Duke of Sin (Maiden Lane, #10) by Elizabeth Hoyt

Duke of Sin (Maiden Lane, #10)

A MAN OF SINDevastatingly 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 HONORBorn a bastard, housekeeper Bridget Crumb is clever, bold, and fiercely loyal. ...

Details Duke of Sin (Maiden Lane, #10)

TitleDuke of Sin (Maiden Lane, #10)
Release DateMay 31st, 2016
PublisherGrand Central Publishing
GenreRomance, Historical Romance, Historical, Historical Fiction

Reviews Duke of Sin (Maiden Lane, #10)

  •  ⚔ Sh3lly - Grumpy Name-Changing Wanderer ⚔
    ERMAHGERD. I LOVED IT SO MUCH!She'd said she loved. Loved him. What a strange and wondrous thing. And how it hurt, this love! What pain it caused, like tiny knives in the veins. He didn't think he liked it much, but he'd endure it, yes he would, if only she'd return and stab him again.One of my new favorite romances of all-time! Historical romances are so much better to me than contemporary ones. Neither character was annoying, just the right amo...
  • 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 a name that frequently appears alongside other famous regency "brand names" like Lisa Kleypas and Courtney Milan, which just makes it all the more criminal that I haven't read this book until now. Because DUKE OF SIN...is incredible.DUKE OF SIN is a bodice-ripper of the modern age, with an icy, tortured, dangerous gamma hero who wouldn't be out of place in an Anne Stuart nov...
  • Stacey is Sassy
    If I only had a heart…I’m going to be brutally honest here…I had a few false starts reading Duke of Sin. Look, I’m all for falling for the bad boy, the rake, or even the arrogant jerk who thinks he’s better than others. BUT…for the hero to be all three…that could be pushing it. Valentine Napier, Duke of Montgomery, is one of the most hated, evil, vain and crass characters I have read in a historical romance. How could I force myself...
  • Jilly
    I love a good villain. And, I would have been sorely disappointed if our anti-hero, Val, turned out to be this great guy who was just misunderstood. That he is actually some sort of saint giving anonymously to the poor and shit. No! I fell in love with the villain, not some saint in villain clothing. Thank you to the author who understood this and wrote in her dedication that this book is for me. Val acknowledges his villainous ways:"This is who ...
  • Dino-Jess ✮ The Book Eating Dinosaur ✮
    Val, Val, VAL.Yas, YAS, YASSSSSSS.I don't think I have ever read such a broken and twisted leading man. So, naturally, I'm in love with him. He thinks he doesn't have a heart. He thinks himself incapable of emotion. He was taught at a young age that the only way to survive was to never actually love anything. And yet there is still a glimmer of goodness in him and even though it's only a tiny part, it's enough. He lives a life of excess. Pleasure...
  • Alp
    4.25/5I enjoyed this one. I have to say that this installment was much better than my expectations. Valentine Napier, the Duke of Montgomery, appeared as a villain in the previous books, so I couldn't imagine how he would redeem himself in this one. And wow, it was a real surprise! He redeemed himself quite well, but not entirely, if you ask me. Nevertheless, it was a good thing he didn’t abruptly or totally turn good because that might make hi...
  • Gio
    I was enjoying this book until around the 70% mark then it starts to get rapey with sexual violence and PedophiliaThen this scene happened....."The little girl chose that moment to take her finger out of her mouth and point it damply at Val. “I don’t wike you.” He looked down his nose at her. “No, nor does anyone else, yet they all seem to be happy enough to let me take sweet Séraphine off to be debauched at my leisure. D’you suppose t...
  • Caz
    4.5 starsIn Duke of Midnight, the sixth book in her Maiden Lane series, Elizabeth Hoyt introduced a fascinating secondary character by the name of Valentine Napier. He’s a duke. He’s unutterably gorgeous. He’s extremely wealthy. He’s also clever, devious, amoral and vain, and through the last few books in the series, we’ve watched him manipulate, blackmail, orchestrate kidnaps and engineer goodness knows what other nefarious schemes.H...
  • Bubu
    Update January 2017I'm downgrading this book after re-reading it for the fourth (!) - yes, I know I'm a sad person - time.It helps taking off the rose-tinted glasses and having a closer look at the weaknesses, I so generously overlooked, because a) I was fangirling over Ms Hoyt and b) I was fangirling over Valentine.Two reasons: 1. In my original review I had already mentioned that it's more Val's story than it is Bridget's, or at least Bridget a...
