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  1. Baba Baba says:

    5 stars Reread November 2015 Review edited November 24, 2015That s me girl He brushed his lips over her forehead, breathing the words That s me loveSo much tension Banter Vulnerability Emotions Tenderness Sensuality Love London, April 1738 The most notorious river pirate, Charming Mickey O Connor, has taken the widow, Silence Hollingbrook, and the little Mary Darling to his palace to protect them He fears that the villain, Charly Grady, the Vicar of Whitechapel, will harm 5 stars Reread November 2015 Review edited November 24, 2015That s me girl He brushed his lips over her forehead, breathing the words That s me loveSo much tension Banter Vulnerability Emotions Tenderness Sensuality Love London, April 1738 The most notorious river pirate, Charming Mickey O Connor, has taken the widow, Silence Hollingbrook, and the little Mary Darling to his palace to protect them He fears that the villain, Charly Grady, the Vicar of Whitechapel, will harm them Fearless and relentless Mick O Connor had lost any vestige of guilt, remorse, or soul on a winter s night sixteen years ago Yet it seems he still has to lose a great deal because he was determined to protect Silence and Mary Darling with his life If you have read Wicked Intentions, then you know that Mick had hurt Silence cruelly, yet over time she has forgiven him Silence being with Mickey, somehow calmed his black soul, and he had no plans to let her go Ever Two words that would sum up Scandalous Desires are scandalously good.My reread was a huge win and I was having a total blast It s a wonderfully penned historical romance story that provides well drawn and likable characters The buildup is exciting and utterly sensual and backed up with plenty of witty banter, fantastic dialogue and some wonderful sensual scenes Charming Mickey with his not so black heart is absolutely irresistible and so exquisitely swoon worthy He s my favorite HR hero While Lord Caire, hero of Wicked Intentions, is temptation personified, Mickey O Connor is sin personified Who could resist such a sexy beast with such an alluring and keen mind It was so bloody amusing to read between the lines also.Mick has charisma as all get out and seduced Silence with food, patience and words and, of course, his sexual prowess That man is incredibleHe touched his lips to hers and unlike their first kiss, this one was nearly chaste He couldn t draw her body near because the baby was still between them Still, he could savor her softness He hid his claws and brushed his mouth against hers, as delicately as a butterfly s wings on a petal She breathed a sound and he tilted his head, licking softly, tenderly over her mouthThe author did a great job at redeeming Charming Mickey O Connor, the river pirate, to Michael, the man, who loved his Silence dearly And seeing such a strong and ruthless man holding a little girl in his protective arms made my heart melt, as did his sexy Irish brogue, by the way With Mickey, you get both sides of the coin darkness, anger and bitterness, but also lightness, gentleness, tenderness and love And, eventually, Silence brought out the very best of him.Scandalous Desires can be read as a standalone Though it would be good to check out Wicked Intentions first to see what happened between Mickey and Silence in the first installment Just so you know, I didn t particularly like the river pirate in Wicked Intentions Then again, I m very glad that I changed my opinion about Charming Mickey Scandalous Desires is a beautiful and emotional love story between two great characters and one that should not be missed, provided you are a HR fan.There is always a possibility of redemption even for a man with a dark soul Do ye agree with me, Saint Michael Recommended read


