Review: Notorious Pleasures

Review: Notorious PleasuresNotorious Pleasures (Maiden Lane, #2) by Elizabeth Hoyt
Series: Maiden Lane #2
Published by Vision on February 1st 2011
Genres: Historical
Pages: 371

I’m in love with Griffin Reading! Notorious Pleasures is the story of Griffin, a second son, and Lady Hero Batten, who is engaged to Griffin’s older brother. Griffin and Hero have one of the best meeting scenes ever as they meet when Griffin in literally engaged in a scandalous sexual encounter with another woman. I always enjoy how Hoyt confounds the expectations of stereotypical characters. Griffin, who should be the one who reluctantly loves, instead is the grand romantic hero. **small spoiler** I was enthralled by the scene where Griffin goes to his brother and begs him to release Hero from their engagement. He does this despite his poor relationship with his brother because he loves Hero and understands how special their love is. Hero and Griffin are my favorite Maiden Lane couple and I absolutely love when they make appearances in subsequent books. Definitely a sigh worthy book.