by Elizabeth Hoyt

November 2011
ISBN: 978-0446558938
Reviewer Graphic Button Grand Central Publishing
Mass Market Paperback

Silence Hollingbrook had hoped never to see pirate “Charming” Mickey O’Connor again. After he ruined her reputation, shamed her in the eyes of her husband and family, she just wanted to put the past behind her, for a sin she did not even commit. But he has taken precious Mary Darling, the little girl she calls daughter, though they are not blood related. Unfortunately, Mary Darling is related to someone, and that is Mick.

Mick will do anything to get Silence back into his life. Unfortunately, his deadly enemy is currently on the hunt for Mary Darling so it is most prudent to have Silence and Mary in his palatial home. But Mick has other purposes for having Silence there and he has no plans to ever let her go. But something changes between Mick and Silence and it changes them both for the better.

This is the Elizabeth Hoyt title I have been waiting most of the year for. I absolutely could not wait to read Scandalous Desires and to my pleasant surprise, it lived up to my expectations. Mick is indeed a scoundrel and not always polite but there is a solid heart and a desire to be a better man for Silence in his soul. I was captivated by their romance because they are indeed an unlikely duo.

Silence never thought she could forgive Mick for what he did to her. He is not a kind or gentle man. He has made his money by stealing from others and has no regrets about it, yet, Silence finally gets to know what drives Mick and has a better understanding of him. These two have much to learn from each other. And while they are learning, their intimacy is scorching hot.

Scandalous Desires is the third book in Elizabeth Hoyt’s Maiden Lane series but it stands alone quite nicely. Your own heart will be on the chopping block just as much as Silence and Mick as they succumb to each other. This is a capitulation of love and lust that sears the senses. Elizabeth Hoyt, wow!

Reviewed in October 2011 by Sarah.

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