Review- Duke of Desire by Elizabeth Hoyt

Duke of Desire

Title: Duke of Desire (Maiden Lane Series)
Genre: Historical Romance
Author: Elizabeth Hoyt
Source: Free for review from the publisher
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing, Oct. 2017
Pages: 352
Rating: 4
Sexy rating: 5
Violence rating: 5
Description from Amazon:


Refined, kind, and intelligent, Lady Iris Jordan finds herself the unlikely target of a diabolical kidnapping. Her captors are the notoriously evil Lords of Chaos. When one of the masked—and nude!—Lords spirits her away to his carriage, she shoots him . . . only to find she may have been a trifle hasty.


Cynical, scarred, and brooding, Raphael de Chartres, the Duke of Dyemore, has made it his personal mission to infiltrate the Lords of Chaos and destroy them. Rescuing Lady Jordan was never in his plans. But now with the Lords out to kill them both, he has but one choice: marry the lady in order to keep her safe.


Much to Raphael’s irritation, Iris insists on being the sort of duchess who involves herself in his life—and bed. Soon he’s drawn both to her quick wit and her fiery passion. But when Iris discovers that Raphael’s past may be even more dangerous than the present, she falters. Is their love strong enough to withstand not only the Lords of Chaos but also Raphael’s own demons?

This is the last book in the Maiden Lane Series and I must say I found it more dark and disturbing than any of the others and I’ve read them all. Perhaps it is time to put this series to bed, especially if more disturbing books are to come. This was my least favorite of any in the series. I am dancing around spoilers, but there is child abuse and much violence. Proceed as


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4 responses to “Review- Duke of Desire by Elizabeth Hoyt

  1. Bookworm

    Morning! [well, it’s morning here in Chicago]
    I wondered if you’d like this one. I am in the middle of listening to it and my review is coming next week. So far it looks like we are of one mind, but my rating will be much lower than yours, I think.

    By the way, it looks like I can only see the beginning of your review. It ends with “Proceed as ….”

    I’d love to read the rest of it 😉



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  2. Dot, I love this series but I was disappointed in this book. I felt that the darker elements overshadowed the romance, although, like you, I gave it 4 stars on the strength of EH’s writing.

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