Friday, November 15

Audiobook Review: Never Less Than a Lady by Mary Jo Putney

Never Less Than a Lady (Lost Lords, #2)Author: Mary Jo Putney
Narrator:  Simon Prebble
Title: Never Less Than a Lady
(The Lost Lords #2)
Genre: Historical Romance
Pages: Audiobook
Published: May 1st 2010
Where I Got It: My shelf (Audible)

As the sole remaining heir to the Earl of Daventry, Alexander Randall knows his duty: find a wife and sire a son of his own. The perfect bride for a man in his position would be a biddable young girl of good breeding. But the woman who haunts his imagination is Julia Bancroft—a village midwife with a dark secret that thrusts her into Randall's protection.

Within the space of a day, Julia has been abducted by her first husband's cronies, rescued, and proposed to by a man she scarcely knows. Stranger still is her urge to say yes. A union with Alexander Randall could benefit them both, but Julia doubts she can ever trust her heart again, or the fervent desire Randall ignites. Yet perhaps only a Lost Lord can show a woman like Julia everything a true marriage can be…

Book 2! Finally decided to check this out. Couldn't find the print version, but Audible had the audio version ;) Why not?!

In this one, we follow Alexander and Julia. Alexander is the sole remaining heir to the Earl of Daventry. Julia has been abducted by her first husband's cronies due to what she had done to save her own life. Alexander saves her and in order to protect her, they get married. 

I really enjoyed this. I remember liking the first book, but I really liked this one. The story plot was intriguing. A little unrealistic...but works still. Hard to explain. It is so unrealistic that it is realistic. 

I do love how Julia and Alexander are both broken souls who find each other. They both have loads of demons that steam from the same man (and Alex's wartime). The marriage happens quickly and the love is there but the trust is limited and they both have a foot out of the door. An interesting way for our couple to realize they need each other and are soulmates. 

The drama was good. I wanted to shake Julia's father and the Earl! UGGGHHH! ASSHATS!!!!!!!! I am so glad Julia has her grandma who helped keep her secrets. Bless her heart. 

The twist was good and it made me smile. 

The ending was good. I hope to see more in the next book. I know it'll follow another couple, but I really want to see Julia and Alexander in the next one visit our next couple. 

The narrator was really good. I may see if the next book will have the same narrator ;) He was fun. 

Overall, this was better than book 1. I didn't have any issues. Loved the characters. Loved the story. The narrator was really good. I'll give this 5 stars. 


Blodeuedd said...

The cover looks familiar so I think I read this one ages ago

Carole Rae said...

I think you did from I was looking at goodreads.

Sophia Rose said...

So unrealistic that it's realistic. I get that. Truth stranger than fiction and all that.
I've read a few of her novellas, but need to read some of her novel-length stuff. This one sounds pretty good.

Carole Rae said...

I really like her stuff. She is fun.