Tuesday, August 18, 2015

ARC Review of Not Always A Saint by Mary Jo Putney

The Seventh Book in The Lost Lords series is amazing!!  Daniel is a Doctor and a Vicar who has just inherited a title and estates that he has no real interest in.  His sister, Laurel, who is the heroine in "Not Quite A Wife" suggests he go to London for the little season to find a wife.  Daniel is a honorable man who's passion is helping his fellow man not attending social functions, but he now has a responsibility to his tenants and his heritage to find a wife and take his place in the House of Lords.  He is worried that he will not have time to be a doctor.

Jessie is a woman with a past and recently a widow with a young daughter to protect from her dead husband's nephew, who is furious with the contents of his uncles will and feels he has been cheated.
The only way to protect her daughter is to go to London and find a husband with a title and influence to protect herself and her daughter.  Jessie has had a very troubled life and has many secrets that she will need to keep from her next husband.

So of course at the first event Daniel attends with his sister he sees Jessie.  He has never seen such a beautiful alluring woman like her and is immediately intruigued.  When they are introduced there is an instant spark that they both are aware of.  Daniel cannot stop thinking about Jessie and eventhough Jessie likes Daniel and is attracted to him, he is not the kind of husband she is looking for.  

Jessie tries to avoid him but it seems every where she goes, he is there.  They share a passionate kiss that shocks them both.  Daniel has never felt this kind of passion and wants Jessie badly.  He asks Jessie to marry him and she refuses.  She feels that she is not good enough for him.  

I do not do spoilers in my reviews, you have to read this book!!!  Mary Jo's writing is wonderfully descriptive, the plot moves at a great pace with lots of surprises and adventure.  Daniel and Jessie are admirable characters that you will love.  Her writing is intelligent and intricate and if you are looking for a sweet easy read this book may not be for you.  Her love scenes are stunning and are always appropriate to the story.  I have read all of her books and have kept them all and read them again and again.  This is a splendid love story with secrets, plenty of action and a great ending.  Do Not Miss This Book!!!

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