  2. Shawna Shawna says:

    5 stars Historical Georgian RomanceWowjustWOW A mazing Brava Ms Hoyt, you have truly outdone yourself and exceeded expectations with this spectacular romance I wanted to write a full review, but life has been crazy and stressful this past week, leaving me with too little time and insufficient mental capacity So I ll just do a bit of gushing about this magnificent read instead.I m a huge Elizabeth Hoyt fan, and I ve enjoyed every book in the Maiden Lane series thus far So it s no su 5 stars Historical Georgian RomanceWowjustWOW A mazing Brava Ms Hoyt, you have truly outdone yourself and exceeded expectations with this spectacular romance I wanted to write a full review, but life has been crazy and stressful this past week, leaving me with too little time and insufficient mental capacity So I ll just do a bit of gushing about this magnificent read instead.I m a huge Elizabeth Hoyt fan, and I ve enjoyed every book in the Maiden Lane series thus far So it s no surprise really that like so many others I ve been eagerly waiting for Silence and pirate Charming Mickey to have their chance I actually predicted and hoped for their romantic pairing back when I read Wicked IntentionsCall me crazy, but I can actually imagine her Silence being paired with Charming Mickey That is if Hoyt can redeem him like Lisa Kleypas managed to do with Sebastian St Vincent in the Wallflowers seriesAnd my oh my, Ms Hoyt most definitely delivered Charming Mickey O Connor is one of the best heroes in Romancelandia He s utterly ruthless and autocratic, yet vulnerable and endearing, not to mention rakish, vibrant, and sexy as all get out And I love that he undergoes a transformation and redemption in some sense, yet still retains his rogue pirate s charm Fans of Lisa Kleypas s beloved heroes, Derek Craven from Dreaming of You and Sebastian, Lord St Vincent from Devil in Winter, Billy Blade from Gaelen Foley s Lady of Desire, and Andreas Merrick from In Total Surrender should find Mickey equally, memorably swoonalicious I just loved, loved, loved everything about thisthe engaging story, perfect pacing, rich dialogue, superb secondary characters, nasty, cringe inducing villain, danger and intrigue, drama and humor, steamy love scenes, and most especially the passionate, volatile romance between such an unforgettable H H pairing a dynamic, unrepentant bad boy hero and a prim heroine whose quiet strength finds and melts his nonexistent, cold heart Charming Mickey O Connor and Silence Hollingbrook are one of my all time favorite couples And the Clever John fairytale weaved stylishly throughout the story is an ideal compliment that makes it evencaptivating I could go on and on, but quite simply, Scandalous Desires is the best historical romance, and one of my favorite reads, of the year, not to mention an all time treasured keeper Big, scandalously delicious 5 stars Oh, and my Who is the Ghost of St Giles prediction was correct, too view spoiler Now the wait for Thief of Shadows is going to be evenagonizing hide spoiler


  3. Alp Alp says:

    This was exceptionally wonderful I LOVED IT Anyone who knows me knows that I m very picky when it comes to HR because it s typicallymiss than hit for me But Scandalous Desires absolutely obliterated all my high expectations Elizabeth Hoyt did this to me again She s a masterful storyteller, weaving her words into an unforgettable historical romance story I d read this book non stop for hours and savored every word on every single page of it I really love her writing style.In this book, This was exceptionally wonderful I LOVED IT Anyone who knows me knows that I m very picky when it comes to HR because it s typicallymiss than hit for me But Scandalous Desires absolutely obliterated all my high expectations Elizabeth Hoyt did this to me again She s a masterful storyteller, weaving her words into an unforgettable historical romance story I d read this book non stop for hours and savored every word on every single page of it I really love her writing style.In this book, we meet Charming Mickey O Connor, the most notorious river pirate in London, and Silence Hollingbrook, a widow who had given Mick a feeling of restlessness and haunted his sleep for months.Silence has become one of my favorite heroines She s a brave and kindhearted woman I admired her for being forthright and honest with her feelings for Mick She knew what she wanted and she was strong and courageous enough to follow her own heart.And Mick, oh Mick He caught my eye since he first appeared in the first book, Wicked Intentions I had a feeling I would love him, and yes, I do I love him His miserable childhood made him become such a complex and fascinating character He s exactly my kind of hero He tore his mouth from hers and shouted his triumph She was his, now and forever, until the end of time, until the seas ran dry and man no longer roamed the earth, amen.His and only his.I love ye, Silence O Connor, with all me black heart I don t think your heart is all that black She smiled though tears sparkled in her eyes again I love you, tooAlthough the plot was simple, the writing was excellent The story flowed nicely at a perfect pace and I loved the conclusion of this book I was so happy Mick and Silence got their very beautiful HEA eventually.All in all, Scandalous Desires was an utter pleasure to read I was thoroughly engrossed throughout the entire story If you re looking for a good HR book with an emotional storyline, breathtaking romance, and adorable characters, all you have to do is pick this one up and you ll never be disappointed Highly recommended


