NOWHERE NEAR RESPECTABLE
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.
He’s a gambler, a wastrel and a rake but Damian Mackenzie is also the hero who rescues Lady Kiri Lawford from a band of smugglers. As the sister of one of his closest friends, Kiri would ordinarily be off-limits, but nothing about this half-Hindi/half-English lady is ordinary. Kiri is not about to let Damian get away. She’ll work her wiles to win her man. Damian manages to keep his distance until the night Kiri rescues Princess Charlotte from kidnappers. Now, they are drawn into a plot against the royal family, placing them in danger from traitors and their own reckless desires. (ZEBRA May, 367 pp., $6.99)