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There is a vigilante known as the Ghost of St. John, who is suffering miserably as disease takes his wife. And then there is Winter, who is clearly not a mild-mannered school teacher, as he comes home one night with a stab wound like you do.
To be fair, this is set up for the other books in the Maiden Lane series. Because intense it is. Both the hero and heroine are really conflicted in this book.
Temperance thinks she a bad, bad person. And they both want to have lots and lots of sex with each other. At one point Lazarus takes Temperance to a brothel they were following a clue, really! I personally prefer that to euphemisms and purple prose. Lazarus discovers intercourse and intimacy are not synonymous.
Also serial killer. And Ghost of St. Giles vigilante. And river pirate. And bondage. Aside from a few ball scenes, this book takes place among the working class of London. Overall, Wicked Intentions really worked for me. Thief of Shadows Elizabeth Hoyt E-bok.
Duke of Midnight Elizabeth Hoyt E-bok. Rogue's Proposal Jennifer Haymore E-bok. Rake Suzanne Enoch E-bok. Lord of Darkness e-bok Number 5 in series av Elizabeth Hoyt. Ladda ned.
Spara som favorit. There's a scene where the heroine demands that her feelings about her dead lover be treated in the same manner as the feelings of her husband for his dead first wife! I almost smashed my e-reader against the wall while screaming, 'oi, Lizzie Hoyt, wrong century,love! Well she may not care about creating a believable background and keep writing as if the only difference between the present and the past is fashion and coiffure, but I do and demand that a writer of historical romances fulfil at least one of her obligations, to create a historically believable atmosphere not infodump, let us be clear.
This book felt like the writer too got bored with her dull story and dull heroine and hero and therefore cared not for minimal verisimilitude. The story drags on like a routine check written on automatic pilot without any real effort or care put into it. It reads like a prolonged dial tone. It should be said that Hoyt is never good at creating a historical background she is one of the worst offenders in HR and her contemporary voice is deafening that you are taken out of the story with alarming frequency, but at least in the past she could furnish proof she could write love stories full of energy and passion, and that made one forget the contemporary American voice of her books.
So it is sad to see that she now pens and publishes trite, unconvincing and utterly boring romances such as this. View all 3 comments. Nope nope nope. The Maiden Lane series has gone on entirely far enough. There's a maddeningly huge set of characters now, I could not keep track of them all, nor could I remember which parts they had played in the past, nor remember their particular story.
I've read all the previous books, but my mind is occupied with other things and I cannot be fucked to remember all their back stories, thank you very much. There's also an annoying secondary storyline relegated to setting us up for the next boo Nope nope nope. There's also an annoying secondary storyline relegated to setting us up for the next book, and I am so not up for that right now.
Giles I swear half the men in the Ton must have been the Ghost of St.
Giles at one point or another now. Willing suspension of disbelief aside, the story would have been an excellent one if the characters behaved in a way more fitting to their situation. We have read Godric's story before in the previous books.
He has made an appearance in every single Maiden Lane book, and this is his and Meg's story. In the previous books, we have read about his suffering, his loyalty to his wife Clara and his unending faithfulness and love as she succumbs and finally dies of a long, debilitating, and painful illness. She is unable to have marital relations due to her pain, and Godric does not mind that in the least, professing that his love for her is so great that to have her in his life is nearly enough.
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For 9 years out of his decade long marriage to Clara, Godric has taken care of his ill wife, and his love for her last beyond her death. Until Meg comes back into his life well, that didn't last long. Meg is his second wife, to whom he is forced to marry.
She was pregnant, miscarried, and two years later is back in town to 1. What ticks me off about this book is that the main characters don't act reasonably.
Godric tells Meg that he can't have sex with her, and then a day later goes off and does it because she's so irresistible. Meg holds a complete asshole onto a pedestal, and both characters spend much of their sexytime alternately: I loathed Megs.
And Godric enabled her idiocy. He's a nice guy, but she needed to be locked in a convent for eternity. She was asking for death the entire book. Move over, Mickey.
I just got to know Godric, and then, you know, love him Who am I kidding, I couldn't choose I'd read like 5 books about these two. I loved Megs vitality, and the way she brought her husband back to life. I loved Godric's composure, his intensity, and his tenderness.
