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