A MAN CONTROLLED BY HIS DESIRES . . .
Infamous for his wild, sensual needs, Lazarus Huntington, Lord Caire, is searching for a savage killer in St. Giles, London’s most notorious slum. Widowed Temperance Dews knows St. Giles like the back of her hand-she’s spent a lifetime caring for its inhabitants at the foundling home her family established. Now that home is at risk . . .
A WOMAN HAUNTED BY HER PAST . . .
Caire makes a simple offer-in return for Temperance’s help navigating the perilous alleys of St. Giles, he will introduce her to London’s high society so that she can find a benefactor for the home. But Temperance may not be the innocent she seems, and what begins as cold calculation soon falls prey to a passion that neither can control-one that may well destroy them both.
A BARGAIN NEITHER COULD REFUSE
About the Author
Elizabeth Hoyt lives in central Illinois with three untrained dogs, two angelic, but bickering children, and one long-suffering husband.
- Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
- Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (July 27, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 044655894X
- ISBN-13: 978-0446558945
This series is off to a great start! I love historical fiction and the romance in this book is outstanding. It is quite suspenseful in parts. There is a slow building chemistry between the two main characters, Lord Caire, (seriously, that is one play on words towards the end, if I am pronouncing as “care”) and Temperance (another perfectly named character). I love the fact that Temperance has a past and is not stunningly beautiful like most heroines, her beauty grows on you and it really seems to for Lord Caire.
Now, Lord Caire does not at first live up to his name. I couldn’t really warm up to him at first. Oh, but the sparks fly when they do connect. There are lots of other characters and subplots that make this story fuller than most. Over all, it was excellently done. This story is a bit darker than other ones I have read by Elizabeth Hoyt and I think I like it better.
Now, you must wait, like me until February, 2011 for the next one in the series, which I believe is called Notorious Pleasures and will be about Temperance’s sister, Silence. Oh, my gosh, this is so unfair to make me wait so long.
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