Gaelen Foley : Her Only Desire (The Spice Trilogy #1)
Back Blurb :
Ian Prescott, the Marquess of Griffith, is a cool-nerved British diplomat renowned for his integrity and famed among the British debutantes for his striking good look’s. But much to their dismay Ian has no use for Love, He conceal’s a dark secret and has vowed never to marry again.
Then Ian is asked to watch over the daughter of an old family friend, Miss Georgianna Knight. . .
He is instantly intrigued by Georgianna’s striking beauty, sharp mind and shocking independence. A ruling belle of local society in India, Georgianna is out of her element in London and yet she is determined to conquer the town on her own. . .
My View :
Gaelen Foley is my all time favorite author in my eye’s she can do no wrong, everything that she write’s is a pure joy to read, her work is entertaining, captivating with the intelligence and imagination that doe’s have her reigning well above all other’s in this field. This lady definitely has a gift, she is so talented that it doe’s leave you in awe of her, it always astound’s me when she time and time again pull’s out all the stop’s and releases another masterpiece and it leave’s you wondering : Can she get any better? and the answer to that is again and again ~ Yes!!
I have been hooked with the Knight’s from the very first book “The Duke” and the Knight Miscellany Series was a stroke of genius, the character’s are mesmerizing; the plot is engaging the series is wonderful and The Spice Trilogy is everything we have come to expect from the Knight family. I have to say that this series The Spice Trilogy is incredible, the Knight cousin’s Georgianna, Derek and Gabriel are my personal favorite.
The first one in the Trilogy start’s of with the Exotic, enigmatic and entertaining Georgianna Knight, and really what a heroine she is. She is brilliant, she is fiercely protective especially of her brother’s Derek and Gabriel, she is over awed when first meeting the mighty London Knight’s and being introduced to the London society but she walk’s in with her head held high and win’s everyone one over with the simplest of smile’s. It is so nice to meet a feisty heroine you don’t get them as much as you should but that is where Gaelen Foley excell’s at bringing us incredible character’s not just strong handsome men but incredible woman and Georgianna is definitely one of them.
I love the relation between Ian and Georgianna she is this wild, energetic if slightly eccentric young woman who doe’s how she please’s but has always got other peoples best interest’s at heart and Ian is a suave, devastatingly handsome and intensely honorable Marquess who has trouble trusting and even more trouble allowing people (especially woman) close enough to know him. Apart and on their own they are two lonely and quite unreachable people but put them together and what a team they make; Ian’s calm personality reign’s in Georgianna’s wild side and Georgianna make’s Ian finally trust and belong. I have said it before about character’s but these two really are a match made in heaven.
Like all of Foley’s work you haven’t just got a brilliant love story that is engaging and romantic you have got a stonking good, action packed tale, with assassination attempt’s, kidnapping’s and cold blooded murder. My favorite part has to be when Georgianna and Ian are reunited on the London dock’s after month’s of being apart; after Georgianna had to quickly flee India, it is so romantic the pair of them finally together after so long.
The Knight cousin’s are so much like their London based family, they are brave and loyal and they do all seem to attract trouble in one way or another and it make’s you think why can’t these Knight’d stay out of trouble? but where is the fun in that? This is what we want from our hero’s. This is just a taster of just how brilliant the Spice Trilogy is and with two more sibling’s to go there is going to be an awful lot more devastatingly handsome men in uniform about with Derek and Gabriel.
I cannot stress too much just how unbelievably good this book and series is and just how amazing Gaelen Foley is and I urge everyone to read all about the Knight cousin’s. If you like The Duke you will love this. Go on and read it!!
Derek is next. . .