lauantai 27. toukokuuta 2017

Elizabeth Hoyt: Sweetest scoundrel ja Duke of sin

Elizabeth Hoytin romaanit Sweetest scoundrel ja Duke of sin ovat romaanisarjan Maiden Lane yhdeksäs ja kymmenes teos. Tarinat toistavat samankaltaisia juonenkulkuja, ja moni kirjasarjan aiempien teosten hahmoista esiintyy sivuroolissa näissä teoksissa. Hoyt osaa kyllä kirjoittaa, mutta erityisen omaperäisiksi näitä viihdeteoksia ei voi sanoa.

Sweetest scoundrel (Piatkus, 2015; ISBN 978-0-349-40652-7).

Prim, proper, and thrifty, Eve Dinwoody is all business when it comes to protecting her brother's investment. But when she agrees to control the purse strings of London's premier pleasure garden, Harte's Folly, she finds herself butting heads with an infuriating scoundrel who can't be controlled.

Bawdy and bold, Asa Makepeace doesn't have time for a penny-pinching prude like Eve. As the garden's larger-than-life owner, he's already dealing with self-centered sopranos and temperamental tenors. He's not about to let an aristocratic woman boss him around matter how enticing she is.

In spite of her lack of theatrical experience - and her fiery clashes with Asa - Eve is determined to turn Harte's Folly into a smashing success. But the harder she tries to manage the stubborn rake, the harder it is to ignore his seductive charm and raw magnetism. There's no denying the smoldering fire between them-and trying to put it out would be the greatest folly of all.

Duke of sin (Piatkus, 2016; ISBN 978-0-349-41234-4)

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.

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