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Author: Elizabeth Hoyt Narrator: Ashford McNab Publisher: Hachette Book Group Audio Length: Series:The Maiden Lane Series Release Date: November 2015 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781478929772

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She’s taking charge…

Prim, proper, and thrifty, Eve Dinwoody is all business when it comes to protecting her brother’s investment. But when she agrees to control the purse strings of London’s premier pleasure garden, Harte’s Folly, she finds herself butting heads with an infuriating scoundrel who can’t be controlled.

He’s running the show…

Bawdy and bold, Asa Makepeace doesn’t have time for a penny-pinching prude like Eve. As the garden’s larger-than-life owner, he’s already dealing with self-centered sopranos and temperamental tenors. He’s not about to let an aristocratic woman boss him around … no matter how enticing she is.

But love conquers all.

In spite of her lack of theatrical experience—and her fiery clashes with Asa—Eve is determined to turn Harte’s Folly into a smashing success. But the harder she tries to manage the stubborn rake, the harder it is to ignore his seductive charm and raw magnetism. There’s no denying the smoldering fire between them—and trying to put it out would be the greatest folly of all.

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  • I adore the Maiden Lane series, and this fifth book is a very welcome addition to the series . . . [It's] sexy and sweet all at the same time . . . This can be read as a standalone, but I adore each book in this series and encourage you to start from the beginning.

    - USA Today's Happy Ever After Blog on Lord of Darkness
  • Lord of Darkness is classic Elizabeth Hoyt, meaning it's unique, engaging, and leaves readers on the edge of their seats, waiting for the next book . . . an incredible addition to the fantastic Maiden Lane series. I Joyfully Recommend Godric and Megs's tale, for it's an amazing, well-crafted story with an intriguing plot and a lovely, touching romance that I want to enjoy again and again and again . . . simply enchanting!

    - JoyfullyReviewed.com on Lord of Darkness
  • Hoyt's exquisitely nuanced characters, vividly detailed setting, and seemingly effortless and elegant writing provide the splendid material from which she fashions yet another ravishingly romantic love story.

    - Booklist (starred review) on Darling Beast
  • 4 1/2 Stars! Top Pick! Darling Beast is wondrous, magical and joyous -- a read to remember.

    - RT Book Reviews
  • Richly drawn characters fill the pages of this emotionally charged mix of mystery and romance.

    - Publishers Weekly on Duke of Midnight
  • 4 1/2 Stars! Top Pick! There is enchantment in the Maiden Lane series, not just the fairy tales Hoyt infuses into the memorable romances, but the wonder of love combined with passion, unique plotlines and unforgettable characters.

    - RT Book Reviews on Duke of Midnight
  • “Maiden Lane and its inhabitants have long captivated readers, and the latest series installment is just as enchanting as fans could desire. This is a story of love’s healing powers, family, courage, and overcoming the past. It is a story that takes your breath away and leaves you uplifted. Hoyt does it again!”

    - RT Book Reviews (4 ½ stars, Top Pick!)
  • “Narrator Ashford McNab makes Eve and Asa’s unlikely pairing a foregone conclusion. Further, her reading gives the story’s eighteenth-century-London setting verisimilitude for contemporary listeners…it’s hard to imagine better historical romance. McNab’s greatest success is her projection of the undercurrent of longing between Eve and Asa. Her realistic delivery of their shared secrets makes the romance that much more convincing. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    - AudioFile


  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • RT Book Reviews, Historical K.I.S.S. Hero, 2014
  • Nominated for RT Book Reviews, Best Historical Romance, 2012
  • A 2016 RITA Award Finalist
  • RITA finalist, Duke of Midnight, 2014

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About the Author

Elizabeth Hoyt is the author of three critically acclaimed historical romance series. Her books have been finalists four times in Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award contest, have won two Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Awards, and were nominated for a third. All of her books have received Top Pick reviews from RT Book Reviews magazine. Both Wicked Intentions and Notorious Pleasures received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly. Four of her books were voted into All About Romance’s (AAR’s) Top 100 Romances of All Time list and six were Desert Isle Keepers at AAR. Her books have been translated into twelve languages.

About the Narrator

Ashford McNab is an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator. She is the daughter of an Anglican minister and a novelist, raised in London, a graduate of the Charterhouse School in Surrey, and an apprentice of a celebrated Comedia del Arte theater company in Prague. She has narrated the Maiden Lane series of books, among others. Her voice can be heard in numerous ad campaigns. In addition to her extensive voice work, she can often be seen “treading the boards” in New York City and across America.