A wonderful, lovely, sweet journey into the relationship of these two. I wasn't annoyed by the disruption of seeing the prior couples, it enriched and advanced the story quite well. This is rarely the case for series romances for me.
Five books into her Maiden Lane series and Elizabeth Hoyt is still on top of her game! Godric St. John married Lady Margaret to help her out of a tough situation and it seemed to fit for him. Megs would live in the country away from him and he could continue with his nightly duties as the Ghost of St. This works well until Megs, and part of his family, descend upon him and turn his life upside down when Megs tells him he wants a child.
Having married and lost the great love of his life, Go Five books into her Maiden Lane series and Elizabeth Hoyt is still on top of her game! Having married and lost the great love of his life, Godric is not too keen of this plan but concedes to it with a bargain of his own. Megs being around causes new feelings to emerge, not just for himself but she also makes him confront his issues with his family.
Megs for her part, also lost the great love of her life and does not want to feel when she is with Godric but as his secrets are revealed, the true force of their relationship is tested.
I have been a huge fan of this series and I was not sure what to expect from this book but I should never have doubted. I loved it. Godric is strong, patient and sexy and I loved seeing his flaws come out and be played out and strengthened with the help of Megs. Megs is full of life and happiness and is determined to have a child with her husband, no matter the cost. I did get a bit frustrated with her during her first bedroom encounters with Godric as she had a hard time letting go of her past, yet she expected Godric to do that with his own past.
But Godric cleared up that matter quickly and I loved that! We again get a bit of a mystery in St.
Giles but it did not take away from the growing love between Godric and Megs, if anything it helped force the feelings front and center. The St. Giles storyline is a bit similar to the previous book but it did allow up to catch up with almost all the previous couples as a result no Mickey and Silence though.
Ms Hoyt expertly weaves in the characters for the next book, Duke of Midnight, and I already want that book now! The love scenes are passion filled and you could really see how they helped this couple find the love that they thought they would never have again. This is a passionate, lovely, emotional romance that is one of my favorite reads so far this year as if there really was any doubt. View all 15 comments.
Godric was devastated after the death of his wife Clara and Megs found herself on the brink of ruin when her lover and secret fiance was murdered, reportedly by the Ghost of St.
Giles and blackmailed into marrying Megs by her brother Griffin. When Lord of Darkness begins, Godric and Megs have been married for two years but have been living apart, when Megs decides that she wants two things, revenge for the death of her lover and a child.
She journeys to London to seduce the husband she barely knows and find her lover's killer who she believes is the Ghost of St.
What struck me as incredibly sweet and heartbreaking at the same time is how much Godric and Megs have in common. They've both tragically lost people they loved dearly and have closed themselves off to love, so it comes as a surprise when they find themselves attracted to one another.
Godric is a wonderful character. Solid, strong and unlike many men of that time and even now. Here he was, forced to marry a woman he didn't know, didn't love, who was mourning the death of her lover and pregnant with her lover's child. Yet, he didn't blame Megs for his situation, or treat her with anything other than respect and consideration. He never became angry at her when she mentioned her lover or the child she lost, he was sympathetic and kind.
He didn't hold her past over her as a means to control her either. Because he loved his first wife so much and it broke him when she died, he understood Megs' heartbreak. He had me in love with him within the first few chapters! Then there's Megs. She may be quite a bit younger than Godric but she isn't a silly, immature ninny that cares more about herself than others. She starts out wanting and needing a child but she immediately starts to see that her husband just might need something too.
She's a very giving, warm and accepting character who isn't perfect but both she and Godric try to make the best of their marriage and end up discovering that life is still worth living. She's lively and expressive but also courageous, daring and unusually calm in dangerous situations. There's still action and adventure in Lord of Darkness but it seems to take a back seat to the relationship between Godric and Megs, which makes the story work better than if it had been the reverse.
Godric and Megs need to move past their losses and build a new relationship with each other. Even as the plot for Lord of Darkness unfolds and Godric gets to know his wife better, author Elizabeth Hoyt begins to drop hints as to the personality and later, the identity of the third Ghost.
