DUKE OF DESIRE
Duke of Desire marks the end of Hoyt’s beloved Maiden Lane series. No one will be disappointed by this last installment, as Hoyt delivers the coup de gras to The Lords of Chaos. Far darker than many of Hoyt’s romances, Duke of Desire is emotionally powerful, and readers will be transfixed by this poignant tale of revenge and redemption. Not for the faint of heart since Hoyt tackles dark themes, fans of deeper stories and the series can’t miss this!
Rafael de Chartres, Duke of Dyemore, has returned from exile to infiltrate the Lords of Chaos and destroy the demonic “club.” On the evening of their celebration, he dons a mask to claim his revenge when he realizes their sacrifice is innocent Lady Jordan, Iris Daniels. Rafael takes her as his prize and is ready to speed away when she shoots him with his own gun. When they reach his home, Iris nurses him and to protect her from the Lords, Rafael gives her no choice but to marry him. Iris falls deeply in love with her embittered, scarred husband. She believes she can help him heal, but the secrets he carries may be too deep. Iris stubbornly attempts to bring Raphael into the light, but is the darkness that surrounds his soul more powerful than love? (GRAND CENTRAL, Oct., 380 pp., $7.99)