About the Book:
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?
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My Duke of Delicious Pleasure
I LOVED that Alf was written as more than just a pretty face who gets into trouble (which is something you'll find in too many Regency romances). She can actually sword fight, parkour, and steal into homes and spy. She is a well-rounded woman who just happens to know nothing of flirting, pouring tea, or speaking proper like. Alf is a very likable character, although I am curious about her name. She marries Hugh, so...on the legal papers, what do they write for her surname? Is her full name Alf, or is it short for something? Alf is a gender ambiguous name, which is useful for playing a boy, but now that she's a WOMAN...what is her name? What a wonderfully written, kickass heroine. A BIG improvement over Bridget Crumb (read my review of Duke of Sin to learn of my disappointment).
Hugh, the Duke of Kyle, is unsure if his feelings for the sexy Ghost of St. Giles/St. Giles errand boy and rumor picker, is the real deal. He's felt similar feelings before, for his dead wife, and their marriage sucked. So now he's stuck wanting to be with a woman he knows he can't be with. I loved how desperately he wanted Alf. I loved how desperately he loved his sons. I liked that he wasn't the typical aristocrat in that he was the King's bastard but he was acknowledged and treated as a treasured son rather than a despicable byblow.
I enjoyed seeing Godric and Megs again, and I am SO very glad so many of the Lords of Chaos met a bloody, well-deserved end.
Ms. Hoyt, I am very happy to receive an ARC of this book. And I am even happier that it was a wonderful, delightfully, sexy and well-written book.