Wicked Intentions

Wicked Intentions
Maiden Lane Series bk 1

Elizabeth Hoyt


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 the area like the back of her hand—she cares for its children at the foundling home her family established. Now that home is at risk…
Caire makes a simple offer—in return for Temperance’s help navigating the perilous alleys of St. Giles, he will introduce her to 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 a cold bargain soon falls prey to a passion neither can control—and may well destroy them both.
I have always enjoyed Elizabeth Hoyt’s historicals because they are always a little different from the others, and this one is no exception.
As I started the book, I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it, because it was unlike any book that I can remember reading, but it kept me intrigued, because I couldn’t figure out how she was going to make it work, but make it work she did. The time period is also different as this book takes place in 1737.
She took two very unlikely characters and thrust them together in way that you saw them differently than anyone else saw them, but also wouldn’t allow them to hide who they were from each other.
Caire is a lord, but we never find out what his title is exactly, and Temperance is from one of the worst neighborhoods in the city. Like I said two very unlikely characters and matches, and yet they compliment each other very well.
Because of the characters and the plot of the book I couldn’t put it down and was up till the wee hours reading it because I had to see what was going to happen and how it would end. I will say that as far the secondary story line goes I had more questions than answers at the end of the book, but I have a feeling it will be a story line that goes throughout the series at least I hope it is.
If you are a fan of Elizabeth Hoyt’s than this book will not disappoint and if you haven’t yet picked up one of her books you can’t go wrong with this book.
This book will be available for purchase on July 27th 2010
I give this book a 4.5 out of 5.
Who do you think are two unlikely pairings? Leave your comment either here or on the FB page to be entered to win one of 2 copies of this book. The contest will close at midnight on Monday night. We will draw one from here and one from the FB page.


  1. Lori

    Oh, I'n glad to see reviews start coming out for this one. I love Hoyt's writing! Can't wait 🙂

  2. Heather

    Lori, this is a great read. I couldn't put it down.

  3. Cindy W

    I LOVE unlikely pairings. One of the first I think of is Roarke and Eve. I have devoured everything Hoyt writes, I can't wait!

  4. Elizabeth Ryann

    Hmm…unlikely pairings… I have to go with Cinderella and Prince Charming. It's a classic for a reason. Who would've ever thought those two crazy kids would've found each other? Highly unlikely. 🙂

  5. Kandace

    I do really want to read this one! I enjoy unlikely pairings. The characters themselves find the pairing unexpected and it leads to more fun in the story as they come to terms with their feelings. 🙂

  6. Scorpio M.

    Unlikely pairing, Sara Fielding & Derek Craven from Lisa Kleypas', Dreaming of You.

    Great review of WI, can't wait to read this one. I am a big Hoyt fan!!

  7. californiameaghan

    i like the impoverished lady and lord pairings myself.

    this book sounds great.

    meaghan_koci (at) yahoo (dot) com


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