Review: Duke of Midnight by Elizabeth Hoyt


About the book:


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 . . .


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 . . .


Artemis 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?

As a huge fan of this series I was a little skeptical about another book featuring another Ghost of St. Giles. I was worried that it would be too much like the previous two books in the series, but it isn’t. There are a lot of differences between the Duke of Wakefield’s Ghost and those before him. His reasons for being the Ghost are his own and dive him in everything he does. Artemis is a very strong character too. She’s been thrust into the role of companion for her flighty cousin even though it isn’t what she planned for her life to be. Yet, she doesn’t feel bad about where she has ended up, she just lives her live in a way that makes her the most content. These two set sparks off each other from their first meeting, but Maximus is determined to marry Artemis’s cousin Penelope and Artemis knows that she isn’t the “right” bride for a duke. I love how even though they think they aren’t meant to be together they still gravitate toward each other over and over. Artemis is the only person who will talk to Maximus like a man instead of as a duke. There is action, mystery, and romance as Maximus and Artemis work their way toward happily ever after. If you are a fan of the series this is a can’t miss addition. If you haven’t read any of the previous books, this story can stand alone.

the book girl gives DUKE OF MIDNIGHT a 5/5

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