Pleasures of a Notorious Gentleman : London's Greatest Lovers

  • by Lorraine Heath
  • Narrated by Anne Flosnik
  • Series: London's Greatest Lovers
  • 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

As the black sheep second son of an Earl, Stephen Lyons has gained a reputation in the art of seduction, but when his wicked ways result in scandal, he joins the army to redeem himself. On the battlefield, he proves courageous... until he is seriously wounded. Returning home to recover, he discovers he can't remember the angelic beauty who arrives at his doorstep, his babe nestled in her arms.
Mercy Dawson will risk everything to protect the son of the dashing soldier she once knew and admired. When Stephen offers to do the honorable thing, she is determined that London's most notorious gentleman will desire her and no other. But Mercy fears that what began as an innocent deception could destroy her dreams and their blossoming love if Stephen ever learns the scandalous truth...
They are masters of seduction, London's greatest lovers. Living for pleasure, they will give their hearts to no one... until love takes them by surprise.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Very very good!

This book has a lot of romance with a meaningful, serious--but not too serious--story that leads the listener down a path with hope but not certainty about how things will unfold. I loved it. The sex in the story is often enough without being overwhelming. Though I generally like overwhelming too. And the sex was not explicit but still detailed enough, not glossed over. Everything fit and worked perfectly. I didn't know what to expect from this author, but I will be looking for more of her stories now. I look for books by Lisa Kleypas, Charlotte Featherstone and Stephanie Laurens in the historical romance genre. I'll now add Lorraine Heath to that esteemed but short list.
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- Kd


What made the experience of listening to Pleasures of a Notorious Gentleman the most enjoyable?

It was a wonderful love story of how the reality of war changes people, and to what depths some people will go for love.. A wonderful, emotional love story, read with feeling.

Who was your favorite character and why?

All players had strong characters, even the butler is memorable. They all had different personalities and strengths, but if I had to choose just one, it would be Mercy. Mercy lived up to her name, giving so much of herself for others. She made mistakes, but for the right reasons.

What does Anne Flosnik bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Her ability to change her voice, and put such feeling into the parts is truly commendable, certainly creating word pictures better than most readers could do for themselves. She is a true artist. I now look for audiobooks read by her.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

An emotional, passionate love story in the aftermath of war.

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- LadyM

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-24-2012
  • Publisher: HarperCollins