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    After a taut silence the rifle was lowered and a magnificent stepped from the shadows Now that Will didn't have a weapon pointing at him he realized that the rich low voice belonged to a female I honestly can't do this book justice all I can s

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    I drifted off twice while reading thisThe hero and heroine meet and because insta lust would be too exciting they just kind of really like each

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    I started reading Mary Jo Putney at least 20 years ago And I will always read her books If only the new writers had half of her talent She has a distinctive style that is evident in her latest book The conversations the maturity the characters have Putney written all over it I love this feeling of meeting an old friend when I read her books It israther comforting Once a Soldier features Athena an extremely tall like woman and Wil

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    Originally posted at Desert Island Book ReviewsI wanted to like this book I wanted to be able to say that I enjoyed it because I like historical romance and in the past I’ve liked Mary Jo Putney’s work Unfortunately however I barely made it through this bookOnce a Soldier is purportedly a historical romance but it’s missing both accu

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    While preparing to meet the hangman's noose at sunrise a group of captured men reflect on what they would do if they were saved from their impending deaths With the toss of an empty liuor bottle by English officer Will Mas

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    'Once a Soldier' by Mary Jo Putney is book one in the Rogues Redeemed This is the story of Will Masterson and Athena Markham Will and some other men had been taking and would be put to death at dawn They all but said what they would change about their life if they could make it out When the men all came together to escape they formed a allian

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    At not uite 60% I'm going to call this done I'm kind of figuring out why by writing this review so I hope there's some clarity by the end hereI like all of the characters immensely Will and Athena are meant for each other perhaps a little unrealistically? and I love their banter and mutual admiration The secondary characters are nearly as strong and I want them all to end up happy And together Unfortunately there are ba

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    It's hard to explain why this book by a wonderful author was one I could easily put down and not stay up reading 12 the night The book is well written but for me something is lacking Maybe the chemistry between the hero and heroine or the pace of the storyMajor Lord Will Masterson has served in Spain and Portugal during the Napoleonic war Before he heads home to England he is asked to accompany some troops f

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    This may have been the first book I read of Mary Jo Putney but I really enjoyed it Will Masterson having been at war for years find

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    Disclaimer I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review So here are my thoughtsThe book is

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review ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ñ Mary Jo Putney

En when he arrives in the small mountain stronghold of San Gabriel and meets her Knowing herself to be too tall strong and unconventional to appeal to a man Athena Markham has always gloried in her independence But for the first time in her life she finds a man who. While preparing to meet the hangman s noose at sunrise a group of captured men reflect on what they would do if they were saved from their impending deaths With the toss of an empty liuor bottle by English officer Will Masterson the men have a reprieve from execution and flee to safety Before going their own ways they agree to keep in touch in the future by way of a book shop in London Will Masterson goes back to his troops where he survives to see Napoleon s surrender Just when he s about to sell out of his commission Major Lord Masterson is given a final mission of heading to a scenic sovereignty bordering Portugal and Spain to assess the damage the French forces committed against San GabrielAwkwardly tall for a woman and having nothing left for her in England but a father who wants nothing to do with her but to keep her illegitimacy secret Athena Markham finds herself in San Gabriel as a savior of sorts The fiercely independent woman with a tumultuous past finds herself useful as aid to San Gabriel s Princess Sofia and importantly to the whole community after the French wrought destructionWhen Will Masterson appears in San Gabriel both he and Athena share an immediate desire that shows promise if either one would allow Athena dreads Will discovering about her past but with their evolving friendship comes a trust she has never found in another which allows her to unburden her soul The task at hand though is to protect San Gabriel and the Princess from enemies who lurk in wait of the perfect time to attack the struggling country and while this is first and foremost Athena s and Will s desire growsWill have never met a woman as magnificent as the ian like Athena with her height and a admirable fortitude he wants her badly Not only in the physical sense does he desire Athena but in the emotional and binding sense as well But Athena can t see passed her illegitimacy and the legacy her mother left her Convincing the proud and difficult Athena to allow him in is uite the journey in Mary Jo Putney s ONCE A SOLDIERThis amazing romance set against a beautiful and exotic background is perfection for me Reading Mary Jo Putney describe the Douro River Valley and its environs brings back my memories of trips to Portugal and Spain I could tell by the way she speaks that she felt an affinity for the country Meeting Will Masterson in The Lost Lords series and enjoying his rapport in that series it s a joy that he finally gets his own story It s as if his character was calling Ms Putney s name He is a wonderful hero and one who will remain with me for uite some time Athena Markham is remarkable to say the least This heroine asks for nothing and deserves it all Her fears about what her life will be like back in England are real but her insistence of pushing Will away is for nought because the has met her match and what a great match it isThis new and exciting book ONCE A SOLDIER by Mary Jo Putney is a must read I look forward to the next installment wonder which hero will have his day

