Not Always a Saint (The Lost Lords, #7)Not Always a Saint by Mary Jo Putney

Genre: Historical Romance

Series: Lost Lord’s #7

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher via Net Gallery

  • Series: Lost Lords (Book 7)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Zebra; Reprint edition (August 25, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1420127179
  • ISBN-13: 978-1420127171
  • (From Amazon)

“Adventure, passion and pure reading pleasure!”  –Jo Beverley

After the death of his sweetheart when he was at university, Daniel Herbert buried his grief in medical studies and his passion for healing. Viewed as a saint by those who know him, in his own mind he never quite manages to live up to his own high standards.

Most men would be thrilled to learn they’ve inherited a title and estate from a distant relative, but Daniel is appalled because the burden of wealth will interfere with his medical calling.  Warily he accepts that he must enter society and seek a wife—a sensible woman who can oversee his properties, leaving him free to continue his work. He does not expect to become intoxicated by a woman called the Black Widow, who is as mysterious as she is shockingly beautiful…

Jessie Kelham’s looks have always been a curse. Now alone with a young daughter and a perilous secret, she is in need of protection. But dangerously attractive Daniel Herbert is not the kind of husband she has in mind. If he recognizes her, the demons of her past will surely erupt. Yet they cannot keep apart—and soon they are drawn into a union that may bring joy—or shattering danger…


#7 in the popular and intriguing “Lost Lords”series, but can be read as a stand alone.
Fast paced tale of second chances, passion and romance. This is a romance to savor on a cold night. The characters are engaging and entertaining. The storyline is well written with an interesting and intriguing concept. There is some danger involved, lots of lust, romance, adventure, some suspense and mystery as well. And of course, as any good romance, finding love, and healing. I found “Not Always a Saint” to be interesting and thought-provoking with a few facets and surprises to the story, concerning humanity, such as white slavery, brutality and sacrifices. A well written, thought out tale that is both compelling and entertaining. An enjoyable and satisfying read. Ms. Putney always manages to keep the reader engaged in her stories of life and romance. Another hit for Ms. Putney!

* Received for an honest review from the publisher via Net Galley *

Rating : 4.5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More