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Author: Elizabeth Hoyt Narrator: Ashford McNab Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Maiden Lane Series Release Date: November 2011 ISBN: 9781611137033
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CAN A PIRATE LEARN . . . River pirate "Charming" Mickey O'Connor has lifted himself from the depths of the slums to be the king of St. Giles. Anything he wants he gets-with one exception. Silence Hollingbrook has been haunting his dreams ever since she spent a single night in his bed. THAT THE ONLY TRUE TREASURE . . . Once Silence was willing to sacrifice anything to save the man she loved. Now a widow, she's finally found peace when Charming Mickey comes storming back into her life with an offer she can't refuse. But this time she won't be the only one paying the price for his sins. LIES IN A WOMAN'S HEART? When his past comes back to torment him, Mickey must keep Silence safe from a merciless enemy, while wrestling with the delicious hold this widow has on his heart. And in the face of mounting danger, both will have to surrender to something even more terrifying . . . true love.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Historical romance at its best…Series fans will be enthralled, while new readers will find this emotionally charged installment stands very well alone.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Ashford MacNab’s crisp narration captures the story’s brisk pace and roguish pirate atmosphere, as well as the looming presence of the characters’ mysterious enemy. Silence’s pride and defiance of Mickey are revealed with a soft-spoken but confident voice. Her demeanor is contrasted with Mickey’s rough personality, conveyed by a loud, gruff voice that begins to moderate as Mickey falls for her. The complexities of the main characters are highlighted by MacNab’s compassionate interpretation of Mickey. An evocative performance.”


  • “With its lush sensuality, lusciously wrought prose, and luxuriously dark plot, Scandalous Desires, the latest exquisitely crafted addition to Hoyt’s Georgian-set Maiden Lane series, is a romance to treasure.” 

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “This is the Maiden Lane story readers have been waiting for. Hoyt delivers her hallmark fairy tale within a romance and takes readers into the depths of the heart and soul of her characters. Pure magic flows from her pen, lifting readers’ spirits with joy.”

    RT Book Reviews

  • “If I could give higher than 5 stars I would, as Scandalous Pleasures is sublime!”

    Night Owl Reviews

  • "There's an enchantment to Hoyt's stories that makes you believe in the magic of love."
    -Romantic Times BOOKreviews Magazine
  • "Hoyt is firmly in control of her craft with engaging characters, gripping plot and clever dialogue."
    -Publishers Weekly
  • "Elizabeth Hoyt writes with flair, sophistication, and unstoppable passion."
    -Julianne MacLean, author of PORTRAIT OF A LOVER
  • "Bestseller Hoyt brings steamy this engaging series launch... enhanced by earthy, richly detailed characterizations and deft historical touches."
    Publishers Weekly (starred review on Wicked Intentions)
  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A 2011 Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2011
  • A USA Today bestseller
  • A 2013 Audie Award Finalist for Romance

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sonia | 7/29/2013

    " I've been looking forward to this book in the series and it did not dissapoint. This is the story of Silence and the man who "ruined" her, Charming Mickey O'Connor. He is hard and scarred by his past bad boy, she is strong and tried to stand up to him. Together they make a perfect romance story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 7/20/2013

    " I loved this book! I have noticed though that there are several repetitions of scenes or comments though throughout the series. For example, the subtle flinch that if the character hadnt been watching their lover closely they wouldn't have seen it. It is annoying to read this in excess. This is my only complaint. I read this book almost straight through so I could find out more about Mickey. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Milena's | 7/10/2013

    " I LOVED IT probably one of the best books I have read this year.Scandalous Desires was everything I hoped it would be and much more. Recommended! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 BJ | 7/6/2013

    " A very weak 4* but definitely rates more than 3*. I'm impressed by how the author got me to actually like/sympathize with Mickey, who was very much a rat in the previous book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 5/19/2013

    " I thought it was very interesting that Mickey O'Connor, who could be hated because of his actions towards Silence in the first book, Wicked Intentions, was now the romantic hero and he and Silence fall in love -- but Ms. Hoyt did it very well, and it was believable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caroline | 3/3/2013

    " I love this Pirate!Really good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ren | 1/10/2013

    " I loved this book. As a romance novel it looked more at the emotional aspect rather than the physical, I thoroughly enjoyed it and was glad it was full of so much suspense "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Krishawna | 10/17/2012

    " This whole series so far has been outstanding! Elizabeth Hoyt is just a genius author, what can I say? I have loved every single book by her thus far. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 9/19/2012

    " I loved Mick. He was complex, driven, and dark. His back story didn't fail and he left us on our toes questioning if he could be reformed. I was looking forward to this book and it didn't disappoint. Now, I'm excited about Winter's story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 9/5/2012

    " LOOOOOVED this book. It was sooooo good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carlie | 8/25/2012

    " Best of the series so far. Created a real sense of urgency. Looking forward to the next in the series. "

About the Author

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 an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator. She 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. In addition to her extensive voice work, she can often be seen “treading the boards” in New York City and across America.