Also in this series: Scandalous Desires, Thief of Shadows, Duke of Midnight, Dearest Rogue, Duke of Sin
Series: Maiden Lane #11
Published by Grand Central Publishing on November 29th 2016
Genres: Historical Romance, Regency Era
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 ally: 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 FOREVER
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 is a fantastic story that really swept me away and is definitely a surprise of sorts. I honestly didn’t expect to enjoy this one as much as I did here. And what was also fun was seeing the growth of the plot of the series. In The Duke Of Pleasure this is Alf and Hugh Fitzroy’s book. I had no clue if these two would make a good match, but surprise…they really really do. It all starts on one late evening, Hugh is searching for information, and is attacked by a band of thieves and almost killed, but then one masked woman saves his life and then kisses him as bold as brass. Alf our heroine of the story, grew up with no parents or family, learning to be cunning and fast, and to make the rooftops of the city her home. She has had to survive, learning to get information. But when Hugh get’s too close to his enemies, he will need Alf to find out the truth and to save his family.
The Duke of Pleasure is a wonderful story which was very unique for a historical romance. I always love seeing such a strong heroine and she and Hugh are a great match for each other. Hugh is on a mission, to bring down members of high society who are evil. But they are a secret society, and kill their own before revealing themselves. Hugh and Alf come together here, to work together but the moment that Hugh realizes that Alf is a woman, everything changes. The relationship only goes deeper. I truly enjoyed the chemistry these two have together. And the way that Alf is with Hugh’s children here is wonderful. There are quite a few heart-felt moments, and seeing these four come as a family is truly beautiful. The way that Alf makes an effort to be a woman to help Hugh in finding the truth, and seeing her come into herself is heartbreaking. I love what she is willing to do for Hugh and for herself. To become someone she never thought was possible. We see quite a bit of character growth for Alf.
The Duke of Pleasure was such a joy to read, seeing charming character growth, intense filled action and intrigue, a unique family to fall in love with and a love story to charm and delight!
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