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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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    CrazyBookNerd 09-13-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Favourite of the series so far!"

    Scandalous Desires by Elizabeth Hoyt (Audio Edition)
    Narrated by Ashford McNab
    Maiden Lane Series #3

    ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ I Loved the Mickey O’Connor! He was the perfect bad boy who falls in love with a good girl and everything changes. He and Silence made a wonderful pair. Perfect opposites. I also loved that you could see O’Connor’s men start to care for Silence as well and we get watch Mickey start to love his daughter.

    I do have to comment though: “The home for unfortunate infants and foundling children.” The amount of times this was said in the book.. well, you could almost do a shot game for this! Then they added “The ladies syndicate for the benefit of...” to the beginning of it, and wowsa… a wee bit much I’m thinking… I did have to laugh when a character in one of the books actually commented about how the name itself is crazy.

    Ashford McNab really made this story come alive for me. She did a lovely Irish lilt for Mickey’s voice and it was great to listen to. This book, I think may be my favourite of the series so far. Can’t wait to start the next one!

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    Zom 07-05-16
    Zom 07-05-16
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    "Thoroughly enjoyed"

    I've just discovered the Maiden Lane series and have greatly enjoyed each one. I've listened to them out of order, but I enjoyed listening to them again in order. The book descriptions do not always have the book series number, that has been very frustrating to a new listener.
    The narrative is mostly true to characters, BUT the lisp in Phone's voice, the dreadful deep voice of Artemis were awful. Not at all in the voice of the characters in the other books. She was very diverse with the multiple other characters, much enjoyed.

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    C. gardner Atlanta, GA 03-14-16
    C. gardner Atlanta, GA 03-14-16 Member Since 2015

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    "best so far"

    This is the best book. You will not want to stop listening to it..the screen in the prison tore my heart open...

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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

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    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
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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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    Cindy Vici, OK, United States 01-22-13
    Cindy Vici, OK, United States 01-22-13 Member Since 2017
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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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