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Notorious Pleasures

Maiden Lane, Book 2
Narrated by: Ashford McNab
Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (685 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Their lives were perfect....
Lady Hero Batten, the beautiful sister of the Duke of Wakefield, has everything a woman could want, including the perfect fiancé. True, the Marquis of Mandeville is a trifle dull and has no sense of humor, but that doesn't bother Hero... until she meets his notorious brother.

Until they met each other....
Griffin Remmington, Lord Reading, is far from perfect - and he likes it that way. How he spends his days is a mystery, but all of London knows he engages in the worst sorts of drunken revelry at night. Hero takes an instant dislike to him, and Griffin thinks that Hero, with her charities and faultless manners, is much too impeccable for society, let alone his brother. Yet their near-constant battle of wits soon sparks desire - desire that causes their carefully constructed worlds to come tumbling down. As Hero's wedding nears, and Griffin's enemies lay plans to end their dreams forever, can two imperfect people find perfect true love?

Pay another visit to Maiden Lane.
©2011 Elizabeth Hoyt (P)2011 Hachette

Critic Reviews

"Hoyt is firmly in control of her craft with engaging characters, gripping plot and clever dialogue." ( Publishers Weekly)

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Another credit worthy listen!

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 MacNab 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 was another credit worthy listen for me.

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EXCELLENT

What about Ashford MacNab’s performance did you like?

I thought she was great. She adds greatly to the pleasure of listening to the book.

Any additional comments?

I know it was a book of fiction, but I was wondering what Hero was thinking to be casually hopping in and out of bed with her fiance' s brother. The consequences could be great.
As wirh "Wicked Intentions", it was very sexy. I liked that it touched on some of the secondary characters that were in "Wicked Intentions" and will be the main charaters in the next book of this series. It was a lovely love story.

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  • J&SAult
  • Southeastern USA
  • 11-29-18

3 Diamond Earbob Stars

STORY: Lord Reading, Griffin, is a bit of a playboy. The first time he meets Lady Hero, at a party, he is making out with a married woman. (Seriously?!?) Lady Hero and him have a bit of words and then leave each other. Lady Hero is becoming engaged to Thomas who is...wait for it...Griffin's brother. So, Griffin dances with his "sister" to be at the party to celebrate their engagement, and the chemistry is there...but you're on edge, since Griffin is a player and there are other people who have said lots about him. Hero fights off her feelings for Griffin a bit, but then both of them just let go and give in. I didn't like the fact that she, basically, cheated on her fiancé with his brother. (No; don't do that!!! That's why I took off for the Story Stars...I'm not okay with cheaters and cheating..no matter what. Two wrongs don't make a right at all. UGH!) However, Thomas isn't innocent either, as he has a side story going on. And Griffin and Thomas have to work on their brotherly relationship a lot more! Griffin does have reasons for some of the things he has done (lots of reasons really and they are bittersweet). The thing is Hero and Thomas are both becoming engaged with each other for the waaaaay wrong reasons. Throughout the book, those reasons come to light and both are forced to confront their truths and go forward or stop the engagement.

NARRATION: Ashford McNab is a fantastic historical narrator! She can read this type of book very well.

CREDIT: If you're following the story, then, yes, it's credit-worthy. If not, I would go for the first book and then come to this one. Characters are developing and it does help.

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  • christine
  • Miami, FL, United States
  • 09-13-11

bland narrator

story line had potential but narrator had no flavour; Narrator while not the worst was just passable, she told the story in a bland manner. Had to make an effort to keep interest in order to finish the audio book.

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  • Angela
  • Tampa, FL, United States
  • 08-15-11

Truly Unexpected

Best in this series so far! Although Lady Hero can be a bit overly stubborn, Griffin is depicted as a true "man", speaking his mind while doing and taking what he wants. As you listen you will want to yell at Hero to "just tell him already", but given Griffin's way of persuasion you can see why she holds out. Of course there is another glimpse of the famous, "Ghosts of St. Giles", and a much welcomed surprise and Hoyt hints to his identity.

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  • Judy
  • Champaign, IL, United States
  • 03-13-11

Like it!

This series is my first experience with Elizabeth Hoyt, and I am really enjoying it. I suggest starting with the first book in this series (Wicked Intentions) just to get an idea of all the characters, otherwise you really don't get the full flavor. Really looking forward to book 3!

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  • Lenee
  • CROSS PLAINS, WI, United States
  • 03-03-11

This is a great series!

I thought the first book in this series, Wicked Intentions, was great! This book does not disappoint! It's, ah, very naughty, but I didn't think as erotic as Wicked Intentions, but still, whoa! I like the the reader. I think her voice is perfect for this genre, sort of soft and husky. I'm excited for the next book to come out in Nov. I will buy that the day it comes out! Totally worth the credit.

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Didn’t quite like it as much as the first

But I still loved it and am purchasing the third in the series now, thank you very much

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Next.

i Struggled severely to finish this book.
The storyline was weak.
A Jerry Springer plot.
Almost quit the series but I started Duke of Sin, which was phenomenal and the only reason I came back to finish this book.

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Love listening to this one!!

Love the maiden series! Griffin and Hero are one of my favorite couples. Can’t wait to listen to the Duke Wakefield!