Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Review: Duke of Pleasure by Elizabeth Hoyt





DUKE OF PLEASURE by Elizabeth Hoyt (November 29, 2016; Grand Central Publishing Mass Market; The Maiden Lane Series #11)

IN THE ARMS OF DANGER
Bold. Brave. Brutally handsome. Hugh Fitzroy, the Duke of Kyle, is the king's secret weapon. Sent to defeat the notorious Lords of Chaos, he is ambushed in a London alley-and rescued by an unlikely ally: a masked stranger with the unmistakable curves of a woman.

IN THE HEAT OF DESIRE
Cocky. Clever. Courageously independent. Alf has survived on the perilous streets of St. Giles by disguising her sex. By day she is a boy, dealing in information and secrets. By night she's the notorious Ghost of St. Giles, a masked vigilante. But as she saves Hugh from assassins, she finds herself succumbing to temptation . . . 

ONE KISS WILL CHANGE THEIR LIVES FOREVER
When Hugh hires Alf to investigate the Lords of Chaos, her worlds collide. Once Hugh realizes that the boy and the Ghost are the same, will Alf find the courage to become the woman she needs to be-before the Lords of Chaos destroy them both?


When the Duke of Kyle is ambushed after leaving a dinner, he finds himself cornered by a pack of hired assassins in St. Giles, one of the worst parts of London and the Ghost of St. Giles, a known vigilante, comes to his aid.  It is during this episode the Duke discovers the Ghost is a woman…
The following day the Duke engages Alf, a street informant to find out who hired his attackers.  Unbeknownst to him, Alf and the Ghost are one and the same and this is how the story unravels.
I should be ashamed to say that despite being a fan of the genre, this is my first read by Ms. Hoyt and how I regret not having picked one of her books earlier.
I really enjoyed this story.  The Duke, a bastard son of the King who is now one of the best assets of the crown; Alf, the girl who has spent her whole life disguised as a boy in order to survive and the adventure they embark in together is a perfect recipe for an amazing story.  His commanding manner and her incredible sass make for an explosive couple, one you know is going to thrill you at every turn.
Whether you are a fan of the Maiden Lane series or a newcomer, I think you’ll very much enjoy this book.

4 stars
*An ARC was given in exchange for an honest review*


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About the Author:
Elizabeth Hoyt is the New York Times bestselling author of over seventeen lush historical romances including the Maiden Lane series. Publishers Weekly has called her writing "mesmerizing." She also pens deliciously fun contemporary romances under the name Julia Harper. Elizabeth lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with three untrained dogs, a garden in constant need of weeding, and the long-suffering Mr. Hoyt.

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