  4. Jilly Jilly says:

    My favorite one of the series so far because..Sexy Pirate We met this sexy beast in book one and I ve been dying for this story Charming Micky, the notorious river pirate, sits upon a throne in a gold covered room filled with treasure and receives petitioners and others like a king Silence our girl , met up with him in book one after he had stolen her husband s ship s cargo He made a deal with her to give it back, and it ruined her life and marriage So, she s not in the pirate wenches fan My favorite one of the series so far because..Sexy Pirate We met this sexy beast in book one and I ve been dying for this story Charming Micky, the notorious river pirate, sits upon a throne in a gold covered room filled with treasure and receives petitioners and others like a king Silence our girl , met up with him in book one after he had stolen her husband s ship s cargo He made a deal with her to give it back, and it ruined her life and marriage So, she s not in the pirate wenches fan club with me bitch be crazyMick has been thinking about Silence since that day, and when he has his illegitimate infant daughter dropped into his lap, he leaves her on Silence s doorstep because he knows she will love the baby and take good care of her Also, to keep the baby safe from his enemies knowing about her But,nefariously, to get Silence to love the baby and tie her to him through the child Yes, because having a baby always works to make a person stay with you and love you It s a solid plan.So of course there comes the day when Mick takes the baby and Silence into his lair to keep them safe He likes having a nice, respectable lady in his house, but things don t go exactly according to plan He thought having this beautiful sweet woman and a baby in a house full of pirates, thieves, and whores would go smoothly She would quietly knit and do female things during the day, and he could see her on his terms when he wanted to as he sits on his throne in his golden room Cuz we all know that having a baby in the house never disrupts the party life.There are hundreds of these memes And, they are all true.The ways in which Mick s life is turned upside down by Silence and the baby are hilarious I loved the scene in which he comes into the house and finds them all giving a mangy dog a bath in his giant, fancy bathtub with scented soap It reminds me of so many times in my own marriage Oh, hi honey, the kids and I made whipped cream today And, I adopted 6 puppies What I couldn t separate them So, the book was a lot of fun, the hero was amazingly swoon worthy, and the heroine was likable she didn t just obey him blindly Also, the series itself is really good and always makes me excited for the next story


  5. Juliana Philippa Juliana Philippa says:

    4.5 stars. Ever since my Elizabeth Hoyt obsession began this past summer I have been anxiously anticipating this book Mickey s character is one of my favorite types of heroes and I loved his pairing with Silence From the moment I learned of it, I was reminded of the Derek Craven Sara Fielding matchup in Lisa KleypasDreaming of You , which is one of my favorite HRs.Our Hero Mickey is so lovable and definitely one of my favorite heroes I think it s sometimes difficult to have villain 4.5 stars. Ever since my Elizabeth Hoyt obsession began this past summer I have been anxiously anticipating this book Mickey s character is one of my favorite types of heroes and I loved his pairing with Silence From the moment I learned of it, I was reminded of the Derek Craven Sara Fielding matchup in Lisa KleypasDreaming of You , which is one of my favorite HRs.Our Hero Mickey is so lovable and definitely one of my favorite heroes I think it s sometimes difficult to have villain turned hero characters, because the transformation needs to feel authentic I think Hoyt definitely succeeded with that, because by the end Mickey is still Mickey maybe a littledomesticated andthan a little changed, but it s the same person, only with a new side to him I loved his cant and was glad that Hoyt kept that throughout the book Made for some fantastic lines.Our Heroine I didn t have much of a feel for Silence before, though I did like her from what I d seen of her first encounter with Mickey She s a very engaging heroine and I enjoyed watching her also come into her own, standing up for herself and not taking his shit Her character is calm and soft, setup to perfectly juxtapose Mickey s rough edges In some of the events towards the end I feel like she bowed to pressure or didn t push enough, whereas she had been very firm and ready to put herself out there before But all in all she was good and a great fit for Mickey Michael and she totally kicks ass at the end when she _____ Everything Else I loved how Mickey slowly warms to Mary Darling and ends up becoming so attached to her I didn t like how she kind of disappeared in the last third quarter of the book and didn t have as much of a presence or personality as she did earlier in the book The underlying mystery plot was a good one and ended up being the the main story driver and relationship obstacle The standard guy can t admit he s in love and realize what he really wants was employed I find that ploy very tiring, because it s so often used I mean, we get it, guys are commitment phobes, next I wasn t as annoyed here because Mickey is by no means ignoring or denying the depths of his feeling and given his history and experiences, it for once is perfectly logical The Difficulty of Meeting High Expectations One of the things I was worried about was how excited I was about the book would it be able to live up to expectations When I saw everyone s rave reviews for it, it made me all thenervous Because of the buildup this time around which led to some unavoidable disappointment it always does in cases like these I think I ll probably love itthe second time around While I normally will read an HR in one sitting unless the house is on fire and really need me because they re not able to put it out themselves I actually put this book down two or three times However, I do think this mostly has to do with the extreme anticipation and inevitable result.Question for Those Who Have Read the Book view spoiler Did anyone else keep expecting the dead husband to come stumbling through the door I thought for sure there was going to be some twist with that and then he would conveniently die, which always happens in those cases hide spoiler Bottom Line So bottom line a great read I loved the characters I loved the plot I loved the writing great dialogue, especially on Mickey s parts I adored some of his lines I loved the sexual tension thoughScandalous Desireswas on the lighter end of Hoyt s books in terms of frequency and explicitness Read it P.S We find out in the epilogue who the Ghost of St Giles is and there is a little teaser at the end for the next book I wasn t surprised and the heroine is obvious from this book I was a little surprised by the kind of pairing Hoyt decided to do, but still very excited to read it RecommendationsIf you liked this book, you might also enjoy similar character types and or plot setupsDreaming of Youby Lisa KleypasOne Night Is Never Enoughby Anne MalloryIn Total Surrenderby Anne MalloryThe Propositionby Judith IvorySurrender to the Devilby Lorraine HeathWorth Any Priceby Lisa KleypasThe Least Likely Brideby Jane FeatherPleasures of a Notorious Gentlemanby Lorraine HeathTwo of My Favorite Quotes Her room was smaller than his, but somehow the air seemed fresher, less close He could hear the sound of the child s heavy breathing in sleep and softer, slower, the woman s He went to stand next to the bed and even though the room was unlit, he could make out, faintly, her slight form beneath the covers The sight somehow calmed his soul She lay in his bed, in his house, and no matter what bargain she thought she d made with him, he knew the truth.He had no plans to let her go ever Around and around his finger slid, until she sighed restlessly and moaned his name Michaelthe only one who called him so.But he allowed it, for she was a fair prize, this soft hearted woman And if she were his woman, well then, he supposed in a way he must be her man. Read my review or Tempting Teaser on Fiction Vixen Book Reviews Written October 27, 2011


