Notorious Pleasures (Maiden Lane, #2) by Elizabeth Hoyt

Notorious Pleasures (Maiden Lane, #2)

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 ...


Details Notorious Pleasures (Maiden Lane, #2)

TitleNotorious Pleasures (Maiden Lane, #2)
ISBN9780446558952
Author
Release DateFeb 1st, 2011
PublisherVision
LanguageEnglish
GenreRomance, Historical, Historical Romance, Historical Fiction
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Reviews Notorious Pleasures (Maiden Lane, #2)

  • Bibi
    2017-08-19
    For me, very few aspects sours a book faster than the Hs having smex time with OW/OM; still, if the author must include such, it HAS to be a fade to black. Unfortunately, the reader's first glimpse of, Griffin, our H, is of him having a romp with a married woman. Worse is that he was found in flagrante by none other than the heroine, Hero. Bad intro for sure, yet I held out hope that the rest of the book would slough away that awkward scene. Exce...
  • Karen
    2015-12-20
    5 STARSThis one was a total winner for me! Loved it from beginning to end. Lord Griffin Reading was somewhat of an arrogant arse... which I'm sure is why I loved him so much. Don't ask me why, buy I am just enamored by the total jerks in these books. His dirty mouth could light a glacier on fire. Sexy as fuck. That is all I can say. "I dare," he muttered, "because I'm selfish and black-hearted and vain. I dare because you are what you are and I ...
  • Sh3llraiser
    2016-06-08
    In my view, this was kind of a mess. The writing was good, as usual, but I did not like the overall plot and most of the characters and their actions were dumb and even offensive in some cases.There may be spoilerish items below.- I didn't really like the romance between Hero and Griffin. They both just seemed kind of sad and their relationship began under negative circumstances. - Thomas, Griffin's brother and Hero's fiance, was an idiot. - Maxi...
  • Ally
    2016-05-26
    I love this couple! “You say my name like a lover, so soft, so sweet. I want to lick the word from your lips, sip the exhaled breath from your mouth. I want to possess you utterly. Right now. Right here.” OMG if this book got any hotter....I am just saying. Setting / Time / Genre: Georgian, London. Length: 371 pages Series: Yep, book 2Sexy times: Holy lord. Steam factor, high. Dude, it's a historical and Hoyt says "penis" or "cock" at least 3...
  • Jilly
    2017-01-18
    Not as good as the first one, but I still liked it.Our female's name is Hero and the male is... shit, forgot his name already. Let's just call him Bad-Brother, or BB for short.So, Hero meets BB by walking in on him sticking it to a married woman at her engagement party. Engagement to his brother. Apparently, something must have been impressive because after this meeting, Hero is all aflutter over little brother and can't stay away from him. I'm g...
  • Choko
    2016-11-19
    *** 4 ***A buddy read with the incurable romantics at the MacHalos! We need more love in our lives:-) This is the second book in the Historical Romance Series of Maiden Lane. The first introduced us to the seedy neighborhood of Saint Giles in London in the seventeen hundreds. This one picks up about 7 months later and Lady Hero, the brave and gentile sister of a Duke we got to know, who won our hearts by investing into the urchin children's home,...
  • Rane
    2010-06-23
    It’s always a total joy to pick up an Elizabeth Hoyt book. Her characters always draw me into their world, with their emotions and what lurks behind the mask they wear, or what makes them tick. Hoyt’s newest series started off with a bang and just keeps getting better with Notorious Pleasures Lord Griffin Reading is know to the ton and society as a rake with a lustful appetite, some shading dealing and rumors that fly around that cause no end...
  • Sher❤ The Fabulous BookLover
    2017-08-09
    🌟🌟5 Incredible Stars!🌟🌟🌟London, 1737“You say my name like a lover, so soft, so sweet. I want to lick the word from your lips, sip the exhaled breath from your mouth. I want to possess you utterly. Right now. Right here.”I'm convinced.Elizabeth Hoyt writes magic. She has a magical, unicorn laptop and when she types the words just somehow magically appears and combines to make a fabulous story. I'm convinced that only adjectives ...
  • WhiskeyintheJar/Kyraryker
    2016-11-23
    "How romantic," she drawled in a bored, social voice that set his teeth on edge, "to think that love has anything to do with marriage." Our heroine, Hero (I'll pause to let you work that one out), is another woman of her time, thinking marriages are for enhancing your family and sex is for men and their mistresses. Our hero, Heroine, just kidding, Griffin, has somewhat erroneously bore the ne'er-do-well family title. He's the second born but mana...
