Their lives were perfect....
Lady Hero Batten, the beautiful sister of the Duke of Wakefield, has everything a woman could want, including the perfect fiancé. True, the Marquis of Mandeville is a trifle dull and has no sense of humor, but that doesn't bother Hero... until she meets his notorious brother.
Until they met each other....
Griffin Remmington, Lord Reading, is far from perfect - and he likes it that way. How he spends his days is a mystery, but all of London knows he engages in the worst sorts of drunken revelry at night. Hero takes an instant dislike to him, and Griffin thinks that Hero, with her charities and faultless manners, is much too impeccable for society, let alone his brother. Yet their near-constant battle of wits soon sparks desire - desire that causes their carefully constructed worlds to come tumbling down. As Hero's wedding nears, and Griffin's enemies lay plans to end their dreams forever, can two imperfect people find perfect true love?
Pay another visit to Maiden Lane.
©2011 Elizabeth Hoyt (P)2011 Hachette
"Hoyt is firmly in control of her craft with engaging characters, gripping plot and clever dialogue." (Publishers Weekly)
Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.
I have no idea what took me so long to get this book? I loved it! It was every bit as good as the first in the series. Elizabeth Hoyt/Ashford MacNab delivered yet another great historical romance with just the right amount of mystery, sex and a HEA ending.
If you liked the first book or enjoy this genre then I highly recommend this book. Just don't wait as long as I did to read it.
This was another credit worthy listen for me.
I thought she was great. She adds greatly to the pleasure of listening to the book.
I know it was a book of fiction, but I was wondering what Hero was thinking to be casually hopping in and out of bed with her fiance' s brother. The consequences could be great.
As wirh "Wicked Intentions", it was very sexy. I liked that it touched on some of the secondary characters that were in "Wicked Intentions" and will be the main charaters in the next book of this series. It was a lovely love story.
story line had potential but narrator had no flavour; Narrator while not the worst was just passable, she told the story in a bland manner. Had to make an effort to keep interest in order to finish the audio book.
Best in this series so far! Although Lady Hero can be a bit overly stubborn, Griffin is depicted as a true "man", speaking his mind while doing and taking what he wants. As you listen you will want to yell at Hero to "just tell him already", but given Griffin's way of persuasion you can see why she holds out. Of course there is another glimpse of the famous, "Ghosts of St. Giles", and a much welcomed surprise and Hoyt hints to his identity.
This series is my first experience with Elizabeth Hoyt, and I am really enjoying it. I suggest starting with the first book in this series (Wicked Intentions) just to get an idea of all the characters, otherwise you really don't get the full flavor. Really looking forward to book 3!
I thought the first book in this series, Wicked Intentions, was great! This book does not disappoint! It's, ah, very naughty, but I didn't think as erotic as Wicked Intentions, but still, whoa! I like the the reader. I think her voice is perfect for this genre, sort of soft and husky. I'm excited for the next book to come out in Nov. I will buy that the day it comes out! Totally worth the credit.
I love to read romance books.
Notorious Pleasures by Elizabeth Hoyt (Audio Edition)
Narrated by Ashford McNab
Maiden Lane Series #2
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ I really liked Lady Hero when I met her in book one and I continued to like her throughout this book. She was giving, honest, and brave. I felt she was a great match for Griffin. He was the kinda guy that did what had to be done regardless of the consequences and I liked that about him. He was a good lead, both tender and protective when needed.
I quite enjoyed this story and I am really looking forward to the next book. These characters are growing on me a lot and I can't wait to see what happens. Ms. Hoyt's writing is very easy to enjoy!
The Narrator Ashford McNab did a wonderful job again.
Second in the Maiden Lane series, this one takes secondary character from the first and adds three more who are important to the tale and places the earlier players in secondary status. Except for a Makepiece sister whose story meanders in and out of this one. And we have come to note that there is a few paragraphs of a morality tale at the beginning of each chapter. We also learn more about gin distilling and the economic problems of the time than we thought we wanted to know. Well crafted.
Ashford McNab does well enough as narrator.
I read the first book in the series and loved it, which is why I bought this one. But I found this one quite disappointing. The love story just didn't add up for me. I did not find it believable that the h would fall for the H under the circumstances they were in. She was quite "tight laced" and was engaged to his brother. She just was not the type to behave the way she did and there was nothing that happened that could have explained her errant behavior. The H was likable but it felt like he almost forced himself on her each time they were together and considering he was supposed to be a consummate rake, it didn't add up that he was so very desperate for her attentions. I enjoyed seeing bits of the side characters but am weary of buying the next book in the series.
Read from October 03 to 14, 2012
Audiobook read by Ashford McNabb (excellent reader). I did not like this second book nearly as much as the first book in the series. I have no sympathy with the heroine who allows herself to be seduced by her fiancé's brother—a man she caught in flagrante in the first scene of the book with another woman. The hero is flawed, but the flaws do not make him relatable or endearing. Didn't find any chemistry between them.
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