**advance reader copy received via NetGalley**
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 . . .
I absolutely cannot get enough of Elizabeth Hoyt’s Maiden Lane series, and it looks as if she is not losing momentum at all. Duke of Sin is an absolutely thrilling read, and the author has created a magnificent villain within the series in Valentine, but watching her unmask him as an antihero in this book was quite a treat. That is a huge understatement, actually – Valentine is a fascinating male, and I found myself rooting for and against him in turns throughout the story. Bridget is an equally amazing female and despite their vast differences, it was easy to get on board with them coming together. I cannot stress how much I dislike a dishrag in the leading female, and the author did not disappoint. Loved the story, love the series, and I will definitely be looking out for the next book!
Duke of Sin releases at the end of May 2016!