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Duke of Midnight by Elizabeth Hoyt
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really liked it
bookshelves: england-historical-fiction, romance

Elizabeth Hoyt is an amazing writer, no less so here, but I did not like the ending. Here's what I think should have happened: (view spoiler)

The good stuff was all in the first half, when we learn what a wild woman Artemis is. She's a devil of a fearless heroine, and I loved her. The sex scenes were great (though a repeat of a memorable Winter and Isabel move in Thief of Shadows makes both scenes less distinct and now it's just a "Hoyt move") and I could feel how they were in love. His switching her name from Greek to Roman for the same goddess of the hunt was great. It was a very passionate story.

And a lot more tragic than it needed to be. Wakefield's not in the heroic mold of the other men in this series( including the pirate lording over a slum in Scandalous Desires), and though I forgive him because he's traumatized, I wanted him to redeem himself, not ask me for pity. Sigh.

Since the series isn't over, perhaps he still has a chance.
And since it's Elizabeth Hoyt, I can't go below 4 stars.
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