Duke of Midnight (Maiden Lane, #6) by Elizabeth Hoyt

Duke of Midnight (Maiden Lane, #6)

WHEN A MASKED MAN . . .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 . . . MEETS HIS MATCH . . .Artemis Greaves toils as a lady's compani...

Details Duke of Midnight (Maiden Lane, #6)

TitleDuke of Midnight (Maiden Lane, #6)
Release DateOct 15th, 2013
PublisherGrand Central Publishing
GenreRomance, Historical Romance, Historical, Historical Fiction

Reviews Duke of Midnight (Maiden Lane, #6)

  • Sh3lly
    The first 70% was five stars and then the drama llama reared its ugly head and pissed me off. Artemis was awesome and is one of my favorite romance heroines. She was strong and confident and I lurved her. She took control of her situation in life and didn't care what anyone thought! She was too good for Maximus and everyone else around her except for Phoebe, who is also awesome.The smut love scenes were HOT. The chemistry was great. I loved the b...
  • The Cat Bastet
    10/15/2013:So I got up at midnight to read this because of course I did. Even with a wondrous thing like Thief of Shadows, I do always feel a little letdown with this series, but I think it's because I am looking forward to each release so much that I'm bound to feel that way.In this case, though, there is a pretty basic element that I think is a real problem, and here it is:(view spoiler)[It is the end of the book (83%) before we get Wakefield's...
  • Alp
    “Do you want to be mine and only mine, away from this cursed world, in a place inhabited by just we two?” I had high hopes for Duke of Midnight, considering that most of my friends enjoyed it so much, and not only did this book not disappoint, it exceeded all my expectations! I thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful HR story, and it pulled me in right from the beginning and firmly held there until the end. It's been a while since I read anything t...
  • Mo
    4.5 Stars.Oh, Maximus, Maximus, Maximus. Would you come to your senses and see the treasure that was straight in front of you? Would you turn your nose up at society and do what was in your heart? I really enjoyed this one. I think of the reasons was that Artemis was not of his station but she stood up to him and he didn't know what to make of her.Maximus is a Duke and he must marry a noblewoman. It would be unheard of for him to marry beneath hi...
  • Jilly
    The male lead in this book is a douche. But, I knew of his douchiness going into the book. It turns out, though, that it didn't really matter because the female lead is so awesome that he pales in comparison. She is strong, determined, and cunning. She blackmails him into doing what she needs done, and won't let him control her - even after he sleeps with her. Yeah, no falling under the spell of his magic penis. No swooning and letting him take o...
  • Choko
    *** 3.85 ***A buddy read with the MacHalo Freaks. Because we are romantic like that:-)I have to admit it - I am a complete sucker for Historical Romance! I am not sure why, is it the clothing, is it the societal norms of the time, is it the idea of the gentleman hero... But I love it all! This series has been reviving around the seedy part of London in the 18th century and the legendary Ghosts of St. Giles. It is a bit repetitive, this being the ...
  • Robin (Bridge Four)
    Normally in a romance novel especially a HR one I can forgive the Hero almost anything and I often do. But for some I’ll mention it later reason I just never got there with him. I spent the majority of the book mad at him and wondering when Artemis was going to figure out that she could do so much better for herself.The SkinnyMaximus is in the market for a wife and wants a perfect Duchess by his side. Pretty much his only criteria is that she i...
  • Rane
    I'm always in the height of anticipation when it comes to Hoyt's newest book. When I found out it was to be Maximus Batten, Duke of Wakefield book, I couldn't wait to see how Hoyt would make him eat his harsh words toward a kind lady's companion and what made him tick. The thing was he was out shined by IMO the best heroine of the series so far Artemis Greaves. Artemis has had some really crappy hands dealt to her in life and the last blow was he...
  • Carol *Young at Heart Oldie*
