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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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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.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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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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  • CAROLYN
  • Newark, New Jersey, United States
  • 02-24-13

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.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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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.<br/><br/>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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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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  • Dalia
  • Kuwait, Kuwait
  • 11-30-12

LOVE LOVE that series

No words would give this series and this book justice! LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!
Just trust me and buy it :)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • J-9
  • Cary, NC, United States
  • 07-05-12

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.

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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 3 people found this review helpful

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Excellent book and narrator.

I really liked Winter's story. I liked that it was not the normal Lord marries a Lady. I also love the interjected humour! I really liked the ending which wasn't quite what I was expecting.

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Best in the Maiden Lane series

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I adore the Duke of Sin so it's hard for me to admit, but this is THE BEST in the series. I eagerly wait for the intimate scenes which she normally introduces about 3 hours in, but this time I was perfectly content waiting OVER 5 HOURS until anything sexy happens. The story was so sweetly arranged I didn't care. Riveting action, fresh new plot-line. 1 Question... How in the world did the Ghost manage to bring all the starving weakened lassies to his home? Did all 6-12 rescued girls walk single file in a line through the streets of St. Giles?? Or did he carry them 2 at a time over the roof tops making multiple trips? Ridiculous. I wish Lady Beckonhall could have witnessed her man in fighting action MORE though. Write another book for this couple please!!!