Duke of Desire (Maiden Lane, #12) by Elizabeth Hoyt

Duke of Desire (Maiden Lane, #12)

A LADY OF LIGHTRefined, kind, and intelligent, Lady Iris Jordan finds herself the unlikely target of a diabolical kidnapping. Her captors are the notoriously evil Lords of Chaos. When one of the masked-and nude!-Lords spirits her away to his carriage, she shoots him . . . only to find she may have been a trifle hasty.A DUKE IN DEEPEST DARKNESSCynical, scarred, and brooding, Raphael de Chartres, the Duke of Dyemore, has made it his personal missio...

Details Duke of Desire (Maiden Lane, #12)

TitleDuke of Desire (Maiden Lane, #12)
Release DateOct 17th, 2017
PublisherGrand Central Publishing
GenreRomance, Historical Romance, Historical, Historical Fiction

Reviews Duke of Desire (Maiden Lane, #12)

  • WhiskeyintheJar/Kyraryker
    ***Full Review***I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Kidnapped and brought as an offering to the Lords of Chaos, Iris improbably finds herself rescued by the towering Wolf.Now a man and ready to take on the insidious Lords of Chaos, Raphael, finds himself saving a woman he can't forget a shared waltz with. Raphael's scars run deeper than just the s...
  • Sher❤ The Fabulous BookLover
    ⭐⭐3.5 Stars⭐ ⭐Maiden Lane Series:Book 1: Wicked Intentions 4 stars Book 2: Notorious Pleasures 5 StarsBook 3: Scandalous Desires 5+++ StarsBook 4: Thief of Shadows 5 StarsBook 5: Lord of Darkness 4.5 starsBook 6: Duke of Midnight 5+++ StarsBook 7: Darling Beast 3.5 StarsBook 8: Dearest Rogue 3.5 StarsBook 9: Sweetest Scoundrel 3.5 StarsBook 10: Duke of Sin 5 StarsBook 11: Duke of Pleasure 4.5 StarsBook 12: Duke of Desire 4 StarsThis has b...
  • Alyssa
    ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***Duke of Desire by Elizabeth HoytBook Twelve of the Maiden Lane seriesPublisher: Grand Central PublishingPublication Date: October 17, 2017Rating: 5 starsSource: ARC sent by the publisherSummary (from Goodreads):A LADY OF LIGHTRefined, kind, and intelligent, Lady Iris Jordan finds herself the unlikely target of a diabolical kidnapping. Her captors are the notoriously evil Lords of Chaos. When one of t...
  • Bubu
    Possible spoilers aheadRaphael de Chartres, the new Duke of Dyemore since his father’s death in Duke of Sin, has come back to England to finally destroy the infamous Lords of Chaos, a secret society of degenerates who were led by his father for years and indulged in all sorts of unspeakable crimes against women and children. To do so, he has infiltrated said society, pretending to be one of them, and kill the new leader, the Dionysus whose real...
  •  Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell
    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestElizabeth Hoyt is an author I keep coming back to again and again. She's like Lisa Kleypas's cooler, edgier older sister: her heroes are just as hot, but she's fonder of antiheroes and perilous situations - and I mean perilous beyond the last-minute murder attempts Lisa Kleypas casually throws into the last acts of her stories for tension.Unfortunately, Hoyt, like Kleypas, can also be somewha...
  • Lady Wesley
    I'm sorry to see the Maiden Lane series end because I have enjoyed all eleven of the previous installments. I cannot say that I enjoyed this one though.Yes, there is Elizabeth Hoyt's gothic atmospherics, deft plotting, and excellent pacing, as well as her outstanding characterization. She is a first-rate writer. If the danger and adventure had come from a group of evil men who were, say, French spies or jewel thieves, I imagine I would have enjoy...
  • Hollis
    Maybe it was unfair to expect anything to live up to my last read, it could be argued nothing really stood a chance no matter what I picked up, but also.. uh.. this was really not enjoyable? It felt the least Maiden Lane-y of all the series. We get a pretty brief/minor appearance of one of the characters from the last book (and not even my favourite one) but otherwise it was full of more Lords of Chaos doom and gloom without any of the fun.Both l...
  • Caz
    I've given this a B for narration and a B+ for content at AudioGals.All good things must come to an end, and here we are, at the end (almost – I think there are a couple of novellas to follow) of Elizabeth Hoyt’s Maiden Lane series with the twelfth and final full-length novel, Duke of Desire. I’ve read some of the novels and listened to others (and in many cases, done both) and there’s no doubt that Ms. Hoyt has maintained an incredibl...
  • RachelW (BamaGal)
    This one is all Lords of Chaos. No Ghost, and no Maiden Lane/St. Giles. Although the LOC were supposedly defeated in the last book, they are back; and stronger and more evil than ever. I found the story to be uneven at best. The romance was bogged down by erotic escapades, the H had a lot of psychological damage, and the atrocities by the LOC were enough to turn the stomach. It was bad enough for the women who were sexually assaulted; but the abu...