental but for whatever reason it just hit me as so much fun at this moment The twists were entertaining and I can ignore the hey look who else is behind door 2 you never thought you d see again Like I said this is a case of let s make the most perfect HEA ever If you re in the mood for it, it s wonderful I m a sucker for these plots I know they will disappoint me I know the crazy plots do little but set the stage for irritating bedroom scenes that I will just skip over And I know the stories will all sound the same by the end.But I m still a sucker for the duke forgets his memories and maiden needs a pretend husband plot Or any ridiculous, improbable story involving titled lords and ladies I guess it is the Heyer lovers eternal search for something as good |EPUB ♾ Loving a Lost Lord (Center Point Platinum Romance ♶ Battered by the sea, Adam remembers nothing of his past, his ducal rank, nor the shipwreck that almost claimed his life However, he s delighted to hear that the golden haired vision tending his wounds in his wife Mariah s name and face may be familiar, but her touch, her warmth, feel deliciously right When Mariah Clarke prayed for a way to deter a bullying suitor, she didn t imagine she d find the answer washed ashore on a desolate beach Convincing Adam that he is her husband is surprisingly easy Resisting the temptation to act his wife, in every way, will prove anything but And now a passion begun in fantasy has become dangerously real and completely irresistible Loving a Lost Lord1 StarFollowing news of her father s death, Mariah Clarke finds herself not only in charge on an estate, but the target of an overly amorous suitor as well As if in answer to her prayers, she discovers a man with no memory washed ashore on a nearby beach and convinces him that they are married But what will happen when the man regains his memory and discovers that he is none other than Adam Lawford, the Duke of Ashton Unfortunately, this book is so badly written, the characte Loving a Lost Lord1 StarFollowing news of her father s death, Mariah Clarke finds herself not only in charge on an estate, but the target of an overly amorous suitor as well As if in answer to her prayers, she discovers a man with no memory washed ashore on a nearby beach and convinces him that they are married But what will happen when the man regains his memory and discovers that he is none other than Adam Lawford, the Duke of Ashton Unfortunately, this book is so badly written, the characters so one dimensional and the plot threads so contrived that it s publication defies logic It would have been a DNF if I hadn t been the one to nominate it for a group read The writing is exceedingly weak due to the author s tendency toward telling rather than showing, and the endless descriptions of trivialities and repeated details of events Mariah is a liar plain and simple She convinces Adam that they are married and continues to keep the truth from him even after their relationship becomes intimate While Adam s mixed English Hindu heritage is original and compelling, it cannot compensate for his ridiculous reactions Not only does he forgive her almost immediately for her dishonesty, but he continues to lust after her despite his admission that he finds it difficult to trust her again The plot is a convoluted mishmash of one incoherent revelation after another Dead parents returning to life, separated siblings reunited, an incompetent assassin and a psychotic relative this book has everything bar the kitchen sink In sum ,this is my first and probably my last Mary Jo Putney book What a disappointment after the other two books I ve read by Putney The main pair was engaging enough, but there s too much time setting up storylines for the future books in this series And then there are waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too many returns from the dead and long lost siblings that no one even knew existed seriously both of them A very easy to spot baddie, and those stupid murder attempts view spoiler FFS, despite the duke s house having extra security around, first he crawls into What a disappointment after the other two books I ve read by Putney The main pair was engaging enough, but there s too much time setting up storylines for the future books in this series And then there are waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too many returns from the dead and long lost siblings that no one even knew existed seriously both of them A very easy to spot baddie, and those stupid murder attempts view spoiler FFS, despite the duke s house having extra security around, first he crawls into the duke s bedroom via a rope and gets away , he also manages to get himself dressed as one of the servants passing out food for the big family dinner and in front of all those witnesses in the room pulls a knife on his intended victim hide spoiler head desk I think this very spoilerish review onsays it best but I do wish she d break up her long paragraph Kindle copy obtained via library loan This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This book officially jumps the shark.So many typical plot devices are used I just had to laugh.A duke who is snubbed by many because of his mixed English Indian heritage has an interest in steam engines His steam boiler blows up, he is injured in the accident, and loses his memory His dedicated friends from an alternative school for wayward nobles search for his body.Meanwhile, our heroine is alone in the mansion that her father has just won in a game of cards Her gypsy grandmother speaks to This book officially jumps the shark.So many typical plot devices are used I just had to laugh.A duke who is snubbed by many because of his mixed English Indian heritage has an interest in steam engines His steam boiler blows up, he is injured in the accident, and loses his memory His dedicated friends from an alternative school for wayward nobles search for his body.Meanwhile, our heroine is alone in the mansion that her father has just won in a game of cards Her gypsy grandmother speaks to her and guides her to the beach, to discover the nearly dead duke She nurses him to health, and tells him they are married, to scare off her unwanted suitor Said unwanted suitor is the man whom her father won the house from, who now brings the heroine news that her father is dead.His friends soon find him, and also find that the accident onboard the ship was a deliberate attempt to kill him They all head to London, where the Duke discovers that his mother is alive, that he has a sister and two half siblings he did not know existed, and that his aunt was the one who plotted his demise They also discover that the heroine s father is not dead, but instead has reconciled with his estranged father Yes, unbeknown to the heroine, she is the granddaughter of an earl Oh, and her mother is not dead, as she has believed since she was two, but was estranged from her father Now they are reconciled and she also has a twin sister And to top it off, the Duke s valet and his head groom are involved in an unnatural relationship Amazingly enough, it was still somewhat readable, hence the two stars