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Duke Of Sin

byElizabeth Hoyt

Mass Market Paperback | May 31, 2016

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A MAN OF SIN

Devastatingly handsome. Vain. Unscrupulous. Valentine Napier, the Duke of Montgomery, is the man London whispers about in boudoirs and back alleys. A notorious rake and blackmailer, Montgomery has returned from exile, intent on seeking revenge on those who have wronged him. But what he finds in his own bedroom may lay waste to all his plans.

A WOMAN OF HONOR

Born a bastard, housekeeper Bridget Crumb is clever, bold, and fiercely loyal. When her aristocratic mother becomes the target of extortion, Bridget joins the Duke of Montgomery's household to search for the incriminating evidence-and uncovers something far more dangerous.

A SECRET THAT THREATENS TO DESTROY THEM BOTH

Astonished by the deceptively prim-and surprisingly witty-domestic spy in his chambers, Montgomery is intrigued. And try as she might, Bridget can't resist the slyly charming duke. Now as the two begin their treacherous game of cat and mouse, they soon realize that they both have secrets-and neither may be as nefarious-or as innocent-as they appear . . .
Elizabeth Hoyt is theNew York Timesbestselling author of over seventeen lush historical romances including the Maiden Lane series.Publishers Weeklyhas 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...
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Title:Duke Of SinFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 6.75 × 4.25 × 1 inPublished:May 31, 2016Publisher:Grand Central PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1455539090

ISBN - 13:9781455539093

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good read The hero in this book is a definite anti-hero, emphasis on the anti. While it was an intriguing move to have a true sociopath as the "hero" of a romance, I had a hard time buying it in the end as he really skated a little too near the line, in fact, crossing over it more than a few times. Liked the heroine as she was a strong no nonsense personality and the irony is that they still had better chemistry than most romance characters.
Date published: 2017-05-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Anti hero Valentine was always such an intriguing character and I'm so glad Ms. Hoyt decided to write his story. He's an anti hero that I can't help but love. He was paired up with Bridget, who is honestly the only woman who could ever be in a stable romantic relationship with him. Everything about this book is so good. Valentine is not your usual hero, but the author does a great job pulling you in and you end up falling for him regardless of his actions.
Date published: 2017-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm in love...with the villain! The author dedicated this book to everyone who has fallen in love with the villain. (I love dukes in general). We'll I have. I loved Valentine the main male character. He was the typical Byronic hero, flawed, very wicked and totally sympathetic. And just like Bridget, the heroine, I could not judge him for his wicked ways. He was also very, witty, clever and seductive. I truly enjoyed the story about Valentine and Bridget.
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sexy Anti-hero DUKE OF SIN is the tenth installment in Elizabeth Hoyt’s MAIDEN LANE historical romance series. This is Valentine (Val) Napier, the Duke of Montgomery, and his housekeeper Bridget Crumb’s story line. DUKE OF SIN can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. The Duke is the brother of Eve Dinwoody-Sweetest Scoundrel #9. Told from several third person points of view DUKE OF SIN focuses on Val Napier-the Duke of Montgomery- a man despised and feared for his blackmailing threats and ability to make people disappear. Valentine is the villain; more of an antihero- a man who is dishonest, is disagreeable, and lacks integrity but a man who is strong and yet capable and skilled where and when is matters. His inventory of blackmail information is beyond the scope of most men. Throughout the series Val has been ostracized from British society, and his return comes with threats of blackmail against the King and others. He is a self confident and powerful man with the ability to destroy lives and take down governments. While Val attempts to reintegrate through dark and dangerous means, our heroine searches, on behalf of the mother she barely knows, for incriminating evidence that the Duke has on her family. What ensues is a game of cat and mouse, push and pull as Bridget struggles to stay one step ahead of the Duke as she tries to uncover his secrets. DUKE OF SIN is a story with colorful and animated characters. The Duke is spirited and exuberant while Bridget is intelligent and in control at all times. The premise reveals Bridget’s heartbreaking past, and Val’s abusive childhood-a sadistic father and a mother who despised the ground upon which he walked. The romance softens the rough edges of Valentine’s heart but he will always be a little bit naughty and devious.
Date published: 2016-06-10

Editorial Reviews

"Lord of Darkness is classic Elizabeth Hoyt, meaning it's unique, engaging, and leaves readers on the edge of their seats, waiting for the next book . . . an incredible addition to the fantastic Maiden Lane series. I Joyfully Recommend Godric and Megs's tale, for it's an amazing, well-crafted story with an intriguing plot and a lovely, touching romance that I want to enjoy again and again and again . . . simply enchanting!"-JoyfullyReviewed.com on Lord of Darkness