Knight of Desire
FEARLESS IN BATTLEHis surcoat still bloody from battle, William FitzAlan comes to claim the strategic borderlands granted to him by the king. One last prize awaits him at the castle gates: the lovely Lady Catherine Rayburn.TENDER IN BEDCatherine risked everything to spy for the crown. Her reward?... show more
FEARLESS IN BATTLEHis surcoat still bloody from battle, William FitzAlan comes to claim the strategic borderlands granted to him by the king. One last prize awaits him at the castle gates: the lovely Lady Catherine Rayburn.TENDER IN BEDCatherine risked everything to spy for the crown. Her reward? Her lands are declared forfeit and she is given this choice: marry FitzAlan or be taken to the Tower. Catherine agrees to give her handsome new husband her body, but she's keeping secrets, and dare not give him her heart. As passion ignites and danger closes in, Catherine and William must learn to trust in each other to save their marriage, their land, and their very lives.KNIGHT OF DESIRE
Publish date: July 1st 2009
Pages no: 354
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, 15th Century
, Medieval Romance
Series: All the King's Men (#1)
My review contains spoilers and they're mostly my thoughts as I went with the book...For a debut novel, Margaret Mallory’s Knight of Desire was very good. I personally didn’t get the ‘debut novel vibe’ I did in some author’s book before. I also totally liked the historical notes/facts of the book an...
Lady Catherine suffers a dreadful marriage with a man who conspires against the king. Through her spying and telling her childhood friend, the Prince Harry, he´s caught and killed. Now the King has decided that she´s to either marry William FitzAlan, who defeated her husband, or face time at the Tow...
A very enjoyable medieval romance, with a hero who might be boorish and taciturn but was less alpha than your usual knight. The heroes were likable and believable and though the hero was a bit of an ass for some part, he made up for it in the end. Their main problem is the lack of trust between them...
I enjoyed it overall, but at times it felt like I was reading a medieval soap opera. I skimmed the last half. I didn't really care much for hero or heroine, and the storyline had too many little misunderstandings and wrong assumptions.
really a 4.5 star. great debut! and the story had a nice flow but I took off a half star for a few minor annoyances. Definitely worth a read!