Recent Release Review- Duke of Midnight by Elizabeth Hoyt

Title: Duke of Midnight

Duke of Midnight

 Genre: Historical Romance (Georgian)

Author: Elizabeth Hoyt

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing, Oct. 2013

Source: purchase

Rating: 4.5

Sexy Rating: 5

Description from


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 . . .


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 . . .


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:

  1. Wicked      Intentions (Temperance & Lord Caire)
  2. Notorious      Pleasures (Hero & Griffen)
  3. Scandalous      Desires (Silence & Mickey)
  4. Theif of      Shadows ( Winter & Isabel)
  5. Lord of      Darkness (Megs & Godric)
  6. Duke of      Midnight (Artemis & Maximus)


Filed under Book review, Books, Historical Romance

4 responses to “Recent Release Review- Duke of Midnight by Elizabeth Hoyt

  1. I have Duke of Midnight on request and hopefully my library will get it soon. I can’t wait to read this book. Elizabeth Hoyt’s entire series of Maiden Lane is fantastic!


  2. Edyta

    I am a bit behind in that series. Your review just bumped up these books on my tbr. Hoyt is one of the really great hr writers for sure.


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