Maiden Lane, book 1
By: Elizabeth Hoyt
Narrated by: Ashford MacNab
Length: 12H and 21M
From the New York Times best-selling author of To Desire a Devil comes this thrilling tale of danger, desire, and dark passions.
A man controlled by his desires.... Infamous for his wild, sensual needs, Lazarus Huntington, Lord Caire, is searching for a savage killer in St. Giles, London's most notorious slum. Widowed Temperance Dews knows St. Giles like the back of her hand - she's spent a lifetime caring for its inhabitants at the foundling home her family established. Now that home is at risk....
©2010 Elizabeth Hoyt (P)2010 Hachette
This was of my favorites for 2010, is the first book to the series Maiden Lane. I really enjoyed this romance, it kept me entertained to the end. The narration was perfectly done by MacNab. The next installment to the series has just been released on audio, I can wait to get to it.
By Elizabeth (Richardson, TX, United States)
Aug 30, 2010 This audiobook grabbed me from the first. The plot is actually very interesting, especially if you like period novels. This one is set in London. It has the drama of "aristocracy meets working class," and in this case the woman is lovely, strong and hard working. The aristocrat of the story is a rather handsome, yet unloved/unlovable duke. If you've ever read a romance novel, you can imagine what happens. It's also a murder mystery with all the normal conflicts and plot twists. The dialogue is believable and the narrator is good. One caution, for those not interested in, um, "romantic" scenes. This audio book is full of "romance." They're done well and add to the thrill of the story, so to speak, but if you were to fast-forward through them you'd be left with a pretty quick story. Overall this audio book kept me on the treadmill a lot longer, helped with the housework, and was definitely entertaining, so it gets 5 stars.
By Elizabeth (Atlanta, GA, United States) Sep 3, 2010
This romance is much too dark and seedy for my taste. I would categorize this as erotica, not romance. The narration was very professional. I listened to this to the end, but if it were an option, I would have returned it by the second chapter.
By cyndy (SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States) Sep 11, 2010
This is my 1st review after 154 books on audible, mostly romances. It is an "somewhat dark" (previous review listed) romance but in a good way - different then most historic romances. I listened to it straight threw on a long day and found myself waiting for the 2nd book in the series, I hope I don't have to wait too long. The narrator was fantastic and I hope the next book is read by her. There was a lot of sex but whats a romance without it. The plot was excellent and you were introduced to several other persons who I am sure will be in the coming series. Also several cliff hangers. I think this a cross between Amanda Quick, Charlotte Feather stone and Sarah McCarty but definitely a writer in her own right! Bravo