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

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    "Loved it!"
    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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    Jamie 06-24-12
    Jamie 06-24-12
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    "Best in series thus far..."

    This is the best in the series thus far....looking forward to Winter's tale next.... I love the narrator as well. She does an excellent job on bringing the book to life!!!!

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    Joan Victoria, British Columbia, Canada 06-01-12
    Joan Victoria, British Columbia, Canada 06-01-12 Member Since 2012
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    "more of a plot then the others"
    What did you love best about Scandalous Desires?

    I bought this book because I enjoyed the other books in the series, although you could easily guess what was going to happen it was still a fun read.


    What other book might you compare Scandalous Desires to and why?

    This is much like other books by the author so if you enjoy her other works this is very similar.


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    Amazon Customer Lumpkin, GA, United States 05-02-12
    Amazon Customer Lumpkin, GA, United States 05-02-12
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    "Good series"

    I enjoyed this whole series, which surprised me for I am not a fan of historical romance novels. This had more meat and I really liked the era this was set in. The narrator was good for this type of story. Over all I am not sorry I got this series.

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    Avis Kernersville, NC, United States 03-02-12
    Avis Kernersville, NC, United States 03-02-12 Listener Since 2010
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    Please read this series in order. It is a delightful, funny, entertaining, sexy, romantic, suspenseful, read. This last book was my favorite of the series. I love when a writer can make one love and cheer for the bad guy. It is not easy to keep us historical romance novel readers enthralled, but you will be with this series. At least, it kept me listening late into the night. Great ending.

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    Jay TX, USA 01-19-12
    Jay TX, USA 01-19-12

    I am quiet and love being comfortable. I love curling up in a corner either reading or listening to a nice romantic book.

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    This book was awesome, I have read the entire series and Elizabeth has outdone herself. Granted the story started out a bit slow to me and took too long to pick up and get to the good stuff but gees!! When it did, it did! I also always had my suspicions about the Ghost of St. Giles, from the previous books but they have been confirmed and I am so happy! Now we just need to get him a story and the love of his life and it would be complete. I was left with jaw hanging open because it just ended!!! Looking forward to the next book!

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    Dalia Kuwait, Kuwait 12-18-11
    Dalia Kuwait, Kuwait 12-18-11 Member Since 2010

    Audio-fiction ADDICT !

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    "This book is AMAZING !"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Scandalous Desires to be better than the print version?

    No matter the edition. I think this book is amazing eitherway with its excellent storyline and interaction of all the characters
    I started with the first book where the hero and heroine's characters first introduced. I was captivated by them and jumped ahead to listen to the third book in the series instead of the second book! I love love love the book


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mikky ofcourse !!!!!!! Such contradicting yet captivating character !


    Which scene was your favorite?

    What is not my favorite scene !!!!! I loved the whole thing ! I don't want to spoil the book :)


    Any additional comments?

    The narration was improved from the first book of the series. But still Ashford made Mikky's voice as if a teenager not fitting his charismatic character !

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    Robyn Vander Meer Atlanta, GA United States 12-10-11
    Robyn Vander Meer Atlanta, GA United States 12-10-11
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    "Well worth the wait."
    What made the experience of listening to Scandalous Desires the most enjoyable?

    As an avid audio book listener, I really have enjoyed The Maiden Lane Series. I had waited patiently for the latest installment to be released and it was certainly well worth the wait.


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

    The revelation of the Ghost of St. Giles identity.


    What about Ashford McNab???s performance did you like?

    Asford McNab is a very talented Narrator, she made this story come to life. Her voice is awesome.


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

    I actually listened to the whole book in 2 days. If I had been reading it would classify as a page turner.


    Any additional comments?

    I love Elizabeth Hoyt's stories, I find her characters interesting and lovable. I am a huge historical romance fan and this book rates in my top 10 list.

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    Shelly United States 12-04-11
    Shelly United States 12-04-11
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    "Wow!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I love romance, but i was skeptical about the author. I was wrong, the characters were wonderfully written with great detail. I think im in love with Mickey O'Conner...lol


    What other book might you compare Scandalous Desires to and why?

    This is my first romance novel, will get the others in this series.


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

    Mickey O'Conner


    Any additional comments?

    You will not be disappointed

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    Rio Missouri 09-08-13
    Rio Missouri 09-08-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Charming Mickey, indeed"

    I love the Maiden Lane series! It encompasses everything I enjoy in a historical romance: passion, complex and lovable characters, and a great story.

    This installment is one of my favorites. We are first introduced to the relationship of Charming Mickey and Silence during the first book and since then, I was hoping these two would end up together.

    He is a river pirate and she is an innocent widow who lost the love of her dear husband even before he lost his life at sea. Without giving too much away, Silence has been forced to live with Charming Mickey. He is a ruthless man bent on obtaining as much material possessions as he can. Silence holds Mickey in contempt with the way he fashions his life and of what he did to her.

    As the story progresses, we become more and more acquainted with the real Charming Mickey and the true nature of Silence's relationship with her late husband. The story is brilliantly crafted and at the end of this book, I was grasping for more in the Maiden Lane series.

    Narrator:
    Ashford MacNab
    Performance: 6 out of 5 (can I even do that?)
    MacNab is an amazing narrator. In fact, the whole reason I found the Maiden Lane series was because I wanted to listen to more books read by MacNab. She does the voices beautifully. The accents are wonderfully done and really distinguishes the characters as you listen to the performance. The was she portrays Charming Mickey is fantastic and her female characters sound exactly how I imagine them in my mind.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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