    **Five Glittering Stars**I think I am running out of words to describe just how much I LOVE this series! Time and again, Ms Hoyt enthrals me with her unforgettable characters, compelling plots and sensual romances. This was not a man to be swayed by gentleness, beauty, or sweet words. He would bend – assuming he was even capable of bending – only for reasons of his own.I didn't particularly like Maximus in the previous books but there was jus...
  • Nat O
    It's about time! Loved this. I've waited forever for the story of Maximus Batten, Duke of Wakefield. I was pleasantly surprised that I loved the heroine more than the guy!I've had my eye on Maximus since Notorious Pleasures. Mister "I can do no wrong" is surely put to the test here. He's used to giving orders and getting what he wants. But in this story, his station in life is the one thing that is keeping him from his true desire.The mystery o...
  • Melanie A.
    5+ STARS!! They were a universe of two. The best of the series so far! Wow, Duke of Midnight was a huge hit for me. There were so many great moments in this book, most of them filled to the brim with exactly my kind of angst. You know, the kind that tugs at your heartstrings but doesn't dip into woe-is-me territory.Artemis Greaves is quite possibly my favorite heroine of all time! She was strong, genuine, level-headed, and unpretentious. I co...
  • Jo
    Who knew that the cold and seemingly unfeeling Maximus Batten, the Duke of Wakefield, could burn so passionately when in the company of the right woman…..? He had no idea how he would do it yet, but he meant to best her. He’d show her that he was the master, and when she’d admitted his victory… well, then he’d have her. And he’d hold her, by God. His huntress.His goddess. Ever since the murder of his parents twenty years ago, Maximu...
  • Christina
    EDIT: read, 3,5 stars.Elizabeth Hoyt is one of my favorite romance authors......but really though? That uptight, self-serving a@ssh@t who tried to marry off his own sister to an (abusive) man she didn't love, for his selfish ambitious purposes, is getting a book? I do have some reluctant faith, but his redemption better be believable.
  • Princess under cover
    So... For some reason, I'm appreciating this particular series less and less after Book 5, or perhaps because of book 5. I gave this one 4 stars on the first pass, it's been a while since I've reread, and on this pass, I'm giving it 3 stars. Here's why.Contrived plot between H and h. He's a Duke out for revenge. (Kind of like the Batman origin story, which isn't all that original, tho I do like that particular trope). He feels responsible for his...
  • Mei
    I loved, loved the first books of this series, and I must admit that I like every one, but the first were the best!In this one my main complaint is that Maximus is way too convinced that he has the right to keep Artemis without comitting to her completly. I didn't like him. He was obviously in love with her, but I felt like he was more in love with his title obligations. I felt that he didn't grovel enough at the end!On the other hand I loved Art...
  • ♥Sharon♥
    I enjoyed this one just a bit more than the last. Maybe it was Maximus and his internal struggle with who he was, who he loved, his guilt.Maybe it was Artemis and her strength, her unwavering love, her sense of humor.Maybe it was Apollo. I wonder about him.It doesn’t much matter what it is. Duke of Midnight was yet another wonderfully written book by Ms. Hoyt. A perfect addition to this series. I’m looking forward to reading on.
  • Karen
    LOVED this one!
  • ♥ℳelody
    3.75 starsI'm conflicted on this one.What I lovedArtemis: Her name suits her. She of the Warrior Goddess, who brings a stuffy arrogant Duke to his knees and doesn't bend to his will or is reduced to begging. Go girl!Phoebe: I can't tell you how much I adore this character and want all things wonderful, beautiful and good to happen to her. She's so adorably charming. I loved her genuine friendship with Artemis and this girl's whit is hysterically ...
  • KatieV
    This is my first Elizabeth Hoyt and I enjoyed it, but am left confused and feel like a lot of questions went unanswered. Perhaps, it is better to say I feel like I was missing a chapter or two.You may say: "Of course you are confused, silly, you started at book #6 in a series. Duh."**** SPOILERS ****The heroine, Artemis, is a poor relation and companion/slave to a spoiled, beautiful heiress who has caught the hero's eye as the perfect Duchess to ...