  • Robin (Bridge Four)
    2017-03-07
    What do you do when you finish the Huge Saga that is the Wheel of Time series? Well if you are me you binge read a bunch of Historical Romances and splash a little smut into the mix.Okay so I really enjoyed the first book in this series and then I started this one thinking I’d made a horrible mistake. This starts off with two things that I really don’t care for in my books and so right off the bat it had two strikes against it.#1 – I hated ...
  • Krista (I remember you, Min) (Critical)
    2011-01-10
    All right. Characters:Griffin.That about sums up my reaction to him. He is offically my favorite romance hero of all time. He is funny, caring, warm, hard-working, sexy as hell, loving, and on top of that, he's described as not being handsome, which made me very happy. Yeah, that sounds weird, but it's true. His interactions with Hero were swoon-worthy. Also, he's such a sweetie to his mother, which is adorable. On top of this he works his beauti...
  • Jonetta
    2013-12-21
    This second story in the series continues its edginess with two characters that test your acceptance of them and their behavior. Griffin Remmington, Lord Reading, has somewhat earned his rake reputation and the onset of the story won't endear him to you (probably). The opening scene is provocative and it took me a bit to get that out of my head. Lady Hero Batten, sister of a Duke and co-patroness of the children's home in St. Giles, has the unfor...
  • Audrey
    2011-12-04
    Maybe 2-2.5. I'm stuck with a feeling of indifference and even a general distaste for the way things played out. Lady Hero left me cold and was way too stubborn about her feelings for WAY too long. This book could have been finished in 100 fewer pages if she weren't such a coward about what she was feeling and if Elizabeth Hoyt didn't have word count requirements. For those of you who've read my review of , Lady Hero actually reminded me a bit o...
  • Jen
    2012-04-28
    Another awesome reread for me!!! I figured it out and it had been almost five years since I read this!! I did remember certain scenes very well, but I'm still very glad that I decided to refresh myself before starting book five!! My memory just does not seem to be that great anymore! LOL Elizabeth Hoyt is one of my top fave authors for Historical Romances...and I totally understand why! She creates an entertaining story, and the sex is hot and st...
  • Mo
    2015-11-30
    4.5 stars.I enjoyed the first in the series but I really enjoyed this one. I loved both characters, Griffin and Hero. 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 . . . GRIFFINHERO Lord Griffin Reading is far from pe...
  • Daniella
    2015-07-06
    Notorious Pleasures is the perfect example of a great story destroyed by annoying secondary characters. I would have given this 4 or 5 stars if only Thomas, the hero's older brother to which the heroine was engaged, did not exist. Thomas was a lying, cheating hypocrite. He put up this air of perfection and morality, when in fact, he has less morals than a 10-year-old. He was such a bitch to Griffin, the hero. He had the gall to lecture him about ...
  • Juliana Philippa
    2011-05-20
    Worth a read, but my least favorite Hoyt book so far (3.5 stars)Notorious Pleasures was not as bad as I at first thought it would, but it definitely doesn't compare to the other books I've read by this author. This is my fifth Elizabeth Hoyt book since I started reading her three weeks ago and so far, it is my least favorite. By no means bad, but it didn't have the something extra that most of her others did.Separately, I liked her lead character...
  • Mandi Schreiner
    2011-01-17
    Favorite Quote: “Do you like it?” he asked grasping himself.The first time Lady Hero Battan sets her eyes upon Griffin Remmington, Lord Reading, she is utterly shocked. She doesn’t see his face, only his backside as he enjoys the offerings of the married woman underneath of him. Hero is horrified, but also knows the lady’s husband has arrived at the ball, and it would be best for Griffin to cover that backside up. After throwing her diamo...
  • Alex ☣ Deranged KittyCat ☣
    2016-08-09
    DNF - 60%Well, I tried reading this one only to get to Scandalous Desires, as Silence's character appears in this book, too. But this is a total failure for me. As much as I liked Wicked Intentions, I dislike this one.Hero and Griffin are a mess, Thomas is an arse, and Silence has too little book time. This is simply not worth my time. So I looked a little at the spoilery reviews, and found out that (view spoiler)[Hero gets slapped by Thomas, but...
  • ♥Sharon♥
    2016-10-14
