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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Duke of Pleasure by Elizabeth Hoyt- Book Blitz + Review



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.


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.


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?


  Duke of Pleasure (Maiden Lane, #11)Duke of Pleasure by Elizabeth Hoyt
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Duke of Pleasure by Elizabeth Hoyt is a 2016 Grand Central Publication.

A delectable mix of danger and passion!

The eleventh installment in the Maiden Lane series finally gives fans the story they've been waitng for!

When Hugh, the Duke of Kyle is attacked, Alf saves him. He then commissions him/her to help him ferret out the members of the ‘Lords of Chaos.’

But, when Alf is injured, she moves in with Hugh to recuperate, and quickly becomes a favorite of Hugh’s children, Kit and Peter. But, living under the same roof with Hugh has the inevitable result, when he figures out that the Elfin boy he’s hired is a girl.

However, he still respects Alf's ability to help him, but not in a way Alf would ever have considered… until now. The scruffy boy everyone knows will soon be transformed into a beautiful and dangerously seductive woman, although she remains unaware of her power until Hugh awakens a longing in her she’s never experienced before…

This is one of the best books I’ve read in this series. While there is some disdain toward ‘Cinderella’ type stories these days, this one does have that ‘rags to riches’ trope going on in the background and frankly, I liked it.

But, have no fear, Alf remains the strong, independent character we know and love, while growing into a feminine young woman filled with passion and desire. I loved watching her blossom and receive all the good things in life she deserves!!

Hugh is a man I respect and admire. He never wavers in his faith in Alf, even after discovering her secret. He treats her as an equal, admires her courage and trust her in a way he unable to trust most anyone else. Through her, he learns to love again, and is able to become a better father and a better man.

This story is filled to overflowing with adventure, danger, and intrigue, but also with deliciously witty and seductive dialogue, with strong themes of faith and trust, and most importantly, hope.

Overall, this is a very, very solid outing for EH. I thoroughly enjoyed this historical romance, a genre I’ve been holding at arm’s length these days. So, if I’m giving it a thumbs up, it’s good…. Really good!


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The ebook edition of WICKED INTENTIONS, the first book in Elizabeth Hoyt’s bestselling Maiden Lane series will be FREE from November 28 through December 12!  This is a great opportunity to introduce friends to the series! On December 13 the price returns to $5.99.



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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