I don't understand all the bad reviews. I thought this was a good steamy romance. Most "romance" books these days seem to have very little plot with ..Show More »heavy emphasis on sex scenes. I'm not a prude and I mostly enjoy the adult content but I do like to have a good plot. This delivered on both for me. It had great characters, a good mystery and a HEA. Basically everything I expect in a good romance book. If you don't care for this genre or you don't like hot sex scenes then this one is not for you (probably the reason for some of the bad reviews). I thought the narration was good as well. This is set in London in the 1700's why shouldn't the narrator have an English accent? Again, I don't get the negative reviews but narration is a personal preference.
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 MacNa..Show More »b 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 audiobook is absolutely wonderful! If you have followed Elizabeth Hoyt's Maiden Lane series and daydreamed about what would happen when Charming..Show More » Mickey and Silence Hollingbook finally got together, your daydreams could not compare to their actual story. The storyline will keep you riveted to whatever device you have selected to hear your audiobooks, and the realness that both author and narrator create in Charming Mickey's dialogue makes him more endearing. Other characters from previous books are mentioned, but Silence and Charming Mickey are definitely the focus. Hoyt also does a wonderful job in enticing the listener to want to hear more of Winter’s story in her next installment. The twists and turns and cliffhanger moments will take you on an emotional journey that will leave your mouth hanging open in surprise, and tears threating to fall as you begin to wonder if you will get the happy ending you want for Silence and her Charming Mickey. Oh yeah, and of course, the “Ghosts of St. Giles is revealed. Listen to find out if your suspicions as to his identify are correct.
Love this series and Elizabeth Hoyt never disappoints not like some authors. I truly enjoyed the pairing of the monkish Winter and the experienced wi..Show More »dow Isabelle. The Maiden Lane series is just so great. This book has it all a great story, hot romance, an excellent cast of characters, humor drama and mystery. Ashford McNabb is beyond awesome. Her timing, male and female voices, accents and talent land her in the creme de la creme of narrators. Highly recommend this book, narrator and author.
Another great story from Elizabeth Hoyt. The narrator was not great...in fact she was pretty awful. I prefer Moira Quirk who narrated the other audio ..Show More »books from this author. Highly recommended if you like Elizabeth Hoyt stories (I am a big fan) but only if you can put up with the narrator. I sincerely hope that Audible will be adding more of Elizabeth Hoyts books to the audible collection as unfortunately I have now listened to them all.
What an amazing book. The book was suspenseful and full of twists as well as passion. I have enjoyed all of the books in the series, although they are..Show More » not marked as such when doing a search. This book, however, is my favorite in the ghost of St. Giles series. I can not recommend this book enough. I wish I could have rated it a ten. The narration is also very good. Don’t hesitate in purchasing. A++++++++
I found this to be an enjoyable read and a nice addition to the Maiden Lane series. I was eager to see how Apollo got his happy ending after meeting ..Show More »him in Duke of Midnight and I thought Hoyt did a good job. Lily was up to the task of healing Apollo and helping him clear his name. I really enjoyed Indio and the antics of his dog Daff. If you are looking for an entertaining listen to helps time fly I highly recommend this book. I only gave the performance 4 stars because I did not like Phoebe's lisp. In no previous book was a mention of her having a lisp mentioned and I truly hope that the narrator does not give Phoebe a lisp in her book (the next book in the series).
Ashford McNab's narration was very good but the accent changed for Asa Makepeace from a cockney accent to a refined one in a matter of ten minutes. ..Show More »r/>Liked the storyline a lot, characters were very well developed and the draw of the hero to heroine was so perfectly designed by Miss Hoyt that it left no room for doubts. Sometimes I read a story and I wonder why I waisted my time at the end because except outward appearances, title or money, there is nothing else to hint at love, but not so here. As you get further along the story, the love builds and blossoms and the sex scenes add an entire other level. The initial two sex scenes were literally two of the best I have read to date and it was especially amazing because it was done without any physical contact. I enjoyed this book fully and recommend it without a doubt.
The main thing I love about novellas is that there’s really no time or space in the book for an over-abundance of angst. I hate angst when it’s page a..Show More »fter page, like authors write in 300 and 400 page books, and nothing else; no mystery, no murder, no suspense, no nothing except angst, angst and more angst, until you want to scream. I absolutely loved this novella, every single word. I loved how absolutely filthy and gross and stinky Hippolyta was. How Matthew mistook her for a maid, actress or whore. She was a great heroine and he was an awesome hero.
I liked the secondary characters, too: Josiah, Charlie, Lady Whimple, Sir George, Lord D’Arque, AND Tommy, the pet mongoose.
I’ve read 11 of Elizabeth Hoyt’s books but stopped after book 6 of The Maiden Lane series because the Ghost of St. Giles disappeared. Then the books became like every other romance out there. I will read (maybe) Duke of Pleasure, due out on November 29, because the Ghost is back. Love that Ghost.
There wasn’t any sexual attraction, until Hippolyta took a bath, which was understandable, and then there was. LOL.. There were also 3 explicit sex scenes. This is the most erotic novella/book I’ve ever read by Ms. Hoyt. Also, the first time I ever remember reading the word p**sy used by her. That’s a disgusting word, to me. So, I’ll have to find out if that word is used in her new book and if it is I won’t be reading it. This story lost a star because of that word. Sorry, that's just the way I feel.
There was a little swearing and the F-bomb was released 1 time.
As to the narrator: Ashford McNab is one of the best female narrators out there. Her men sound like men, especially the heroes with their sexy as hell voices. And she reads with great emotion.