Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Review: Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt

Publication Date: August 1st 2010 by Grand Central Publishing
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

About the book:

A man controlled by his desires...

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.

A woman haunted by her past...

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.

A bargain neither could refuse.

My Thoughts:
Lazarus Huntington, Lord Caire, and Temperance Dews are both on a mission.  Lazarus is searching for a violet killer in St. Giles, but he needs someone with knowledge of the town and connections to get the residents to talk.  Temperance Dews is just the lady and being that she needs another benefactor for the foundling home she and her brother, Winter, run he’s in a position to strike a deal. If Temperance escorts him about St. Giles, he’ll introduce her to society to obtain another benefactor.  Temperance and Winter are just about broke and with so many orphaned children depending on them, she has no choice but to accept Lord Caire’s offer.  She can’t let his scandalous reputation put her off, and if she’s quite honest, that reputation excites more than frightens her. 

Lord Caire has strong, particular cravings in the bedroom and he senses a similar hunger in Temperance, and he wants nothing more than to satisfy it. Can he get the prim and proper lady to give into what they both want and need? And can Lazarus keep Temperance safe as their investigations stir up trouble?

Elizabeth Hoyt dazzles with Wicked Intentions is definitely my favorite so far! The sensual dance between Lazarus and Temperance definitely lit me up, so wickedly hot!  The danger they stir up looking for a killer added some thrills and action, too! 

I’m going to skip book two (for now) to get Silence’s (Temperance’s sister) story with Mickey in Scandalous Desires. I felt so horrible for her!

4.5 Suns

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  1. I started this series in the middle, I need to go back and start from the beginning. Hoping it won't ruin the previous ones to badly for me.

    1. I don't think it will. Each seems to be a stand alone. I read Duke of Sin first (book 10) and it didn't ruin any of the previous books. Hope you love Wicked Intentions! :)

  2. Oh I need to start this series, I have seen such stellar reviews! Glad you loved this!