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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,862 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Hoyt Narrator: Ashford McNab Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Maiden Lane Series Release Date: February 2011 ISBN: 9781611138269
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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? Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • There's an enchantment to Hoyt's stories that makes you believe in the magic of love. RT Book Reviews
  • Elizabeth Hoyt writes with flair, sophistication, and unstoppable passion. -Julianne MacLean, author of PORTRAIT OF A LOVER
  • The new master of the historical romance genre. -HistoricalRomanceWriters.com
  • A sexy, steamy treat! -Connie Brockway, USA Today bestselling author on THE RAVEN PRINCE
  • Hoyt is firmly in control of her craft with engaging characters, gripping plot and clever dialogue. Publishers Weekly
  • “This is a novel that laughs in the face of anyone who believes that romances can’t or don’t depict the dark side of life—while still standing up for the idea of real, long-term happiness.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Fans of historical detail will love subplots involving the campaign to halt the production of gin and the overwhelming need for decent orphanages, and the mysterious happenings in St. Giles provide excitement and suspense.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Hoyt deftly lightens her realistically dark plot with touches of deliciously dry humor, and the sinfully sensual chemistry she creates between her shrewd, acid-tongued heroine and her scandalous sexy hero is pure romance.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “There’s an enchantment to Hoyt’s stories that makes you believe in the magic of love.”

    RT Book Reviews

  • Winner of RT Book Reviews, Historical K.I.S.S. Hero, 2014
  • RITA Finalist, Darling Beast, 2015
  • RITA finalist, Duke of Midnight, 2014
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • Nominated for RT Book Reviews, Best Historical Romance, 2012
  • RITA Finalist, Sweetest Scoundrel, 2016

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker | 2/15/2014

    " No long review here since it is a book 2. I really like the way Hoyt writes, and she has a real talent to make the characters come to life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 1/31/2014

    " it was so refreshing to read a story where the hero knows his own heart before the heroine does. there is a love scene in this book so powerful it made me cry, lord griffin reading is wonderful!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dianne Salzwedel | 12/16/2013

    " 2nd series, falls for her brothed brother, making gin "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lesley | 10/24/2013

    " I cared a lot about Lady Hero and Griffin. I'm still not sure about the secondary storyline of the ghost of St. Giles. The reader is still left in the dark as was the case in the first book which I feel detracts from the story as it's more distracting than anything else. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 10/20/2013

    " Probably it's 4 1/2 stars. i usually only do 5 stars if i want to turn around, after finishing it, and re-read it immediately. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Theresa Banks-edin | 10/5/2013

    " Definitely my favourite of the Maiden Lane series so far, mainly because I adore the heroine! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Journeywoman | 7/3/2013

    " A really wonderful romance. I didn't much care for the first of this series but this book more than made up for it. The sex scenes were scorching hot and the romance really worked. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy | 2/26/2013

    " The best Elizabeth Hoyt novel to date!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charissa | 7/27/2012

    " This is for you Rosanne, I've kinda forgotten if it should be a 2 or 3 stars, take out the earring scene and its a 3 star. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joy (Cheery♡Reads) | 6/8/2012

    " Though Hero and Thomas drove me up the wall, the story was still awesome. I'm beginning to wonder, are the fairy tales included in the book created by the author herself? So amazing.... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sana | 3/8/2012

    " I started reading this book, but then stopped half way. It was boring and predictable. I will probably finish reading this sometime when the next book in this series is being released, but Elizabeth Hoyt has ceased being an author whose books I looked forward to since the Four Soldiers series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 CaroB | 8/3/2011

    " Not as good as Wicked Intentions, the first in the series, but still an enjoyable read. I felt the ending was wrapped up a bit too nicely, but am keen to continue with the 3rd book when it comes out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adinda Owen Anderson | 5/19/2011

    " Masih jauh lebih baik ceritanya daripada buku #1

    Dimana Lady Hero yang sudah bertunangan dengan Thomas, Marquess, malah jatuh cinta ma adiknya Thomas... :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynleigh | 4/30/2011

    " Best Elizabeth Hoyt book so far!!! Griffin and Hero are brilliant together. I have nothing bad to say about this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy | 4/21/2011

    " The best Elizabeth Hoyt novel to date!!!!
    "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 April | 4/18/2011

    " The beginning scene ruined the rest of the story for me. I did finish it and enjoy it to some extent but I kept returning to that scene and judging one of the main characters by it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aly ~Thanatos~ | 4/14/2011

    " 3.5* I really hate the names.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eve | 3/23/2011

    " A mild four. Definitely better than a lot of her past books I've read - it had a good mix of storylines going on and I liked it. Worth a reread and I'm excited for the next one! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet | 3/18/2011

    " WOW this is the kind of book I love! I can't wait to read the next book in the series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lesley | 3/18/2011

    " I cared a lot about Lady Hero and Griffin. I'm still not sure about the secondary storyline of the ghost of St. Giles. The reader is still left in the dark as was the case in the first book which I feel detracts from the story as it's more distracting than anything else. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diana | 3/13/2011

    " I really enjoyed it. I like that it wasn't strained in the way the conflict was constructed and I thought the characters were very fun. Mandeville . . . well, I'm not sure I entirely bought that thread, but the reast was fun. And I want to read Silence's story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joanne | 3/13/2011

    " Loved, loved this book by Hoyt!!!!! Great characters, witty, dangerous, romance, sensual, secrets, action, a true page turner!!!!!!!! "

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About the Author
Author Elizabeth Hoyt

Elizabeth Hoyt is the author of three critically acclaimed historical romance series. Her books have been finalists four times in Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award contest, have won two Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Awards, and were nominated for a third. All of her books have received Top Pick reviews from RT Book Reviews magazine. Both Wicked Intentions and Notorious Pleasures received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly. Four of her books were voted into All About Romance’s (AAR’s) Top 100 Romances of All Time list and six were Desert Isle Keepers at AAR. Her books have been translated into twelve languages.

About the Narrator

Ashford McNab is the daughter of an Anglican minister and a novelist, raised in London, a graduate of the Charterhouse School in Surrey, and an apprentice of a celebrated Comedia del Arte theater company in Prague. She has narrated the Maiden Lane series of books, among others. Her voice can be heard in numerous ad campaigns for such clients. In addition to her extensive voice work she can often be seen “treading the boards” in New York City and across America. She currently resides in Brooklyn with her husband, Mark, and her dog, Jasper, where she collects rare sherries from around the world.