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Scandalous Desires Audiobook

Scandalous Desires: Maiden Lane, Book 3

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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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    Diane 03-11-16
    Diane 03-11-16 Member Since 2015
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    "I couldn't stop listening!"

    Loved the story. I really liked how Elizabeth Hoyt created this story from a previous one and how she weaves another tale in with it. Very clever and very entertaining. This is the second book I've listened to and I'm hooked. I'm going for number three!


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    Karilynn 02-29-16
    Karilynn 02-29-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great series."

    I have been enjoying each of the books in this series. There is love and suspense, including some very unexpected outcomes.

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    Sonya 02-15-16
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    Loved it! This installment was So sweet and so sexy. There was Great character development, and Hoyt did a very nice job.

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    Kaye 08-24-14
    Kaye 08-24-14 Listener Since 2005
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    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.

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    Michael 05-25-14
    Michael 05-25-14
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    "My all time favorite!"
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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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    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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    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

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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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    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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