Monday, 11 July 2016

Once upon a moonlit night - Elizabeth Hoyt

Hippolyta Royle is running for her life. Pursued by hounds on a cold rainy night, the heiress flags down a passing carriage and throws herself at the mercy of the coach's occupant. Whoever this handsome traveler may be, he is her only hope to escape a terrible fate. But should he agree to escort her to safety, he's in for much more than he bargained for.

At first Matthew Mortimer doesn't believe Hippolyta's story, that she's a fabulously wealthy heiress who's been kidnapped. He assumes she's a beggar, an actress, or worse. But once his new travel companion washes the mud from her surprisingly lovely face, and they share a breathtaking kiss, there is no turning back. 

My thoughts:
I had to read this one after having read Duke of Sin and seeing poor Hippolyta running away in the dark. It seems she got lucky and someone took pity on her.

Oh yes Matthew, but he was an ass about it. Yes I get that she looks and smells like shit, but why would you think she is a whore? Wouldn't like runaway farm girl be more of an answer? And yes actress that he thinks too, but the whore thing... I did want to hit him there.

But this is a novella and things move fast and I do forgive him because he wants her anyway. Just being an ass at first.

Conclusion
And then they lived happily ever after! After some drama and passion.

ebook, 100 pages
Published July 5th 2016 by Forever Yours
Maiden Lane #10.5
Historical romance, Novella
NG


47 comments:

  1. I would probably drop this book like a hot potato after reading his assumption. Hmmppph.

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    1. To be fair, she looks really strange when he finds her

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  2. It's genetic, men can be assholes even on moments where they mean well

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  3. What an assumption to make! I would hit him right there too! -_-

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  4. Ha! If you have dirt on you you must be a whore I guess.

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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    1. Haha, oh yes, and when you speak with a post accent, whores always do

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  5. Oh wow, Matthew sounds like an ass. I do love a good HEA, though.

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  6. Oh yay!! I need to read more of her books :D

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  7. I haven't read Hoyt in a long time so maybe I should pick this one up.

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  8. oh I think I would like this one, but I hope the hero improves through the book.

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  9. Ah yes I remember your review for Duke of Sin. So this one sounds like a load of fun too!

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  10. Eh, I don't think I would have forgiven him!

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    1. He took in a person who smelled liked shit, he was a good guy in the end

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  11. You are reading so much on your vacation already!

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  12. You should have virtually smacked him in the head or kicked his ass (wait isn't that the same thing when said ass is where his head should be?). :D Still sounds like you had fun when you forgave him. :)

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    1. LOL. I never thought about that before!

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  13. lol. Glad he moved past being an ass. ;D Sounds like you are enjoying these books.

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  14. Some guys just come off as jerks even when they mean well.

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    1. He was kind but yes totally! Totes that vibe

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  15. Novella romances don't typically work for me because I never feel like there's enough time for anything to build. But I'm glad you enjoyed!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. I hear ya. It happened so fast, but well I can live with it

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  16. Not sure I'd be able to forgive him, but I'm glad you enjoyed this one! I definitely have to check out this author!

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  17. Drama and passion it makes the world go round!

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  18. Drama, passion, happily ever after - what can be more straightforward? I love this formula too :) But yes, poop stink doesn't really equal prostitute (at least not in this reality - maybe they were in some alternate one???) Nevertheless, since not even the poop stink deterred him from claiming his prize, e.g. her, all is gladly forgiven :) As always, Linda, your review is a true delight to read :)

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    1. LOL, maybe the prostitutes he knew were covered in poop, ha.

      It did help when she finally took a bath,

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  19. Sad I had to pass on this one. I need to learn to read faster!

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    1. I had to rush over to NG and get it, the only one from NG this summer

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