Monday, July 4, 2016

REVIEW Once Upon a Moonlit Night (Maiden Lane #10.5) by Elizabeth Hoyt

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

Hippolyta Royle is running for her life. Pursued by hounds on a cold rainy night, the heiress flags down a passing carriage and throws herself at the mercy of the coach's occupant. Whoever this handsome traveler may be, he is her only hope to escape a terrible fate. But should he agree to escort her to safety, he's in for much more than he bargained for.

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.
a copy was gifted via Netgalley

~ 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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