Book Two in the Maiden Lane Series Notorious Pleasures is not only good, it is fantastic. The story,the characters,the words. I could gush about this all day, but this book to me is like a new boyfriend. I don’t want to share. Should I even give a blurb? Okay. I will. But this is my boyfriend book, not yours, so get your grubby hands off.
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.
Lord Griffin 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?
I refuse to read reviews for this book, because, like I said.. Mine. The story was so good. I loved Lady Hero. I loved Griffin Reading. With that kind of name, that really says a lot. Not a big fan of that name.. I loved how they met. As horrifying as it was, I laughed out loud. God, I loved this story. It was so perfect.
I don’t even know how to write a review that does not have something in it to complain about. I read this book in a span of about 5 hours. I got nothing accomplished. Nothing. Notta. It was labor day, but I am always working. So there is no excuse for this except that I was so drawn into this story, I could not put it down. And then, I would say those words. “Once this chapter ends, I am taking a break.” But the problem with that is every chapter was a cliffhanger of some sort. It was physically painful to not keep going. If I still worked for the phone company, I would have risked a write up just to keep going. Damn it, a fire probably would not have deterred me. Hook,line and sinker people.
I loved Griffin’s character. I kind of despised his brother.He was the true jerk if you ask me. Yes, Griffin was no saint, and maybe that is why I liked him. He was a rogue, he really was one, not just a guy who you think …naw , that guy is not so bad. This guy embraced the reputation with gusto. Now, he does redeem himself early on, and you find out that there is a lot more to it than what people say. His character was well thought out, and real. Not once did I think he did something stupid or out of character. He acted as I would have expected him to. Same with Lady Hero. I like her. I like her even more than I liked Temperance. She is a strong force and, where is she? I want a hug.
Yes… There was plenty of sexy awesomeness in this book. And all those descriptions in the scenes… kept me going… really? Can you do that? It was awesome!!
I have just one very small teeny itsy little complaint…
Same as the first … Only a little bit faster and a little bit worse… Where are the police?
Yes.. You, Sherlock. It actually was not worse. Lady Hero was perfect. She did not see Griffin do anything until the end of the book, and then well…. not only did she see it , but whatever they may consider a police force may have also . Agh, I can’t tell you what happens, because that is a spoiler and I don’t really want to spoil this one. Lets just say that at the end, some criminal stuff happens in full view of the people who should do something about it. But just like the first book… It is swept under the rug. I read criminal justice books, detective novels… these things bother me. Why is no one being arrested!!!!!!
I think everyone who loves romance should read the Maiden Lane series . Well at least the first two books as I have not read the rest yet. And this one topped Wicked Intentions. It was just…. Perfect.
Elizabeth Hoyt you win. Not only the golden Ticket, but also the E Ticket.