Thief of Shadows

E Books Thief of Shadows Warning Be prepared When you start this incredible book you will not

E-Books Thief of Shadows Warning: Be prepared – When you start this incredible book, you will not want to stop until the end!“Promise me this: that you’ll show me only your true face, no matter how ugly you might think it. That’s our true intimacy, not sex, but the ability to be ourselves when we are together.” From the very first pages, I was held tightly in the grip of this remarkable story. There’s no wading in here to get to the goodies as once again Hoyt works her magic and gives us another winner! This is an unforgettable, passionate romance that ignites the pages with sizzling sensuality, tenderness, and a mystery that I was dying to have solved! And as always, the characters are so real it’s as if you know them personally and the stimulating dialog is amazing! I loved every minute of it!Winter Makepeace is unlike any hero I’ve read before. There is a uniqueness about him that completely stole my heart. Who would have thought this mild-mannered and somewhat dour headmaster of the children’s foundling home would end up being one of my all-time favorites?! One of his most endearing qualities is the depth of feeling he has for the children living in the desolate slums that surround him. He is totally committed to provide for, protect and defend them. In keeping with his vow, he has erected a shell in order to protect himself from his own desires and needs. Keeping his emotions completely contained makes him appear to be stiff and unapproachable. But Isabel knows better and I completely agree with her assessment that“there was a volcano somewhere under that granite shell. And if it ever blew, she wanted to be there to witness the explosion.” And what a magnificent explosion it was! Riveting in its sensuality, powerful in its sexual draw, heart wrenching as it pulled you into the tenderness of emotion, sweltering in the burning heat of a need that could no longer be denied. His utter seductiveness is palpable!By day he goes about the business of running this orphanage efficiently, but at night, dressed in disguise and known as the Ghost of St. Giles, he roams the streets of peril seeking justice for those who have no voice. The beast that he keeps locked inside is released. And I very much liked this side of Winter!There is a hideous crime being committed against the poor, innocent children of St. Giles. Time is running out and he is desperate. He will risk everything and will not stop until these children are freed and the perpetrators are apprehended! There are so many aspects to Winter’s character and as I came to know him better, I was completely drawn as a moth is to a flame! In addition to a strong, beautiful athletic male body this sexy as sin man is also compassionate, caring, intelligent, and totally devoted to his vow. At first, I couldn’t understand his self-sacrifice. But soon it becomes completely clear.… “I live and work in the bleakest part of London, my lady. Here people beg steal, and prostitute themselves, trying to obtain the most basic human needs: food, water, shelter, and clothing. They have no time to lift their heads up from their toil, no time to live as human beings, graced with God’s gifts of laughter and love....That is what St. Giles is. That is what I live in.” ...I want them to care just as much about a poor child as they do a gentleman. I want them to make sure every child is fed and clothed and housed. I want them to see that London cannot continue this way with people dying in the gutter.” There is no doubt the depth of his convictions concerning these children. Their plight pulled on my heartstrings and Winter is a magnificent hero. But when he sets his intense sensual desires on Isabel, I thought the pages would burn! This book has some of the best love scenes I’ve read! Not only are they deliciously hot, but the emotion is incredible!Lady Isabel Beckinhall is a heroine I adored! She’s thirty two years old, a widow, and member of the Ladies’ Syndicate for the Benefit of the Home for Unfortunate Infants and Foundling Children. This smart, somewhat bold Baroness presents a believable front to her aristocratic peers. Yet, underneath the smiles and witty charm lies a pain that torments her happiness and prevents the kind of future she desires. Without thought of danger, she rescues the Ghost of St. Giles as he lay injured in the streets. As she tends his wounds, she allows him to keep his identity secret by leaving his mask untouched. But there are sparks here and a strong sexual pull as the remaining parts of his body are uncovered....Isabel glanced up for a moment and froze. His