Sunday, November 6, 2016

ARC Review: Duke of Pleasure by Elizabeth Hoyt

ebook364 pages
Expected publication: November 29th 2016 by Grand Central Publishing


Bold. Brave. Brutally handsome. Hugh Fitzroy, the Duke of Kyle, is the king's secret weapon. Sent to defeat the notorious Lords of Chaos, he is ambushed in a London alley—and rescued by an unlikely ally: a masked stranger with the unmistakable curves of a woman.


Cocky. Clever. Courageously independent. Alf has survived on the perilous streets of St. Giles by disguising her sex. By day she is a boy, dealing in information and secrets. By night she's the notorious Ghost of St. Giles, a masked vigilante. But as she saves Hugh from assassins, she finds herself succumbing to temptation.


When Hugh hires Alf to investigate the Lords of Chaos, her worlds collide. Once Hugh realizes that the boy and the Ghost are the same, will Alf find the courage to become the woman she needs to be—before the Lords of Chaos destroy them both?

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When I first starting reading, I felt like I've read it before.  That could be, because it is similar to others in this series (yet all stand-alone) regarding the Ghost of St. Giles. It was a little different, yet I barely made it through the first chapter.  
By 41% percent, I still wasn't hooked but had to keep going.  At this point I couldn't believe that Hugh, Duke of Kyle, had not yet figured out that Alf was a girl.
When Hugh finally figured that out, (43% in)he was half in love.
Hugh really doe not know how to talk to women in the light of day, but he can romance/or smooth talk a girl at night when he wants something.
I don't really have much else to say on this book, its similar to the rest of the series and follows the lines of other historical romance stories.  All of which is beginning to bore me.  I felt no emotion for this book and saw not a lot of character change/progression.
*I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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