Not Quite A Wife Blog Tour : Review & Giveaway

Hi everyone! Today I have a stop on the Not Quite A Wife blog tour. There is a review of the book and a giveaway for you all.

Not Quite a Wife 
The Lost Lords # 6 
By: Mary Jo Putney
Releasing August 26th, 2014

Marry in haste, repent at leisure.

James, Lord Kirkland, owns a shipping fleet, half a London gaming house, and is a ruthlessly effective spymaster. He is seldom self-indulgent…except when it comes to the gentle, indomitable beauty who was once his wife.

Laurel Herbert gave James her heart as an innocent young girl—until she saw him perform an act of shocking violence before her very eyes. That night she left her husband, and he let her go without a word of protest.

Now, ten years later, a chance encounter turns passionate, with consequences that cannot be ignored. But as they try to rebuild what was broken, they must face common enemies and a very uncommon love….

My Review
Laura left her husband ten years ago not because she didn't love him but because of something she saw. She never thought to see him again and has put to good use the money he gives her. She does everything she can to help others in need and has built a great place for those in need to go to. Now she crosses path with her husband and she has another passionate encounter with him that leaves her no other way than to talk to him. James has always loved Laura but he let her leave. Now he sees this as a great time to work things out. He is very proud of who she has become and all she has did. He wants to show her it can work between them. They both have did things that have made them enemies with others but one enemy is not going to let things go.

James or Kirkland as he is mostly called is a great man. he has did some bad things but he has a cause for doing them. He may seem hard at times but his line of work has called for it. He will risk his life to help people in need and he tries his best to show nice people he means no harm. He never pushes Laura but he tries in his way to show her he cares for her still and loves her. Laura has such an amazing heart and will give her last dime to help those in need. She loves Kirkland but doesn't think she can move past their history. She sometimes rushes into danger without thinking but it is usually to help someone. I like how she is so sweet and caring.

This was a great read as both main characters have such a drive to help those in need. I liked Laura right away but wasn't sure about Kirkland. He won me over when he stood up to her parents. They both have love between them but don't think it will work. Kirkland worries Laura will run again but he doesn't want to push her to stay with him. He gives her the space she needs. Laura has to learn that life isn't perfect and that even great people sometimes have hard decisions to make. There is danger as someone is after Laura and her amazing maid Violet. They both don't want to be a victim and try to manage things themselves. I have to admire Laura for what she does. I felt sorry for her at one point in the book as I  know what she was going through is like. The love between the two may not always show but you can tell they are perfect for each together. If you like danger and great characters give this one a try.

4 out of 5 Stars

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Author Info
Mary Jo Putney is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has written over 60 novels and novellas. A ten-time finalist for the Romance Writers of America RITA, she has won the honor twice and is on the RWA Honor Roll for bestselling authors. In 2013 she was awarded the RWA Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award. Though most of her books have been historical romance, she has also published contemporary romances, historical fantasy, and young adult paranormal historicals. She lives in Maryland with her nearest and dearest, both two and four footed.

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  1. Well, 'tis the end of the tour, but I've enjoyed all of the reviews and I'm looking forward to reading another of Mary Jo's delightful stories. Thanks for the post.


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