Book Characters I have enjoyed meeting, Discussion post #1, Temperance Dews and Lazurus Huntington.

Before Christmas I was lucky enough to receive a book by a Historical Romance Author that is new to me. The book Wicked Intentions is the first book in the Maiden Lane series and introduces the reader to  author Elizabeth Hoyt's vision of London England in 1737. A world inhabited by thieves, prostitutes, murderers and the rarest of creatures a lady whose compassion for the cast off children of St. Giles knows no boundaries or class restrictions. She and her brother run a foundling home where they take in boys and girls up to age 9 and educate them, feed them, clothe them, house them, care for them and help them find the best apprenticeship possible when they are old enough to work for an honest wage.
This book has all the qualities that I look for in a historical romance, among other things characters that have tortured pasts, mysteries to solve that bring them together in a way that leads to a relationship that the main male and female character had not planned on, a bit of suspense and sexual escapades that will keep the reader blushing as well as cheering for the ending HEA of the leading couple.
At first glance Temperance Dews is a prim, well spoken, composed character but after further experience with her in the book the reader finds her to also be passionate and despite her best intentions very caring of others.

Lazurus Huntington is Lord Caire, a member of the aristocracy whose cold childhood has left him with a cynical view of other people that translates into him being unable to relate to them other than on his own terms. However the time he spends with Temperance changes his viewpoint and even opens him up to committing charitable acts that he would have never dreamed himself capable of.

A truly easy and delightful read that I am happy to have had the chance to enjoy thanks to PJ from The Romance Dish who I won the book from along with some yummy goodies from her kitchen. I look forward to more books in the series when get a chance to read them.

My hope is that those of you who have read the books will stop by and tell me what character out of them you enjoyed meeting the most. And for those of you who have not read them yet which character you are looking eagerly forward to reading about.



Mina Burrows said...

Sounds like a good one. I love Elizabeth Hoyt. Happy New Year, Jackie!

Jackie Burris said...

Mina am very happy to have gotten a chance to read a book by the author as it was exactly the kind I enjoy and an easy read as well, those are the ones that fly by too quickly!