Summary Once a Soldier

Once a Soldier

Might be her match Two of a kind too brave for their own good Athena and Will vow to do whatever it takes to vanuish San Gabriel's enemies For neither will back down from death and only together can they find happiness and a love deeper than any they'd dared imagi. This may have been the first book I read of Mary Jo Putney but I really enjoyed it Will Masterson having been at war for years finds himself in a mountain town San Gabriel when the war ends but his mission is to protect it not expecting to meet a beautiful English woman Athena Markham among the locals The story evolves into a suspenseful adventure that throws the two of them together There is also a romance between the secondary characters which adds to the story Two for the price of oneHighly enjoyable read and will read of this authorARC provided by Netgalley thank you

review ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ñ Mary Jo Putney

Rogues RedeemedAs heir to a title and great wealth Will Masterson should have stayed home and tended his responsibilities Instead he went to war Now after perilous years fighting the French he intends his current mission to be his last But all his plans are forgott. I started reading Mary Jo Putney at least 20 years ago And I will always read her books If only the new writers had half of her talent She has a distinctive style that is evident in her latest book The conversations the maturity the characters have Putney written all over it I love this feeling of meeting an old friend when I read her books It israther comforting Once a Soldier features Athena an extremely tall like woman and Will a war hero and a baron The story took place in Southern Europe even though both Athena and Will were British The attraction happened very uickly so did affections I would usually hate such things But this is what I love about Mary Jo Putney her characters are nothing but practical They are usually pragmatic and mature making no fuss about I love you or I want you They are steady and reliable people even in their affections Not one volatile character And that makes the uick affections work for me I believe you can develop feelings in a fairly short time But most writers make it look like a joke But Mary Jo Putney through her level headed characters makes it a serious attempt at happiness After their initial meeting Will uickly came to the conclusion that he would not mind having Athena as a life partner and was open to the idea of marriage He was very adult about it too And that was the game changer for me I did not feel that the relationship was rushed I just accepted it as it was if 2 consenting adults hold affections and attraction toward each other why not Their relationship developed through a national crisis of San Gabriel where Athena had been residing for 5 years Their joint efforts to help the small country brought them together and also brought together a secondary couple Will s Scottish friend Justin and San Gabriel s princess However this book belongs to the 3 stars group of Putney s books for me My first reservation has to do with Athena s warrior princess stature It was repeatedly mentioned that Athena was unusually tall an of a woman and magnificent was the word I have no doubt that s can be attractive There is no dispute about that I just have trouble relating to her as a person because of that I have in mind a female tarzan and that made it difficult to imagine her as a heroine in a romance My second issue with the story was the saving San Gabriel plot took precedence over the relationship Putney excels at building a complex backdrop While she does a fantastic job of it sometimes the plots took the spotlight away from the lead characters I feel that this was the case with Athena and Will They did not really have much attraction from where I saw it They did not really have enough romantic interactions for me to feel that the relationship was romantic While I appreciate Will s being practical Athena s image took root and made it difficult for me to picture her as my heroine In short I wasn t attracted to Athena and could not imagine why Will would be The third issue or rather observation was that I was much drawn to the secondary romance between the princess and Justin As secondary characters they had chemistry than Will and Athena When I read the blurb and saw that Athena was an unusually tall woman I already had my reservation I thought that I probably would not like her a lot and it turned out to be the case I understand that writers must attempt to write about different types of characters So there is nothing wrong with that I love her ability to build a complex story and create characters with depth Will and Athena s book isn t my favorite book from her but I am glad to see that Mary Jo Putney is still writing and also happy to see that her signature style is still evident in her storiesThis review is for an ARC from the publisher on NetGalley