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
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WICKED INTENTIONS is an older book being published back in 2010 but still a gem. I decided to pick it up to review since my next book is going to be the new one in this series. I can easily recommend that if you haven't read this book and are interested in the series than be sure to pick it up.
Lazarus is handsome as sin with his strong features and pure white hair. He feels things too strongly, emotions and touch. If he was born today, I am sure that he would be diagnosed as an autistic. He doesn't know how to feel emotions but he is determined to uncover the killer of his mistress. But to do so he is going to have to recruit some local help.
Temperance helps to run the local foundings home in St. Giles and knows the area well. The home is having real money issues since their patron died so she is willing to work with Lazarus. She didn't know just how much she would desire him as she had thought that she had gotten her wicked desires under control.
WICKED INTENTIONS is a book where we get to watch two people that don't fit in the society of their day find each other. They have their issues as Temperance is unable to see how an aristocrat would want to have anything to do with a brewer's daughter and Lazarus doesn't think that he is good enough for any woman.
This book has a lot of action, witty dialogue and some hot sex. Now I do want to give a gentle warning that not all of the sex fits within the conventional norms. There is also some blood or rather a lot of blood since they are chasing a murderer. I do recommend it to my readers who enjoy historical romance.
*** I received this book at no charge from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions expressed within are my own.