From the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Elizabeth Hoyt comes this thrilling historical romance 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 to the slums of early 18th century London in this engaging series launch. Readers will enjoy the unusual pairing of an aristocratic man and a poor but educated widow, enhanced by earthy, richly detailed charactisations and deft historical touches - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY