Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Knight of Desire by Margaret Mallory

1st Book in All the King’s Men Series
by Margaret Mallory

ISBN-10: 0446553395
ISBN-13: 978-0446553391
Publisher: Grand Central
Release date: July 2009


His 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.


Catherine 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 dares 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.

My Thoughts:

Knight of Desire is the first book in a while that I literally could not put down. I sat here yesterday reading all day. I got through about 75% of the book before my son got home and I HAD to put it down. I was drawn into the story immediately. Catherine's first meeting with William was sweet and heartbreaking. You get a glimpse into Catherine's courage and William's desire to protect and do his duty from the very beginning.

Learning to trust is a whole other ball game. Neither of these two know how to do it. Catherine has already proven that she would betray her husband, so how is William to trust that she would be loyal and honest with him after being forced to marry him on the very day her first husband was murdered. Catherine having already experienced one brutal marriage is now suppose to believe that her knew husband will be any better than the tyrant she had before. Watching these two brought joy to my heart while setting flames to my temper. How could they not see each other for who they really were. How could William allow his friend to keep putting the bug in his ear that his wife was unfaithful. Lady Catherine experienced a lot of hardships due to her first husband and must live down the choices she made, the very ones that saved her life.

Rating 5 stars


JennJ said...

Outstanding review I haven't tried this author yet but I'll definitely be getting this one it sounds wonderful. :)

Cecile said...

Oh Heather!!! I have this one in my TBR pile!!!! And now all the books in my TBR pile is angry with me!!! But I so want to read this one!!! Thanks for the review!!! Hope you have a great night! Hey... btw... how is football going?

Heather D said...

Thanks Jenn. This was my first attempt at reading this author, I believe that this was her debut book. I can't wait for Knight of Pleasures to be released in December!!

Thanks Cecile. I really think you will enjoy it. I couldn't put it down, and it really has been a while since I read the entire day without stopping for anything but the kids. I don't think I even ate yesterday until Cody got home. I got so engrossed in the story!

Football is doing well. We had the first game of the playoffs this past Saturday. We had a bunch of mud monsters and had to strip them in the parking lot before letting them get into cars but we won 32-2. It was a really good game. This weekend we play a team that has the same rating as us and we have never played before. I am a little nervous about it. I am thinking positive!! The winner of this game goes to the championship game. I am going to miss it when it is over but I am going to enjoy a much less hectic week.

Randi said...

Hi Heather,
I have had this since it was released. I'm going to have to dig it out of the TBR pile.

Great Review!

Margaret Mallory said...

Thanks for the lovely review of my debut book! I'm thrilled you liked it so well. :) KNIGHT OF PLEASURE will be released just before Thanksgiving--Nov 24th. Hope you enjoy it, too. I had such fun with this hero.
Thanks again, Heather!

Margaret Mallory
Tales of Love & Adventure
Knight of Desire-4 Stars, RT Book Reviews
Knight of Pleasure-Nov 24, 2009-4 Stars, RT Book Reviews
Knight of Passion-June 2010

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