In The Arms Of Danger…
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 alley: a masked stranger with the unmistakable curves of a woman.
In The Heat Of Desire…
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.
One Kiss Will Change their Lives For Ever…
When Hugh hires Alf to investigate the Lords of Chaos, her worlds collide. Once Hugh realises 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?
We start the newest episode of the fabulous Maiden Lane Series with our hero being ambushed by assassins in a dark and dangerous London alley, Hugh is out numbered and fighting for his very life when his rescuer, literally drops out of the blue in the form of the notorious Ghost of St. Giles – but there is something very different about this Ghost and that is that this Ghost is a woman.
Hugh is intrigued by the Ghost and by the woman who wears the mask, who is she? and what has made her choose the life as the Ghost? Hugh knows that he can’t lose his head over who the fascinating woman is as he has got a serious job to do. Hugh has been charged with bringing down the evil and sadistic Lords of Chaos; an underground secret society made up of powerful men who think nothing of rape, murder and child abuse. Hugh has got to use every bit of cunning and intelligence he possesses to bring an end to this nefarious group, he knows that wrong false move and he and those that he loves could be in very serious danger. So he employs the St. Giles street urchin and trader of information – Alf.
Alf has lived her entire life on the street’s, she has made her life in trading secrets and information and she has done it all in the alias of a boy. She knows that becoming attached to and relying on a single person could get her killed so she tries to detach herself from her feelings and get’s on with the job. By day dressed as an urchin, by night dressed as the Ghost. There is just one thing that Alf didn’t count on. Hugh Fitzroy; Duke of Kyle!
Hugh and Alf start working side by side to gain the knowledge they need to bring down the Lords of Chaos, but he soon realises who and what Alf is and before either know it they have both fallen head over heels for one and other, but can there ever be a happy ending for the roguish Duke and the young girl who dresses as a boy?
Hugh looked at the Ghost, “Let him go.” The Ghost lifted her sword and the tough was running away almost before she cleared his neck.
Hugh watched her sheathe her swords. He touched his finger to her chin, feeling soft skin, and tipped up her face. He couldn’t tell the color of her eyes in the dark and behind the ugly half mask, but he saw the glint of moonlight in their depths.
“Who are you,” he whispered, that strange wildness still in his veins.
She didn’t answer.
So he did what he had wanted to do since he’d first seen her tonight, there on the rooftop of St. Giles; he bent and covered her mouth with his. Her lips were soft, so soft and she tasted of wine and honey….
Anyone who has read my reviews will know how much I am in love with “Charming” Mickey O’Connor from Scandalous Desires, but even I will admit that Hugh Fitzroy has worked his roguish charm on me. He is sinfully handsome, charming and commanding – I see him as a mixture of Heathcliffe and a Musketeer. He is a complicated man with the world on his broad shoulders, he is terribly scarred from his previous unhappy marriage and he is full of guilt over abandoning his young sons to go to war. He is actually a very vulnerable man beneath all that aristocratic arrogance and military honour and It is that side of him that really appeals to me. He isn’t your stereotypical aristocrat, being son of the King and an actress he has the rare insight into both lives, he understands the working class and he does try to help when he can and because of his royal blood he has the means to do just that.
As soon as you meet Alf you know instantly that there is something really special about this woman, she is an outstanding character. She is brave, clever and so independent she’s not one to stand on her laurels she says what she thinks and does what she wants, if she sees some sort of injustice she will go out of her way to try to correct it. The relationship between her and Hugh is steamy right from the first page, the atmosphere just crackles when ever they are both in the same scene, you just know what ever they go through that this pair is going to go far – that is when they finally allow them selves to be happy.
He felt as if he’d been knifed in the gut.
Her gaze were on his as she descended the stairs slowly, her gaze wild and shy and so very brave. He held out his hand as she slippered foot touched the marble hallway.
She placed her hand in his.
“Well?” Iris whispered next to him. “Will she do? Is she adequate to your needs, my dear Hugh?”
He kept his gaze on Alf’s as he raised her hand to his lip’s, he saw her eye’s widen as he murmured, “She’s perfect.”
This really is perfection, but then again I expected no less from Elizabeth Hoyt. Duke of Pleasure is fast paced, witty and sexy, the characters are mesmerizing and lovable. This is yet again, another hit and proof that this series is cut above the rest. There is so much to keep you hooked the new characters that Hoyt keeps introducing keeps it fresh and addictive, you never know where you are heading and who is going to turn up and sweep you off your feet next
I am personally looking forward to the next installment; Duke of Desire, there is something very dark and exotic and intriguing about Raphael de Chartes, Duke of Dyemore and I think that we are going to be in for another thrilling adventure with him.