Not the Duke’s Darling

Not the Duke’s Darling

New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Hoyt brings us the first book in her sexy and sensual Greycourt Series! Freya de Moray is many things: a member of the secret order of Wise Women, the daughter of disgraced nobility, and a chaperone living under an assumed name. What she is not is forgiving. So when the Duke of Harlowe, the man who destroyed her brother and led to New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Hoyt brings us the first book in her sexy and sensual Greycourt Series! ...

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Title:Not the Duke’s Darling
Author:Elizabeth Hoyt
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Genres:Romance
ISBN:1538763524
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages:468 pages pages

Not the Duke’s Darling Reviews

  • Julianna
    Jan 20, 2019
    Reviewed for THC Reviews Not the Duke?s Darling is the first book in Elizabeth Hoyt?s promising new Greycourt series. It follows the exploits of our heroine, Freya, who is part of a secret order known as the Wise Women. These women live in a commune-like environment in northern Sc...
  • kris
    Jan 27, 2019
    I was in the middle of a decent reading streak and this book literally caused me to stall: I just did not care an iota about any of the "Wise Women", the alleged drama between Freya or Christopher or their apparently large and sprawling families, or the ridiculous conceits needed to cr...
  • Nenia ☠️ Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Protector of Out of Print Gems, Mother of Smut, and Actual Garbage Can ☠️ Campbell
    Feb 11, 2018
    You know that scene in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom where the evil dude rips the heart out of that one guy's chest? I wish I could do that, only with this book and me ripping it out of the alternate dimension where it's already been written. *wiggles fingers evilly* I ...
  • Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
    Nov 24, 2018
    NOT THE DUKE?S DARLING is the first book in a new series called the Greycourt. Guys, this series is so fun! If you?re a fan of the Maiden Lane series or like a little bit of action in your Historical Romance, then I?m sure you?ll love this book as well. The heroine, Fr...
  • WhiskeyintheJar/Kyraryker
    Mar 03, 2018
    2.5 stars I 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 review. First in the new Greycourt series, Hoyt starts us off with a spot of danger as our heroine, Freya, is on the run from some men and f...
  • nick
    Nov 06, 2018
    For years now I've been hearing about how great Elizabeth Hoyt's books are. Even though I am a huge fan of historical romance, I think it took me a while to pick up anything from her because I didn't know where to begin. Now that I've read my first book from her, Not the Duke's Darli...
  • Kimberly
    Dec 11, 2018
    Reviewed for Wit and Sin Murder, betrayal, revenge, trauma, blackmail, mysterious orders, politics, secrets, danger, and romance? Not the Duke?s Darling is a whole lotta story packed into one book. Elizabeth Hoyt dives headfirst into the intriguing world of the Greycourt fam...
  • Kate Douglas
    Jan 12, 2019
    I absolutely love Elizabeth Hoyt?s writing, the proof being that I really don?t care for historical romances, and yet I have devoured every single one of hers, going so far as to chase down out of print copies online, but this latest book, the beginning of a new series, is absolute...
  • Lisa - (Aussie Girl)
    Jan 16, 2019
    Elizabeth Hoyt's much awaited new series. Set in Georgian times it combined two storylines one about a mysterious group of ladies known as Wise Woman who stood up for oppressed women (mainly from the men of the period) and those women who wanted to lead a more independent life and the ...
  • Caz
    Oct 17, 2018
    I've given this a C at AAR (which I think was probably over-generous). Hard as it is for readers when a favourite, long-running series ends, it must be equally so for the author who has lived with those characters and scenarios for years ? and who then has to follow up that succes...
  • ♥Rachel♥
    Dec 14, 2018
    Freya was a woman of titled nobility but reduced due to a scandal involving her brother and the Greycourts. Christopher, brother?s childhood friend was also involved, and while Freya would like to set him in his place with revenge, it soon becomes apparent that Freya may not know all...
  • Sher❤ The Fabulous BookLover
    Jun 25, 2018
    2 Underwhelming Stars Did Elizabeth Hoyt even write this book?? This was not what I was expecting. At all! The writing was ludicrous, the characters almost seemed childish. The sex scenes were a bore with words like ?...he battered her with his pleasure.? Yeah no. This was a...
  • Kira
    Dec 04, 2018
    I wanted to like this much more than I did. It had all of the elements of a great story: revenge, feminism, and a tortured hero. Somehow it didn't meld into anything spectacular. The main female character was a strong feminist and was part of a secret group called Wise Women. I love a ...
  • Lindsay
    Jan 28, 2019
    A terrible incident 15 years ago created consequences that both Lady Freya de Moray and Duke Christopher Harlowe are still dealing with. Through a complicated series of circumstances both end up at a house party in rural England, Freya with a secret mission and under an assumed identit...
  • Jaci
    Jan 15, 2019
    I love everything that Elizabeth writes. She is a master storyteller with original plots and such wonderful flawed and beautiful characters. This story is about how life throws obstacles in your path and challenges you to break through them to your HAE. I recommend everything that t...
  • Monique
    Dec 08, 2018
    After a fortuitous encounter, Freya de Moray sees the opportunity to get her revenge on Christopher Renshaw, now the Duke of Harlowe. She is to attend a house party at the Lovejoys in her capacity of paid companion and chaperone to Lady Holland and her two daughters, and Christopher wi...
  • Robin (Bridge Four)
    Dec 22, 2018
    3.5 Stars I loved almost every book of the Maiden Lane series and so I was extremely excited to start on a new journey with Elizabeth Hoyt in the Greycourt series. Remember this is an introduction book to a new set of characters and overall plot arc so some things take more time tha...
  • FMABookReviews
    Dec 08, 2018
    ?He was a man, both good and bad and everything in between. A man who made her very aware that she was a woman of blood and bone and wants.? Confession time ... this is my first, Elizabeth Hoyt book. I know, I KNOW. You don't need to tell me what a fool I've been. Or what I've...
  • AnnMarie
    Dec 17, 2018
    Not the Duke?s Darling is the first book in the Greycourt series by Elizabeth Hoyt. 15 Years ago Freya De Moray's brother was left a broken man, both literally and figuratively leading to the downfall of her family. The man she holds responsible is Christopher Renshaw, now the Duk...
  • Tracy Emro
    Dec 11, 2018
    3.5 stars rounded up. Lady Freya Stewart de Moray's life changed dramatically 15 years ago after what came to be known as the "Greycourt Tragedy", when her brother Randolph "Ran" almost died and her family was torn apart. Now 27, Freya has joined the secret society of Wise Women and...
  • Sara Reads (mostly) LOTS of Romance
    Apr 29, 2018
    1/29/2019 wot So... this book is one of the most confusing WTF moments I've ever had. Where do I even begin? How about with the fact that this book did NOT read like a E. Hoyt novel. It was like E. Hoyt from a parallel universe where she was not E. Hoyt. LET ME CLA...
  • Kay (aka) Miss Bates
    Jan 03, 2019
    Ah, Hoyt, who?s written some of my favourite historical romances, The Leopard Prince and Duke Of Sin. Therefore, a new Hoyt series is always welcome and I happily plunged into Not the Duke?s Darling as my first 2019 romance-read. Though it didn?t reach the heights of my favourite...
  • Sheila Melo
    Dec 17, 2018
    "Obviously he wasn't used to being given orders by anyone -- a woman least of all. Too bad." FINAL DECISION: I absolutely loved the relationship between Freya and Christopher which I found passionate and combative and I loved how the two of them both have to consider their own ex...
  • RachelW (BamaGal)
    Sep 05, 2018
    This was well written as always with a Hoyt book, and the last part was enjoyable; but I just didn?t find myself gripped by the storyline. It was a bit simplistic, I was not overly engaged with either of the leads, and the story was often rambling and with too many vaguely drawn subp...
  • Zubee
    Dec 20, 2018
    I have some seriously mixed feelings for this book. The story seemed to drag on a bit, which given that there were 2 central plots and a number of sub-plots on going, should have been impossible. The author was trying to lay the foundations of future books in this series which at time...
  • Martel
    Feb 06, 2019
    4.5 stars. The plot was a bit hindered by the necessities inherent to any new series: presenting a whole bunch of fascinating new characters and an intriguing fundamental theme we will want to follow. Here we have two of the latter: an unsolved tragedy that lead to the death of a yo...
  • Bubu
    Mar 13, 2018
    1.5 stars Right! You have two choices, though they're by no means mutually exclusive. You can either simply scroll through my updates, and you'll get the gist of my overall feelings about Not the Duke's Darling'. Or - and that's by far the better option, in my opinion - y...
  • Jan
    Dec 21, 2018
    2 'it was OK' stars. This much-anticipated first book in a new series by a decent HR writer was actually pretty flat and disappointing for me. Others may enjoy it much more - these are my opinions only. I didn't hate it, but it's a bit of a rant, so feel free to look away now. I jus...
  • Lu
    Sep 25, 2018
    The central couple is Christopher and Freya, childhood friends who were estranged after her brother is wrongly accused of murder. Fast forward fifteen years and now Christopher is a Duke and Freya is in service as a companion (or so it seems). They meet by chance at a house party and h...
  • 1-Click Addict Support Group
    Jan 09, 2019
    Intriguing regency romance? I?m all about diving into character?s minds and hearts. Feeling, hearing and seeing their emotions is what romance is to me. Not surprising then that traditional Regency romance is hard for me to connect with as the characters keep so much of their ...