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Thief of Shadows: Maiden Lane, Book 4 | [Elizabeth Hoyt]

Thief of Shadows: Maiden Lane, Book 4

Winter Makepeace lives a double life. By day he's the stoic headmaster of a home for foundling children. But the night brings out a darker side of Winter. As the moon rises, so does the Ghost of St. Giles-protector, judge, fugitive. When the Ghost, beaten and wounded, is rescued by a beautiful aristocrat, Winter has no idea that his two worlds are about to collide. Lady Isabel Beckinhall enjoys nothing more than a challenge. Yet when she's asked to tutor the Home's dour manager in the ways of society, Isabel can't help wondering why his eyes seem so familiar - and his lips so tempting.
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Publisher's Summary

A MASKED MAN . . .

Winter Makepeace lives a double life. By day he's the stoic headmaster of a home for foundling children. But the night brings out a darker side of Winter. As the moon rises, so does the Ghost of St. Giles - protector, judge, fugitive. When the Ghost, beaten and wounded, is rescued by a beautiful aristocrat, Winter has no idea that his two worlds are about to collide.

A DANGEROUS WOMAN . . .

Lady Isabel Beckinhall enjoys nothing more than a challenge. Yet when she's asked to tutor the Home's dour manager in the ways of society - flirtation, double-entendres, and scandalous liaisons - Isabel can't help wondering why his eyes seem so familiar - and his lips so tempting.

A PASSION NEITHER COULD DENY

During the day Isabel and Winter engage in a battle of wills. At night their passions are revealed . . . But when little girls start disappearing from St. Giles, Winter must avenge them. For that he might have to sacrifice everything-the Home, Isabel . . . and his life.

©2012 Elizabeth Hoyt (P)2012 Hachette Audio

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    Sidonie 06-29-12
    Sidonie 06-29-12 Member Since 2009

    Graduated college, got a job, got married, traveled, had children. Breathing air and growing hair.

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    "Two thumbs way up."

    Love this series and Elizabeth Hoyt never disappoints not like some authors. I truly enjoyed the pairing of the monkish Winter and the experienced widow Isabelle. The Maiden Lane series is just so great. This book has it all a great story, hot romance, an excellent cast of characters, humor drama and mystery. Ashford McNabb is beyond awesome. Her timing, male and female voices, accents and talent land her in the creme de la creme of narrators. Highly recommend this book, narrator and author.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Jamie 06-27-12
    Jamie 06-27-12 Member Since 2011
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    "I loved the story!!!"

    I loved this story, it truly gave me a glimpse of the man behind the mask....Winter is my second favorite character and I am thrilled for the sneak peek into book number 5....

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Canada 07-12-12
    Amazon Customer Canada 07-12-12 Member Since 2011

    Never judge a book by its movie

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    "EXCELLENT"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    OH Yes, it was a great story,it works as a stand alone, however you would get an in depth view if you have read the 1st 3 books.

    This is Winter Makepeace's story, he was an amazing character, with a fascinating past, which is revealed with perfect pacing between action and passion.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love Winter and Isabelle's characters, they were perfect together. I actually LOVED her maid, she was a little nutty & obsessed with Isabelle's clothing.( she's really cute)


    What does Ashford MacNab bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She is one of my favourite narrarators, I could not imagine anyone else reading this series.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Introduce yourself to the Man behind the Mask.


    Any additional comments?

    Worth the credit! Enjoy!!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 02-24-13
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 02-24-13 Member Since 2010

    bookworm

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    "YOU JUST CAN'T GO WRONG WITH AN E.H LISTEN"

    The positive reviewers before me have pretty much summed this book up so all I can add are words, words like:-

    Humorous, thrilling, exciting, sexy, passionate, addictive listening, likeable characters, interesting plot with desire, mayhem and danger.

    Desperately looking forward to book 5 Lord of Darkness which I've already pre-ordered..... and long may they continue.

    Worth a credit? If you're a historical/romance lover then it's just got to be a Yes to this one and you won't be disappointed if you spend your credits on the whole series.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    shopper from Playa del Rey 07-16-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Elizabeth Hoyt?"

