Knight of Desire (All the King's Men Series #1)

Knight of Desire (All the King's Men Series #1)

by Margaret Mallory
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Knight of Desire (All the King's Men Series #1) by Margaret Mallory

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780446559355
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 07/01/2009
Series: All the King's Men Series , #1
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 53,916
File size: 811 KB

About the Author

Margaret Mallory is the author of the Scottish historical romance series Return of the Highlanders and the medieval series All the King's Men.

A native of the United Kingdom, AudioFile Earphones Award winner Derek Perkins's audiobook narration skills are augmented by knowledge of three foreign languages, experience of traveling the globe, and a facility with accents. He has narrated numerous titles in a wide range of fiction and nonfiction genres.

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Knight of Desire 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 81 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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