Historical Romance Review: Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt (Outstanding) / Paranormal Romance Review: Highland Nights by Donna Grant (Outstanding)

Posted February 2, 2012 by Felicia S in 2012 Read, 4.25 Wine Glasses / 2 Comments


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From Goodreads: 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.


Read in January, 2012
Read for Fun/Friend Recommended it to Me
Challenges: Read for Fun
Overall Rating 4.25
Character Rating 4.50
Story Rating 4.00

First Thought when Finished: I don’t think I read enough Historical Romance–Elizabeth Hoyt has a new fan girl!

Quick Review: This was just a FANTASTIC first in series book! Elizabeth Hoyt sets up a series that is sure to suck you in and make you want to read more. A damaged hero (Lazarus) who has no emotions meets a headstrong, independent Widow(Temperance) who feels too much. Add that to the fact that she rescues children, will do almost anything to save their father’s legacy, and has a quick tongue and you guessed it: the book was good from the beginning and never let you down!

Final Thought: I highly recommend this to historical romance readers and want to thank Jenny for turning me on to the series!

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From Goodreads: A Mercenary haunted by his sinister past…

Gregor MacLachlan has much to hide. Not only has he made a name for himself throughout Scotland as a man that knew how to kill, but no one knows his true identity as that of the laird of MacLachlan’s son–banished from his home. Gregor has been content with his life, never relying on anyone or anything. Until Fiona….

A powerful Druid priestess…

Fiona Sinclair depends on one person–herself. She learned early on that she was alone in this world, a world that took her sisters and her parents. Yet, the call to The Druid’s Glen is strong, and the man responsible for her parent’s death stalks her. There is only one man that can get her safely to the Glen, but can she afford the price Gregor asks when it means giving up both her freedom … and her heart?

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Challenges: Read for Fun
Overall Rating: 4.25
Story Rating: 4.25
Character Rating: 4.25

First thought when finished: I am really enjoying this Druid based historical romance!

Quick Review: I am totally reading this series just for fun. I got the first one free and that led to me buying the last 4! This was another fun entry that took us further into the prophecy and introduced another sister. I loved Gregor in the first book and even more in this one. I am glad that Fiona was such a strong woman because that was needed to tame that beast! If you liked the first one, you will definitely like this one!

Final Thought: Ready for Moira’s book!

Felicia S
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2 responses to “Historical Romance Review: Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt (Outstanding) / Paranormal Romance Review: Highland Nights by Donna Grant (Outstanding)

  1. Allison

    yay for historical romance! I haven't read any of her books yet and it sounds like I definitely need to change that 🙂