Book Review

‘Notorious Pleasures’ by Elizabeth Hoyt

np ehSTORY: 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?

REVIEW: This is book two in Maiden Lane series and for some reason I didn’t find it as romantic as the first one. That said, I did find it steamy as hell!

I also found the secondary love stories distracting from the main characters. But all of that I could live with. What I found disturbing was the way Hero gets introduced to Griffin. That just kept creeping up every time they were together. I just couldn’t get over it.

Is this a well written story? You bet. Is it well plotted? Certainly. Are the characters complex? Definitely. Are they likable? Possibly.

Am I recommending it? A resounding YES! But be warned, these two are not your cookie-cutter hero and heroine.

Melanie for b2b


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