Not Always a Saint (Lost Lords)

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

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

My Review:
Not Always a Saint came off as a kind of relationship of convenience type of thing, and despite the attraction it felt a little bit forced between Jessie and Daniel and both of them had a 'you are who you're not' type of situation so I spent a lot of the time trying to interpret and back track to redefine what kind of person each of them were because it seemed to change every couple of chapters yet deep down in the both of them they both seemed to need a sense of security and safety and assurance and together they felt that they were safe with one another and secure in their relationship as it continued into a deeper bond. I almost felt as if Jesse and Daniel needed two books because there is so much set up that it hangs over into the last half of the book and despite the instant passion its a slow personal build with emotional development so its an even bend and balance of trying to get both to meet in the middle. I enjoyed Not Always a Saint, and the want for more didn't make me like it any less so all in all it was a good read.

My Rating:
4 Stars

Reviewed By: Krissy's Bookshelf Reviews

Note: I received a digital copy in exchange for an honest review from the author