Dear Ms. Hoyt: I was in happy-making-trope heaven with this story. A cold, proper hero, check. A heroine he can’t possibly marry, check. A double life, check. It could have been written for me! For readers who haven’t previously tried… more
Dear Ms. Hoyt: I felt schizophrenic reading this book. Part of the story of Lady Margaret Reading and Godric St. John is heartwrenching, subtle and evocative. Part of it lacks believability, relies too heavily on past characters and books, and… more
Dear Ms. Hoyt: You are a superior writer and because you are a superior writer, you can get away with things that lesser writers cannot. First, let me commend you for writing about non titled characters. This is such a… more
Dear Ms. Hoyt: I have not read the previous two books in the Maiden Lane series. While I loved your initial books, Jayne began to review the series and she did such a competent job that I kept putting the… more
SEVEN NIGHTS OF SIN As the madam of Aphrodite’s Grotto, the most infamous brothel in London, Coral Smythe knows everything possible about men’s needs and desires. Yet she’s never experienced the love of a single man-’not even that of Captain… more
On the whole, the ambiance, the setting and the strangely Gothic vibe that ripples through this book was delightful and just unusual enough to stand out. I ripped right through it in a matter of hours and would re-read it, which is always a sure sign I enjoyed a book. Looking forward to the future installments of the Maiden Lane series.