  6. Mo Mo says:

    Mickey, ye would charm the knickers off a nun LOL OK, being Irish, I have a bit of a problem with Irish characters and especially OTT Irish characters with OTT Irish accents WE DO NOT TALK LIKE FUCKING LEPRECHAUNS.But I sort of said to myself, he is based back in the 18th century so let s give him the benefit of the doubt.Charmin Mickey.He sure was charming I need to know that I mto you than a woman in your bed Oh God, he was so powerful She watched him Why must ye b Mickey, ye would charm the knickers off a nun LOL OK, being Irish, I have a bit of a problem with Irish characters and especially OTT Irish characters with OTT Irish accents WE DO NOT TALK LIKE FUCKING LEPRECHAUNS.But I sort of said to myself, he is based back in the 18th century so let s give him the benefit of the doubt.Charmin Mickey.He sure was charming I need to know that I mto you than a woman in your bed Oh God, he was so powerful She watched him Why must ye be the one that haunts me dreams I ve seen ye weepin night after bloody night since the day I sent ye from me palace Soon the daffodils would bloom That s me girl.That s me love


  7. Choko Choko says:

    3.44 A buddy read with the fans of Historical Romance at the MacHalos We love us some Gentlemen Rogues


  8. Rane Rane says:

    Elizabeth Hoyt books are my version of potato chips, I can t get or have enough of them Hoyt lives up to her great storytelling and the hype with Scandalous Desires When we re first introduced to Silence Hollingbrook and Charming Mickey O Connor in the first of the Maiden Lane series, you know there s going to be sparks flying and do they ever between these two Mickey is no exception of the great heroes Hoyt has peened down before, he shows that monsters are not born, but are made, and i Elizabeth Hoyt books are my version of potato chips, I can t get or have enough of them Hoyt lives up to her great storytelling and the hype with Scandalous Desires When we re first introduced to Silence Hollingbrook and Charming Mickey O Connor in the first of the Maiden Lane series, you know there s going to be sparks flying and do they ever between these two Mickey is no exception of the great heroes Hoyt has peened down before, he shows that monsters are not born, but are made, and it doesn t mean their not without a heart Mickey is frozen clean through, with his charming smile to hide behind His past has made him hard and the pain he faced as a child made him cold to emotions on the pleasure he takes from stealing, causing hell and the woman or women that warm his bed Mickey goes through some major changes that start off very small at first, but the steps lead to uncover the heart he thought he left behind in the grave that was his childhood Mickey is beautiful in the way his story was told Everything is given front and center while not taking away from the rest of the story, in other books your only given clues or glimpse into the hero s tragic past and most don t really cut it in the way they turned out Compare to Mickey their babies to what he went through and still goes through with his enemy whose part of his past, the Vicar of Whitechapel, whose always in the shadows and out to kill Mickey the first chance he gets There was something sensual and deeply sexual about the way Mickey tempted Silence, but it was when he truly opened his soul to her, did he reach that other step that made him divine as a character Seeing his hidden heart healed by the love of Silence and Mary Darling was precious, as it shows the distance he s come from the cold man to the warm blooded man who will protect and risk everything for those he loves As I read devoured Scandalous Desires , I couldn t help but compare it to another of Hoyt s books The Serpent Prince In both books you have the outstanding hero in Mickey and Simon, but what it lacked was a strong heroine Which I felt both Lucy and Silence were Silence held alot of promise to be a very strong lead character and one to match wits with someone like Mickey Sadly for me she ended up just being the path to redemption for Mickey, which I felt was a shame as she held such a bright spark when we first meet her and in the beginning of the book I wish she carried throughout the book instead of showing up in bursts that quickly dimmed She does have her own growth from the naive woman to a woman Her kindness and love is what leads Mickey out of the darkness he trapped himself in Silence fit to much into a mold that s been done before, but perhaps the bright light that was Mickey just couldn t hold a place for two We re given a huge clue to who the Ghost of St.Giles is and if you ve been reading this series, you pretty much know who it is, but still comes a great surprise and anticipation to find out about his own story and his lady love Hoyt just keeps on writing some amazing books to the Maiden Lane series and Scandalous Desires lives up to the hype that surrounded this couple Now I gleefuly await in next book in this series I need my potato chip fixCharming Mickey O Connor


