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.

When Miss Sarah Clarke-Townsend is abducted instead of her twin sister, she needs a hero to rescue her. She gets a rogue who is much better than a hero: Bow Street Runner Rob Carmichael. For Rob, retrieving Sarah from the kidnappers is simple compared to the wild journey to get her to safety. Whirlwind rides, hiding in the brush, staying at inns, posing as different people, a sea crossing and a near-drowning all bring these disparate souls together and forge an unbreakable bond. However, their stations in life and the choices they make could drive them apart if the love they share doesn’t prove strong enough. (ZEBRA, Sep., 400 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin