Wednesday, February 12, 2014

"Duke of Midnight" by Elizabeth Hoyt


SERIES: Maiden Lane #6
GENRE: Historical Romance
SOURCE: Publisher
LINKS: Goodreads | Book Depository

Twenty years ago Maximus Batten witnessed the brutal murder of his parents. Now the autocratic Duke of Wakefield, he spends his days ruling Parliament. But by night, disguised as the Ghost of St Giles, he prowls its grim alleys on the hunt for the murderer. One night he finds a fiery woman who meets him toe-to-toe and won't back down... Artemis Greaves toils as a lady's companion, but beneath the plain brown serge of her dress beats the heart of a huntress. When the Ghost of St Giles rescues her from footpads, she recognizes a kindred spirit. She's even more intrigued when she realizes who the notorious Ghost is by day... Artemis makes a bold move: she demands that Maximus use his influence to free her imprisoned brother—or she will expose him as the Ghost. But now that she has the tiger by the tail, can she withstand his ire—or the temptation of his embrace?


Probably my favourite instalment so far, "Duke of Midnight" was a ravishing read that certainly made the temperature rise, but it also touched my heart...

Artemis is a great heroine with a hard background that has given her the strong personality she grounds out whenever the situation requires it. She goes through a lot and, even when the situation seems desperate, she doesn't give up but keeps fighting. She is surely to admire and no doubt she's a perfect match for Maximus. Those two take every kind of step in a relationship and I found it very refreshing, actually one of my favourite things together with Maximus' special way to refer to Artemis... Sigh, Maximus. Every time he, shall we say, has his way, you can only melt... Be warned, sexual tension will lead you to some of the most beautiful, passionate love scenes you could have ever hope for!

Hoyt always wonderfully puts the most sensational of the emotions into words, making her characters outstanding, her plots unpredictable and her books unputdownable, just like "Duke of Midnight". Enticing and heartbreaking, another addictive story written by an amazing historical romance author!

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