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Lord of DarknessLord of Darkness (Maiden Lane #5) by Elizabeth Hoyt

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Synopsis: When Strangers In The Night

He lives in the shadows. As the mysterious masked avenger known as the Ghost of St. Giles, Godric St. John’s only goal is to protect the innocent of London. Until the night he confronts a fearless young lady pointing a pistol at his head—and realizes she is his wife.

Become Lovers…

Lady Margaret Reading has vowed to kill the Ghost of St. Giles—the man who murdered her one true love. Returning to London, and to the man she hasn’t seen since their wedding day, Margaret does not recognize the man behind the mask. Fierce, commanding, and dangerous, the notorious Ghost of St. Giles is everything she feared he would be—and so much more.

Desire Is The Ultimate Danger

When passion flares, these two intimate strangers can’t keep from revealing more of themselves than they had ever planned. But when Margaret learns the truth—that the Ghost is her husband—the game is up and the players must surrender…to the temptation that could destroy them both.

Review: Godric St. John is a character we met in book one; a dark, brooding, and sad man.  Since meeting him, his true love has succumbed to the illness that she contrived 1 year after their marriage.  He is also remarried.  He has been blackmailed into marrying Lady Margaret, though she does not know this till later on in this book.  She has come to London for two things since her marriage to Godric two years prior; she wants vengeance for her lover’s death, and she wants her husband to get her with child. Their love story is at times tragic; here are two people who were in love with other people, yet find themselves married to each other. At other times, they seem to breath life and love back into each other.  Together they search out her lover’s murderer and she helps Godric to live again.  The plot was steady and the villain was not obvious, which is always good.  The ending was beautiful and I was very happy to see these two people find happiness and love a second time in their lives.

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