  • ☆★Tinja★✮ A Court of Pizza and Laziness
    Loved this
  • WhiskeyintheJar/Kyraryker
    3.5 stars
  • Jess
    Review posted: Happily Ever After - ReadsBlog rating: B-After losing both her parents and her twin brother who’s locked in a mental institution after being accused of murdering three of his friends, Artemis is forced into taking a position as her cousin’s companion, and while treated well, she’s still little more than her cousin Penelope’s servant. Her entire focus is on finding a way to save her brother. Everyone else has written him off...
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    My review contains spoilers and they're mostly my thoughts as I went with the book...[... just because ...]My, my! How I love it when the uptight (and sometimes obnoxious) Dukes go all ga-ga over the Bluestockings. It’s so much fun to watch them fall, almost as much as those incorrigible Rakes! *snickers* Apart from JQ’s newest in the Smythe-Smiths, Duke of Midnight was another of my most anticipated in 2013 and I’m happy to report that it ...
  • Lisa Kay
    ★★★★★ (This is a review of the audiobook.) Lovely to visit Maiden Lane again, and to have it so wonderfully narrated by Claudia Harris. She does a great job on providing different voices for all the various characters, male or female, young or old, smart of dimwitted, guilty or innocent - or somewhere in-between. I was surprised to see some of the negative reviews of this one; perhaps they needed to listen to the audio, instead?You may ...
  • Sam (AMNReader)
    I'm finished, but I'm still kind of thinking about how to rate this. The heroine, she gets all the stars. And as Melody said, the nickname annoyed me. The hero...him, I don't know what to give him. He's obsessed, but with his own legacy. He's uncompromising on that. He's also upfront about that, and kind of a selfish asshole, and TBH, I kind of like myself a selfish asshole. He could be needlessly cruel, and unexpectedly demonstrative. He was def...
  • Lady Wesley
    Absolutely five stars! Maximus Batten is Hoyt's hottest hero yet, and he meets his match, in more ways than one, in Artemis Greaves. I don't have time to write a long review, but I wouldn't know how to anyway. See my status updates for some great quotes. My only complaint -- I would have enjoyed seeing a bit more of Maximus and Artemis as a publicly recognized couple at the end. But that's just me.And . . . Ms. Hoyt leaves us with a hell of a tea...
  • Juliette Cross
    Beautiful and brilliant. This is now my favorite of the Maiden Lane series. But I have a feeling I'm going to have several favorites by the time I finish them all.The Duke of Wakefield is everything I hoped for in the brooding man we've seen so far. Even more. And I absolutely adore Artemis. She's my favorite kind of heroine--intelligent, compassionate, genuine, and bold.Recommended to anyone who loves historical romance. Hoyt has quickly become ...
  • Alyssa
    ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***Duke of Midnight by Elizabeth HoytBook Six of the Maiden Lane seriesPublisher: Grand Central PublishingPublication: October 15, 2013Rating: 5 starsSource: ARC sent from the publisher***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers***Summary (from Goodreads):WHEN A MASKED MAN . . .Twenty years ago Maximus Batten witnessed the brutal murders of his parents. Now the autocratic Duke ...
  • Lori Foster
    Maximus Batten is such a lusty Duke! One thing I love about this series is that I meet the characters in previous books, cannot imagine them as romantic heroes, and then bam - it happens and it's wonderful and believable. The author has a real talent for making you "see" emotions, which totally changes the perspective and that, in turn, changes everything else. I'm loving this series!Apollo is next!
  • Mada
    OMG. Look at that cover. Just gorgeous. I'm so excited. I loved Artemis and her brother in Lord of Darkness. He tried to be strong for her even if he went through hell in Bedlam. Can't wait for Duke of Midnight. I need this book sooner.