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One Night Of Sin: A Novel

by Gaelen Foley

Random House Publishing Group | May 31, 2005 | Mass Market Paperbound

One Night Of Sin: A Novel is rated 5 out of 5 by 2.
Renowned storyteller Gaelen Foley unfurls the seductive tale of the rakish Lord Alec Knight, who never looked for love–until it was right in front of him. . . .

Lord Alec Knight, the most daring and handsome rogue in all of London, is a smooth-talking aristocrat with an abundance of high-society lady admirers. With his irresistible wit, lucky hand at the gaming tables, and enticing charisma, he can have any woman he wants. But when the only girl he would have considered marrying ties the knot with someone else, Alec realizes he doesn’t want to be with just any lady–he wants to find the love of his life.

The boldly spirited, beautiful Miss Becky Ward takes his life by storm after he rescues her from peril. Alec soon learns that she is on the run from her cousin, the murderous Prince Mikhail Kurkov. Becky has uncovered a menacing secret about the prince–now nothing will stop him from hunting her down. In the midst of danger, Alec and Becky find themselves deeply drawn to each other. After the two spend an all-consuming night of sin, Becky’s knight in shining armor vows on his honor to protect her until the end. But before long, Alec is protecting her with more than honor–and it seems the once untamed rake of London just may have found what he has been searching for all along . . . true love.

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 480 pages, 6.83 × 4.19 × 1.27 in

Published: May 31, 2005

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0345480090

ISBN - 13: 9780345480095

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from I swooned for days after finishing this one. It's books like One Night of Sin that make me love romance novels. To put it lightly, Gaelen Foley is a phenomenal writer. Her plots are intricate and captivating and kept me interested throughout. This is the last book (*tear) in the Knight Miscellany and it is Alec's story. Oh Alec!!! I really believed his sincere affections for the heroine, Becky, and his dedication to her had me daydreaming all day long. I am such a sucker for the reformed rake storyline and Alec falls into that category perfectly. The only thing I did not like about him was the fact that he seemed to be suffering from some serious Mommy Issues. There were some Freudian undertones to his character that had me pursing my lips and rolling my eyes. But other than that I think he is definitely one of my favorite heroes of all time. Becky, makes me smile so so much. I loved that within the first fifty pages she had met Alec, and given in to her attraction to him. She did not try and fool herself into believing that she did not want him, or that he did not want her (That was palpable). There are scenes in this book that will stay with me forever. Particularly when Alec must defeat Becky's pervy cousin in a high stakes game of whist that will end in his death if he loses. Becky's reaction coupled with Alec's dedication to honor had me in tears. I wish there were more books like this one.
Date published: 2008-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Already A Great Summer So Far My summer reading has been filled with delight. But what is even more wonderful than the reading is the fact that out of the mix of great romance novels out there I have picked two that are no-name authors to me. Usually, I stick with Nora Roberts and Danielle Steel, mixed with Janet Evanavich once and a while. However, I was recommended this novel 'ONE NIGHT OF SIN' by Gaelen Foley (Historical)and 'FIRE IN THE ICE' by Katlyn Stewart (contemporary). Surprise-Surprise: Great reading, delicious and romantic. Even more so than I could have imagined. So, This summer is starting off with a fantastic explosion of books. You must get 'ONE NIGHT OF SIN' added to your collection.
Date published: 2005-07-11

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One Night Of Sin: A Novel

One Night Of Sin: A Novel

by Gaelen Foley

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 480 pages, 6.83 × 4.19 × 1.27 in

Published: May 31, 2005

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0345480090

ISBN - 13: 9780345480095

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London, 1817 Fiery swords of lightning clashed across the sable sky. Great rolling clouds flung down a warning spatter of rain. Thunder growled in the distance, but the only sound in the dark, empty street was the frantic percussion of the girl’s running footfalls.Every step jarred her in her thin kid half boots. Her dingy skirts swirled about her legs, threatening to trip her. Fleeing the glow of lanterns on the broad avenue, she raced up a murky side street, her long hair tangled and wild. Her pale young face was stark with terror as she glanced over her shoulder and pounded on, her fists clenched, her breath raking harshly through her gritted teeth.With a small gasp, half a sob, she pitched around the corner ahead into a coal-black alley and immediately pressed backward out of sight into the shadowed alcove of a doorway. There, she held perfectly still, but for the panicked heaving of her chest. Don’t move. Don’t even breathe.They were only seconds behind her.The riders came with the storm at their heels— relentless, inescapable as the approaching tempest. Another throaty snarl of thunder vibrated the windowpanes of the darkened building where she hid. She huddled down against the bricks, trying to make herself smaller, for when the low rumble faded, another sound still remained—softer, but more terrible by far.Clip-clop, clip-clop, clip-clop.The relentless cadence of hoofbeats grew louder. Becky Ward shut her eyes with a grimace of fear, a bead of sweat rolling down her c
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Renowned storyteller Gaelen Foley unfurls the seductive tale of the rakish Lord Alec Knight, who never looked for love–until it was right in front of him. . . .

Lord Alec Knight, the most daring and handsome rogue in all of London, is a smooth-talking aristocrat with an abundance of high-society lady admirers. With his irresistible wit, lucky hand at the gaming tables, and enticing charisma, he can have any woman he wants. But when the only girl he would have considered marrying ties the knot with someone else, Alec realizes he doesn’t want to be with just any lady–he wants to find the love of his life.

The boldly spirited, beautiful Miss Becky Ward takes his life by storm after he rescues her from peril. Alec soon learns that she is on the run from her cousin, the murderous Prince Mikhail Kurkov. Becky has uncovered a menacing secret about the prince–now nothing will stop him from hunting her down. In the midst of danger, Alec and Becky find themselves deeply drawn to each other. After the two spend an all-consuming night of sin, Becky’s knight in shining armor vows on his honor to protect her until the end. But before long, Alec is protecting her with more than honor–and it seems the once untamed rake of London just may have found what he has been searching for all along . . . true love.

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Renowned storyteller Gaelen Foley unfurls the seductive tale of the rakish Lord Alec Knight, who never looked for love-until it was right in front of him. . . .
Lord Alec Knight, the most daring and handsome rogue in all of London, is a smooth-talking aristocrat with an abundance of high-society lady admirers. With his irresistible wit, lucky hand at the gaming tables, and enticing charisma, he can have any woman he wants. But when the only girl he would have considered marrying ties the knot with someone else, Alec realizes he doesn't want to be with just any lady-he wants to find the love of his life.
The boldly spirited, beautiful Miss Becky Ward takes his life by storm after he rescues her from peril. Alec soon learns that she is on the run from her cousin, the murderous Prince Mikhail Kurkov. Becky has uncovered a menacing secret about the prince-now nothing will stop him from hunting her down. In the midst of danger, Alec and Becky find themselves deeply drawn to each other. After the two spend an all-consuming night of sin, Becky's knight in shining armor vows on his honor to protect her until the end. But before long, Alec is protecting her with more than honor-and it seems the once untamed rake of London just may have found what he has been searching for all along . . . true love.

About the Author

Noted for her “complex, subtly shaded characters, richly sensual love scenes, and elegantly fluid prose” (Booklist), Gaelen Foley is the national bestselling author of nine critically acclaimed historical romances from Ballantine Books. Her passionate, sophisticated love stories are published in ten languages and have won numerous awards, including the National Readers’ Choice Award, the Booksellers’ Best, the Golden Leaf, and the Award of Excellence. To learn more about Gaelen, her novels, and the romantic Regency era, visit her website at www.gaelenfoley.com.