“I’d walk through fire for you,” he rasped, his voice hoarse and broken. “I have walked through fire for you.”
I absolutely loved this book!!! The story itself was great, filled with heat, darkness, drama, and excitement. It was intriguing in many ways, such as the plot and the characters. This was my first book by Elizabeth Hoyt and I must say I was pleasantly surprised by her work. I’m yet to read a historical romance with such intensity as this.
Lazarus Huntington, Lord Caire, was a rather unusual man. There were many things missing from his life until he met the lovely widow, Temperance Dews. He was drawn to her in ways he could not control, she caused him to feel things he never felt before.
“You draw me. Because you are kind but not soft. Because when you touch me, the pain is bittersweet. Because you cradle a desperate secret to your bosom, like a viper in your arms, and don’t let go of it even as it gnaws upon your very flesh. I want to pry that viper from your arms. To suckle upon your torn and bloody flesh. To take your pain within myself and make it mine.”
The build up of their romance from strangers to lovers was fascinating to read. I enjoyed their many encounters with danger through the streets of St Giles, I could hardly sit still as I read them. Mary Whitsun was my favourite character in this story, as I was able to relate to her love, willingness and vulnerability. She was such a beautiful soul.
If you haven’t got this book on your “to read” shelf, don’t wait longer go out and grab a copy now. I loved it so much I have been hunting down the Maiden Lane series for the past few days.
I gave this book 4 stars. [yasr_overall_rating size=”medium”]