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Author: Mary Jo Putney Narrator: Tim Gerard Reynolds Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Lost Lords Series Release Date: June 2011 ISBN: 9781461803959
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New York Times best-selling author Mary Jo Putney has claimed two RITAs, two Romantic Times Career Achievement Awards and four Golden Leaf Awards. Her mastery of the historical romance is evident in every word of Nowhere Near Respectable. Damian Mackenzie is an incorrigible gambler just honorable enough to save Lady Kiri Lawford from dangerous smugglers. That does not, however, mean he has any desire to return her romantic interest-until he learns Kiri's not exactly the prim and proper lady society expects her to be. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Rich with historical detail and multifaceted characters.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Putney has created one of her most memorable heroines to date. She pairs her with an honorable, valiant hero and drops them into a fascinating, fact-based dilemma that thoughtfully and realistically addresses some serious social issues and is guaranteed to keep the pages turning.” 

    Library Journal

  • “Of all Putney’s heroes, the Lost Lords are the most irresistible—bad boys who are so very good. With characters so vibrant and real that they leap off the pages and an authentic backdrop, Putney delivers another marvelous, unforgettable story with a dash of the exotic that perfectly merges romance and mystery. She is one of the brightest of stars in the genre.”

    RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Catherinen | 2/20/2014

    " I am not one of those people who is a stickler for historical fiction to be true to the time period when it was set -- if I wanted to read history, I'd get a history book. That being said, I just couldn't buy into some of the things that happen in this story -- just couldn't believe the heroine would behave as she did, no matter what her family background. Also didn't feel there was really any connection between the hero and heroine. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 JJ | 2/6/2014

    " Didn't like it. Poor romance. Silly plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danielle | 2/3/2014

    " A bit drawn out; it got to be like the Perils of Pauline. Otherwise, it was an okay read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 1/29/2014

    " A lovely book that I really enjoyed with spying and romance! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 1/21/2014

    " This was a bit on the unbelivable, over the top side, but lots of fun. I will definitely be checking out the other books in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annette | 1/18/2014

    " I liked the fact they were straight with each other. I hate it when they won't admit they are attracted to each other and spend months tip toeing around how they feel, denying it and so on. These two got it out and the open, which was refreshing. They didn't spend their energy trying to hide everything from each other. They were honest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra | 1/17/2014

    " I really liked the heroine who was strong, self sufficient and unusual and the important part - remain that way for the whole story. Often a book starts out with the heroine being strong but then she gets in to trouble and stands around wringing her hands til the hero rescues her. That didn' thappen in this book. The hero helps rescue her from smugglers at the start but she certainly pulls her own weight and then they work as a partnership for the rest of the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annie | 1/15/2014

    " I thought this was the best of the Lost Lords series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Buffy | 1/13/2014

    " Liked both main characters a lot. Kiri in particular is not a standard romance girl. The spy subplot is well done too. A fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marie | 1/5/2014

    " what a great read i really couldnt put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gennie | 1/3/2014

    " I love the Lost Lords series! I also love a strong heroine and an irredeemable rogue who's redeem :) Ms. Putney delivers again. Can't wait for the next Lord book! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Manda | 12/14/2013

    " Just not for me. I just couldn't get attached to the heroine, and the whole spy thing that goes through some Regency romances isn't my thing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joy | 11/11/2013

    " Decent, but not as good as her earlier stuff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebekah | 8/23/2013

    " I truly enjoyed the main character of this one. I will remember Lady Kiri after many others have faded. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 10/12/2012

    " I really enjoyed this, another historical with different characters. There might be a few things that don't make sense if you haven't read the first 2 books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenne | 9/6/2012

    " meh. However, someone does get to say "My God, you bastard!!" which was enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 9/4/2012

    " My least favorite of the series so far. Tho I did like it ... I liked the carriage scene a lot, when Damian lost control. 8-) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Franca | 7/19/2012

    " While I enjoyed the plot, lots of excitement, espionage, for some reason I couldn't feel the passion between the hero/heroine, felt disconnected somehow, but I still love the Lost Lord serious and am looking forward to the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darlene | 5/10/2012

    " A fast read with the twist of two cultures and an actual plot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie | 1/15/2012

    " Loved it! Could not stop reading! Must find the others in the series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chelsy | 11/15/2011

    " This was a really great book and I love that I found it at the grocery store and bought it on a whim. The story was creative and not your average historical, I love the strong heroine and roguish hero who really isn't a rogue. I will be getting more of Mary Jo Putney's books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susie | 7/8/2011

    " I won this book on a different site. It was good, with a government spy group taking place in London in 1812. This is third in the series The Lost Lord and you don't need to read the previous books to enjoy this one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lois | 6/21/2011

    " Not one of my favorites... too unbelievable "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 6/6/2011

    " This was a good action/spy romance with the added hint of the exotic by having the heroine be half Hindu. She also was trained in martial arts! That was different. I liked this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chelsy | 6/3/2011

    " This was a really great book and I love that I found it at the grocery store and bought it on a whim. The story was creative and not your average historical, I love the strong heroine and roguish hero who really isn't a rogue. I will be getting more of Mary Jo Putney's books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 5/20/2011

    " I mostly chose this book because I thought it was one of the best titles for a historical romance novel I had ever heard. The book turned out to be just okay. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dls | 5/12/2011

    " Some Putney books draw me back again and again. I don't think this one will. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 5/10/2011

    " This was a bit on the unbelivable, over the top side, but lots of fun. I will definitely be checking out the other books in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 5/10/2011

    " I really enjoyed this, another historical with different characters. There might be a few things that don't make sense if you haven't read the first 2 books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 5/8/2011

    " I was looking forward to reading this book as I have enjoyed the Lost Lords series so far, but this book was not great. I just didn't like the heroine as much as the first 2 books. "

About the Author

Mary Jo Putney, a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author, 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.

About the Narrator

Tim Gerard Reynolds is an established audiobook narrator who has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards and was a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for Best Fantasy Narration. He trained for the stage at the Samuel Beckett Center at Trinity College in Dublin and the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center in New London, Connecticut.