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Notorious Pleasures Audiobook
Notorious Pleasures
Written by: 
Elizabeth Hoyt
Narrated by: 
Ashford McNab
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Notorious Pleasures Audiobook

Notorious Pleasures: Maiden Lane, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

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

What the Critics Say

"Hoyt is firmly in control of her craft with engaging characters, gripping plot and clever dialogue." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Katheryne MD, United States 03-01-13
    Katheryne MD, United States 03-01-13 Member Since 2015

    Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.

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    "Another credit worthy listen!"

    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.

    15 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    L. Gilchrist South east 06-19-12
    L. Gilchrist South east 06-19-12 Member Since 2016

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    "EXCELLENT"
    What about Ashford MacNab’s performance did you like?

    I thought she was great. She adds greatly to the pleasure of listening to the book.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    christine Miami, FL, United States 09-13-11
    christine Miami, FL, United States 09-13-11 Listener Since 2009
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    "bland narrator"

    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.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Angela Tampa, FL, United States 08-15-11
    Angela Tampa, FL, United States 08-15-11 Member Since 2012
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    "Truly Unexpected"

    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.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Judy Champaign, IL, United States 03-13-11
    Judy Champaign, IL, United States 03-13-11 Member Since 2016

    avid reader

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    "Like it!"

    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!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lenee CROSS PLAINS, WI, United States 03-03-11
    Lenee CROSS PLAINS, WI, United States 03-03-11 Member Since 2016
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    "This is a great series!"

    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.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jan United States 06-24-16
    Jan United States 06-24-16 Member Since 2013
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    "The duke's daughter and the gin runner"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    sunneva Florida 05-24-16
    sunneva Florida 05-24-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Frustrating book"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kaye 08-24-14
    Kaye 08-24-14 Listener Since 2005
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    "Detestable "hero," Idiotic "heroine""

    Read from October 03 to 14, 2012

    Story: 2.5
    Narrator: 4.5
    Overall: 3.5

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bookhound 05-27-14
    Bookhound 05-27-14 Member Since 2012

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    "Story and narrator are perfect together"

    Both story and narrator are perfect together. I have been enjoying Elizabeth Hoyt's books for awhile.
    It seems in her latest books, more and more chapters are designated for steamy sex. Not that that is bad but the story is good and sometimes I find myself flipping over the sex to get back to the actual story, hope that makes sense. And if you have kids, you can't or shouldn't use the speakers on the kindle or tablet. I use my Bluetooth headset.


    With the Audible editions done by Ashford Macnab, I can only say that they are really good. There are really great books out there that are reduced to tears with the wrong narrator. So far, Macnab has done an excellent job of every book she has read. I hope she sticks with this series.

    I found Macnab's pseudonym is Polly Lee. So, needless to say, I found some more good books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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