  9. Alex ☣ Deranged KittyCat ☣ Alex ☣ Deranged KittyCat ☣ says:

    How lovely was that A pirate obsessed with a young widow, takes his time for about a year to get the woman within his grasp There s just no resisting a bad boy with a secret heart of gold Lots of sex, lots of snarky banter you know a very relaxing read.And then, there s the prison sex scene view spoiler A blowjob Really After the guy had been staying in a prison cell for a month o.O I know people of that time and age weren t big on hygiene, but still A month hide spoiler That How lovely was that A pirate obsessed with a young widow, takes his time for about a year to get the woman within his grasp There s just no resisting a bad boy with a secret heart of gold Lots of sex, lots of snarky banter you know a very relaxing read.And then, there s the prison sex scene view spoiler A blowjob Really After the guy had been staying in a prison cell for a month o.O I know people of that time and age weren t big on hygiene, but still A month hide spoiler That s why I take away a star All in all, do I recommend the book Definitely It s funny, sexy and adventurous


  10. KatLynne KatLynne says:

    Feb 2015 Did a buddy read with a friend and enjoyed just as much the 2nd time around.5 Stars I loved most everything about this book and Charming Mickey O Conner is a hero you ll not want to miss Thanks to my GR friends Shawna, Denise Lisa s review for bringing this amazing book to my attention This set me on course to read this series and it s one of the best I ve read this year.Due to so many great reviews already posted I think I ll just give a peek at a few remarkable attributes o Feb 2015 Did a buddy read with a friend and enjoyed just as much the 2nd time around.5 Stars I loved most everything about this book and Charming Mickey O Conner is a hero you ll not want to miss Thanks to my GR friends Shawna, Denise Lisa s review for bringing this amazing book to my attention This set me on course to read this series and it s one of the best I ve read this year.Due to so many great reviews already posted I think I ll just give a peek at a few remarkable attributes of our hero Our brave heroine, Silence, says it so much better than I Tall, broad and everything that was male Handsome as sin His voice was like liquid sin, dark and dangerously seductive His tongue was wet and hot and felt indescribable Charming with his Irish brogue, cold black hair, hard, muscled body Mesmerizing Of course, there s muchto the man than his drool worthy looks and I enjoyed every layer revealed Perfect escapism and I was hooked from the very first page I laughed, cried and fell totally in love with this pirate as well as the woman who soothed his soul A treasure that I ll enjoy reading again


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Scandalous Desires ❮Read❯ ➯ Scandalous Desires Author Elizabeth Hoyt – Thomashillier.co.uk Can a pirate learn that the only true treasure lies in a woman s heart Widowed Silence Hollingbrook is impoverished, lovely, and kind and nine months ago she made a horrible mistake She went to a rive Can a pirate learn that the only true treasure lies in a woman s heart Widowed Silence Hollingbrook is impoverished, lovely, and kind and nine months ago she made a horrible mistake She went to a river pirate for help in saving her husband and in the process made a bargain that cost her her marriage That night wounded her so terribly that she hides in the foundling home she helps run with her brother Except now that same river pirate is backand he s asking for her help Charming Mickey O Connor is the most ruthless river pirate in London Devastatingly handsome and fearsomely intelligent, he clawed his way up through London s criminal underworld Mickey has no use for tender emotions like compassion and love, and he sees people as pawns to be manipulated And yet he s never been able to forget the naive captain s wife who came to him for help and spent one memorable night in his bedtalking When his bastard baby girl was dumped in his lap her mother having died Mickey couldn t resist the Machiavellian urge to leave the baby on Silence s doorstep The baby would be hidden from his enemies and he d also bind Silence to him by her love for his daughter.