ARC Review: Lord of Darkness by Elizabeth Hoyt

Posted February 27, 2013 by Annie in Reviews / 6 Comments

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ARC Review: Lord of Darkness by Elizabeth Hoyt
Lord of Darkness
by Elizabeth Hoyt

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: February 26, 2013
Series: Maiden Lane #5
Published by Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 360
Format: ARC
 

 

What’s great about this book in particular is  the way Godric and Margaret go from strangers who just happen to be married to becoming a real couple in love. ~ Under the Covers

In book five of the Maiden Lane series, Elizabeth Hoyt brings forth another masked man who rules the night. This time, his name is Godric St. John.

As an older man who is comfortable with being alone, he finds it odd when his wife, Lady Margaret Reading finally decides to develop a relationship with him. They have been married to each other for two years already, yet Godric and Margaret have never consummated their marriage. After all this time, Margaret finally wants a baby and will do anything to gain her precious one…even if it means going to Godric to ask for a child.

However, matters become more complicated when Margaret and Godric are living in the past. Godric has lost his one true love and despite the years that have passed, time has not lessen the ache in his chest. Similarly, Margaret’s first love was murdered, leaving her with his unborn child and the reason why Godric and Margaret are together now, to save her reputation. The death of her first love AND the miscarriage dampened Margaret’s spirits, but she doesn’t allow that to stop her now.

Lady Margaret Reading is badass. In the opening scene, Margaret has a pistol pointed at Godric’s head. Little does she know that the Ghost of St. Giles is actually her husband! In another scene, Margaret stabs Godric in the back, again thinking he is the masked man who roams the night and the same man who killed her first lover.

LORD OF DARKNESS is definitely reminiscent of THIEF OF SHADOWS. A lot of the same elements are there, but what’s great about this book in particular is the way Godric and Margaret go from strangers who just happen to be married to becoming a real couple in love. I found that I really enjoyed both characters and paired with the missing lassies storyline, I was hooked!

I must say, I am in love with the Ghost of St. Giles theme going on in the last two books. It is a great and natural opportunity to bring action into the stories without being too heavy on the drama. And also, who can resist a hero like that? Instant panty remover!

DUKE OF MIDNIGHT is the next book and it features Maximus Batten, Duke of Wakefield and the brother of Hero. I’m already on the edge waiting for this book!

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About Elizabeth Hoyt

Elizabeth Hoyt is the New York Times bestselling author of over seventeen lush historical romances including the Maiden Lane series. Publishers Weekly has called her writing "mesmerizing." She also pens deliciously fun contemporary romances under the name Julia Harper. Elizabeth lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with three untrained dogs, a garden in constant need of weeding, and the long-suffering Mr. Hoyt.

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Thanks for the review!

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Thanks for checking it out!

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Awesome review! I like the cover of this book. It also sounds like a great read. Thanks
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Thanks Lori!

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Great review and the book looks fabulous!

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Thanks for the review. I’ve not read this series. The book sounds very intriguing.