ARC Review + Tour: Duke of Pleasure by Elizabeth Hoyt

Posted November 29, 2016 by Annie in Reviews / 6 Comments

ARC Review + Tour: Duke of Pleasure by Elizabeth Hoyt

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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ARC Review + Tour: Duke of Pleasure by Elizabeth Hoyt

5 Stars

Duke of Pleasure
Author: Elizabeth Hoyt
Series: Maiden Lane #11
Published by Grand Central Publishing
Released: November 29th 2016
Genres: Historical Romance
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher


Recommended Read!

“The Maiden Lane series is the top Historical Romance series to beat. Every book in this series has quickly become a new favorite”
~ Under the Covers

This seals the deal. The Maiden Lane series is the top Historical Romance series to beat. Every book in this series has quickly become a new favorite. Not only does Elizabeth Hoyt keep things fresh with each new premise, but the characters continue to be intriguing and unique. This is especially true for the hero and heroine of DUKE OF PLEASURE.

If you’ve read the previous book in this series then you’re already familiar with both. Hugh Fitzroy, the Duke of Kyle, made quite the cameo in the last book and so did Alf. We know Alf as a cocky and clever boy, but he’s not a boy at all, as many of you already know. He’s a girl just pretending to be a guy. As if that wasn’t already exciting enough, she’s also the Ghost of St. Giles by night. See what I mean when I say this series is the one to beat? Just the premise alone is fascinating! When you factor in Hoyt’s amazing writing, it’s really something special. There’s no other series that as fun and exciting on the market right now and if you’re not already reading this series, then you’re really missing out. I loved the Maiden Lane series in the beginning, but as the books continue to get better, this series is quickly becoming my new favorite. I read this book so fast, I almost regretted devouring it so quickly because of the book hangover I had after.

DUKE OF PLEASURE is the eleventh book in the Maiden Lane series and I would say that you should read the stories from the beginning. Quite a lot has happened already and while you can probably still enjoy the romance, the threads lining the books together will be underappreciated if you haven’t read them all. Also, I want to say that I’m claiming Hugh for my harem, as I have all the heroes in this series. One simply cannot read a Hoyt novel and walk away without falling in love.spacer





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About Elizabeth Hoyt

Elizabeth Hoyt is the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of historical romance, including reader favorite, The Raven Prince.

Elizabeth was born in New Orleans but grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota. She was fortunate to be able to travel extensively as a child, visiting St. Andrews, Scotland; Germany; France; and Belgium. She spent a year in Oxford, England and was a summer exchange student to Kawasaki, Japan.

Elizabeth has a BA in anthropology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and, as a result of having no clue what to do with her life thereafter, a career history as a barista, a (terrible) sales clerk, a Wisconsin Revenue Service data entry slave, and an archeological field work grunt. Fortunately, Elizabeth married relatively young and produced two children who kept her busy until her mid-thirties. At about this time, when her youngest was entering Kindergarten, Elizabeth’s mother hinted that perhaps Elizabeth should get a Real Job.

Sadly, Elizabeth was so delusional she thought writing a romance novel might qualify as a Real Job.

But! Five years later, to everyone’s surprise, she actually sold that romance novel (The Raven Prince) and began a rather successful career as a Romance Novelist. This was most fortunate since Elizabeth is singularly unqualified to do anything else but Make Up Stories.

Since then Elizabeth has written thirteen books to critical acclaim: The Prince Trilogy (The Raven Prince, The Leopard Prince, and The Serpent Prince); the Legend of the Four Soldiers series (To Taste Temptation, To Seduce a Sinner, To Beguile a Beast, and To Desire a Devil); and the Maiden Lane series (Wicked Intentions, Notorious Pleasures, Scandalous Desires, Thief of Shadows, Lord of Darkness, and the upcoming Duke of Midnight .) All of Elizabeth’s books are set in eighteenth century England and all feature a fairy tale story that serves as a foil to the main story.

Elizabeth’s books have made the New York Times bestseller list seven times, have finaled five times in Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award contest, and have won three Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Awards. All of her books have received Top Pick reviews from RT BookReviews magazine. Wicked Intentions, Notorious Pleasures Scandalous Desires, and Thief of Shadows received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly. Four of her books were voted into All About Romance’s (AAR’s) Top 100 Romances of All Time list and six were Desert Isle Keepers at AAR. Elizabeth’s books have been translated into eighteen languages.

Elizabeth researches extensively for her historical romances, both by reading books on topics such as: history, costume, warfare, social mannerisms, and cooking, and frequenting museums whenever she can to study portraits and the little dogs that aristocratic Georgian ladies seem to always be holding. When desperate she often consults Mr. Hoyt, who is an archaeologist and Historical Research Wizard.

Elizabeth lives in central Illinois with a pack of untrained canines and a garden in constant need of weeding.


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6 responses to “ARC Review + Tour: Duke of Pleasure by Elizabeth Hoyt

  1. Ruth S.

    I adore the Maiden Lane series (and I am not that big into historicals). I have this waiting for me on audiobook. I can’t wait to start! Great review!

  2. Elizabeth

    I read the first three books in this serie and thought they were ok….the first book I enjoyed, the second not so much and the third was ok… we’ll see if I continue

  3. Bube

    Recently I have started with reading Elizabeth Hoyt Maiden Lane Series and I must to say it has become my favorite series 🙂

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