His Wicked Kiss

Gaelen Foley, Author . Ballantine $6.99 (434p) ISBN 978-0-345-48010-1

In the seventh installment of the Knight Miscellany series, a high seas adventure, Foley is deft as ever. This Regency romance begins in the jungles of Venezuela, where British native Eden Farraday lives with her father, Dr. Victor Farraday, as he looks for medicinal plants—but she pines for London, the company of "normal people" and the chance to find a husband. When her father reneges on his promise to return to England, Eden finds her own way out of the jungle. Rakish Lord Jack Knight—the black sheep of the Knight family—is boating down the river, after a meeting with Bolivar's rebels, when he encounters Eden. He refuses to take her aboard his London-bound ship, but undaunted, Eden rows down the river after him and stows away. When Jack discovers Eden, he installs her in his cabin for his own amusement; contrary to his intention, he becomes infatuated, and their relationship begins to break down Jack's hardened facade. Foley maintains the delicious tension between Jack and Eden throughout; that, along with the mystery of Jack's past, propels the novel (following One Night of Sin ) to an exciting conclusion. (May)

Reviewed on: 03/20/2006
Release date: 04/01/2006
Peanut Press/Palm Reader - 335 pages - 978-0-345-49353-8
Paperback - 384 pages - 978-0-7499-5605-9
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