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Notorious Pleasures: Maiden Lane, Book 2 | [Elizabeth Hoyt]

Notorious Pleasures: Maiden Lane, Book 2

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.
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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

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"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 2009

    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.

    12 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Robin in Vermont Vermont 01-24-13
    Robin in Vermont Vermont 01-24-13 Member Since 2009

    I'll read anything good. I'm easy that way.

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    "Not my favorite. Wish I would have skipped it."

    This book was just not what I'd hoped for. The dialogue was very poorly written between the two supposedly adult main characters; He was nasty for shock value, and she sounded upper class, but always had her ankles in the air. It all just felt wrong. Wrong for the period and wrong for a romance.

    I loved Hero in the first book, she was strong and decisive. But in this book she was such a victim that she wasn't the same character at all.

    He seduced her over and over again and then acted like he didn't need to be involved in what happened to her after that -- and she let him get away with it. He only decided to marry her pretty late in the book, which is not what is expected in a book set in this time period, or for a lady of her station. If there is such a thing as a Regency BDSM romance novel, this is it. Without the whips and chains, of course.

    It all gets tidied up at the end, which i guess is supposed to make it all romantic, but by then it's too late to be very satisfying, and I just wanted a shower.

    1 of 1 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 2011

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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 Member 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 2007
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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 2007

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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 2009
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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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    Laura WARRENTON, VA, United States 03-10-14
    Laura WARRENTON, VA, United States 03-10-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Great 2nd Book or Stand Alone"

    This was a great story as a standalone book or as the next in the series. I really enjoy Elizabeth Hoyt's ability to create sexual tension - it's so deliciously drawn out and then spoon fed throughout the story. I also enjoy the weaving in of subsequent story lines. I know some people find them annoying but I enjoy a robust cast of developed characters. That is real life after all. Ashford MacNab does a wonderful job with her voices and her delivery. I wasn't crazy about one of her male voices - she made the hero's brother sound like a sniffling bore when he was really just a normal guy with all the flaws we love about all our romance novel men. Overall though, a very good story with very good narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Chelsea Alberta, Canada 12-05-13
    Chelsea Alberta, Canada 12-05-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Ashford MacNab is brilliant!"
    What did you love best about Notorious Pleasures?

    The connecting stories, the narrator... all of it. Thoroughly enjoyed this book just as much as the last.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    At first at thought Griffin was a pig but I completely fell in love with him.


    Have you listened to any of Ashford MacNab’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes. She is spectacular! I don't understand why she isn't the narrator for Maiden Lane Series books 5 and 6. Bring her back!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth United States 11-29-13
    Elizabeth United States 11-29-13 Member Since 2012

    I love Epic Fantasy....have become a Historical Romance fan because I am a sucker for a good Happily Ever After. Good characters are a must

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    "Deliciously Sensual & AMAZING!!!"
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    I cannot say enough about this book. Although I LOVED IT, it was not quite as good as the first or third books in the series, but still SO WONDERFUL!!! I highly recommend this book to historical romance lovers and those yearning for that heart melting HEA. It is also super sexy and Elizabeth Hoyt knows how to write a sensual and delicious sex scene! I wish there were never an end to Maiden Lane...I will listen to this book and the entire series again and again!!!

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