A MAN OF SIN
Devastatingly 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 HONOR
Born a bastard, housekeeper Bridget Crumb is clever, bold, and fiercely loyal. When her aristocratic mother becomes the target of extortion, Bridget joins the Duke of Montgomery’s household to search for the incriminating evidence-and uncovers something far more dangerous.
A SECRET THAT THREATENS TO DESTROY THEM BOTH
Astonished by the deceptively prim-and surprisingly witty-domestic spy in his chambers, Montgomery is intrigued. And try as she might, Bridget can’t resist the slyly charming duke. Now as the two begin their treacherous game of cat and mouse, they soon realize that they both have secrets-and neither may be as nefarious-or as innocent-as they appear . . .
Rating: Narration – B; Content – B+
Duke of Sin has to be one of the most highly anticipated releases in Elizabeth Hoyt’s Maiden Lane series. Since his introduction in book six, Duke of Midnight, the unutterably beautiful Valentine Napier, Duke of Montgomery, has been revealed as a villain through and through, an unscrupulous, vain, amoral man capable of blackmail, kidnapping and who knows what other nefarious acts. But if the Devil gets all the best tunes, it’s often the case that he gets the best lines, too, and Montgomery has emerged as a larger than life character who, in the hands of a lesser author, could easily have overshadowed the characters in the other books in which he has appeared. Wisely, Ms Hoyt chose to keep her powder dry and to give him a starring role – and this is it. And a wonderfully entertaining story it is.
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