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Wicked Intentions: Number 1 in series (Maiden Lane) by [Hoyt, Elizabeth]
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4.3 out of 5 stars 27 customer reviews
Book 1 of 11 in Maiden Lane (11 Book Series)

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Bestseller Hoyt brings steamy sensuality to the slums of early 18th century London in this engaging series launch. Readers will enjoy the unusual pairing of an aristocratic man and a poor but educated widow, enhanced by earthy, richly detailed charactisations and deft historical touches (PUBLISHERS WEEKLY)

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From the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Elizabeth Hoyt comes this thrilling historical romance of danger, desire, and dark passions.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 859 KB
  • Print Length: 396 pages
  • Publisher: Piatkus (2 Dec. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004CRT69I
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 27 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #78,920 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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As is often in this genre this novel is one of a series. The books are competently written and fulfil the expectations of the genre and I've enjoyed the ones I've read. I bought five of these books before I lost interest when the characters began to blur and I began to feel repetitiveness creeping in.
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I have read a number of Elizabeth Hoyt's books before and particularly like her "Legend of the Four Soldiers" series, in my opinion Wicked Intentions is just as good if not better than that series. The character's, unlike in many historical romances are not perfect they have fault and problems, which together they over-come. The book is set in St. Giles one of london's slum, it centres around the characters of Temperance and Lord Caire , Temperance runs a home for orphans, set up by her dead father, Lord Caire asks her for help in searching for the murderer of his dead mistress.
The book has many twists and turns and the reader is given an insight into the lives of Temperance's family and also the Ton which Lord Caire is a member. Hoyt's characters are fleshed out and by the end of the book I was really routing for the two main characters, you are also given a tantalising hint at the characters who I hope will have there own books.
I would highly recommend this book if you have liked any of her previous books or are a fan of Mary Balogh or Lisa Kleypas.
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I had a few reservations about the story, but on the whole enjoyed it very much. Maiden Lane is an address in the St. Giles district of London, not one of the best areas and known primarily as being the haunt of prostitutes, thieves and other persons of ill repute and ill intent. One large building there houses a foundling home which is run by Winter Makepeace and his older, widowed sister, Temperance, Mrs Dews.

St. Giles is not the sort of place a woman should be walking alone at night (unless she is plying her trade!) but the book opens with Temperance and her maidservant having gone out late to fetch a baby to the home, a baby who would otherwise be left on the streets to die. Or worse.

On their way back, they briefly encounter an incredibly striking, silver-haired man who appears to have been involved in some kind of altercation, but they do not stop to find out.

Later that night, with the baby safely desposited, and after being scolded for her recklessness by her brother, Temperance is startled to discover the same silver-haired man in her sitting room.

He is Lazarus, Lord Caire, a man with a less than savoury reputation when it comes to his sexual exploits, and who is known for having a heart of ice. To Temperance's surprise, the silver hair belies the fact that he is a man in his thirties, and a very attractive one at that.

Caire wants Temperance's help. He needs her knowledge of the St. Giles area and its people to help him to hunt down a murderer, and in return, he will introduce Temperance to members of the nobility to help her to find a wealthy patron for the home, which is in desperate financial straits.
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I have read several of Elizabeth Hoyt's novels and enjoyed them. But it is clear her publisher has asked her to sex up this new series. This is a story of redemption and the description of the way the two protagonists start to feel affection, then love, for one another was touchingly described. Both of them keep dark secrets though his is pretty widely known among the ton. Temperance - not aptly named as she is the very opposite in bed! - meets her devilish Lord whose sexual perversions send him into the bowels of St Giles where her Home for Foundling Children is run. (If only your ancestors had kept their tenament, it would be worth a fortune today in Covent Garden!) On top of the love story there is a detective one as well - who is disembowelling prostitutes? (No, not Jack, he worked in the East End.) When action flags there are many descriptions of their lovemaking. If you like really detailed descriptions of near-porno sex, this is the book for you. I would have rated it higher if the author had concentrated on the love instead of the sex.
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Infamous for his wild, sensual & unusual needs, Lazarus Huntington, Lord Caire, is searching for the savage killer of his mistress Marie Hume, in St. Giles, London's most notorious slum. Widowed Temperance Dews knows St. Giles like the back of her hand as she's spent a lifetime caring for its orphaned children at the foundling home her family established. However the patron of the home & recently died so Temperance & her brother Winter are on the verge of being evicted.
Caire makes a simple offer - in return for Temperance's help navigating the perilous alleys of St. Giles, he will introduce her to London's high society so that she can find a benefactor for the home. So the pair walk through St Giles looking for the killer who strikes again, they are also attacked but help is at hand when ‘The Ghost of St Giles’ aids them against a gang of attackers.
Lazarus can’t abide to be touched & claims he has no feelings but Temperance is the first woman not to want anything from him & she gradually worms her way into his affections. Temperance has a guilty secret, which she has carried since her husband Benjamin died, eventually Lazarus draws it from her but will it destroy their burgeoning romance?
A well-written story with well-rounded characters, the chemistry between Caire & Temperance sizzles. The pace of the story is good & keeps you turning the pages. This is the first in the series & of course the openings are there for more stories, the rest of the Makepeace siblings – Silence deserves her HEA & of course Lady Hero. There’s also the mystery of ‘the ghost’ to solve too
I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book
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