chest was delineated with lean muscles, his nipples brown against his pale skin, with black curling hair spreading between. His belly was hard and ridged, his navel entirely obscured by that same black, curling hair. She blinked. She had seen a man-men, actually- naked, true, but Edmund had been in his sixth decade when he’d died and had certainly never looked like this. And as she continues to undress him to tend to those wounds...Isabel swallowed and untied the garment, a little surprised by the tremble of her fingers, and drew them down his legs. His genitals were revealed, his cock thick and long, even at rest, his bollocks heavy. “Well,” Mrs. Butterman said, “he certainly seems healthy enough there.”Isabel and Winter are forced to spend time together as his position at the orphanage is challenged. He has agreed to be tutored in the ways of society by the lovely Isabel. As each day progresses and she comes to know this remarkable man she finds herself feeling way too much and wanting things she thought she could never have. He makes her feel alive and the sexual tension between them is combustible! She is determined not to give her heart away and besides, there is something about Winter that reminds her of the Ghost. She begins to wonder if he could be the secret avenger. Winter tries to stay aloof, not wanting his secrets revealed and knowing there is no place for love in his life. He’s never had a problem before keeping his desires under control. But with Isabel, the need is too great and he soon knows he is fighting a losing battle. As he uncovers the real Isabel he realizes his life can never be the same. His self-control has always been strong, but now she has released the beast in him, and “it adored her.”There is so much more to this story but I don’t want to give anything away. It is full of surprises and is one of the best I’ve read. If you like a romance that not only gives you scorching hot love scenes but a truly beautiful and tender love story, then this book is for you. “Wear your social mask at your balls and parties and when you visit your friends out there, but when we are alone, just the two of us in here, promise me this: that you’ll show me only your true face, no matter how ugly you might think it. That’s our true intimacy, not sex, but the ability to be ourselves when we are together.”What more could you ask from someone you love, that they know you... they get you, warts and all, and still love everything about you!Ms. Hoyt gives us a powerful, riveting and poignant love story while touching on the horrors of poverty. The story is captivating and will keep you invested until the very last page. The characters are compelling and the dialog is perfect! I loved every minute and as happy as I was to see this deserving couple get their HEA, I hated for it to end. The epilogue leaves us anxiously waiting for the next installment, Duke of Midnight! And as always, I loved the fairy-tale that is given in stages at the beginning of each chapter.Thief of Shadows by Elizabeth HoytBook # 4 in the Maiden Lane SeriesRead: 6/9/2012Heat Factor: 5/5 - Sizzling Sensuality; Hot smexy Love ScenesMy Rating: 5/5My thanks to Netgalley and Grand Central Publishing for providing me with a copy of this eBook in exchange for an honest review.. Thief of Shadows is a Books A MASKED MAN Winter Makepeace lives a double life By day he s the stoic headmaster of a home for foundling children But the night brings out a darker side of Winter As the moon rises, so does the Ghost of St Giles protector, judge, fugitive When the Ghost, beaten and wounded, is rescued by a beautiful aristocrat, Winter has no idea that his two worlds are aboutA MASKED MAN Winter Makepeace lives a double life By day he s the stoic headmaster of a home for foundling children But the night brings out a darker side of Winter As the moon rises, so does the Ghost of St Giles protector, judge, fugitive When the Ghost, beaten and wounded, is rescued by a beautiful aristocrat, Winter has no idea that his two worlds are about to collide.A DANGEROUS WOMAN .Lady Isabel Beckinhall enjoys nothing than a challenge Yet when she s asked to tutor the Home s dour manager in the ways of society flirtation, double entendres, and scandalous liaisons Isabel can t help wondering why his eyes seem so familiar and his lips so tempting.A PASSION NEITHER COULD DENYDuring the day Isabel and Winter engage in a battle of wills At night their passions are revealed But when little girls start disappearing from St Giles, Winter must avenge them For that he might have to sacrifice everything the Home, Isabel and his life.. Elizabeth Hoyt is a New York Times bestselling author of historical romance