Grand Central Publishing, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780446558945, 392pp.
Publication Date: August 1, 2010
From the New York Times bestselling author of To Desire a Devil comes this thrilling tale of danger, desire, and dark passions.
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
"Bestseller Hoyt brings steamy sensuality...in this engaging series launch... enhanced by earthy, richly detailed characterizations and deft historical touches."
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"There's an enchantment to Hoyt's stories that makes you believe in the magic of love."
--Romantic Times BOOKreviews Magazine
"Elizabeth Hoyt writes with flair, sophistication, and unstoppable passion."
--Julianne MacLean, author of PORTRAIT OF A LOVER
"Hoyt is firmly in control of her craft with engaging characters, gripping plot and clever dialogue."
"The new master of the historical romance genre."
"A sexy, steamy treat!"
--Connie Brockway, USA Today bestselling author on THE RAVEN PRINCE