  • Robin (Bridge Four)
    Sale Alert 07Jan17 on Amazon for 1.99Sometimes I want to root for the villain. Sometimes I don’t want the hero to just be a deep down good guy that just hasn’t found the right woman to make him give up his lecherous whoring ways. SOMETIMES I want the bad guy to win. “This is who I am, Séraphine. Naked, with blade and blood. I am vengeance. I am hate. I am sin personified. Never mistake me for the hero of this tale, for I am not and shall n...
  • Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
    My, oh my! Elizabeth Hoyt has a wonderful book on her hands. DUKE OF SIN, the tenth book of the Maiden Lane series. just might be my favorite of the lot so far. The hero is no other than Valentine Napier, the Duke of Montgomery. If you’ve followed the series this far then you know that in the previous books that Val has been the villain of the series. He’s not a man with very much morals and indulges in anything and everything, especially if ...
  • Choko
    *** 3.75 ***A buddy read with the Historical Romance saps @ the MacHalo Freaks! Because we need love too!I think if I had read this book without the baggage on Val's character from the last two books, I would have liked it much more. Trying to make a villein, but more importantly, a true sociopath into a romantic interest is very difficult and I am aware of my prejudices towards him from all the harm he had done in the series up to now. I loved t...
  • Madge
    Duke of Sin made me raise my lorgnette, tease my wig a bit to make sure the jewel encrusted bird nest was still affixed at its jaunty angle, and then drawl that "While the marketing of Valentine Napier’s book is pushing the 'love him vs. hate him' angle...frankly, I, jaded twist that I am, care not a whit."Val has all the earmarks of a gamma hero: He’s a sociopath and a murderer. He kidnaps multiple ladies at the drop of a snuff box, and then...
  • Paige Bookdragon
    Me while reading some shocking thing that the hero does (which is like most of the time)If you have read Devil in Winter and fell in love with Sebastian, then you will love Duke of Sin. There's something addictive with goddamn hedonists and naughty dukes and Valentine Napier, Duke of Montgomery is the the naughtiest and the dirtiest of them all.I love everything in this book. From Val's funny and sexy nude scenes (there are many) to Bridget's rea...
  • Carol *Young at Heart Oldie*
    PRE-RELEASE REVIEWPublished: 31st May 2016This is the tenth book in Elizabeth Hoyt’s Maiden Lane series and I have so much admiration for her ability to continue to give readers stories that are unique and engrossing; characters that are complex and fascinating, and romances that are erotic and sensual."Never mistake me for the hero of this tale, for I am not and shall never be. I am the villain.”I have been fascinated by Valentine Napier, Du...
  • Jo
    “Oh, Séraphine. Tread carefully, my burning one, as if you danced on the shattered skulls of children, for I may lie abed, but I am a duke yet, and not just any duke, but the Duke of Montgomery, and my inheritance is death and mayhem.” If life was fair my review would just be a continuation of this book – PERFECTION. But alas it is not and I can't express in words how truly FANTASTIC this book was. Valentine Napier, the Duke of Montgomery...
  • Mandi Schreiner
    He was the Duke of Montgomery. He’d successfully blackmailed the King. He was about to blackmail himself a wife. No one loved him.And that was the way he liked it.The hero in this book, Valentine Napier, the Duke of Montgomery, is a villain. He blackmails everyone. (no, really). He murders people. He is cunning, arrogant, but he also has this child-like playfulness to him – I’m not talking giggles but more – his childhood was so messed up...
  • Monty Cupcake ☠ Queen of Bloodshed ☠
    Valentine, Duke if Montgomery, is a villain and he thoroughly enjoys it. He's all about schemes, blackmail, and power. He's stunningly beautiful, rich, possibly insane, likes violence, and heartless....so an awesome villain and antihero. Bridget is the housekeeper for Val and trying to discover two pieces of blackmail the Duke has on acquaintances of hers. She's also the best housekeeper in England and fixes up his household, all while challengin...
  • Mo
