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.
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Publisher ~ Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
Categories ~ Historical Romance
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.
My Reviews of the Maiden Lane Series ~
Wicked Intentions (#1) ~ My Review
Notorious Pleasures (#2) ~ Review to Follow
Clever John (#2.5) ~ Review to Follow
Scandalous Desires (#3) ~ Review to Follow
Thief of Shadows (#4) ~ Review to Follow
Lord of Darkness (#5) ~ Review to Follow
Duke of Midnight (#6) ~ Review to Follow
A Maiden Lane Christmas Special (#6.5) ~ Review to Follow
Darling Beast (#7) ~ Review to Follow
Dearest Rogue (#8) ~ Review to Follow
Sweetest Scoundrel (#9) ~ Review to Follow
Duke of Sin (Maiden Lane, #10) ~ My Review
Once Upon a Moonlit Night (#10.5) ~ My Review
Duke of Pleasure (#11) ~ My Review
Once Upon a Christmas Eve (#11.5) ~ My Review
Duke of Desire (#12) ~ My Review