Not the Duke’s Darling (Greycourt, #1) by Elizabeth Hoyt

Not the Duke’s Darling (Greycourt, #1)

New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Hoyt brings us the first book in her sexy and sensual Greycourt Series!Freya de Moray is many things: a member of the secret order of Wise Women, the daughter of disgraced nobility, and a chaperone living under an assumed name. What she is not is forgiving. So when the Duke of Harlowe, the man who destroyed her brother and led to the downfall of her family, appears at the country house party she's atten...

Details Not the Duke’s Darling (Greycourt, #1)

TitleNot the Duke’s Darling (Greycourt, #1)
Release DateDec 18th, 2018
GenreRomance, Historical Romance, Historical, Historical Fiction

Reviews Not the Duke’s Darling (Greycourt, #1)

  • WhiskeyintheJar/Kyraryker
    2.5 starsI 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. First in the new Greycourt series, Hoyt starts us off with a spot of danger as our heroine, Freya, is on the run from some men and finds herself face to face with her childhood crush, Christopher, but who she also blames for her brother's downfall. There's some background foundation to the hows and whys...
  • Caz
    I've given this a C at AAR (which I think was probably over-generous).Hard as it is for readers when a favourite, long-running series ends, it must be equally so for the author who has lived with those characters and scenarios for years – and who then has to follow up that success with something new that will continue to please fans of the previous books as well as, hopefully, gain them new ones. Having closed the book on the hugely popular Ma...
  • Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth
    The majority of books in Elizabeth Hoyt's Maiden Lane series are my all time favorites so maybe my expectations were too high when I started reading NOT THE DUKE'S DARLING. However, there are several reasons I didn't enjoy this as much as I was hoping. And here is why:The heroine is part of a group called Wise Women. They are being mentioned but the explanation what they are comes to light at the 72% mark. Yep, that's how long you can guess. So...
  • Bubu
    1.5 starsRight! You have two choices, though they're by no means mutually exclusive.You can either simply scroll through my updates, and you'll get the gist of my overall feelings about Not the Duke's Darling'. Or - and that's by far the better option, in my opinion - you can read the excellent reviews already written by Caz, Kyraraker and Jan.This is not laziness on my part for a change. I'd say so, if it was. There's simply nothing I could poss...
  • Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
    NOT THE DUKE’S DARLING is the first book in a new series called the Greycourt. Guys, this series is so fun! If you’re a fan of the Maiden Lane series or like a little bit of action in your Historical Romance, then I’m sure you’ll love this book as well.The heroine, Freya, was really fun and cool. She’s a member of the secret order of Wise Women so there was a lot about her character that I found intriguing. It’s been a while since I...
  • ♥Rachel♥
    Freya was a woman of titled nobility but reduced due to a scandal involving her brother and the Greycourts. Christopher, brother’s childhood friend was also involved, and while Freya would like to set him in his place with revenge, it soon becomes apparent that Freya may not know all the details Freya’s newest mission leads her to a house party in order to get close to Lord Randolph, a man who wants to pass a law to once again subject women t...
  • Robin (Bridge Four)
    3.5 StarsI loved almost every book of the Maiden Lane series and so I was extremely excited to start on a new journey with Elizabeth Hoyt in the Greycourt series. Remember this is an introduction book to a new set of characters and overall plot arc so some things take more time than in other books.First and foremost this is a semi-enemies to lovers story and so sometimes the animosity Freya feels for the Duke of Harlowe is a much. Since this is a...
  • Jan130
    2 'it was OK' stars. This much-anticipated first book in a new series by a decent HR writer was actually pretty flat and disappointing for me. Others may enjoy it much more - these are my opinions only. I didn't hate it, but it's a bit of a rant, so feel free to look away now.I just did not get engaged in this book and I couldn't bring myself to care much about the characters. I love the period and place setting (1760, England). But the trope was...
  • RachelW (BamaGal)
    This was well written as always with a Hoyt book, and the last part was enjoyable; but I just didn’t find myself gripped by the storyline. It was a bit simplistic, I was not overly engaged with either of the leads, and the story was often rambling and with too many vaguely drawn subplots. I got confused with all the names. There was no consistency in the name being used. Sometimes it was the character’s first name, other times the family name...