DUKE OF PLEASURE by Elizabeth Hoyt
(November 29, 2016; Grand Central Publishing Mass Market; The Maiden Lane Series #11)
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?
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I wholeheartedly agree with the above RT Book Review. I so enjoyed reading this book. Alf has to be one of my favorite heroines. She's quick witted, fearless, strong, and just all around amazing. Hugh, Duke of Kyle, is equally as impressive. He may think he wants one thing but because of a bad call when he was younger he has begun to doubt his own choices. As the acknowledged bastard of the King, Hugh was given the title of Duke of Kyle and has been given the job of tracking down and eliminating the Lords of Chaos. Shortly after making inquiries he was attacked by a bloodthirsty gang in St. Giles, outnumbered Kyle thought he was a goner until he was saved by the Ghost of St. Giles then kissed by the Ghost.
It was revealed earlier on in the series that Alf was really a woman who survived living in St. Giles by disguising herself as a boy. Kyle has hired Alf to find out who and why someone tried to kill him. But Alf comes back to his house badly beaten and Kyle feels responsible for the boy. Kyle continues to fantasize about the mysterious woman who is the Ghost of St. Giles. Kyle and Alf work together to reveal the mystery behind the Lords of Chaos. Alf is not afraid to face anything but when asked to do one thing she has never done to help figure out the men behind the Lords her love for Kyle is the one thing that has her face the only thing she has been scared of being a woman.
Overall, I really enjoyed it. Only reading the last two stories ( Duke of Sin and Once upon a Moonlit Night) it's okay to read as a standalone really the only one you should read before hand is Duke of Sin but it is not required. The romance between Kyle and Alf is wonderfully done and the two young boys in the story, Kyle's sons, are absolutely adorable.
About the Author:
Elizabeth Hoyt is the New York Times bestselling author of over seventeen lush historical romances including the Maiden Lane series. Publishers Weekly has called her writing "mesmerizing." She also pens deliciously fun contemporary romances under the name Julia Harper. Elizabeth lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with three untrained dogs, a garden in constant need of weeding, and the long-suffering Mr. Hoyt.
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