From the New York Times best-selling author of To Desire a Devil comes this thrilling tale of danger, desire, and dark passions.
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....
©2010 Elizabeth Hoyt (P)2010 Hachette
"Bestseller Hoyt brings steamy sensuality...in this engaging series launch.... enhanced by earthy, richly detailed characterizations and deft historical touches." (Publishers Weekly)
I am a lover of books. I enjoy losing myself in a fabulous romance and great story plot.
Wicked Intentions will be an audiobook I listen to, definitely more than once. It was a fabulous start to the Maiden Lane series. We are introduced to some of the main characters in the following books in the series and they are all very interesting. The love story of Temperance Dews and Lord Caire was very well written. Their story has a balance of mystery, intrigue and the feeling of completeness in finding a compatible match in love. And, of course a steamy, unbridled romance!
I suppose I loved the ending. I like how two complex characters, that have layers of depth to their psychological make-up, background and inter-struggles harmoniously come together to find a measure of healing in each others arms. Both Temperance and Lord Caire complete each other in a profound way as they seem to understand what each person needs in the relationship. Although they would be an unlikely couple by societal measures, at the base of their beings, they are made for one another and fulfill each other's deepest needs.
Ashford MacNab is so talented. She always does a superb job. Both her male and female voices are so well executed and enjoyable to the listener.
Yes, I loved it! There are parts that make you cringe and others parts that are exuberant and perfect.
Elizabeth Hoyt is definitely one of my favorite authors of this period. She unveils multi-dimensional and compelling aspects of society as well as the characters impacted by the culture, during this historical era. She's pretty brilliant and always draws you in as a reader/listener.
This is the first book in the Maiden Lane series. It has reasonably good period detail, a romance, and a mystery. I like the entire Maiden Lane series because it deals with more than aristocratic routs and drawing rooms. This is not Austen - no comedy of manners here - so be prepared for the darker side of life and graphic sex scenes.
Elizabeth Hoyt keeps getting better and better. All three, in this series, were great stories. Hard to put down once you get into them. Ashford MacNab did a great job.
This was worth the read. It also made me think about doing more with my life. Kind of inspirational even though the characters were fictional I know there are really people out there that give their lives to those less fortunate than themselves. Good read overall.
I thought narrator’s voice was too soft and weak for the character of the hero. The story was solid. I'd recommend this to a friend.
This plot had some interesting twists that kept me listening. The love scenes are very explicit so be prepared for that. I especially liked the fact that the book describes parts of society at that time that historical romance doesn't always go into. For that reason I liked this strong female character and her convictions. Will definitely listen to the next in this series.
Mostly a smutty book disguised as historical fiction. Really an odd mixture with many unpleasant characters.
Not embarrassed enough.
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book, It has a non-stop story introducing plenty of interesting characters, with lots of mystery, sex, a murderer, and a valiant sword fighting ghost. The two main characters have personal hangups in dealing with feelings of love, and learn from each other. This installment wraps up their story, but leaves many unanswered questions with other characters, and that ghost is really intriguing. Well, worth the listen and I'm on to the next installment.
Anyone that likes historical romance and a narrarator with a heavy accent will enjoy this audio copy.
Very difficult for me to listen to someone with a heavy accent reading to me.
I don't know
I am very dissapointed that I used one of my credits for this book.
Not really, I have read the print version and very much enjoyed it. The reader was decent but didn't do a lot to enhance the narration. She had a limited voice range and her speech could be a little sluggish at times.
The bedroom scene in which Lord Caire accuses Temperance of using him made me feel a lot of sympathy for a man very isolated and self-deprecating. Poor Caire doesn't see how appealing and emotional he is because he is hiding it under the facade of a sexual predator.
Don't read it if you aren't willing to get pulled into the series because there are several sub-plots that leave you waiting for more.
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