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?
This is the second entry in the Maiden Lane series, and I thoroughly enjoyed it, I just wish she would’ve kept up a little more with some of the other characters we met on “Wicked Intentions”(first book of the series) never the less once I started listening I could not stop. I loved Hero, I loved Griffin, and more importantly I loved Hero & Griffin together. The transition of them going from instant dislike (but still quite curious about one another) to sort of friends to lovers was seamless, his intensity with her was refreshing and wonderful. This is such an amazing series. I advice listening or reading the books in order to fully enjoy all this series and its characters have to offer. In Notorious Pleasures the point of view alternates between Griffin, Lady Hero, and several secondary characters. We also visit the Home for Unfortunate Infants and Foundling Children, and see how things have been since Silence took over for her sister, Temperance. The mystery surrounding The Ghost of St. Giles also continues. I for one am dying to know who is hiding under that costume. The story is humorous and sexy; beyond sexy it was downright steamy!! A definite listen if you're a fan of Elizabeth Hoyt and historical romance. About the narration; I was a little surprised to find out this book was being narrated by Ashford MacNab, she just didn’t sound the same to me, I liked the first book’s narration so much more. The distinction from the different character’s voices was suitable, but I felt tented so many times to switch to the written version, I didn’t get the feeling I would normally get from a great narrator, the feeling of just forgetting someone is reading the book and getting lost in the story, I felt aware of the reading the entire book, don’t get me wrong, it didn’t ruin my listening experience, I still enjoyed it very much, I assure you this a great book and a fun and sexy listen, it seems none of the other listeners had a problem with the narration going by their opinions. I can’t wait for the next installment; I’m definitely will give MacNab the benefit of doubt since I absolutely loved her performance on Wicked Intentions.
By Lenee 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.
By JudyThis 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!