Duke of Midnight (Maiden Lane # 6) by Elizabeth Hoyt
Publication Date: October 15, 2013
Grand Central Publishing/ /360 pgs.
Genre: Historical Romance
WHEN A MASKED MAN . . .
Twenty years ago Maximus Batten witnessed the brutal murders 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 the grim alleys of St. Giles, ever on the hunt for the murderer. One night he finds a fiery woman who meets him toe-to-toe—and won’t back down . . .
MEETS HIS MATCH . . .
Artemis Greaves toils as a lady’s companion, but hiding beneath the plain brown serge of her dress is the heart of a huntress. When the Ghost of St. Giles rescues her from footpads, she recognizes a kindred spirit-and is intrigued. She’s even more intrigued when she realizes who exactly the notorious Ghost is by day . . .
DESIRE IGNITES A DANGEROUS PASSION
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 blackmailing a powerful duke isn’t without risks. Now that she has the tiger by the tail, can she withstand his ire-or the temptation of his embrace?
The Ghost of St. Giles strikes yet again.
The appeal of this series is beginning to wear off for me. That’s a shame. The story is well thought out and beautifully written as usual. This author knows how to weave a tale.
Unfortunately Maximus Batten is your stereotype stuffed shirt Duke too full of himself to be likeable for the first half of the book. In contrast Artemis Greaves is a sweetheart, stuck putting up with her lot but manages to keep her wit and humour in times that would have me running for the door.
The squalor of Bedlam was hard to read even though I am guessing in actuality it had been much worse than described. Her twin brother Apollo stole the spotlight in my opinion. Loved the man and felt so sorry for him.
In the end the book sprang to life and was exciting, passionate and a page turner. For me, however, that was too little too late.
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 central Illinois with three untrained dogs, two angelic but bickering children, and one long-suffering husband. (from Goodreads Profile)
Goodreads Profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16202.Elizabeth_Hoyt
Review by ☼ Sunny