Sunday, March 10, 2013

Lord of Darkness (Maiden Lane #5) by Elizabeth Hoyt


He lives in the shadows. As the mysterious masked avenger known as the Ghost of St. Giles, Godric St. John's only goal is to protect the innocent of London. Until the night he confronts a fearless young lady pointing a pistol at his head-and realizes she is his wife . . .


Lady Margaret Reading has vowed to kill the Ghost of St. Giles-the man who murdered her one true love. Returning to London, and to the man she hasn't seen since their wedding day, Margaret does not recognize the man behind the mask. Fierce, commanding, and dangerous, the notorious Ghost of St. Giles is everything she feared he would be-and so much more . . .


When passion flares, these two intimate strangers can't keep from revealing more of themselves than they had ever planned. But when Margaret learns the truth-that the Ghost is her husband-the game is up and the players must surrender . . . to the temptation that could destroy them both.

5/5 stars

How have I never read a book by Ms. Hoyt before is beyond me. I simply loved this book. The characters were great and plot was very entertaining. The way Megs and Godric go from married strangers to a true loving married couple was a very emotional journey for both of them and I'm glad I was along for their second chance to find love. With both of them having former loves the push and pull of their relationship was a great way to reintroduce them to each other after being separated for two years. Add in the mystery of the Ghost of St. Giles and this was just a perfect example of what the historical romance genre is all about.

I read this book without having read the previous books in the series and didn't feel as if I missed out on too much, though reading in order would help in the introduction of certain key characters in this book. I will be going back and reading the series from the beginning including this one again. Recommend to lovers of the historical romance genre.

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