October 6, 2010

Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt

Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt is a historical romance that is perfect for a cold winter day. The book is full of detailed and engaging characters, clever dialog, and much more to keep your attention.

Book Description
“From the New York Times bestselling author of To Desire a Devil comes this thrilling tale of danger, desire, and dark passions.


Infamous for his wild, sensual needs, Lazarus Huntington, Lord Caire, is searching for a savage killer in St. Giles, London's most notorious slum. Widowed Temperance Dews knows St. Giles like the back of her hand-she's spent a lifetime caring for its inhabitants at the foundling home her family established. Now that home is at risk . . .


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. But Temperance may not be the innocent she seems, and what begins as cold calculation soon falls prey to a passion that neither can control-one that may well destroy them both.


- Wicked Intentions – Read an excerpt.

My Thoughts
Wicked Intentions is the first in a series of books called the Maiden Lane series. This was the first book I’ve read by Elizabeth Hoyt, and also my first “historical romance.” It wasn’t quite what I expected, but not in a bad way.

The story takes place in 18th century London, and has gripping characters that involve you as a reader. Generally though, the story revolves around Temperance and Lazarus, and their search for the killer, and figuring out Temperance’s secret past. There are many characters though, and many lack focus.

I didn’t quite understand all of the issues some of the characters have, such as Lazarus’ inability to let others touch him, sometimes. Seemed a bit out of place, but maybe we’ll discover more about that in future books.

Overall, it is an engaging enough story to keep the reader actively reading it. I do recommend it for those that like the romance genre. Hopefully the future books in the series will answer some of the questions from this book and tie up other loose ends.

Thank you to the publisher of Wicked Intentions, Grand Central Publishing, part of the Hachette Book Group, for providing me with a copy for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think I will check out this book as I love historical romances.