Once Upon a Moonlit Night(Maiden Lane #10.5)
by Elizabeth Hoyt
From New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Hoyt comes a delightful Maiden Lane novella that begins once upon a moonlit night—and ends wickedly, wonderfully ever after...Find This Book At ~ Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads
Publisher ~ Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
Categories ~ historical romance
At first Matthew Mortimer doesn't believe Hippolyta's story, that she's a fabulously wealthy heiress who's been kidnapped. He assumes she's a beggar, an actress, or worse. But once his new travel companion washes the mud from her surprisingly lovely face, and they share a breathtaking kiss, there is no turning back.
First we have intrigue, next distrust with some sensual tension, then throw in a mongoose. The author proceeds to keep the reader enthralled with this delightful entertaining story. I read this book just after reading and reviewing Duke of Sin (Maiden Lane, #10) so I was pleased to see some of the parts of that story show up in this story.
Hippolyta's character is quite charming and her feisty handling of Matthew caused me to chuckle several times throughout the book.
Matthew's no nonsense distrusting attitude towards Hippolyta added the right amount of tension between these two. I enjoyed his disbelief of who she was and her constantly shocking him with her intelligence. The part of the book where he put her in a life threatening position was handled in amazing scary detail and both their reactions after were written to perfection.
Ms Hoyt is the master of weaving an action packed romantic read while tossing in some humor to keep the reader off balanced. I give this book 5 STARS for the tension between Hippolyta and Matthew.
My Reviews of the Maiden Lane Series
Notorious Pleasures (#2) ~ Review to Follow Amazon
Clever John (#2.5) ~ Review to Follow Amazon
Scandalous Desires (#3) ~ Review to Follow Amazon
Thief of Shadows (#4) ~ Review to Follow Amazon
Lord of Darkness (#5) ~ Review to Follow Amazon
Duke of Midnight (#6) ~ Review to Follow Amazon
A Maiden Lane Christmas Special (#6.5) ~ Review to Follow Amazon
Darling Beast (#7) ~ Review to Follow Amazon
Dearest Rogue (#8) ~ Review to Follow Amazon
Sweetest Scoundrel (#9) ~ Review to Follow Amazon
Once Upon a Christmas Eve (#11.5) ~ My Review Amazon
Elizabeth Hoyt is a New York Times bestselling author of historical romance. She also writes deliciously fun contemporary romance under the name Julia Harper. Elizabeth lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with three untrained dogs and one long-suffering husband.