Regency thrills from the New York Times bestselling author of Not Quite a Wife, who always delivers “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 are soon drawn into a union that may bring joy—or shattering danger . . .
Praise for Mary Jo Putney and the Lost Lords series
“Romance at its best!”—Julia Quinn
“Intoxicating, romantic and utterly ravishing. . .”—Eloisa James
“Putney’s endearing characters and warm-hearted stories never fail to inspire and delight.”—Sabrina Jeffries