Dearly Beloved (Signet Regency Romance) [Mary Jo Putney] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. On a course toward revenge, Diana. If you’re Mary Jo Putney and you’re writing “Dearly Beloved,” there’s no such thing as too many. I have lost my patience with this book. It’s like. Dearly Beloved By Mary Jo Putney – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period.

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When touching upon taboo subject matter, she writes with an economy of words that delivers the pufney but does not belabor the point to ad nauseum. On the whole, Dearly Beloved is a regency romance filled with secrets and lies, danger and mystery, betrayal and redemption, and a love to mend all wounds.

Early in life his world was rocked by a devastating betrayal that colored his every interaction. I suggest you reread Uncommon Vows to find a more convincing ptney hero and wise, loving heroine. I picked this one up based some forum where it was highly recommended for those who enjoy complex, dark romances with spice and belovwd, etc. Some people can handle this psychological stripping of characters and some people cannot. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.


Dearly Beloved

Lies, misunderstandings, jealous rages and French spies mess up their relationship, till the requisite HEA Nice sec I’m not sure why this is rated less well than many of Putney’s other works. Social mores were quite different then and those we putneh youngsters today would have been thought to be of marriageble age during the late ‘s.

Of course Diana got pregnant that night. Alas, except for the utterly gonzo prologue in which hero drunkenly marries and rapes the heroine!!!!! One or her worst efforts. This particular scene, while dark, did not ruin the book for me.

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Aubyn, who eagerly wishes to lay claim to the stunning demirep. When the realization hit that a computer was the ultimate writing tool, she charged merrily into her first book with an ignorance that illustrates the adage that fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

But I kept getting really, really angry with Gervase. It dragged on ,ary times, the villain Veseul was like a caricature, the bedroom scenes were brief and nondescript.

Dearly Beloved by Mary Jo Putney

There is nothing fluffy about Putney’s stories. It is in your face. Fluid writing alone does not make a good story. To ask other readers questions about Dearly Belovedplease sign up. I don’t like how their relationship developed. This story is about revenge. I cannot relate puntey either Gervase or Diana, each had something that I find distasteful.


Diana couldn’t believe it. Oct 14, Penny Hampson rated it really liked it. Jan 07, Jultri rated it it was ok Shelves: I mean – really? Geoffrey is dearl product of the rape. It is impossible to deny that our hero of the story did that horrible act, that maybe he was just misunderstood.

Dearlj reason for the censure is mainly due to the beginning of the story where there is a relatively graphic rape scene by our leading male character. And so on and so forth, you know how it goes. The antagonists were detestable and shadowed the protagonists interactions throughout their lives.

Yet Diana wants only one man—a haunted lord with mysterious secrets as deep as hers.

In light of the fact that the protagonists weren’t strangers per se they made no sense whatsoever: Any woman who has been raped will not be so unconcerned.