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

By Elizabeth Hoyt

"Elizabeth Hoyt has outdone herself." --Jennifer Ashley, manhattan instances bestselling author

WHEN A MASKED guy . . .

Twenty years in the past Maximus Batten witnessed the brutal murders of his mom and dad. Now the autocratic Duke of Wakefield, he spends his days ruling Parliament. yet by means of evening, disguised because the Ghost of St. Giles, he prowls the awful alleys of St. Giles, ever at the hunt for the assassin. One evening he unearths a fiery lady who meets him toe-to-toe-and won't back off . . .

MEETS HIS fit . . .

Artemis Greaves toils as a lady's spouse, yet hiding underneath the apparent brown serge of her costume is the center of a huntress. whilst the Ghost of St. Giles rescues her from footpads, she acknowledges a kindred spirit-and is intrigued. She's much more intrigued whilst she realizes who precisely the infamous Ghost is by way of day . . .


Artemis makes a daring circulation: she calls for that Maximus use his impression to unfastened her imprisoned brother-or she's going to disclose him because the Ghost. yet blackmailing a robust duke isn't with no dangers. Now that she has the tiger through the tail, can she stand up to his ire-or the temptation of his include?

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Well, he wasn’t with a mistress, who might expect some attention to her sexual gratification. He was with his wife, and all he really had to do was take her maidenhood. If he gave her little pleasure, P H Y L L I D A and the B R O T H E R H O O D of P H I L A N D E R 45 the feeling would be mutual. The arrangement was all spelled out. He could get her pregnant easily enough, assuming she was fertile, and that he was. He took it for granted he was, how not? But that was a gamble all men took. Enough, he told himself.

The young man seemed most impressed. Phyllida smiled. “Oh yes,” she said. ” Andrew turned to stare at her. “Do you mean to say you have written and sold two works of fiction, and not breathed a word to me? ” Phyllida blushed, looking as abashed as if discovered in adultery. “I’m sorry,” she said. “I didn’t think you’d be interested. They are women’s novels, you know, romances. Men hardly ever read that sort of thing. And I don’t use my own name. ” “Fanny Burney,” Andrew said. ” The others looked at him in confusion.

Obviously virtuous, he thought, despite the frank manner. A little too prim, perhaps, but far, far better than a worldly, cynical lady of fashion who would attempt to manipulate his every waking moment and most of his sleeping ones. “You forget, my dear,” he said, “that I am a man for men. I have seen you, spoken to you, and I have learned that you are pretty, intel­ P H Y L L I D A and the B R O T H E R H O O D of P H I L A N D E R 27 ligent, chaste, and much more interesting than I had hoped.

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