LORD OF DARKNESS – Elizabeth Hoyt
Maiden Lane Series, Book 5
A Perfect 10
Grand Central Publishing
streets in London are found in the St. Giles district. It is here that the love
of Lady Margaret St. John's life was murdered. Lady Margaret—known to friends
and family as Megs—directs her coachman there out of foolish sentiment, thus
putting herself, her sister-in-law Sarah St. John, and the servants in danger.
They put too much temptation in front of the locals, and are attacked by six
footpads. The intrepid Megs is no match for them, even with her guns handy. But,
lo! A masked stranger clothed like a harlequin appears and saves them. Instead
of thanking the man, Megs tries to shoot him! She recognizes him as the
notorious Ghost of St. Giles who she believes murdered her beloved Roger. She's
right about the Ghost part, but wrong about his being a murderer. In fact, he is
her husband, the man her brother arranged for her to marry two years ago when
she carried Roger's posthumous baby. Megs left for the country right after the
wedding, but she soon miscarried the poor infant. Now, however, she's over the
worst but longs for another chance at motherhood…hence her surprise arrival in
Godric St. John suffered his own loss years ago; the only thing
now that gives his life meaning is his work saving the innocents of London. On
the very night he is shot at by his wife, he saves two little girls from the
lassie snatchers, then hurries home to get into the house before them.
And—apart from a bit of background—this is only the first chapter. St.
John's frozen heart—and his badly rundown house—has no room for the wife he
didn't want, but he's in for a fight if he thinks she will go away. Is he the
immovable object in the face of her irresistible force?
LORD OF DARKNESS
will take readers on a wondrous ride to the last page. Megs and St. John are
just two of the wondrous characters who people its pages. Look for scintillating
dialogue, meaningful relationships, mysteries to solve, and villains to route,
all amid humor, suspense, and some very sensuous passages.
As the fifth
book in the series, many of the friends and relatives from previous books appear
here, and we get to know more of the origins of the Ghost of St. Giles, a true
knight…or knights. By the end of LORD OF DARKNESS, we'll know the identity of
two of the trio, but there will be a book six…and I can't wait.
enjoyed every one of the earlier books in the series: WICKED INTENTIONS,
NOTORIOUS PLEASURES, SCANDALOUS DESIRES, and THIEF OF SHADOWS, but this is the
one I'm awarding a rare Perfect 10. Why this one? It just hit every spot, pulled
all my heartstrings, and tickled my funny bone. It's just perfection
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