It was only three months ago when I, Lord Reynard Devin de Fauconer, learned of my father's death, making me Baron Rothwell. When I returned to the family castle after a five-year absence, I certainly did not expect to find my cousin, Sir Garron, sitting in my stead, having stolen my identity. Then to imprison me in the darkest hole of my own dungeon, accused of the most vile treachery. And yet I cannot blame him for his perfidy, for truly it was I who killed Maggie of Maidwell-his woman. I fear my actions, my desires brought about her death. After this tragic incident I vowed never to touch another woman-gentle or baseborn.
However all is not lost-with the aid of a loyal servant I escaped the dungeon. I must tell you that during my flight I stumbled upon the most exquisite creature. Even half dead as I was, I could not resist the desire to kiss those lush lips. But what happened next was most unexpected-the lovely girl took it upon herself to sneak me from the castle, away from Garron's grasp. It was then I realized the spirited beauty was none other than Lady Rianna de Termonde, my own betrothed, come to marry the imposter Baron Rothwell! The thought of him touching her, kissing her, makes my blood boil. And so I have done the unthinkable-I have kidnapped her.
We've been racing across England for several weeks now, eluding Sir Garron's men and battling brigands intent upon killing me and stealing her. But I wonder if I am deluding myself. Rianna believes me to be Baron Rothwell's cousin, and I have not dissuaded her from this belief, using it as a shield to protect her. But I tell you honestly, I do not know how much longer I can resist the passions brewing between us. There is something about her which touches me in a way I have never felt before. Should I reveal my true identity to her? Confess my darkest secret? Or will my love bring about the death of yet another woman? I seek your wise counsel in this matter.
(the true) Baron Rothwell
This book has been previously published.
Warning, this title contains the following: explicit sex, graphic language, and violence.
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About the Author
Born in North York, Ontario, Ingela F. Hyatt has lived with her family on the West Coast of Canada, in beautiful British Columbia, for the last 23 years. For Ingela writing is a passion that drives her to write the next story buzzing around her head, becoming thoroughly immersed in the worlds and characters she creates. Since adolescence European history has fascinated her, prompting Ingela to acquire and study a vast library on the past cultures on the British Isles and France. At the age of 14 Ingela began reading historical romance novels and has amassed an extensive collection of authors. With her love of history and writing, it was a natural progression to create her own tales. After seven years, nine manuscripts, and 128 rejections, Ingela finally sold her first book and signed a contract with Samhain Publishing in February 2006. The future’s so bright, she feels she now has to wear shades.
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What People are Saying About This
“Absolutely stupendous! Ms. Hyatt has penned a fabulous tale with exciting adventure, dangerous intrigue, and steamy love scenes. Everything you want in a historical, you will find in A Knight of Passion. Never a dull moment, this story will keep you ensnared from the beginning, with the animated action of daring swordfights, engaging dialogue, and scorching sex scenes. Ms. Hyatt has left nothing out of this extraordinary tale. For all you historical lovers, this is a must read.”
~ Coffee Time Romance
“A Knight of Passion by Ingela F. Hyatt is an exciting adventure filled with passion and intrigue. …A fascinating plot of manipulation through lies and secrets will keep the reader’s interest. The villain is truly evil and readers will wait anxiously to see how and if he meets his end. Exciting action comes to life as knights fight a graphic and bloody battle against evil. A Knight of Passion is an erotic historical tale of adventure and intrigue that is emotionally stirring and sure to thrill its readers.”
~ The Romance Studio
“…intriguing plot, terrific characters, and the sense that you’ve been transported back in time. A Knight of Passion is a poignant tale on so many levels. ...A Knight of Passion had me up in the middle of the night, because once I started reading I just couldn’t put it down. Everything is not as it seems with this book and readers will be compelled to find out what happens next for Reynard and Rianna. Ms. Hyatt’s writing style is excellent and ensures I will be reading anything with her name on it!”
~ Fallen Angel Reviews
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This was my first Historical Romance and I have to say I LOVED IT!At first I was a little lost, but that is because I am not used to reading some of the words they used in those times, or the titles lol. I never thought I would read a historical romance and I am happy I did. A Knight of Passion had a little bit of everything from action, betrayal, to love and a bit of a twist. There were some parts that were very touching and I felt for the characters. Rianna and Reynard were perfect for each other. I loved Reynard's attitude and sense of humor. He was very strong minded and nothing would get in his way. Once he made up his mind there was no stopping him. Rianna was very brave and did not really show fear when it came to her enemies. Ingela gives you some really hot and steamy love scenes as well! Love it!A good read and now I think I will go add Historical Romance to my pile of books. :-)
Secrets are difficult to keep especially around those you love. When you are keeping more secrets and telling more lies than truths at some point this is all going to come back to haunt you. Reynard Devin de Fauconer is doing just that by pretending to be a man he is not and falling in love under false pretenses to a woman he has every right to be with. Can any of this be true - find out as the story unfolds before you. Reynard escapes from his cousin's dungeon with Lady Rianna deTermonde as his accomplice. She knows not why she wants to help this man but she does so and finds herself being taken captive by him. When he takes her away with him she fights and tries to escape but he keeps outmaneuvering her. The trip is long and hard but safety is in moving forward not staying where they are. Reynard's cousin and his men are hot on their trail to recapture him and take Rianna back to the man she believes is her betrothed - but is he really. There is no much mystery as to why Reynard was being held prisoner, why he won't answer basic questions about where they are going and how he knows so much about her. Is he the man he says he is or could he be someone else who is not chivalrous at all? Reynard knows he is being forced to remain in disguise and not reveal himself to Rianna because when he does the entire life she thought she was building with him will blow up all around and the soldiers that are after them will be less harmful than her anger at the truth. But Rianna has her own secrets she is reluctant to reveal about her past and the feeling of responsibility for her mother's death. Reynard carries many ghosts as well but will they be able to finally resolve these issues and tell one another the truth? This story weaves in a multitude of directions and each one more intricate than the last. You are aware of the secrets that surround the characters and feel like you are holding onto an amazing deception that once revealed may cost them everything. Yet you keep reading because you have to know who really is the rightful error, why are innocent souls dying without cause and why is the man lurking in the dark working his evil behind the clock of darkness? Mary Gramlich ("The Reading Reviewer") www.marygramlich.com
It's hard to believe this is Ms Hyatt's debut book. It's filled with passion, intrigue, murder, revenge, and love. I can't recommend this book enough. I read it in eBook form, and now I'm going to buy it as a printed book. I can't wait to read it again! There are parts of this book that will leave you wondering about Ms Hyatt's personal experiences. She writes with a passion and reality that is rare in this day and age. You cannot read this book without being moved - both emotionally and sexually. As one reviewer said: 'absolutelty stupendous!' and I have to agree. You will not be disappointed if Historical Romance is your thing. FIVE STARS!!!!! (I'd give it more if such were available!)