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Wicked Intentions: Number 1 in series (Maiden Lane) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.Read more ›
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
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