    Oh dear lord. Lord Griffin Reading you are one cocky bastard aren’t you. That and a dirty talker. His kisses, his touches and his whispers had Lady Hero’s lady parts all a flutter. Notorious Pleasures was another fabulous story by Elizabeth Hoyt. I absolutely loved it. Just as much or if not more than Wicked Pleasures. Griffin Reading was shameless. Or so one thought. And Lady Hero appeared perfect even though her thoughts and desires were im...
  • Monty Cupcake ☠ Queen of Bloodshed ☠
    2015-03-07
    Gin, gin, gin...and more gin. A gin saturated plot about gin distillers, gin sellers, and the gin drinking masses. And politicians trying to get rid of all the gin. Hero was a good heroine, intelligent, clever, fearless, and able to portray the role of a perfect lady. Only sour point is her preachy nature on gin, that the poor would all sober up & be wonderful if only there was no more gin. Like they wouldn't find something else to replace gin. G...
  • Wendy
    2018-02-11
    Another Scrumptious Read in Elizabeth Hoyt's "Maiden Lane" series!Lord Griffen Reading (Lord Shameless) takes pleasure where it's to be found. In the first chapter we find him in a illicit "meeting" with a married woman. The man is a rake.That is until Lady Hero Batten (Lady Perfect) brings him to his knees. She changes his ambitions and desires wanting him to be a better man and worthy of her. He desperately wants under her skin when he discover...
  • Lisa Kay
    2011-05-03
    ★★★★✩ First, let me say I tried to read this book once before; the opening scene put me off. So, when it came up as a suggestion for a “buddy read” with discussion questions in one of my groups, I thought, “Why not?” Second, I really loved book #1 in the Maiden Lane series, Wicked Intentions; it has actually been one of my best reads this year. So much so that I listened to the well narrated audiobook to refresh the story right ...
  • Angelc
    2010-09-19
    Wow!! This love story was intense! In a very good way. I don't think there's a person anywhere who doesn't want to be loved the way Griffin loves Hero. As always, Hoyt's characters fly off the page. I found myself sympathizing with Griffin a bit more than Hero, just because he's so fiery and emotional. He loved her passionately, and she was still trying to sort out her feelings. Hero was much more closed off because she'd been raised to do everyt...
  • Bronwyn
    2011-06-28
    I just finished the second installment of the 'Maiden Lane' series, and was thoroughly let down. I rate this book 2.5 stars because the gin distillery story line (didn't know what a gin still was till now!) was actually pretty interesting. I don't think I have ever read a romance that heavily highlighted the slums like this. I'm not just talking about having the 'cockney bruiser with a heart of gold' tertiary character, or Cinderella-esque slums ...
  • Lori Foster
    2017-09-27
    Loved it - although this one caused me a lot more angst than the others. Very intense at times! Oh, and a great set up for other books. I can't wait!
  • ♥ℳelody
    2017-01-06
    Review up!2.75 starsNot what I was hoping it would be and fell short next to Book 1. This was lacking that punch and I had some problems with it overall. I knew I was in trouble from the start when I found out our heroine is engaged to the hero's older brother who everyone and their mother puts on such a high pedestal while completely disregarding the fact that he's an unmitigated asshole his own brother dislikes him. Red Flag #1 right there. I g...
  • Melanie A.
    2018-04-22
    5 STARS! "Most men at least pretend to be abashed when caught in wrongdoing, but you - you strut about like a feckless cockerel." My historical kick continues with the fabulous Elizabeth Hoyt! Griffin, Lord Reading works hard to keep his family's finances in the black, but he couldn't care less about what society thinks of him. Life is something to be lived and he takes his pleasure when and where it pleases him. "For me, true love would be...
  • Ezinwanyi
    2016-11-18
    Ok. I am pleasantly surprised. The first book was somewhat enjoyable but Book 2 was much more passionate. Hero Batten is the "perfect lady". She was trained to be a wife of a Duke and now her brother the Duke of Wakefield has made a match for her with the Marquis of Mandeville. The problem came when Lady Hero meet her fiancee younger brother Lord Griffin Reading. It was nice meeting naughty.I liked that Hero wasn't so prim and proper and that Gri...
  • Jo
    2016-03-11
    “I dare,” he muttered, “because I’m selfish and black-hearted and vain. I dare because you are what you are and I am what I am. I dare because I cannot otherwise. I’ve lived too long without bread or wine, crawling desperate in a lonely, barren desert, and you, my darling Lady Perfect, are manna sent directly from heaven above.” I loved this book!!! Is there anything better than a known rake falling for the one woman who was always m...