Wednesday, May 22, 2013

"Lord of Darkness" by Elizabeth Hoyt


SERIES: Maiden Lane #5
GENRE: Historical Romance
SOURCE: Publisher
LINKS: Goodreads | Book Depository

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 realises is his wife... Lady Margaret Reading has vowed to kill the Ghost of St Giles—the man who murdered her only true love. Returning to London, and to the man she hasn't seen since their wedding day, Margaret does not recognise 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.


Godric and Margaret struggle to accept happiness in their marriage, they appear to reject just the idea to be a couple because of their dead true loves. They think they're betraying them and their memory in some way and so they keep (or at least try to) their feelings at distance from one another, even when certain bed arrangements are made... Boy, how the hot tension hits hard since then! Lots of sexual frustration, very teasing scenes and sex to dream of. Hoyt always succeeds in making us girls blush and grin all the way.

Perhaps some events went too quickly and I admit I might have found this instalment a bit less winning than the others, but I surely did love this book. I was fascinated by learning more about the origins of the Ghost of St Giles and, as usual, the background story and its characters intrigued me so much that I wish I could have the next instalment in my hands already!



  1. Wow Silvia I love the sound of this plot. While this wasn't your favorite the series has me intrigued. Do they work as standalone too?

  2. I'd personally suggest to start from book one because the "oohh, so the next couple is going to be..." or "What!? It might be that..." running on your mind are priceless during every read!! But yes, these instalments may work as stand-alone, too. As a matter of fact, I started this series from book three (the UK publisher surprised me with that and I couldn't resist the temptation!) and I didn't have any problem with following the plot and be amazed by both story and characters. Elizabeth Hoyt is just SO good! But then of course I found myself so into the Maiden Lane's world that I had to read the previous books as well... Now I devoured all the books in the series so far and I wish I could have the next instalment already!

  3. Thanks I love this author too. I think I will just dive into book one!

  4. Great! I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts about it, then! :)


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