    I remember reading EH's books as a woman in my 20's. They all hinted at desire and passion, but were cloaked in innuendoes. Not this series. I was so excited to see this last installment of the series! The first 4 books had all the intrigue and passion I love in a good historical romance novel. This book had an interesting twist, in that it is the man who is the "innocent". The characters are very interesting, and the mystery surrounding the missing children is slowly built in a manner that had me sitting on the edge of my seat with anticipation of what would happen next. Reading the first books in the series is not a must, but does give a lot of insight into the male protaganist's persona. And the chapter beginnings telling tales of "The Ghost of St. Giles" is a stroke of real genius. If you like historical romances with lots of mystery, intrigue and hot, hot, hot desire, I cannot recommend this series enough.

    Also, Ms. McNab, while not quite in Ann Floxniks league, does a very good portrayal of the different voices of the characters.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Luv2Read 07-02-12
    Luv2Read 07-02-12
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    "Loved It!"
    What did you love best about Thief of Shadows?

    I loved everything, the story is fantastic and keeps you reading - I couldn't stop, pretty much read it through in one sitting. I love this series, it has been really fun, and I can't wait for the next book to come out. The ending was a bit of a surprise, I thought this would be the end of the series when it was revealed that Winter is the Ghost - but the end is nice and gives a twist that wasn't expected.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait for the next book to see where the Ghost takes us next!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    J-9 Cary, NC, United States 07-05-12
    J-9 Cary, NC, United States 07-05-12
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    "MY, MY, MY!!!! STEAMING HOT!"
    Would you listen to Thief of Shadows again? Why?

    Absolutely! I couldn't hardly weight for Winter's story and I wasn't disappointed. Elizabeth Hoyt delivers!!! Winter and Isabel have a great story and there's plenty of lust, sex and finally love. Hot, hot, hot!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Winter because he struggles to define himself as both a man with carnal desires and the Ghost of St. Giles. He is so honest and cares so deeply and honestly that you have to fall in love with him.


    Have you listened to any of Ashford MacNab’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes and I think she does a good job. At times I think she reads in a monotone, but I'm so used to her as the characters for the Maiden Lane Series that it doesn't bother me. I would definitely listen to other books narrated by Ms. MacNab.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely. This book keeps you engaged and holds your attention even through the last word spoken.


    Any additional comments?

    What a cliff hanger! My only regret is that I started this series before the whole series was complete. Now I have to wait several months between each release. This book ends on the best cliff hanger with a startling revelation of the Ghost of St. Giles, so I can't hardly wait for the next book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kaye 08-24-14
    Kaye 08-24-14 Member Since 2005
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    "Epilogue was the best part"

    Read from January 11 to 25, 2013

    The epilogue was more intriguing than most of the rest of this book. Unfortunately, the scenes between Isabelle and Winter dragged this book down instead of elevating it. So much potential for this to be a great action-adventure romance, but Hoyt didn't/couldn't take it there. The romance was blah. Subplot w/Viscount D'arque underdeveloped. Still an enjoyable series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    lgreader Massachusetts 08-21-14
    lgreader Massachusetts 08-21-14
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    "Not one of her best."
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    I am a fan of Ms. Holt, but this story was just too far fetched for my liking.

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    Elizabeth 12-05-13
    Elizabeth 12-05-13 Member Since 2012

    I love Epic Fantasy....have become a Historical Romance fan because I am a sucker for a good Happily Ever After. Good characters are a must

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    "Sexy with a Twist & Oh So Amazing!"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Isabel was great. But I loved that we got to know Joseph TinBox better.


    What does Ashford MacNab bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She brings the book alive. It's a movie in my mind thanks to Ashford. She is brilliant!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes yes yes! I was so intrigued with every aspect of the story...not just the romance...it was a great thrilling plot.


    Any additional comments?

    Winter is awesome. I was so happy we got to see him come out of his shell. It was such a twist for the guy to be the innocent and the woman is taking control. I loved the dialogue and chemistry between Winter and Isabel. I was not convinced of all the details of the ending...but loved it all anyway. A great HEA.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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