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Apologies in advance, but I don’t have time to do a proper review for this book, so all you’ll get today is a very brief overview I’m afraid.


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?

Overall Verdict

I loved it.

Loved the heroine, Hero (what a fab name, although one would probably expect her to be Japanese with a name like that). Loved the rather irresistible Griffin The Scoundrel, who wasn’t really a scoundrel. Loved the interaction between the two protagonists. They had great chemistry, and I love Hoyt’s ability to use graphic sex words without veering into pornographic territory. Their love scenes were hot, hot, hot!

Notorious pleasures was a delicious book, filled with witty dialogue, interesting sub-plots, a credible mystery, and the fascinating and mysterious Ghost of St Giles.

A fantastic follow up to Wicked Intentions all in all. You can read an excerpt here, and buy the book from Amazon.com here.

Happy reading!