Sunday, November 27, 2016

Review Duke of Pleasure (Maiden Lane #11) by Elizabeth Hoyt

Sportochick's Musings ~ I love, love, love ALF. I always have throughout this series when she appears. But this book it is amazing and a very hot, hot read.

Duke of Pleasure
(Maiden Lane #11)
by Elizabeth Hoyt

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Publisher ~ Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
Categories ~ historical romance



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?


I love, love, love Alf. I always have throughout this series when she appears. But this book it is amazing and a very hot, hot read. Her character is so different from every female main character. She's tough, fearless, decisive, quirky, and a survivor strong beyond belief. The authors portrayal of her as a boy was handled with delicate precision drawing the reader into her life on the streets.

Hugh is a very interesting man who shows up in several of the earlier books to this series and has always intrigued me with the question of what makes him tick. This book explains the mystery behind the man and expands on who he is as a man and father.

Unorthodox is what I think of when I match Alf and Hugh. For so many reasons they should not work together as a couple but the author spins a beautiful web and draws the reader into their lives where we must make a decision. Can this work?

For me the character that stuck out the most beside the two main characters is Iris, Lady Jordan. Now this lady has tons of admirable traits and her interaction with Alf was just so unique and so unheard of that it will warm the readers heart. The interchange between Iris and Raphael is the perfect setup for the next book to this series and I am really looking forward to reading that book when it comes out.

This book is about surviving against all odds, death, healing, forgiveness, overlooking the obvious and making the right decisions based on oneself and not society.

I give it 5 STARS for adding twists to the storyline that are unexpected.

Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review. 

~ My Reviews of the series ~
Wicked Intentions (Maiden Lane #1) ~ My Review
Notorious Pleasures (Maiden Lane, #2) Review to Follow
Clever John (Maiden Lane #2.5) Review to Follow
Scandalous Desires (Maiden Lane, #3) Review to Follow
Thief of Shadows (Maiden Lane, #4) Review to Follow
Lord of Darkness (Maiden Lane, #5) Review to Follow
Duke of Midnight (Maiden Lane, #6) ~ Review to Follow
A Maiden Lane Christmas Special (Maiden Lane, #6.5) Review to Follow
Darling Beast (Maiden Lane, #7) Review to Follow
Dearest Rogue (Maiden Lane, #8) Review to Follow
Sweetest Scoundrel (Maiden Lane, #9) Review to Follow
Duke of Sin (Maiden Lane, #10) ~ My Review
Once Upon a Moonlit Night (Maiden Lane, #10.5) ~ My Review
Duke of Pleasure (Maiden Lane, #11) ~ My Review
Once Upon a Christmas Eve (Maiden Lane, #11.5) ~ expected publication date 2016
Duke of Desire (Maiden Lane, #12) ~ expected publication date 2017


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.


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