Not Always a Saint (The Lost Lords #7) by Mary Jo Putney
Little does Daniel Herbert know that the battered and injured woman his sister would stagger into his infirmary with during the dark hours of the night would haunt his future coming to mean more to him that he could imagine.
Jessie Kelham takes on the persona of that dark night and vanishes into a new life.
Some years later Daniel becomes Lord Romayne his life as a doctor changes, and not necessarily to his liking.
Meanwhile, Jessie's life too has changed. She harbours a secret that could bring ruin to those she loves. Now a widow, she is being threatened by her husband's former heir. In order to protect herself and her daughter Jessie considers remarrying, coincidentally at the same time Daniel has decided to look for a wife, someone more mature, perhaps a widow. They are of course destined to meet again.
Daniel is a truly accepting person, understanding of human nature and its frailties, honourable and true. A lovely man. I rather fell for him.
Full of action, romance and intriguing glimpses of another of Lady Agnes Westerfield's Academy's ex students, Captain Gordon. This is a great read (even on my second read as somehow I slipped up writing a review after I first read this. Oh well!)
A NetGalley ARC