She also writes deliciously fun contemporary romance under the name Julia Harper Elizabeth lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with three untrained dogs and one long suffering husband.. Bestseller Kindle Thief of Shadows Excuse me for just a moment...One of my all-time favorite romances. THIS is why I refuse to give up on romances. THIS. Lady Isabel Beckinhall is two and thirty. She is a high-born widow and has had several lovers. She knows how to play the game of "polite society," is confident, funny, independent.Winter Makepeace is six and twenty. The son of a brewer, he manages a home for orphans. He has dedicated his life to championing the weak and helpless. By night he is a sort of 18th century superhero: The Ghost of St. Giles. Now that the home has wealthy patronesses, in order to keep his position, Winter must take "etiquette lessons" from Isabel, in order to learn how to properly engage the elite at balls and operas and other social events.It’s the PERFECT set up for flirtations and bantering. Isabel is a widow and older than Winter. Winter is a H virgin. It even has the hidden identity trope going on since Winter has a side job at night as the infamous Ghost of St. Giles. I LOVED IT! Isabel is AWESOME and one of the best female protagonists ever! This book basically shatters almost all conventional stereotypes, especially in historical romance.And WINTER MAKEPEACE> Oh yes. Winter Makepeace is one of THE BEST male characters EVER. He's not your typical alpha. I would even go so far as to say he is not an alpha, yet he is incredibly sexy and strong and confident."I would do violence for one glimpse of your naked breasts. Bleed for one taste of your nipple on my tongue." No, that was probably not the type of compliment she was looking for."I lay myself completely in your hands, Lady Beckinhall. Please. Teach me.”There are just so many good things going on in this, I can't even. Side plots and characters were also excellent. The steamy scenes were scorching. SO MUCH WIN.I was close to giving up on this series because I started with the best one: Duke of Sin, and books 1-3 paled in comparison. THIS ONE, however... YAS. YAS. YAS.
Thief of Shadows Maiden Lane Hoyt, Elizabeth Thief of Shadows is the fourth book in the Maiden Lane series Check out Wicked Intentions , Notorious Pleasures , and Scandalous Desires if you want to read the series in order Read Thief of Shadows Maiden Lane, by Elizabeth Hoyt Thief of Shadows is a combination of action adventure mystery on one side balanced on the other side beautifully by the romance Elizabeth Hoyt draws the two halves together creating a sweet, very sexy love story and a dashing adventure And another thoroughly entertaining instalment in the Maiden Lane series. Thief of Shadows Maiden Lane Book Kindle edition by The fourth book, Thief of Shadows is a fantastic addition to the series Winter Makepeace is the stern but loving schoolmaster of the Home for Unfortunate Infants and Foundling Children He also has a secret By night he is The Ghost of St Giles, running around in a harlequin costume helping the residents of St Giles. Thief of Shadows Book Club Edition Elizabeth Hoyt Jan , The fourth book, Thief of Shadows is a fantastic addition to the series Winter Makepeace is the stern but loving schoolmaster of the Home for Unfortunate Infants and Foundling Children He also has a secret By night he is The Ghost of St Giles, running around in a harlequin costume helping the residents of St Giles. Thief of Shadows Maiden Lane Thorndike Press Large Print Sep , The fourth book, Thief of Shadows is a fantastic addition to the series Winter Makepeace is the stern but loving schoolmaster of the Home for Unfortunate Infants and Foundling Children He also has a secret By night he is The Ghost of St Giles, running around in a harlequin costume helping the residents of St Giles. Thief of Shadows Maiden Lane Series by Elizabeth Hoyt May , RT Book Reviews on Thief of Shadows An expert blend of scintillating romance and mystery The romance between the beautiful and quick witted Isabel and the masked champion of the downtrodden propels this novel to the top of its genre Publishers Weekly, Starred Review, on Thief of Shadows Wondrous, magical and joyous a read to Thief of Shadows Maiden Lane Read Novels Online Storyline Thief of Shadows A MASKED MAN Winter Makepeace lives a double life By day he s the stoic headmaster of a home for foundling children. Thief of Shadows Number in series Maiden Lane by Jun , Thief of Shadows is the fourth book in the Maiden Lane series Check out Wicked Intentions , Notorious Pleasures , and Scandalous Desires if you want to read the series in order Read

