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Lady of Desire

by Gaelen Foley

Random House Publishing Group | January 1, 2003 | Mass Market Paperbound

Lady of Desire is rated 3 out of 5 by 2.
With the smashing success of Lord of Fire and Lord of Ice, Gaelen Foley has confirmed her place as one of historical romance’s hottest talents. Now with Lady of Desire, a sizzling tale in which a fiery young temptress tames the king of thieves, she delivers her most enthralling–and smoldering–novel yet. . . .

Impetuous Lady Jacinda Knight is the daughter of a scandalous woman. Though society predicts she’ll follow in her mother’s footsteps, the spirited beauty stands unashamed of her passionate nature. Then one night, in flight from a safe but loveless marriage arranged by her strict older brother, Jacinda finds herself alone on a dark and dangerous street face-to-face with Billy Blade, the notorious leader of a band of thieves. His stolen kisses awaken in her a longing for a man she can never possess.

A handsome scoundrel running from a secret past, Billy Blade has never met a woman like Jacinda–her fiery innocence and blossoming sensuality set his rebel’s heart ablaze. Having turned his back on the privilege and power of his tyrannical father’s house years before, he vows to return to his rightful place and reclaim his title, Earl of Rackford–to win the love of the ravishing beauty who has stolen his heart . . .

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Published: January 1, 2003

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0804119740

ISBN - 13: 9780804119740

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not Foley's Best Jacinda Knight has suffered the protection of her five overbearing brothers her whole life. When she is informed by the eldest, Robert Knight (from The Duke) that she is be wed to a family friend she makes the decision to run away to Paris and become a woman of her own means. But her plans are foiled when she is pickpocketed. She chases the scrawny urchin through the city and winds up in the slums of St. Giles Rookery. She finds herself in the midst of a gang war between The Firehawks and The Jackals. It is here that she meets Billy Blade. They share one stormy kiss before Billy returns her to her brother Lucien Knight (from Lord of Fire). Billy is not at all what he seems. He hides a terrifying past. As a child, and the son of a Marquess, Billy suffered terrible abuse at the hands of his father. At the age of thirteen he runs away from home and decides to make a new life for himself in the fast paced city of London. Over the years Billy builds up a reputation for being the protector of the weak in the Rookery. His gang, the Firehawks, work to fend off a dangerous rival gang, the Jackals. One night, while attempting to break into an aristocrat's home, Billy and his men are arrested and thrown into prison. The only possible way to avoid the noose is for Billy to use his influence as the son of a Marquess to save both his neck, and those of his friends. With his secret identity revealed Billy, Lord Rackford, is forced back into the life he loathes, that of the ton. It is here that he is reunited with Lady Jacinda, whose wanton kisses he has never been able to forget. If you've never read anything by Gaelen Foley before you'll definitely enjoy this book. However, if you have read the other books from the Knight Miscellany odds are you will find yourself disappointed. I certainly did. Billy Blade started out as a shockingly exciting rogue that had me swooooooooning, absolutely FANTASTIC! However, the fantasy does not last. Upon his return to society Lady Jacinda seeks to "civilize" him. In the process of schooling him in the ways of etiquette Jacinda turns him into a "...damned dancing bear..." I was outraged with Foley. Billy Blade was a fascinating character, whereas Lord Rackford is completely whipped by Jacinda. In my opinion, this book is the weakest of the Knight Miscellany. But this series is beyond wonderful so in truth, Lady of Desire is not that terrible of a book. It has its entertaining moments but in comparison to her other work I found it decidedly lacking.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A little Disappointing The weakest of the Knight Miscellaneous series...it justs doesn't feel like a complete story. The characters are a little lacking in personality. I liked it but felt I needed more for it to truely be believable, but once again the underworld and backstreets of the ton are truely well depicted. Jacinda is a strong character throughout her brothers stories but quite boring in this book. BIlly makes a great hero to start out and then just lacks later on in what made him such a rogue. Still worth the read though
Date published: 2013-10-29

