Series: Lost Lords #6
Author: Mary Jo Putney
Published: Aug 26/14 by Kensington Zebra
Genre: historical romance
Synopsis from Goodreads
Laurel Herbert gave James her heart as an innocent young girl--until she saw him perform an act of shocking violence before her very eyes. That night she left her husband, and he let her go without a word of protest.
Now, ten years later, a chance encounter turns passionate, with consequences that cannot be ignored. But as they try to rebuild what was broken, they must face common enemies and a very uncommon love. . ..
Putney’s early character development is admirable. She brings them to life in a natural yet complete manner that allows you to really know them. The mix of past and present in the story also allows Putney to develop them in a very open fashion. I appreciated seeing the main characters take ownership for their actions. It was refreshing to see individuals admit where they’d failed, while attempting to be a better person. The supporting cast was also admirable. I quite the way that they brought the whole story together into the picture of complete lives, rather than simply a snapshot of a relationship.
I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. It was my first foray into Putney’s work but won’t be my last. I also appreciated the fact that it can be read as a standalone, even though it is well into the series.