Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt

Wicked Intentions

By Elizabeth Hoyt

  • Release Date: 2010-08-01
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
From 265 Ratings
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From the New York Times bestselling author of To Desire a Devil comes this thrilling tale of danger, desire, and dark passions.


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 . . .


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.



  • Wicked intentions

    By Cockadoodoodooo
    I Thoroughly enjoyed this book and will recommend it to my friends. I like this author. It's the first book I have read by her. I will read another.
  • a bit of everything

    By Toni FGMAMTC
    This is an entertaining story. It's in the past, but she's a strong female lead. She runs an orphanage and needs a wealthy donor to help fund it. He needs a partner to help him try to find someone who is brutally murdering women, mostly prostitutes if I remember correctly. They develop feelings of course, but they both have other issues. She has a checkered romantic past. He has a fetish for tying lovers up. It was definitely worth my time reading it.
  • Wonderfully Captivating

    By Dragondreaming
    Couldn't put it down, fabulous love story
  • Wicked Intentions

    By Cindy Wittmann Jones
    Wonderful story! Compelling characters, Intrigue, suspense, soul searching and wonderfully written! I loved every minute of reading. Couldn't put it down and didn't want it to end. I am thrilled and excited to read the rest of the series. This is a great book!
  • Wicked Intentions

    By Jasmyn9
    Wicked Intentions got off to a bit of a rocky start. Elizabeth Hoyt has a unique (to me, at least) writing voice and it really threw me off at first. It has an old-fashioned feel that actually really fit the story quite well once I got used to the flow. Temperance was a little confusing at first. I was surprised that a woman of her social class - not nobility, but far from slums - would be willing to take Lord Caire up on his offer. While I greatly admire the reasons she does, it was so out of place for compared to the rest of her personality. I was also quite confused as to her huge (and I mean huge) repulsion when it came to matters of sex. Thankfully, this was explained very nicely late in the book, but I wish I had known sooner so I had liked her better all along the way. Lord Caire was quite a dynamic character, and he was what really kept the story going for me. He has some very interesting characteristics that made him stand out and I really wanted to see what he would do next and why. His relationship with Temperance was a great one. His search to find something to "feel" really seemed to shine through and I loved it. Temperance's family has a lot going on in the background - I imagine we'll be seeing more of them in future parts of the series. I enjoyed how their part of the story really filled out Temperance's character for me. I hope we do get to see them all again. *This book was received in exchange for an honest review*
  • Awesome!

    By JoeyyFinee
    Wicked Intentions was a great read. It's the first of this great, great series that I really enjoyed. It's extermely erotic and has much more than you can imagine.
  • Excellent!

    By Brekhna1967
    One of the best I've read. Great plot and characters. Gripping.
  • Hoyt at her best

    By Sundora
    I've read several of Hoyt's historical romances and this is by far my favorite. Two very interesting characters, a notorious but vulnerable aristocrat and a prim widow who harbors a guilty secret. A plot -- bargain -- that brings them together repeatedly in the dark alleys of St Giles and the ballrooms of London society. It is also nice to get a glimpse of other characters who have their own books, such as Temperance's brother Winter Makepeace, who is the Ghost in Thief of Shadows.
  • Unexpectedly Erotic

    By Cheap and Lazy
    4. 5 stars. I bought the book for the premise and wasn't disappointed. One of my favorite themes is a hero who starts out bad and is redeemed by love. He's very bad and the heroine isn't perfect, either. Nor was the story perfect, but it did deliver on its promise (even if we never knew quite where the hero issue with touch stemmed from). I was pulled in and kept in. The parts with the heroine's sister didn't blend with the rest of the story, but they did add interest. The heat built slowly, but once it started, it exceeded expectations. The mild bondage was a nice twist. Good historic detail and language without an excess of it. Darker in tone, and don't look for a lot of witty banter in this one, either.