Knight of Desire

Knight of Desire

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by Margaret Mallory
     
 

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FEARLESS IN BATTLE

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.

TENDER IN BED

Catherine risked everything to spy for the crown. Her reward? Her lands are declared forfeit and she is

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FEARLESS IN BATTLE

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.

TENDER IN BED

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 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

Editorial Reviews

FreshFiction.com
"With the perfect attention to detail, Margaret Mallory instantly pulls you into the midst of medieval life..."
bestselling author of Annabelle's Courtship Lucy Monroe
"Margaret Mallory writes with intense passion and beautiful, believable emotion."
bestselling author of Seducing a Scottish Bride Sue-Ellen Welfonder
"Mallory spins a masterful tale, blending history and passion into a sensuous delight."
New York Times bestselling author of The Decadent Virginia Henley
"Spellbinding! Few writers share Margaret Mallory's talent for bringing history to vivid, pulsing life."
New York Times bestselling author of The Shadow Qu Bertrice Small
"A wonderful new voice in the tradition of Gellis and Woodiwiss."
New York Times bestselling author of The Courtship Candace Camp
"Knight of Desire is a fast-paced tale of romance and intrigue that will sweep you along and have you rooting for William and his fair Catherine to fight their way to love at last."
USA Today bestselling author of Sins of a Wicked D Sophie Jordan
"A lavish historical romance, evocative and emotionally rich. KNIGHT OF DESIRE will transport you."
author of A Highlander Never Surrenders Paula Quinn
"Medieval romance has a refreshing new voice in Margaret Mallory!"
author of Warrior's Lady Gerri Russell
"Stunning! Margaret Mallory writes with a freshness that dazzles."
author of A Knight Well Spent Jackie Ivie
"KNIGHT OF DESIRE is akin to stepping into another century; Mallory has a grasp of history reminiscent of reading the great Roberta Gellis."
New York Times bestselling author of At Last Comes Mary Balogh
"An impressive debut...Margaret Mallory is a star in the making."
Romantic Times BOOKreviews Magazine 4 Stars
"Mallory's debut is impressive. She breathes life into major historical characters...in a dramatic romance."
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"Mallory's debut is impressive. She breathes life into major historical characters...in a dramatic romance."—4 Stars, Romantic Times BOOKreviews Magazine"

With the perfect attention to detail, Margaret Mallory instantly pulls you into the midst of medieval life..."—FreshFiction.com"

An impressive debut...Margaret Mallory is a star in the making."—Mary Balogh, New York Times bestselling author of At Last Comes Love"

Knight of Desire is a fast-paced tale of romance and intrigue that will sweep you along and have you rooting for William and his fair Catherine to fight their way to love at last."—Candace Camp, New York Times bestselling author of The Courtship Dance"

A wonderful new voice in the tradition of Gellis and Woodiwiss."—Bertrice Small, New York Times bestselling author of The Shadow Queen"

Spellbinding! Few writers share Margaret Mallory's talent for bringing history to vivid, pulsing life."—Virginia Henley, New York Times bestselling author of The Decadent Duke"

A lavish historical romance, evocative and emotionally rich. KNIGHT OF DESIRE will transport you."—Sophie Jordan, USA Today bestselling author of Sins of a Wicked Duke"

KNIGHT OF DESIRE is akin to stepping into another century; Mallory has a grasp of history reminiscent of reading the great Roberta Gellis."—Jackie Ivie, author of A Knight Well Spent"

Stunning! Margaret Mallory writes with a freshness that dazzles."—Gerri Russell, author of Warrior's Lady"

Medieval romance has a refreshing new voice in Margaret Mallory!"—Paula Quinn, author of A Highlander Never Surrenders"

Mallory spins a masterful tale, blending history and passion into a sensuous delight."—Sue-Ellen Welfonder, bestselling author of Seducing a Scottish Bride"

Margaret Mallory writes with intense passion and beautiful, believable emotion."—Lucy Monroe, bestselling author of Annabelle's Courtship

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446553391
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
07/01/2009
Series:
All the King's Men Series, #1
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
303,392
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

MARGARET MALLORY recently surprised her friends and family by abandoning her legal career-and her steady job-to write tales of romance and adventure. At long last, she can satisfy her passion for justice by punishing the bad and rewarding the worthy-in the pages of her novels, of course. She lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband and their two college-age children. KNIGHT OF DESIRE is her first book so she would dearly love to hear from readers. You can contact her via her Web site at www.MargaretMallory.com.

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Knight of Desire 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 80 reviews.
ReviewYourBook.com More than 1 year ago
Margaret Mallory is destined for greatness. When I read that this was her first book I was apprehensive. I read to relieve the stress of the day, to get lost in another time, and Ms. Mallory delivered."Knight of Desire "is an excellent--a read with plenty of intrigue, romance, and suspense. Her characters are believable. I found myself totally absorbed with the struggles of William and Catherine and almost read the entire book in one sitting. I am looking forward to Ms. Mallory's next book in this series and recommend Knight of Desire to anyone who loves a true historical romance.
gl More than 1 year ago
Synopsis: As a young heiress, Lady Catherine has little choice but to accept her king's choice of husband. But the night before her wedding, Catherine sneaks into the stables for one last taste of freedom and runs into William. William is a young knight in the service of the Earl of Northumberland. He accompanies her on this late night ride and they leave each other with memories that each return to over the years. Lady Catherine betrays her husband to protect her king. On the day of her husband's death, her relief at her escape disappears as she learns that his lands and castle are forfeit to William FitzAlan and that she must choose to marry FitzAlan or be taken to the Tower. Not surprisingly, Lady Catherine chooses marriage. William FitzAlan had wondered what sort of wife would betray her husband to the king and whether he could trust her enough to marry. William recognizes Catherine immediately and marries her despite his misgivings. As political unrest and war invade their castle, Catherine and William slowly learn to trust and love each other. Review: I admit that I have a weakness for historical romances. Just reading about the book, I suspected that Knight of Desire would be a fun and satisfying read. Indeed, it has the elements of the best historical romances: interesting romantic leads, action filled plot during tumultuous times, and snappy dialogue. I particularly enjoy romances with (a) the leading men who have had difficult lives but because of a strong sense of honor they remain brave and true and (b) although they're cynical or wary of love, they can't help but become besotted with the plucky heroines. Though I'd suspected that Knight of Desire would fulfill these expectations, I enjoyed the plot twists and the witty banter even more than I'd expected. This would qualify as a guilty pleasure - and a book that I'll reread several times until Margaret Mallory's next book comes out.
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There was a lot of twist and turns and drama though this book loved it
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Karnis More than 1 year ago
Margaret Mallory does it again. Knight of Desire is a wonderful read of complex characters whose lives are impacted by the politics of the time and the personal strengths and passions each brings to this historical romance.
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storiesCC More than 1 year ago
The first of the series All the King's Men. The characters are wonderful and realistic. Catherine and William set the tone for the other two books. This one is my favorite as I think William is true to the knight's oath, but his tenderness and patience with Catherine is touching.
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READ IT!!!
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I could not put this entire series down, I am waiting for her new release....
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santurcer63 More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this one too
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