Thief of Shadows is definitely my favorite of the series thus far! Winter just made my heart all aflutter. And Isabel is exactly the type of heroine I love to read about! When it starts, Isabel has just stumbled upon the Ghost of St. Giles bleeding in the road. There’s a mob, since he just saved Micky from hanging (it picks up immediately after Scandalous Desires), so she has her coachmen scoop him up and head for home. There she tends to his injuries, but never unmasks him. But then she meets with Winter Makepeace at the orphanage and something about him is quite familiar….
Where the first book was dark and sexy, Scandalous Desires is emotional….and sexy! As we’ve learned over the past two books, Silence has not had it easy. She was publicly shamed by Micky O’Connor when she approached him to save her husband from going to prison, but her marriage was not the same afterward. And then her husband was killed at sea. The only bright spot in her life was baby Mary Darling, who she learns is Micky’s daughter. He’s come to claim her. Kind of. His biggest enemy is looking to hurt him and that means getting to Silence and Mary, which Micky is not going to let happen.
Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Pen to Paper. It’s where we get to share books that have been on our wishlists forever or are newly added. My Amazon Wishlist is overflowing, so let’s see what title I’m featuring this week…
Notorious Pleasures wasn’t as dark and sexy as the first book, but I still enjoyed it. This time we’re following Lady Hero who has been groomed to be the perfect lady and wife since birth. She’s set to marry a marquis and fulfill her familial duty, but then she meets her fiance’s brother. Griffin is not at all like Hero’s fiance, but that’s what draws her to him. He ignites something in her that she should be ashamed of, but can’t bring herself to be. She wants him, and he wants her, but there are a few things standing in their way.
Wicked Intentions was a lot darker and sexier than I anticipated! And yes, that is a good thing. Lazarus Huntington is searching for his mistress’ murderer. He has no idea where to start, so he approaches Temperance Dews and asks her to be his guide as she’s more familiar with the neighborhood. Temperance is hesitant at first, but the foundling house that she runs is in danger of closing, so she agrees only if Lazarus introduces her to London society to find a patron. Both may be in over their heads.
Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted at Caffeinated Book Reviewer to recap our weeks and show off our new bookish goodies!
I cannot pass up on a student-teacher affair story, so of course I had to read Consent. Beatrice is a musical prodigy, but no one knows it. At least until her new Music History teacher overhears her playing in the practice room. Not only is Mr. Rossi hot (he looks like Kit Harrington), but he’s the first person to encourage Bea’s talent. Even her best friend has no clue what Bea wants to do after high school and has basically written out her future for her. It’s no wonder that she starts to fall for him, but she isn’t sure if he returns her feelings or if she’s just imaging things.