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Scandalous Desires Audiobook

Scandalous Desires: Maiden Lane, Book 3

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Michael 05-25-14
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    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!!

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    Elizabeth 11-29-13
    Elizabeth 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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    "Wow! Hot! Thrilling! YUMMY!!!"
    Where does Scandalous Desires rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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!


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

    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!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    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!


    Any additional comments?

    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!!!

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    Kimberly 07-30-13
    Kimberly 07-30-13 Member Since 2007

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Best In the Series - So Far"

    I have listened to this twice and just loved this one. The gorgeous, damaged man; the innocent, sweet, and beautiful woman; a villain of demonic proportions; the corrupt officials, and the mysterious Ghost of St. Giles! Oh my.

    This story is very exciting. Not a mystery but a love story with tension and action that – no matter how many times I listen to it – is very exciting.

    Well worth a credit and at least a second listen.

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    kathleen Yardley, PA, United States 05-20-13
    kathleen Yardley, PA, United States 05-20-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Wow, You will love this book from the first line."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have already recommended this book to a friend. It was a great read, and couldn't put it down.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Pirate Mickey, His character, and voice draw you in. He is someone you fall in love with
    with a deep interest and quirky personality


    Which character – as performed by Ashford McNab – was your favorite?

    Pirate Mickey - loved his accent'


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    In part two towards the end you don't see the twist coming in the book until you hear it. I was driving to work, and was brought to tears.


    Any additional comments?

    I have been reading all Elizabeth Hoyt books, and this was her best book by far.

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    Chercheuse San Jose, CA, US 03-16-13
    Chercheuse San Jose, CA, US 03-16-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Just Could Not Get Into It"

    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.

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    Cindy Vici, OK, United States 01-22-13
    Cindy Vici, OK, United States 01-22-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Bad boy comes to grips with love"

    Different story with a good ending. The pirate shows his good side and his "bad" side.

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    Tracy T Jacksonville, FL USA 01-20-13
    Tracy T Jacksonville, FL USA 01-20-13 Member Since 2016

    Audible Addict!

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    "Great series"
    Would you listen to Scandalous Desires again? Why?

    No. But that just because I don't read books more than once.


    What did you like best about this story?

    That Charming Mikey was a Pirate and not perfect.


    What about Ashford McNab’s performance did you like?

    She did a fantastic job.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I basically did. Minus the time I had to go to work on Monday. I started it on Sunday finished it on Monday night.


    Any additional comments?

    This whole series has been wonderful.

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    Lauren 10-08-12
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    "This book has it all!"

    This series is amazing but number 3 was the best of the lot (so far). I listened to this book non stop, just could not tear myself away. I laughed, I cried and I fell in love.

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    Antica 09-30-12
    Antica 09-30-12 Member Since 2016

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    "LOVED IT"
    Where does Scandalous Desires rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's one of the most enjoyable I've listened to


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Scandalous Desires?

    Just how the narattor gave mickie is accent =p


    What does Ashford McNab bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    like I said, she does a wonderful job with the accent


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me laugh out loud


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    Jessica California 09-17-12
    Jessica California 09-17-12

    Tell us about yourself!

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    Where does Scandalous Desires rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Scandalous Desires?

    The opening scene with the pirate king caught my attention right away.


    What about Ashford McNab’s performance did you like?

    I think she did a great job and was the perfect choice for this series.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but I always want to when I'm enjoying a book.


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