  1. Elizabeth Hoyt is a New York Times bestselling author of historical romance She also writes deliciously fun contemporary romance under the name Julia Harper Elizabeth lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with three untrained dogs and one long suffering husband.

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  1. Excuse me for just a momentOne of my all time favorite romances THIS is why I refuse to give up on romances THIS Lady Isabel Beckinhall is two and thirty She is a high born widow and has had several lovers She knows how to play the game of polite society, is confident, funny, independent.Winter Makepeace is six and twenty The son of a brewer, he manages a home for orphans He has dedicated his life to championing the weak and helpless By night he is a sort of 18th century superhero The Ghost of S [...]


  2. Warning Be prepared When you start this incredible book, you will not want to stop until the end Promise me this that you ll show me only your true face, no matter how ugly you might think it That s our true intimacy, not sex, but the ability to be ourselves when we are together From the very first pages, I was held tightly in the grip of this remarkable story There s no wading in here to get to the goodies as once again Hoyt works her magic and gives us another winner This is an unforgettable, [...]


  3. I can survive the loss of something I ve never had I cannot survive losing you Honestly, I didn t expect much from this book, probably because I wasn t impressed with Lady Isabel Beckinhall since I met her in the previous one, Scandalous Desires Besides, I d never felt the aura of hero radiating from Winter Makepeace, and I thought he was a bit boring Oh boy was I wrong I must admit, I almost skipped this book and if I had really done that, I would never have known how amazing he was Now I m so [...]


  4. Every one of my reviewer friends are all a twitter after Winter Makepeace, the hero in this book He is a swashbuckling man who dons the mask of a simple school teacher by day By night, he is fighting crime with super hero powers He s like a ye old Superman acting like ye old Clark Kent.But, luckily, our ye old Lois Lane, aka Isabel, isn t as easily fooled by a simple pair of glasses and sees through Winter s facade pretty quickly I liked her the most just for that It s ridiculous how the average [...]


  5. REVIEW COMPLETED, EDITED JUNE 28th, 2012 Every gentleman you meet must voice his admiration, his wish to make love to you And those are only the ones who may voice such thoughts All about you are men who cannot speak their admiration, who must remain mute from lack of social standing or fear of offending you Only their thoughts light the air about you, following you like a trail of perfume, heady but invisible Baroness Isabel Beckinhall s carriage had come to a standstill in the worst part of Lo [...]


  6. 4.69 A buddy read with the Romance Readers at the MacHalos Yes, we do exist I would have liked to write a brilliant review about this book, since it made me all romantic and put me in a loving and worm mood, but I just don t have it in me today It has nothing to do with the book It was wonderful Winter made me fall in love with him from the get go and Lady Isabel Beckinhall, the lightly older and experienced woman, was everything a strong but still sensitive lady should be I kind of envied Wint [...]


  7. 4.5 starsLady Isabel Beckinhall finds the Ghost of St Giles lying wounded on the streets With a mob bearing down on him, she orders her men to lift him into her carriage Having saved the notorious pirate Charming Mickey O Connor from hanging earlier in the day, the mob are now baying for the Ghost s blood Isabel takes the Ghost, aka Winter Makepeace, to her home where she tends his wounds The following morning the Ghost has gone, leaving Isabel wondering about his identity.Winter is by day, the [...]


  8. So, what did I think about this Maiden Lane installment I m not exactly sure I hate those times when I finish a book and walk away thinking, it was good Not great But good But I can t put my finger on the issue Unlike that guy who managed to put his finger where it did not belong Read as a BOTM read for Historical Book Club, Virgin Hero tropeSeries Yea.Sexy times This is Elizabeth Hoyt and she excels at HR sexy times Virgin hero, experienced heroine What s not to love about that Plan on reading [...]


