Lord of Darkness
By Elizabeth Hoyt
Release Date: February 26, 2013
Source: PublisherWhen Strangers In The Night
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.
Desire Is The Ultimate Danger
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.
Megs Reading lost the love of her life two years ago; her fiancé was killed by the Ghost of St. Giles, leaving her pregnant and all alone. As an effort to save her reputation, her older brother organized the marriage between her and Godric St. John. For the first two years of their marriage, after Megs miscarries and loses the only connection to her dead love, Megs and Godric lived completely separate lives. One day, though, Megs shows up on Godric's doorstep, determined to have a baby with her husband. Little does she know the man she's been married to for the past two years is the very man she has vowed to kill- the Ghost of St. Giles.
Oh boy is this a good one. I was so excited when I found out that this was about Megs and Godric, who we got to meet in Thief of Shadows. What made this one even better, though, was the fact that they had been married for two years yet barley even knew each other. That's a passionate romance just waiting to form! With Megs' hard headedness, paired with Godric's stubborn personality, you know you've got a couple that is meant to be. And when Megs decides she wants a baby with Godric while he is off galavanting in the night as the Ghost, things become even more heated and dangerous
Megs and Godric are absolute perfect focuses for this book. Both of them have loved and lost, and are not sure if they can really ever love again. Opening up to each other while Godric keeps such a huge secret from Megs proves to be a difficult task, but it's a story you can't help but be sucked into. Not only is there the romance, but the child snatchers are back, brining the mystery and action I loved from the previous book back with it.
I honestly cannot get over how amazing this series is. Elizabeth Hoyt sure knows how to create a story that pulls on your heart strings and leave you begging for more. If you want a strong romantic, mysterious, and action packed novel, you definitely need to pick the Maiden Lane series up. I know this one hasn't even been released yet, but I'm already looking forward to the next book in the series. Yet another Ghost of St. Giles is in town, just waiting to fall into the path of the perfect, hard-headed girl willing to do everything to tame the infamous, handsome stranger of the night.