Books in the series:Wicked IntentionsNotorious PleasuresScandalous DesiresThief of Shadows (coming in 2012)
Yes, this is the 3rd book of Maiden Lane series. Having not read any of the book in the series before, I can honestly say that this could pass as a stand alone book. Some serial books are awkward to read out of order, but this one reads just fine. I was compelled to purchase in my kindle the other two books in the series.
I have never been entertained by a book so much before. Not since Eloisa James' Midnight series. I got that same feeling of giddiness while reading this book. The characters are pitch perfect. Yes, he's got a name like Charming Mickey and she's Silence...but it doesn't matter. Their story is the stuff of legends.
I thought I'd never like someone who's a pirate and a thieving 'prince' like I do Jennifer Donnelly's Sid in Winter Rose, but Charming Mickey comes close. If you have read those book series I've mentioned, then you'll know that Scandalous Desire is a book you must read if you're a romance junkie like I am. If you're not much into romance, then read this one anyway because it's got all that you need to be entertained in a book.
I'm thrilled to have read this book. Some parts are quite scorching. That's just extra icing treat. Thanks to Grand Central Publishing for my copy.
By the way, a 4th book is coming and I cannot wait to get my hands on it. I like the sound of Winter Makepeace very much.
Here's what the back of the book said:
Can a pirate learn . . .
River Pirate ‘Charming’ Mickey O’Connor has lifted himself from the depths of the slums to be the King of St. Giles. Anything he wants he gets—with one exception. Silence Hollingbrook has been haunting his dreams ever since she spent a single night in his bed.
That the only true treasure . . .
Once Silence was willing to sacrifice anything to save the man she loved. Now a widow, she’s finally found peace when Charming Mickey comes storming back into her life with an offer she can’t refuse. But this time she won’t be the only one paying the price for his sins.
Lies in a woman's heart?
When his past comes back to torment him, Mickey must keep Silence safe from a merciless enemy, while wrestling with the delicious hold this widow has on his heart. And in the face of mounting danger, both will have to surrender to something even more terrifying . . . true love.