Lady Margaret Reading has come back to her husband she married of two years to get the one thing she desires, a baby. Losing her love and her unborn baby was devastating for Megs but now she is ready to have that happiness again, she just didn’t expect to find it with her husband.
Godric St John is a man who works well in the dark, he thrives on it. He is shaken with the arrival of his wife especially as his first encounter with her, she is trying to kill him, as she sees him as the ghost and not her husband. Godric will go along with the intrusion and will find himself leaving the dark little by little.
First off I love this series. The Maiden Lane series is one of the best regency romance ones out there, at least for me. The series stays away from the glamour of the balls and society and stays in the dark shadows of the slums of London. Now I had wanted to start Lord of Darkness a couple nights ago but there was another book I had to finish as it was due, but once that was finished I quickly jumped into Elizabeth Hoyt’s world.
Now having read the series in a row the fourth book explained who the ghost was but there was a surprise as he was not the only one. Godric also plays the ghost in the series which was fantastic as it let the series continue with the mystery of the ghost. I liked that you learned more of an origin of the ghost at least from Godric’s perspective. He was a really well drawn out character and Hoyt describes him well and his past. He was mourning for the life he used to have and was living in the past. Megs was his salvation.
At the end of the fourth book I wasn’t sure if I would like Megs but in the first few pages I found I loved her character. She was sweet, energetic, determined and above all good for Godric. Hoyt weaves their story very well that you will cheer for them to have that happy ending.
The mystery of the lassie snatchers was well written as it integrated with Roger’s murder two years ago. You couldn’t place the murderer right away as Hoyt gives you several possibilities.
Now what I didn’t expect was there are more ghost than Winter and Godric. I should have guessed as the idea of the ghost had been around for years. This is a great way to keep the story alive and fresh with more possibilities.
The next story is coming out in October which is a while away but this series is certainly worth the wait. You are given a few pages to Duke of Midnight at the end of the fifth book. I was thrilled to find out that it was going to be with Artemis which wasn’t hard to guess as she was featured more in this book. From reading small parts with her in them I found myself wanting to know more especially with her twin brother, and of course the new ghost who will be interacting with her. My guess is of course the Duke Penelope is after as Hoyt showed him talking cruelly about Aretmis.
For those who haven’t read this series I recommend it and try to start in the beginning with Wicked Intentions where it all started.