Saturday, July 9, 2016

Review: Notorious Pleasures by Elizabeth Hoyt

Title: Notorious Pleasures
Author: Elizabeth Hoyt
Genre/Age: Romance
Series: Maiden Lane Series (Book Two)
PublisherGrand Central Publishing
Format: ebook via Purchase
Rating: ✺✺✺✺
LinksGoodreads
SynopsisTheir lives were perfect... 
Lady Hero Batten, the beautiful sister of the Duke of Wakefield, has everything a woman could want, including the perfect fianc√©. 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 need a cold shower. Or a fan. Or a bucket of ice. *sigh*


From the teaser at the end of Wicked Intentions (Book One), I knew I was going to read Notorious Pleasures sooner rather than later. And boy am I glad that I did. After thoroughly enjoying the first Elizabeth Hoyt novel, I had high expectations for this one, too. I was not disappointed.

Our story begins with Lady Hero (I know, here we go again with the peculiar names) who accidentally interrupts the scandalous acts of Lord Griffin Reading, who is unapologetically fornicating with a married woman during a ball. Wait. What?????



Soon after, our Lady Hero discovers that the mysterious and naughty Griffin is actually her soon-to-be brother-in-law, as she has just become engaged to his brother, Thomas. To say she is shocked would be an understatement.



By the way, I could certainly envision miss Natalie Dormer as our prim and proper Hero. Just redden her hair a bit. She already has the sass.



Needless to say, things begin to heat up from there. Also included, is a side story with Silence and a certain rogue pirate that gives us a glimpse into the next book. One that is definitely already on my to-read list!

In closing...
4 fantastic suns! I can honestly say that I am beginning to fall madly in love with Elizabeth Hoyt! I won't stalk her, I promise. Or perhaps, I will. Online, anyway. Mwaaahahahaha! :)