WHEN STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT
He lives in the shadows. As the mysterious masked avenger known as the Ghost of St. Giles, Godric St. John's only goal is to protect the innocent of London. Until the night he confronts a fearless young lady pointing a pistol at his head-and realizes she is his wife . . .
BECOME LOVERS . . .
Lady Margaret Reading has vowed to kill the Ghost of St. Giles-the man who murdered her one true love. Returning to London, and to the man she hasn't seen since their wedding day, Margaret does not recognize the man behind the mask. Fierce, commanding, and dangerous, the notorious Ghost of St. Giles is everything she feared he would be-and so much more . . .
DESIRE IS THE ULTIMATE DANGER
When passion flares, these two intimate strangers can't keep from revealing more of themselves than they had ever planned. But when Margaret learns the truth-that the Ghost is her husband-the game is up and the players must surrender . . . to the temptation that could destroy them both.
Hoyt's fifth Maiden Lane romance (after Thief of Shadows) captures the essence of the Ghost of St. Giles, Georgian-era London's "protector of the weak." Godric St. John spends his days as a gentleman of leisure and his nights as the legendary Ghost, saving women and children from human predators. Then Godric's wife, Megs, arrives in London after a two-year absence. Megs is determined to unmask and destroy the Ghost, believing that he was responsible for the death of her lover, Roger, who was killed before he could marry her. She also longs for children and wants Godric to consummate their marriage of convenience, but Godric walls himself off out of loyalty to his deceased first wife, Clara. Hoyt's writing is imbued with great depth of emotion as she reveals Megs and Godric's separate grief. Heartbreaking misunderstandings create an edgy tension-filled plot as the spouses must decide whether they can leave behind the past and embrace their future together.