Would you read a book where the hero’s name is — Winter Makepeace? Should you read a book where the hero’s name is — Winter Makepeace?
The answer to the first question is “you should.” The answer to the second question is “YES.”
Winter Makepeace is, by far, the most interesting hero, I’ve read in a very long time. And, as you all know, I read a lot. And, I like, no, love, everything I review. Otherwise, in case you have not noticed—I will not review it. (Just do a search on the books I’ve reviewed, previously… you’ll see what I mean.)
In any event, the one recommendation I have, is to read the books prior to Thief of Shadows. You don’t have to, of course, but I think you’ll enjoy this one better if you do. Hold on, I’ll get the titles for you…
Here you go (Maiden Lane Series):
Sorry for the interruption.
Regardless, whether or not you read the others first, I just want to implore how unusual Winter Makepeace is as a hero. He imposes a will on himself quite unlike any I’ve read before. (When you read it, you will understand). I will tell you that, he sets very high standards (again, for himself). There is a strength within him that reminds me more a steel pole that starts from the tips of his toes to the top of his head. I know, I know. He sounds incredibly rigid. The secret life he leads will keep you awake at night. But, trust me. You will love this man! Enough, about Mr. Makepeace.
The story revolves around Mr. Makepeace’s Home for the Unfortunate and Foundling children, his father before him began. And now that several patronesses are becoming involved, he stands to lose his father’s legacy. Enter Lady Isabelle Beckinhall. A lovely woman. (I sort of picture myself along her lines. Of course, I’m flattering myself). On the surface, she appears practiced, self-involved, shallow, and out strictly for her own pleasure. However, that is not the case, (as we in romance, already know). There is more to the woman, than meets the eye.
Her attraction to Mr. Makepeace is not the surprise. The man is undeniably sexy. But what I love about this book is how Ms. Hoyt creates this one flaw that cannot be fixed by the end. Some things are just not fixable. By the time you’ve finished, what you have is a credible, moving tale, with a hero and heroine who are perfect for one another.
I know this looks like more words from me than normal. And, probably a lot of words that do not tell you much. What I wish to convey, hope to convey, however, is how the depths of the characters pulled me in, never once letting go, without giving away the story’s secrets. You shall enjoy. —Kathy L Wheeler