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Duke of DesireRed and brooding Raphael de Chartres the Duke of Dye has made it his personal mission to infiltrate the Lords of Chaos and destroy them Rescuing Lady Jordan was never in his plans But now with the Lords out to kill them both he has but one choice marry the lady in order to keep her safeCAUGHT IN A WEB OF DANGER AND DESIREMuch to Raphael's ir. Someone's been watching too much of The Bachelor The heroine in this book is the person rejected by the hero of the last book And just like The Bachelor I can't help but wonder why we would want to see the LOSER of the last story get their own story I see our next BacheloretteSo like the chick above I don't watch the shows and just spent a disturbingly long amount of time researching so I can use the memes and gifs I really need to get a life Iris is getting her chance at romance after being snubbed by the dude in the last book for a girl whom he had thought was a boy for months and was mentoring as a son Yeah cuz that's not disturbing at allThis was literally the theme of the book before this oneObviously I'm not over the creepy icky factor of the last book I mean really If we ladies all found out that the cute little girl in Stranger Things was actually an adult male would we really be lining up to sleep with him NO Because that's gross and weird WTH last bookEven betterOur girl Iris meets her new love interest at a debauched orgy where she will be gang raped and killed He's one of the participants but has a change of heart and decides to save her and marry her Sounds like husband material to meRaphael the male is actually an okay guy well except for the angst I'll get to that in a minute but sheesh Lord save me from an angsty man Anyway Raphael is undercover to stop the asshole rapist group and couldn't let them kill Iris Or rape her So he's alright in my book Raphael would be a beautiful man but he has a giant jagged scar running across half of his face That's right he's hideous girls And has angst Stop lining up for him dammit I don't see guys lining up for the scarred female trope But we are suckers aren't we Zsadist anyone There are definite similarities to our favorite Black Dagger Brotherhood heroTwinsiesSo Iris and Raphael are married and the rapey brotherhood is trying to kill them both Also Iris wants a baby and Raphael is too angsty to give her one There is a lot of smut that doesn't involve actual sex which is strange but at least there is variety Variety is the spice of life I've heardI liked both of the characters well enough but there was tons of emotional trauma on Raphael's side He has a messed up past and is basically a walking case of PTSD Iris on the other hand is like that extremely practical woman who would be considered hearty She knows what she wants and will not allow his angst get in her wayI think this book is the last one in the series and I'm okay with it ending because other than Val's book it was mostly just mediocre There was one character left who didn't get a story and I missed Also of an epilogue would have been nice Maybe some hangings of the rapists I do like me a good happy ending

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A LADY OF LIGHTRefined kind and intelligent Lady Iris Jordan finds herself the unlikely target of a diabolical kidnapping Her captors are the notoriously evil Lords of Chaos When one of the masked and nude Lords spirits her away to his carriage she shoots him only to find she may have been a trifle hastyA DUKE IN DEEPEST DARKNESSCynical scar. Full ReviewI received this book for free in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my reviewKidnapped and brought as an offering to the Lords of Chaos Iris improbably finds herself rescued by the towering WolfNow a man and ready to take on the insidious Lords of Chaos Raphael finds himself saving a woman he can't forget a shared waltz with Raphael's scars run deeper than just the surface but Iris is determined to show him he's worthy of love With the Lords of Chaos looming over them Raphael and Iris will show that love is the greater strength The twelfth installment in the Maiden Lane series brings us to a resurgence of the Lords of Chaos Previously thought snuffed out in the last book a new Dionysius leader has emerged and stronger than ever You actually wouldn't need to read any other books in the series maybe just the previous one as you get an introduction to the Lords of Chaos As this is placed in the Maiden Lane series I was a little disappointed that we didn't get any previous characters to check up on; the Duke of Kyle from the previous book makes an appearance but that is all   You need to marry me  If you read the previous book you'll remember the Duke of Dye Raphael introduced as a hulking scarred beast who waltzes with Iris Here he rescues her and in order to keep her safe from the Lords of Chaos he marries her Iris was a bit dull as heroine but with the focus so heavily on Raphael's past with the Lords of Chaos she didn't get a fully rounded out story We know she didn't have a loving marriage and she cares for Raphael but I didn't feel why she cared for him so soon Iris ended up being a ghost on the pages to me Raphael's childhood trauma dominated the story and was extremely heavy Frankly that's all it felt like his character was I didn't learn anything else about him His attraction to Iris seemed to be based on one waltz and because she seemed like a golden light to him A lot of their relationship was Raphael wanting to keep Iris on some sort of pedestal away from his defiling hands but this also creates a blank spot of him never really knowing and connecting with her  After a darkly adventurous start the story took a bit of a slow turn The first half was basically Iris wandering around Raphael's gloomy Abbey trying to learn his servants’ names and disregarding Raphael's warnings of danger Iris' lack of understanding or listening to Raphael about the danger ended up making her feel pretty vacuous at times too  With the focus so much on childhood pain childhood sexual abuse is discussed prominently here it made it extremely hard to switch gears and follow along to a sex scene no matter how it was handled In fact the whole heavier tone of this one had a very uneven feeling with the usual Hoyt naughty sexual scenes  The romance was lacking for me here with Iris not showing up completely and Raphael dealing with extremely traumatizing pain Their lack of romantic connection kept me from feeling them and the Lords of Chaos brought such a heavy disturbing emotional toll this ended up not being a very fun read Hoyt's atmospheric writing can't be denied but after following along with the Maiden Lane series for so long I guess I was personally looking for a uplifting sigh and smile ending

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Duke of Desire Read & Download Ì 108 ó A LADY OF LIGHTRefined kind and intelligent Lady Iris Jordan finds herself the unlikely target of a diabolical kidnapping Her captors are the notoriously evil Lords of Chaos When one of the masked and nude Lords spirits her away to his carriage she shoots him only to find she may have been a trifle hastyA Ritation Iris insists on being the sort of duchess who involves herself in his life and bed Soon he's drawn both to her uick wit and her fiery passion But when Iris discovers that Raphael's past may be even dangerous than the present she falters Is their love strong enough to withstand not only the Lords of Chaos but also Raphael's own demon. I'm sorry to see the Maiden Lane series end because I have enjoyed all eleven of the previous installments I cannot say that I enjoyed this one thoughYes there is Elizabeth Hoyt's gothic atmospherics deft plotting and excellent pacing as well as her outstanding characterization She is a first rate writer If the danger and adventure had come from a group of evil men who were say French spies or jewel thieves I imagine I would have enjoyed the book The villains however are a group of aristocrats who kidnap torture and rape women and children for their own entertainment The book opens with one of their midnight orgies out in the countryside and Iris is the chosen victim Her ordeal is horrifying until Raphael the Duke of Dye rescues her and takes her to his gloomy home in an old abbey Dye's late father had been the Lords leader but Dye has joined the group in order to sabotage and put an end to it view spoiler After that it seemed that the story was dominated by Dye's horrific childhood which included sexual abuse by his own father hide spoiler