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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Zebra (July 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 142010442X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1420104424
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 4.1 x 6.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,186,295 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A sensual and spirited romance by a masterful new writer." -- Patricia Rice, New York Times Bestselling Author

From the Back Cover

Astride a stolen horse, encircled by the shackled arms of Broderick Maxwell, a Scottish spy escaping certain death in the Tower of London, Lizbeth Ives rides to the north, hidden by the merciful darkness. By stealth and by cunning, the daughter of the Lord High Executioner has undone her father's cruel work, compelled to save the innocent man with her. There is no turning back--they are bound as one in his iron chains. Consumed by mortal fear, driven by passion, they disappear into the night...

A single raven follows them. Is it an omen? Or only the first of those who would capture them? They must ride on. If captured, they will face death together. But if they reach Scotland, he will claim her for his own...forever.

More About the Author

Award-winning author, Kimberly Killion, has been hailed by Romantic Times Magazine as an author who writes "captivating romance with excellent pacing and characters who are honorable, intelligent and full of humanity." Her debut book, Her One Desire, was nominated for the romance-publishing industry's highest award of distinction, the RITA® Award. Her One Desire won the 2009 Booksellers Best Award for both Long Historical and Best First Book. In addition, Kimberly's writing received an Award of Merit in the 2009 & 2010 HOLT Medallion. She was recognized in the 2009 National Readers' Choice Awards, the 2009 Golden Quill Awards, and the 2009 More Than Magic Contest. Romantic Times Magazine awarded Kimberly's second Scottish-set novel, Highland Dragon, with the K.I.S.S. Award and said this is "a tale to cherish."

Aside from writing, Killion is the Owner/Creative Director of The Killion Group, formerly known as Hot Damn Designs

Please visit her website at www.kimberlykillion.com.

Customer Reviews

Although darker than many of the medieval romances I have been reading, HER ONE DESIRE hits just the right chord for me.
D. Merrimon Crawford
She has a keen talent for holding the reader to the story and creating interesting characters of depth, mystery and action like a writer who has written for years.
Beverly Romance Books
This is a wonderful debut book for this author--I congratulate her on such a lovely story and look forward to more of her books in the future!
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Beverly Romance Books on July 1, 2008
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Handsome and strong Broderick Maxwell is held captive in the Tower of London, now Laird to the Maxwell clan, due to his brother's death while they both experience the intense torture endured in order to discover important, life-threatening information about their King. In the midst of Broc's torture an angel appears that relieves him of his pain, saves his life, and plans his escape. He discovers this beautiful and kind savior to be none other than Lisbeth Ives, the daughter of England's Lord High Executioner, the very man responsible for his torture! She pleads for Broc to take her along in the escape, as she has proof that she is keeping to herself about the King being in danger from a powerful Lord close to the King that will also exonerate her father, who has been forced to do his cruel work for many years.

Broc is reluctant to take this beauty along for several reasons. The obvious is that she is the executioner's daughter whom he blames for his brother's death, but also because he is strangely sensually drawn to the kindness and beauty of Lisbeth. When he agrees, they must escape the evil forces chasing them both. Lisbeth and Broc's attraction strengthens and grows as their escape plan twists and turns physically and emotionally. Broc is confused about his growing desire and passion for Lisbeth as the new Laid of the Maxwell clan because he knows he must not only honor the betrothal to another lady arranged by his family for his brother and to cling to his clan and brother's honor, but he will have to face the clan's disapproval for making the High Executioner's daughter their laird's wife.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Lisa Marie Wilkinson on July 31, 2008
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"Her One Desire" provides all the elements necessary for a thoroughly satisfying historical romance. Broc is an alpha hero with just enough insecurity to render him endearing. Lizbeth is a plucky heroine who earns the sympathy and support of the reader as surely as she wins the hero's heart, and Lord Hollister is definitely a villain worthy of contempt.

This stunning England/Scotland set medieval historical romance by talented debut author Kimberly Killion is a fast-paced, sensual, emotionally engaging story that not only delivers the exciting story promised by the cover blurb, but also manages to deliver a fresh plot that deftly balances tense drama with scenes of tenderness and humor.

With themes of redemption, salvation, hope--and most of all, the power of love--"Her One Desire" allows the reader to witness Lizbeth's growth from the timid "Lady Ives," daughter of England's Lord High Executioner, into Scottish chieftain Broc's beloved wife "Lizzy." Lizbeth holds her own against a mother-in-law who comes equipped with a sword and a villain determined to steal everything Lizbeth has ever valued in life. This author is one to watch, and I'm looking forward to her next novel, "Highland Dragon."
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By AriesRain on July 30, 2008
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The Lord High Executioner's daughter releases and runs away with a Scottish Lord that has been locked away and beaten by her father in order to save herself from a fate similar or worse than his. Now that makes for a steamy novel!

Historical romance is not something that is usually on my to be read pile. I am more of a paranormal romance kind of gal. Somehow, I ran across the teaser of the first chapter of Her One Desire and immediately ordered it. I am glad I did. I could not put it down. I enjoyed everything about this book; the plot, the characters, the witty lines.

After learning that this was Kimberly Killion's debut novel I was shocked. I am curious to see where she takes us in her next novel and I am sure it will be just as captivating.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Laurel on July 1, 2008
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Broderick Maxwell a Scottish Spy is in The Tower being tortured when Lady Lizbeth Ives - the executioner's daughter comes bursting through seeking help from her father. A man - Lord Hollister is seeking a document she stole exposing him as an accomplice to treason and murder of King Edward IV. When guards start breaking down the door, Lisbeth escapes with the prisoner into a secret tunnel and away from The Tower.

Running for their lives, each with a different agenda. Lisbeth wants to get the document to the Duke Of Gloucester - Broderick's nemesis. Broderick wants to get the document to King James so he might align Scotland with France. However, Broderick promises Lizbeth that he will escort to his nemesis and they form a strong and protective bond as they flee England toward Scotland, with Lord Hollister and his guards chasing and tracking their every move.

HER ONE DESIRE by debut author Kimberly Killion is what I've been looking for in a medieval novel for a long time. Is it steamy and sensual; the fact that they are both engaging and intelligent characters enhances the passion between Broderick and Lizbeth. The secondary characters were also enlightening and often times providing humorous and eye-opening statements that made for a witty trek into Scotland amidst the danger and betrayal surrounding them.

I like the fact that Kimberly Killion took a mysterious piece of history and wrote a powerful plot while not overpowering the love story or characters with facts and data. There are not many Medieval's set in this era anymore and it was refreshing and a nice change of pace that perfectly balanced the good and evil in this story. HER ONE DESIRE went automatically on my keeper shelf, it's a novel I'm sure every Medieval romance fan will devour and cherish for years to come. I also hope the author plans to continue writing about these characters and time period, as I miss them already.
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