She excels at grasping and holding a readers' attention. Hoyt's books have never disappointed me, she beautifully creates characters that are unique in their appearance, neither overly beautiful nor extraordinarily plain. Her stories are so tightly connected that they seem like one long, exciting book, rather than separate stories in a series.
Lord of Darkness is a worthy successor of the wildly successful Thief of Shadows. Lord of Darkness makes an exciting addition to the Maiden Lane series with it's stoic but lonely hero Godric and his affectionate but heartbroken wife, Megs. Lord of Darkness stands a really good chance of reaching the same level of success as Thief of Shadows. I am both terribly excited but saddened that after Lord of Darkness, comes the story of the last Ghost of St.
But then again, Elizabeth Hoyt is a master of surprises so who knows what will happen after the last Ghost finds his match? Add Lord of Darkness to your "Must Have" lists readers, it doesn't disappoint.
If you've never read Elizabeth Hoyt, then what are you waiting for? Grab the first book in the Maiden Lane series and get started! Giles in this rewarding and much loved series of Maiden Lane. Giles with a promise of frivolous, engaging and electrifying romance, harmonizing with espionage, adventure and fulfilling drama. John is now the Ghost of St. Giles, 4. Giles, protecting the innocent and traipsing one of the most notorious streets of London at the black of night.
But his habitual life rapidly turns upside down when his estranged young Lady wife, whom he never expected to meet again in such circumstances, invades him with a pistol in the middle of the night as a revengeful victim. Not only that, suddenly she also enters his household with her own set of resolution and her own set of entourage as a fond wife with plans of future.
Lady Margaret Reading, not knowing the real identity of the Ghost, believes that it has killed her beloved and intends to take revenge when right opportunity arrives.
When these two meet and discover each other, an astonishing passion evolves sweeping them both of their feet. But when anonymous secrets unveil, trust might be the toughest bargain to maintain in this brand-new beautiful but feeble relationship, for these two people, from two very different worlds and varying expectations.
I recommend it highly for well-written strong plotted historical romance lovers starring dashing heroes and exciting heroines and an entourage of enchanting third-party characters! Can definitely be read as a standalone. Also, readers can expect hints of delicious teases of possible future book leads, amidst the story.
View all 14 comments. There were lots of things about this book that I could complain about: Tell us about that, please, over and over and over and over - Wait, you want a baby and to kill your lover's killer? Stress and pressure and possible knife wounds and all that.
Please, tell us about that over and over a There were lots of things about this book that I could complain about: Please, tell us about that over and over and over and over. This book had many aspects which did not make sense and which were repetitive. And it had a lot of Ghost of St Giles because view spoiler [ the hero is the ghost hide spoiler ].
All this should have annoyed me. I guess to some extent, it did, because I sure as hell noticed. But, what can I say? I enjoyed myself anyway. In some ways, this was a far inferior book to 6 and 7 but just felt more fun.
I liked Megs optimistic character, particularly, when set against Godric's darkness. The sex was great. I will probably never re-read this book ok, maybe the sex scenes , but it was the very definition of a romp and it was engaging and enjoyable. Just be prepared for some plotting and characterisation daftness [not a word?
I don't care]. Oct 24, Wendy rated it really liked it Shelves: What I loved the most about this is the slow building romance between the main characters.
They both have lost people they love and are trying to fight through the grief they are feeling. I adored Godric St John and Margaret they had such a wonderful and believable connection. The secondary characters are also a bonus. This is a delicious read not to be missed! View all 12 comments. Too stupid to live characters going on about their merry ways They even managed to make Winter look selfish and incompetent. I will have to erase this book from my memory and think that Hoyt made a mistake and skipped the 5th book.
This was such a wonderful book about first love A beautiful story. Now I'm onto Duke of Midnight, and I'm already loving it as well. The Maiden Lane series is phenomenal! The idea of Godric St. What was I thinking?
[eBook] Lord of Darkness
This is the Godric, who watched his beloved wife die from a devastating illness for nine years. Godric, who had vowed to never love again. Godric, who was blackmailed into marrying Lady Margaret Reading who got pregnant, then her lover died because her brother knew Godric was the Ghost of St.
