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)
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.
So many books...so little time! :)
I have listened to one of Hoyt's other novels, and I'm just not overly impressed with her so far. It is worth a credit I woud say...it is an interesting murder mystery with a love story twisted in. I was just not overly impressed with the mystery...the love story was better.
After listening to the preview of the next book in this series...perhaps. I liked the character she continues with from this book.
I liked this narrator better in this story compared to one another Hoyt audio book I listened to. She does the different accents well, however sometimes it is hard to tell who is who.
I think I could see that...but I honestly have no idea who should play who. Perhaps Gemma Arterton could play Temperance and maybe Ben Barnes as Lazarus? That could be interesting!
Wish they would you would have found out who this mysterious ghost was...unless you find out later in the series.
Elizabeth Hoyt delivers an enjoyable story with intriguing characters and believable plots. While I sometimes found the hero to be annoying in his inability to withstand touch, the heroine and supporting characters made up for this. I look forward to the rest of these stories.
The element of intrigue - who is the Ghost of St. Giles, etc.,
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