Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Release Day Launch Blitz Review & Giveaway: Once Upon a Moonlit Night by Elizabeth Hoyt

Publication Date: July 5th 2016 by Forever Yours
Purchase Links: Amazon | B & N | iBooks | Google | Kobo

About the book:

From New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Hoyt comes a delightful Maiden Lane novella that begins once upon a moonlit night—and ends wickedly, wonderfully ever after...

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 was eager to pick up Once Upon a Moonlit Night and find out what happed to Hippolyta Royale after escaping from the Duke of Montgomery’s clutches!  Hippolyta was purported to be the richest heiress in England and therefore a much sought after catch, but running through the muddy hills of England have made her a sodden mess.  She’s not out of danger, though, because the Duke’s men are still pursuing her.  When a carriage comes barreling by and she jumps at the chance for a ride back to London. The carriage owner is infuriating even if he is sexy as sin!

Matthew Mortimer is home after the last couple of years sailing the Indian Ocean to step into his role as Earl of Paxton. The title sounds grand, but so are the debts that accompany it.  When he comes upon Hippolyta soaked and covered in mud, he assumes she’s commoner trying to swindle him out of money, but allows her to ride with them to the next town anyhow. Her demeanor and spunk in spite of her situation intrigue Matthew and he can’t help feeling like he must protect this woman.

Little Hippolyta cleans up very well and soon Matthew can’t fight the desire and attraction brewing between them.

This was a fun, short and steamy romance! I loved the push and pull between Matthew and Hippolyta! Once Upon a Moonlit Night is novella done right: a fix of romance and HEA in a short amount of pages. This is a must for any Maiden Lane fan, but it’s not necessary to read any of the previous books to enjoy Hippolyta and Matthew’s story.

4 Suns

About the Author:
Elizabeth Hoyt is the New York Times bestselling author of over seventeen lush historical romances including the Maiden Lane series. Publishers Weekly has called her writing "mesmerizing." She also pens deliciously fun contemporary romances under the name Julia Harper. Elizabeth lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with three untrained dogs, a garden in constant need of weeding, and the long-suffering Mr. Hoyt.

Connect with Elizabeth Hoyt:

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The lovely people of Forever Yours have generously provided a copy of Duke of Sin, where Hippolyta's story begins.  Simply fill out the rafflecopter for a chance to win.

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  1. I've heard SUCH good things about this author Rachel -- glad you liked this one and I need to read something by her soon!!