And to top things off — Megs believes the Ghost killed her lover, and she has vowed to kill him! How could the thought of the book not excite me?
If you follow this series, you know that Megs and Godric have been married for two years, but it is a marriage only on paper. The day they wed, Megs went to live in the country and has stayed put.
But now after two years, she wants a baby of her own. So she packs up Sarah, Aunt Elvina who is hard of hearing and has a pug named Her Grace which adds much amusement to the story and servants and surprises Godric at his house near St. The house is falling apart, as Godric has not cared for much since his wife died.
He is one of three Ghosts of St. Giles, men who dress up in a mask and crusade around at night keeping the streets safe.
These days, they are after lassie snatchers, men who kidnap poor children and work them in factories. Last book, Winter Makepeace retired as the Ghost, leaving Godric and one other. Not sure if I liked that or not. Both Godric and Megs are weighed down by ghosts.
When Megs first asks Godric to sleep with her so she can get pregnant, he is horrified of the prospect. But as he comes to know Megs and respect her, he realizes maybe he does need to move on with his life. Their physical relationship starts off quite rocky, but that made sense to me and I like how they progress.
This book has a bit of a somber tone to it, but at the same time, Elizabeth Hoyt can write just the cutest lines of scenes that make you smile through all the grief. As I read, I was surprised to find another book all about the Ghost of St.
Giles as the last book had the same premise and again surprised to find there will be a third book about the Ghost coming out next. The lassie snatcher plot felt a little recycled. Giles and this series.
They can be read as stand alones but I have enjoyed each one and recommend you read in order. This fifth one is about a practical agreement, between Godric St.
John and Lady Margaret Reading , that ultimately leads to sore feelings and attraction. The widower Godric St. John was more or less forced by Margaret's brother to marry her. She was young, unmarried and pregnant with a dead lover's baby. Godric, one of the three Ghosts of St. Giles was revealed 4 Stars - sweet and cute - a really good HR This was another enjoyable and entertaining book by Elizabeth Hoyt in the Mayden Lane series.
Giles was revealed and agreed to the settlement. Two years later, Margaret or Meg comes back to London and wants her husband to make her pregnant. Their marriage should finally be consumed.
Rumor whispering it was the Ghost of St.
It's about two sweet and lovely main characters who both mourn former loves and now getting a second chance. I felt for them and look forward to the final installment in the series. In conclusion; Lovingly, sweet, romantic - well written from the first to the last page. Ms Hoyt is one of my favorites when it comes to creating exciting and steamy - just enough and really sweet described - historical romances.
I had an inkling I was in trouble when a character was suppose to hiss her words, and instead they came out regular. Or worse, called out a hiss in a high-pitched falsetto instead, which you can hear in the sample of the audio recording.
Forget about when one is supposed to deliver a threat sotto voce.
I love English accents, but not ones that all sound like that, most especially the heroes and heroines. Irregardless, her voice of Sarah, Godric St. I don't have much heart to go on about her male voices. Odd, since the first Mrs. John was dreadfully ill for the last nine years of her life. Taylor the benefit of the doubt as to their having been written before her infirmity.
While I thought her readings of the Legend of Hellequin at the beginning of each chapter were quite nice, unfortunately, Ms. Taylor, as I would think, with all our modern technology, the director would note this and have her adjust accordingly. So, let me justify myself by saying I truly love this series; it ranks as one of my very favorites.
Maybe that is why I feel so disappointed. The fifth addition to the Maiden Lane series by Elizabeth Hoyt. John and sent off to the country to live. Sadly, she lost the baby and now two years later has decided it is time to return to London. She wants a child and to seek revenge on her lover's murderer, the Ghost of St. Unknown to her is that her husband is in fact the Ghost but he did not murder her lover.
Godric is shocked when his home is invaded by not only his wife but his sister and her aunt and a pug named Her Grace, not to mention numerous servants. I mistakenly skipped this book and went on to the next book in the series but it didn't hurt the story for me.I don't care]. Just be prepared for some plotting and characterisation daftness [not a word? Preview — Lord of Darkness by Elizabeth Hoyt. I loved Megs vitality, and the way she brought her husband back to life.
Now the autocratic Duke of Wakefield, he spends his days ruling Parliament.