Jun 10, 2016

Book Review: Duke 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.


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.


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 . . .

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Thanks to NetGalley, I have had the opportunity to enjoy the first book in the Maiden Lane series by Ms. Hoyt and the last one, DUKE OF SIN.   I do have to say that they were both quite enjoyable so now I need to search out the books in between.   

When I first 'met' Valentine. all I could think was what a vile man.  He thought only for himself and gaining power over other people through blackmail.  He is also extremely good looking and very vain about that fact.  Just goes to show that everyone has the power to change.  

Bridget is beautiful person through and through.  She is young to be a housekeeper but has worked her way to that lofty goal though hard work, She's knows her mother is an aristocrat and yet unlike so many, doesn't play upon that.  In fact, she is working for Val in order to help her mother out of a sticky situation.  

Meeting Bridget does make Val a better man as she starts to act as his guide to right and wrong.  And they are good together.  The secondary characters including Pip the pup do add quite a bit to this story and I love how the characters from the first book find their way into this one.

I do recommend DUKE OF SIN to any of my readers who enjoy historical romance.  It's a book that with cause you to chuckle at the dialogue, want to slap Val along head and scratch Pip under the ears.

*** I received this book at no charge from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.  All opinions expressed within are my own.



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