  9. There s two emotions I can always count on when reading Hoyt s books joy and disappointment Joy because I m reading such an awesome book, and disappointment cause when it s over What happened to savoring the book Rane But I couldn t help myself cause it was awesome Thief of Shadows picks up right up where Scandalous Desires, and where Scandalous Desires had some weakness in the heroine and some anti climatic moments toward the end, Thief of Shadows had none of this, the heroine Isabel Beckinhall [...]


  10. 3.5 stars Has anyone cherished you just for yourself I wasn t highly anticipating this couple but they showed me and had some great heat between them Our hero Winter is the epitome of still waters run deep His and Isabel s back and forth, especially in regards to their sexual innuendos, had some spine tingling moments I posted my favorite secondary characters of 2016 just this afternoon but let me add a late addition, Joseph Tinbox Gah, I NEED his and Peach s story this pairing has to happen.


  11. Harlequin Mask This is a review of the audiobook Oh, I love the Maiden Lane series and this one is so well narrated by Ashford MacNab, who also does the rest of the series thus, it is all the pleasurable Her accents and tones were very well done, making them discernible individual characters.As far as the story, it is hard to follow on the heels of Charming Mickey O Connor and Widowed Silence Hollingbrook, but Ms Hoyt pulls off the telling of the sainted Winter Makepeace and willful Lady Isabel [...]


  12. 3.5 starsWinter Makepeace has devoted his life to being the headmaster of the home for foundling children in the poverty stricken area of London called St Giles However, by night, he s the mysterious Ghost of St Giles, a sort of a historical version of Batman, trying to protect mostly the abandoned or orphaned children of the district The night he s injured while saving Mickey O Rourke from the gallows, he himself is rescued by Lady Isabel Beckinhall She s a widow and one of the patronesses of t [...]


  13. I don t think I was a huge fan of Winter in the previous books I started this and got a little bored and put it away Got back to it again and I must say I ended up really enjoying it.Winter is younger than Isabel and their social standings are miles apart She is upper class and he is definitely in the lower classes To her mind, nothing can ever come of their relationship The banter was great between them He wasn t intimidated by her station Although she is a widow, he makes her feel like a gauch [...]


  14. Read it in one sitting and loved it.Had so many things that I just squee over in a book Virgin hero CHECK Older woman, younger man CHECK Hero in pursuit unrequited love CHECK Suspense element that did not take over the story, but was enough to keep the plot interesting CHECK Evildoing villain I totally did not guess CHECK Heroine I actually liked and whose reasoning for shying away from the hero was noble and not TSTL logic CHECK Sprinkling of secondary characters who tied back to previous books [...]


  15. She slowly reached out and ran a finger down the length of the deformed nose of his mask Who are you His beautiful mouth twisted Whoever you wish me to be She laughed then, a little breathlessly Don t make promises you can t keep, sir I never do, his words whispered across her senses.I ve been looking forward to Winter Makepeace s book since the first book where we found out that he is the Ghost of St Giles And I must say I was not disappointed by him Winter lives for his work at his family s fo [...]


  16. I am in love with Winter Makepeace He is my newest dream man He is everything I ever wanted in a Historical Romance hero and He is utterly swoonworthy.This is my favorite book of the series so far And not just because of Winter who still holds my heart in his hands but also because of Isabel who gets to be a strong woman of the time and not a virgin since she is widowed and has had a few lovers since in fact This is something I ve been asking for in an HR book for forever and finally it has com [...]



  17. 3.75 starsBeautiful story with interesting, flawed, complex leads.This used a character couple trope I m generally not a big fan of and I guess it slipped my mind before reading this since Winter is such a stoic mystery who carries himself so much older The hero is 6 years younger than the heroine and a virgin to boot The virgin part doesn t bother me, in fact it made for some really interesting compelling scenes between the h and hr who both are for the lack of a better term, straightforward Th [...]


  18. Posted on Under the CoversI wondered how Elizabeth Hoyt would top the fascinating and well written pirate hero, Mickey of the last book However, it was obvious from the very beginning that Hoyt had a plan for Winter Makepeace One that worked so well that it may have become my favorite book of the series.As the headmaster of the home for foundling children, Winter is stoic, but caring I wasn t sure how I would handle his story because he has never quite been a favorite of mine That has changed af [...]


