Duke of Midnight by Elizabeth Hoyt
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
And it's another Batman!
Another one in this series (18th century London, see other reviews) and if the previous Ghost of St. Giles had the bat cave and assistant and training; this one has the "parents murdered in front of young boy" origin story.
So, of course, this is about finding the real murderers.
But, it's also about our hero Maximus Batten, Duke of Wakefield, falling for someone unlikely: Artemis Greaves, Lady's Companion. Not the richest, not the most connected, not the most beautiful, not the best pedigree. Also? Her brother is locked up for murder!
Artemis IS the smartest, because she figures out Batman's identity and blackmails him into helping her brother. It's in the process of helping that the falling in love happens, and I quite liked the opposites attract part of this story.
I'll be honest: Maximus isn't my favorite. Far from it. But Artemis more than makes up for it.
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