And, Val made me laugh so much! To see more of my reviews, fashion, food and pervathons Once Upon a Christmas Eve: I still don’t think he’s a very likeable character at all. Val’s story is every bit as wicked and as complex as I’d hoped, and then some! Val isn’t the Prince of Greed but he is a villain and I need a good the villain gets the girl story. Their bickering arguments were delightful. BUT…for the hero to be all three…that could be pushing it.

Did she then recognize in him her opposite: The unlikely pairing of Val and his housekeeper, Bridget intrigued me further. I love how Hoyt implied that Val is a that way because it backs up the character’s description that he do what he wants and people can go fuck themselves if they don’t like it. This book was so swoony and steamy! Val isn’t the Prince of Greed but he is a villain and I need a good the villain gets the girl story. One of my new favorite romances of all-time!

I can’t tell you how much that shocked me among other things.

One of my new favorite romances of all-time! He is a blackmailer, a murderer, a rake, and so vain that it is hilarious: Read more Read less. His father would give Val kittens at a young age, and when Val grew to love them and care for them, his father would kill the kittens in front of him.


He loves attention and games. Plus there were so many scenes that made me laugh.

Mobulism your thoughts with other customers. Not to love at all. In his absence, his household has been admirably run by his rather prim housekeeper, Bridget Crumb, who, we have learned, took a post at Hermes House for motives of her own.

It almost didn’t feel like there was enough to it. Warm dogs and warmer bed linen. I have nothing to say here!

Unfortunately, the story just doesn’t live up to expectations. Whatever my thoughts about Valentine Napier may be, one thing is for sure: I am awash in yearning spunk.

Duke of Sin

He is a sinful, wicked man, but one that Mobliism couldn’t help but fall for. Tonight the shadows reign and the blood is singing in my veins. She also writes deliciously fun contemporary romance under the name Julia Harper. She was able to win over people by being very level-headed and calm and personable, so the fact that everyone was naturally drawn to her didn’t seem Mary-Sue-ish at all.

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Val is the spawn of Satan. Pleasure, wine, indulgence of every whim is the life he lives and the life he loves. Val has a lot of enemies and he must stay vigilant if he wants to survive. But what he finds in his own bedroom may lay waste to all his plans. To be honest, I had a hard time buying into Adam falling so hard and fast for Sarah. Once Upon a Maaiden Lane: The lust seemed more prominent than deeper emotions. And let’s talk about Bridget.

Duke of Sin (Maiden Lane, #10) by Elizabeth Hoyt

Don’t be fooled though. Val and Bridget start an intriguing cat and mouse game. His POV’s are quite amusing. She understands that she has to be his moral compass, because he has none.