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Lady of Desire

by Gaelen Foley

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Published: January 1, 2003

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0804119740

ISBN - 13: 9780804119740

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London, 1816 The hackney coach rumbled under the arched stone passage and rolled to a halt in the torchlit innyard, but even before the driver could throw the brake, let alone descend to assist his solitary passenger, the door swung open and she jumped out—a tempestuous, tousle-headed eighteen-year-old with the fire of rebellion in her dark eyes. Sans maid, sans chaperon, Lady Jacinda Knight thrust the carriage door shut behind her with a satis- fying slam. She turned, shrugged her leather satchel higher onto her shoulder, and passed a simmering glance over the galleried coaching inn with its double tier of white-painted balustrades as a pair of postboys dashed out to assist her. “My luggage, please,” she ordered, heedless of them gawking at her slender figure wrapped in a ruby velvet redingote with rich sable fur at collar and cuffs. She paid the coachman, then marched across the cobbled yard, her guinea-gold corkscrew curls bouncing with her every determined stride. At the threshold of the busy inn, she paused, warily scanning the motley assortment of bickering, rumpled travelers. A child squalled on his mother’s hip; plain, rustic-looking folk dozed on chairs and benches waiting for their stagecoaches to depart. A drunkard was making a nuisance of himself in one corner, while a beggar boy had crept in to escape the damp chill and huddled near the crackling hearth. Lifting her chin a trifle self-consciously, she proceeded into the long room among wha
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With the smashing success of Lord of Fire and Lord of Ice, Gaelen Foley has confirmed her place as one of historical romance’s hottest talents. Now with Lady of Desire, a sizzling tale in which a fiery young temptress tames the king of thieves, she delivers her most enthralling–and smoldering–novel yet. . . .

Impetuous Lady Jacinda Knight is the daughter of a scandalous woman. Though society predicts she’ll follow in her mother’s footsteps, the spirited beauty stands unashamed of her passionate nature. Then one night, in flight from a safe but loveless marriage arranged by her strict older brother, Jacinda finds herself alone on a dark and dangerous street face-to-face with Billy Blade, the notorious leader of a band of thieves. His stolen kisses awaken in her a longing for a man she can never possess.

A handsome scoundrel running from a secret past, Billy Blade has never met a woman like Jacinda–her fiery innocence and blossoming sensuality set his rebel’s heart ablaze. Having turned his back on the privilege and power of his tyrannical father’s house years before, he vows to return to his rightful place and reclaim his title, Earl of Rackford–to win the love of the ravishing beauty who has stolen his heart . . .

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"With the smashing success of Lord of Fire "and Lord of Ice," Gaelen Foley has confirmed her place as one of historical romance''s hottest talents. Now with Lady of Desire," a sizzling tale in which a fiery young temptress tames the king of thieves, she delivers her most enthralling-and smoldering-novel yet. . . .
Impetuous Lady Jacinda Knight is the daughter of a scandalous woman. Though society predicts she''ll follow in her mother''s footsteps, the spirited beauty stands unashamed of her passionate nature. Then one night, in flight from a safe but loveless marriage arranged by her strict older brother, Jacinda finds herself alone on a dark and dangerous street face-to-face with Billy Blade, the notorious leader of a band of thieves. His stolen kisses awaken in her a longing for a man she can never possess.
A handsome scoundrel running from a secret past, Billy Blade has never met a woman like Jacinda-her fiery innocence and blossoming sensuality set his rebel''s heart ablaze. Having turned his back on the privilege and power of his tyrannical father''s house years before, he vows to return to his rightful place and reclaim his title, Earl of Rackford-to win the love of the ravishing beauty who has stolen his heart . . .

About the Author

Bestselling author Gaelen Foley is a National Reader’s Choice Award winner, two-time winner of the Golden Leaf, and recipient of the Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best First Historical Romance. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two spoiled bichons frises, where she is hard at work on her next novel in the Knight family series. Readers can write to her at P.O. Box 522, South Park, PA, 15129, or e-mail her via her Web site at www.gaelenfoley.com.
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