Sunday, October 19, 2014

Darling Beast (Maiden Lane # 7) by Elizabeth Hoyt

Historical Romance

What Goodreads Says:

A MAN CONDEMNED . . .

Falsely accused of murder and mute from a near-fatal beating, Apollo Greaves, Viscount Kilbourne has escaped from Bedlam. With the Crown's soldiers at his heels, he finds refuge in the ruins of a pleasure garden, toiling as a simple gardener. But when a vivacious young woman moves in, he's quickly driven to distraction . . .

A DESPERATE WOMAN . . .

London's premier actress, Lily Stump, is down on her luck when she's forced to move into a scorched theatre with her maid and small son. But she and her tiny family aren't the only inhabitants—a silent, hulking beast of a man also calls the charred ruins home. Yet when she catches him reading her plays, Lily realizes there's more to this man than meets the eye.

OUT OF ASH, DESIRE FLARES

Though scorching passion draws them together, Apollo knows that Lily is keeping secrets. When his past catches up with him, he's forced to make a choice: his love for Lily . . . or the explosive truth that will set him free.

I always look forward to the latest Maiden Lane book.  Darling Beast is one I had to work to pre-order as Amazon is still feuding with Hachette and id not allow pre-order.  Instead I went to Barnes and Nobel so I would have Darling Beast on the day it came out.

I loved both of the main characters.  Lily Stump is an actress who puts her son Indigo above everything else.  The scenes with Indigo and Apollo are priceless.  I could just picture the small boy talking non-stop and the large man who is mute enjoying the company.
Of course there are secrets on both sides and a mystery to be solved.  Look for surprises, romances and of course a great HEA for Apollo and Lily.


Grand Central Publishing released Darling Beast by Elizabeth Hoyt in 2014.

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