  19. I absolutely loved this book It was amazing to see Ms Hoyt turn the dour, surly, humourless Winter Makepeace into a take your breath away hero I was surprised to discover that he was the Ghost of St Giles at the end of Scandalous Desires My money had been on the elusive brother, Asa But, as they say, never judge a book by its cover.Winter is so refreshingly different from other heroes and that really appealed to me I love his total dedication to rescuing and caring for those vulnerable children [...]


  20. My definition of a brilliant story is one that forces you to forget about anything else beyond the plot, making you feel as though nothing else mattered aside from the tale that was slowly unfolding in front of you It is one that gets you so thoroughly invested in the characters that you actually end up sharing their experiences even to such a degree that the lines between you, the reader, and the characters get blurred The risk of reading such a story is that it s so damn hard to move on Even a [...]


  21. Thief of Shadows is an engaging, suspense filled, emotional journey that I enjoyed to the fullest I recommend the entire Maiden Lane series, and this book adds even depth and quality to the series Several parts of this book were unique and different from the typical romance novel, and I loved every minute of this departure from the norm.Winter Makepeace This man is not your typical hero, but what a hero he turns out to be Winter is a virgin who is very committed to his celibacy During the day h [...]



  22. Grade B or strong 4 starsThief of Shadows is a sensual historical romance about the masks people wear, the emotions they hide, and the risks people take when they find something to believe in The StoryWinter Makepeace is the austere manager and schoolteacher for an orphanage in the London slum known as St Giles He has worked for the Home for Unfortunate Infants and Foundling Children since he was seventeen years old Over the years, he has witnessed the neglect, mistreatment, and abuse the poor h [...]


  23. It seems like that was a long time for me to read one of these I liked Winter, I just didn t love him Ditto on Isabel I cannot say what was missing only that something was off for me here Still, it s better than like 72% of the books I read, and even , I can t wait to read the next EIGHT books


  24. 5 amazing, thrilling stars I m really impressed by Hoyt When a series goes this long usually there s bound to be a book that s a bore, but so far this series has been amazing with each book better than the last I have to say I m in love with Winter Like head over heels in love My favorite heros are usually the bad boy, lost soul Derek Craven, Lord St Vincent type, but Winter caught me by surprise His quiet strength was soothing and compelling at the same time I love how the romance survives the [...]


  25. This picture reminds me of a moment in the book when Winter Makepeace and Lady Isabel Bekinhall could no longer deny the passion that was getting stronger with every stolen glance and slight touch And what follows proved to be a very sensual scene that caused a hitch in my breath and a tingle in my belly Winter has been a constant thread in the three books leading to this one and within each book there was another layer of him revealed Who was this man and why had he become this protector and sa [...]


  26. Oh, Winter Makepeace Such an amazing character, and such an amazing story I loved every word The story was humorous, intense, unique and very satisfying Winter is now one of my top favorite historical heroes


  27. This is a Quickie Review For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.Expected Release Date June 26, 2012Publisher Hachette Publishing GroupImprint Grand Central PublishingAuthor s Website elizabethhoyt My Source for This Book NetgalleyPart of a Series Yes, Book 4, Maiden Lane SeriesSeries Best Read In Order YES.Steam Level SteamyI ve been a big fan of the Maiden Lane series since the first book, Wicked Intentions, was released a few years ago With unconventional heroines, sweet, sexy rom [...]


  28. I have a confession to make I ve been waiting for Winter s book since the very first entry in Elizabeth Hoyt s Maiden Lane series Not sure why it is, but I really go for those taciturn, honorable, strong silent types And Elizabeth Hoyt certainly delivers If this were a category romance, or a Harlequin Historical the title would be THE SCHOOLMASTER AND THE BARONESS But thankfully, it s not, because then we d miss out on the delicious, role reversing, lady tutors the virgin schoolmaster scenes of [...]


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