Title: Duke of Midnight
Genre: Historical Romance (Georgian)
Author: Elizabeth Hoyt
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing, Oct. 2013
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from Amazon.com:
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?
There is nothing to say but that Elizabeth Hoyt has done it again. This sixth installment in the Maiden Lane Series is chock-a-block full of Hoyt’s brilliant characterization and drama filled plot. Maximus, the Duke of Wakefield, is filled with a sense of duty, honor and guilt over perceived a wrong doing and obsessively seeks revenge to give himself peace. Artemis is on a mission to free her wrongfully confined brother and needs help. They are thrown together and fall into a romance that neither wants but that neither can deny. This is a sensuous story of love and sacrifice that will keep the reader turning pages deep into the night.
This is a standalone novel but I suggest you read the entire series for insight into all the characters and a real treat.
The Maiden Lane Series:
- Wicked Intentions (Temperance & Lord Caire)
- Notorious Pleasures (Hero & Griffen)
- Scandalous Desires (Silence & Mickey)
- Theif of Shadows ( Winter & Isabel)
- Lord of Darkness (Megs & Godric)
- Duke of Midnight (Artemis & Maximus)