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5.0 out of 5 stars 5 Stars. A regency Cracker with a twist.
The First Elizabeth Hoyt book I read was To Taste Temptation part of her Legend of the 4 Soldiers Series and fell in love with her writing style. She's a wonderful author and I urge anyone who has not read her books to give them a go they will not disappoint anyone who loves the genre.
This is the story Godric St John a Ghost of St Giles and his Wife Lady Margaret...
Published 19 months ago by H. Barnes

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3.0 out of 5 stars Definitely not the best of this excellent ceries
3.5 stars! I"ve read all this series and enjoyed them greatly - Ms Hoyt manages to avoid many of the usual historical romance clichés and norms, and her sex scenes have an earthy carnality that read well!

However, I really didn't take to Meg - she's decided she wants a baby so turns up expecting her husband-of-convenience to do the deed. She's never...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the wait!, 28 Mar 2013
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Very few series manage to maintain there standards as they continue and it requires a writer with skill and imagination so if you are Intending to start with book 5, you are going to miss out on the nuances that make this a ripping tail.not all the books are equally good but all of them are worth a read.
This is the story of Godric and Margaret and their love story begins a few years after they were forced to marry (book 2), They meet when she holds him at gunpoint convinced that he the notorious Ghost of St Giles murdered her lover, fiance and father of her child. The hero Godric’s wife had died after a longterm debilitating disease and Margaret’s true love and father of her unborn child had dies at the hands of the Ghost of ST Giles. Lady Margaret lost her unborn child and has decided that she wants to be a mother so returns to London with her Sister in-law Sarah to seduce her reluctant husband and seek revenge.
So starts a complex tale in which all is not as it seems and they each uncover aspects of themselves and each other. The story is full of danger and lies from all the players in this story, Godric has to save his wife, uncover the murderer, rescue the Lassiesbeing kidnapped from the thugs of St Giles, avoids the dragoons and get his wife pregnant. Throughout the book we regularly meet with both heroes and heroines and secondary characters from previous books in the series. Enjoy, I did.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent addition to the series, 26 Mar 2013
This review is from: Lord of Darkness (Maiden Lane) (Paperback)
A really enjoyable addtion to the series. There has been a steady build up to this romance and Elizabeth Hoyt has not dissapointed her fans. The romance between Ghost of St Giles, Godric St John's and Laydy Margaret Reading is complex and powerful. There are many twists and turns to their story,which keep the reader hooked. The sexual vibe between the two is captivating, as it the way that they face the dangers the at threaten them both. If you have'nt read this author then I would recommend that you start at the beginning of the Maiden Lane series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This series just keeps on getting better and better, 26 Mar 2013
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I really enjoyed this fifth instalment of the Maiden Lane series. Loved the two main characters. It kept me turning the pages but at the same time not wanting it to end to quickly. In my opinion Ms Hoyt's writings just keep getting better.
Can't wait for the next one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Still enjoying this fantastic series, 24 Mar 2013
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The story of St John is one that I have anticipated ever since the first book with Temperance. He cut such a tragic figure that you just didn't know how her could have a happy ending. What better than someone who has suffered a tragic loss to be partnered with him. Fantastic story and still leaves you with anticipation of the next book. Highly recommend this series
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable, 14 Mar 2013
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I really liked this book. The characters were likeable and the storyline was interesting. Will definately put it in my favourites and read it again.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully romantic storylines, 8 Mar 2013
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REVIEW: Lord of Darkness is the fifth storyline in Elizabeth Hoyt's Maiden Lane series and although I highly recommend reading in order, Lord of Darkness can be read as a stand alone without too much difficulty. The characters were first introduced in book one Wicked Intentions and their storyline has been building in each successive novel. The premise focuses on Lady Margaret Reading (who two years earlier) was forced into a marriage of convenience to Godric St. John when, her lover and father of her unborn child, was murdered by the Ghost of St. Giles. Fast-forward two years, Margaret lost her child within days of her wedding to Godric and has not seen the man in the ensuing years. But the time has come when Margaret wants a child and the only man available is her forgotten husband who sits alone pining for his long dead first wife.

There are several secondary characters throughout the storyline and many had been introduced in previous books. But Elizabeth brings together several additional members from both sides of the family as well as friends and neighbors with stories yet to be told. The secretive Ghost of St. Giles plays a prominent role throughout and it is Margaret's amazing acceptance of his true identity that leads her to believe that she has been mistaken about her husband's intentions all along.

Again, throughout the building of their relationship, Margaret and Godric must overcome the ghosts from each of their pasts. Margaret has for so long kept her deceased lover on a pedestal that no man could possibly do any better and the memory Godric's long suffering dead wife has forced the man into a secret life in the dark streets saving women and children from unseen evil. As the relationship between Margaret and Godric builds, so too does the danger for Godric as he forces himself to discover the truth behind the murder of Margaret's first love and in doing so, hopes to open Margaret's heart to the possibility that there is more to their relationship than a marriage of convenience.

I had a couple issues of spelling and context in the novel. At one point, names are interchanged and in doing so, Margaret is married to her brother ;) These are issues of editing and proof reading that should have been caught.

Overall, Lord of Darkness is a sweet, wonderful romantic storyline where you know the two lead characters are right for each other. When the ghosts from the past keep Margaret and Godric from opening their hearts and their minds to the possibility that love can be found a second time around the sexual tension between the couple is both welcome and acknowledged. There was never any doubt that Margaret and Godric were meant to fall in love.

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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant, 3 Mar 2013
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Nik (Solihull, England) - See all my reviews
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I've loved this series but the thing that has really impressed me is that every book has been great and this was was no exception. Many series do tend to have few books not quite up to the mark. The characters in this book are great, Megs and Godric are so good together. Can't wait for the next book and love that the scene is set for the next book in this one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 30 Aug 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!, 17 July 2014
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Lovely book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lord of darkness, 18 May 2013
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Fabulous book and there are more to follow in the series do not miss out start from book one and read them all Elizabeth Hoyt is a fantastic artist do not miss out read them on kindle or in book form
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