Loving a Lost Lord by Mary Jo Putney

According to Ms. Putney’s FAQ (it’s the first Question), the Lost Lords are supposed to be the Stone Saints minus the magic.  When she switched publishers, they nixed the magic.  Hence, Ashby becomes Ashton.  However, to me, Ashton reads more like Simon from Stolen Magic, only without the genius IQ.  Sure, Ashton is supposed to be really smart, but he comes off as a nearly emotionless idiot.

I can’t believe he didn’t clue in to Mariah’s Great Lie.  Just the page before, she asks if he speaks/understands English!  If they were actually married, would she ask that?  Sure, when you wake up from a concussion, they may ask if you know your name, the year, the name of the Prime Minister or the King, but, if they know you, they won’t ask if you speak English.

And the pets.  Cat Annabelle and dog Bhanu.  Anyone else see Cleocatra and Maxie from The Marriage Spell here?

There is not an original idea in this entire book.  Loving a Lost Lord contains too many recycled elements that really shouldn’t have been reused, and way too much stupidity to be believed.

And, let me just say, for the record, that I really miss the magic!

Rating:  2.5 out of 5 stars

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