Duke of Midnight
"Elizabeth Hoyt has outdone herself." --Jennifer Ashley, New York Times bestselling authorWHEN 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... show more
"Elizabeth Hoyt has outdone herself." --Jennifer Ashley, New York Times bestselling authorWHEN 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 PASSIONArtemis 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?
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: October 15th 2013
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Pages no: 360
Edition language: English
Series: Maiden Lane (#6)
Whoa. This book could possibly be my favorite Maiden Lane story. I'd been waiting to read the Duke of Wakefield's story and it absolutely lived up to my expectations. Artemis Greaves is a lady's companion to her cousin Penelope when a family scandal leaves her with no other options. Her beloved tw...
I think that next to Charming Mickey and Silence's story, this is my favorite. I loved watching the Duke of Wakefield squirm and lose his precious control and order. He is a formidable man and Artemis is the perfect woman to help him lose that control. She is strong, she has to be to earn his not...
Duke of Midnight The Characters: Maximus Batten, Duke of Wakefield A.K.A. The Ghost of St GilesArtemis Greaves The Story: I have little to say beyond I enjoyed the story. The Random Thoughts: 4 Stars
I ended up giving this one three stars even though most of the story was at a 4-star level at least. The last 25 pages though - not good. A jumble of murders, abductions, deliberately-set fires, madmen, almost-drowning of the heroine, and the revelation of the villain who murdered the hero's pa...
This historical romance started out strong, slowed a bit then action picked up with good finish. I liked the heroine's straight forward attitude for the most part but didn't care for the hero especially in the second half. Lady companion Artemis is saved from thieves by Ghost of St Giles who she d...