"exciting Regency romance"
In 1816 teenager Lady Jacinda Knight, daughter of the
infamous "Hawkscliff Harlot", refuses to marry Lord
Griffith since he is not her soulmate. Instead, Jacinda
chooses to flee to Paris. However, while waiting passage,
an urchin steals her purse. Jacinda gives chase and ends
up in hiding while a gang war occurs in a rundown part of
London. Not long afterward, one of the gang leaders Billy
Blade catches Jacinda.
Billy finds himself attracted to the compassionate and
unconventional beauty and she realizes the notorious chief
of thieves is all she desires. As Billy decides to go
straight and claim his aristocratic title as an earl to win
her hand, he must contend with his rivals who now know his
weakness is that of the heart.
Gaelen Foley's latest Regency romance is an exciting tale
starring two delightful incomparables. The story line is
action-packed with two distinct settings that both bring
out the key characteristics of the lead duo. Though the
novel would have caused more of a refreshing stir as a star-
crossed dilemma if Billy was just what he first seems, a
reprobate, readers will find much positive about LADY OF
DESIRE as is the case with all of Ms. Foley's historicals.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 15, 2002