    I honestly don't know how to rate this one. I didn't love it. I didn't hate it. So I guess that will have to be a 3 star! I sort of found the storyline a bit implausible ... the Duke and the Housekeeper. I couldn't really buy it. Yes, he had a horrible childhood but even so, I couldn't feel THAT sorry for him. I know this review will be a bit vague. I really enjoyed the previous books in the series. I just checked the next few books and my intere...
  • Bibi
    Julie Garwood, Judith McNaught and Courtney Milan are my default authors for historical romance but seeing how this book got a high number of 5 star reviews, I decided to give it a try. Also, I was intrigued by the hero- or shall we say anti-hero.Sadly, it was a bit of mess and the plot seemed off kilter, as if the author couldn't really commit to making Val a true villain. I thought also that the heroine was mischaracterised, I would have prefer...
  • Francoise
    4.5 "Fuck the rules" Stars"He was the Duke of Montgomery. He'd successfully blackmailed the king. He was about to blackmail himself a wife. No one loved him. And that was the way he liked it."With her Maiden Lane Series, set in Georgian London, Elizabeth Hoyt has created unforgettable characters and beautiful stories. I have read most of her books and enjoyed her smooth, elegant and sensual writing style. I confess I have a thing for Ms. Hoyt’s...
  • Mei
    Ahhhh... an enraged Val...(view spoiler)[when he, completly nude, kills the traitorous vallet... (hide spoiler)]droooooooling... just a moment... i have to clean my chin... I love that Ms. Hoyt didn't redeem completly Val! He remain basically a wild, cunning, refined, elegant, extravagant, completly outside every usual behaviour. And he remains like that even if Bridget curbs his excesses to almost socially accepted ones. I loved his reasoning. I...
  • Heather *Awkward Queen and Unicorn Twin*
    Although I didn't end up liking this book quite as much as I'd hoped, there were a few things that checked off boxes of what I like in romance.1) No insta-lust. Even from Val's first POV after his and Bridget's first interaction, he isn't thinking about how lush this or that body part is, or where his penis should go. This line of thought happens SO often in romances, both historical and contemporary, and I love that it took him a few interaction...
  • WhiskeyintheJar/Kyraryker
    3.5 starsI read this for the Rogue square for Romance Bingo. "So you see, I must have more power. It's the only way to survive them." I struggled with my rating for this book because I loved how Hoyt portrayed Val. She provided an understanding for why Val is the way he is, almost excusing it but still kept him the unabashed rogue readers of the series have grown to know and almost against our will, love. Val doesn't really feel shame for his act...
  • Vintage
    Don't know quite what to say.If you want to read this because you've heard Valentine reminds some reviewers of St. Vincent from Devil in Winter then NO!NO! NO! St. Vincent is a rake, a charming and unrepentant rake. It's like comparing little Miss Muffet's spider to Shelob in The Return of the King.Val is the spawn of Satan. Really. If you have safety issues regarding (view spoiler)[child abuse, sexual abuse, animal abuse then reconsider. The H i...
  • Alyssa
    Duke of Midnight (book six) has always been my favorite, of this series.Dare I say... I have a new favorite?!!??!***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***Duke of Sin by Elizabeth HoytBook Ten of the Maiden Lane seriesPublisher: Grand CentralPublication Date: May 31, 2016Rating: 5 starsSource: eARC from NetGalley***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers***Summary (from Goodreads):A MAN OF SINDevastatingly handsome...
  • Sher❤ The Fabulous BookLover
    **5 "I STILL LOVE THIS SERIES" Stars!!**This is the 10th book in the Maiden Lane series. Number 10! So it still comes as a surprise to me when I say this book was pure perfection. It was magnificent! It was incredible! It was fabulous! It was stellar! It just was!! We have been waiting a long time for Valentine Napier, the Duke of Montgomery's story. I believe he's first mentioned in book 2. What I was not expecting was to be completely engrossed...
  • Jaya
    Nope... Totally did not work for me.a-1.25-highly-anticipated-book-which-everybody-else-loved-but-i-did-not-starred-read
  • ☆★Tinja★✮ A Court of Pizza and Laziness
    Ooooh definitely one of my favorites in this series ♥ So hot and funny!! I swear my cheeks hurt from all the grinning. I adored Bridget and Valentine together!!! I wish this book hadn't ended so soon ♥