Audie Award Nominee, Romance, 2013
Can a pirate learn that the only true treasure lies in a woman's heart?
Widowed Silence Hollingbrook is impoverished, lovely, and kind - and nine months ago she made a horrible mistake. She went to a river pirate for help in saving her husband, and in the process, made a bargain that cost her her marriage. That night wounded her so terribly that she hides in the foundling home she helps run with her brother. Except now that same river pirate is back... and he's asking for her help.
"Charming" Mickey O'Connor is the most ruthless river pirate in London. Devastatingly handsome and fearsomely intelligent, he clawed his way up through London's criminal underworld. Mickey has no use for tender emotions like compassion and love, and he sees people as pawns to be manipulated. And yet he's never been able to forget the naive captain's wife who came to him for help and spent one memorable night in his bed...talking.
When his bastard baby girl was dumped in his lap - her mother having died - Mickey couldn't resist the Machiavellian urge to leave the baby on Silence's doorstep. The baby would be hidden from his enemies, and he'd also bind Silence to him by her love for his daughter.
Pay another visit to Maiden Lane.
©2011 Elizabeth Hoyt (P)2011 Hachette
Read from December 30, 2012 to January 11, 2013
Story: 3.5 stars
Narrator: 4.5 stars
Much, much better than #2 in the series, not quite as good as #1. Hoyt made a "bad" character into a good hero, so points for that. Overall, a good story. My main issue is technical---the author's repetitious use of "Dear God/Lord" and the anatomical name for the hero's, uh, "member." Hearing the word p e n i s in the almost-puritanical heroine's POV, over and over, was jarring.
This a five star story all around! Awesome story awesome characters awesome narrator! The only story that I listen to again and again and again!!
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
So far at the top!!! All of Elizabeth Hoyt's books are very high on my best books of all time and this one is super high on that list!
Great! Ashford does a wonderful job. If I had one complaint it is that she basically switched Silence's and Temperance's voices in this book, but that isn['t a very large part of the book and I am just being nit-pickey!
The whole thing, BUT when Mary was under the bed with Lad...I burst into tears!!! (but can't give anything away here!) But so many moments moved me!
This is so much more than a romance novel! This is a real dramatic story with romance at the center. Twists and turns .... never wanting to hit pause...I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!
I thought I would be drawn into this book right away but the plot seems very similar to some of Lisa Kleypas' books. I only listened to about an hour or less. If I could return this book, I would. The reader seems excellent.
No. But that just because I don't read books more than once.
That Charming Mikey was a Pirate and not perfect.
She did a fantastic job.
I basically did. Minus the time I had to go to work on Monday. I started it on Sunday finished it on Monday night.
This whole series has been wonderful.
It's one of the most enjoyable I've listened to
Just how the narattor gave mickie is accent =p
like I said, she does a wonderful job with the accent
It made me laugh out loud
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I thought this book was very entertaining and I downloaded the rest of the series after this book. I wish I had started with the first book but I enjoyed it anyway.
The opening scene with the pirate king caught my attention right away.
I think she did a great job and was the perfect choice for this series.
Yes, but I always want to when I'm enjoying a book.
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