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Her Secret Fantasy: A Novel Mass Market Paperback – November 27, 2007
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Gaelen also co-writes rollicking middle grade fantasy adventure novels with her husband under the penname E.G. Foley. Their current project is a Victorian fantasy series called The Gryphon Chronicles (and Book 1, The Lost Heir, has been optioned for a movie!) Visit www.EGFoley.com to learn more.
Top Customer Reviews
What was missing was the dialogue. The reader was in the heads of the characters more than they were actually communicating. Also, lacking was the taut sensual tension I have grown to anticipate from a GF read. The love scenes were warm but I was left cold. I kept waiting for the big Kama Sutra sex scene I've been expecting from all the teasers and was again disappointed.
Normally, I enjoy the plots where the heroine is already betrothed because it usually induces hero-jealousy. Not in this instance. GF merely glanced upon it. The last 50 pages should have been summed up in an epilogue after the final resolution. I found them completely unnecessary.
That said, would I recommend 'Her Secret Fantasy'? I'd say read everything else by Gaelen Foley first. This series just hasn't been my favorite.
Major Derek Knight returns to England from India to seek out aid that the government has promised to the British soldiers, and failed to send. He has no intentions of behaving like the typical cavalry officer, wiling away his time with drink and women. Instead, Derek only wants to get the money so that he can go back to the front lines and lead his men to victory.
When these two meet at a masked ball, Derek is captivated by Lily's beauty, but again he only has one reason to be in England. When he discovers that Lily is being courted by a man he suspects of treachery, Derek decides to protect the girl from her own fate. When Lily repudiates his efforts, and becomes even more determined to marry her rich, stupid beau, Derek is angered. After all, he has no shortage of women chasing him, and he cannot believe that anyone would turn him down. Together, they fight the love that we all know is coming, with a little bit of mystery and intrigue in the meantime.
I think I once wrote in a review (probably for The Duke, the first book in the Knight series, which I absolutely adored) that Gaelen Foley had never written a bad word in her life. Well, I'm recanting that statement. This book was just bad. I love Gaelen Foley.Read more ›
But she hadn't envisaged meeting and falling for Major Derek Knight -- war hero and incorrigible rogue. Derek wants nothing more than to get the compensation promised to the soldiers so that he could go back into battle in India. Something is going on. The men in charge are hiding something; they're stalling, saying that the money will be available when it's available. But when Edward Lundy approaches Derek, asking him to help him out with an investigation for embezzlement, one of the men will no doubt try to pin on the lowly tradesman. His plans don't go so well, especially after meeting Lily Balfour. He had first laid eyes on her in a fancy-dress ball, where she hid her identity under a fairy mask.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really liked this book, it did a good job of setting up the characters as well as giving you a great overview of the world. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
I love Gaelen Foley as an author! I am reading all of her books since I have accidentally found them! I have read all of the Spice Trilogy, along with the Knights Miscellany! Read morePublished on February 26, 2013 by Amazon Customer
After reading Foley's Acension trilogy I thought that her other works should be as good with her creativity. I was wrong. Read morePublished on August 9, 2010 by Yvonne
Really good book and interesting love story, it sure takes you back in to time.Published on May 18, 2009 by Cynthia Garcia
I loved this book. Lily was a perfect heroine - beautiful, witty, charming, a bit stubborn and with a sense of humor. Read morePublished on September 9, 2008 by Elena Monteros
This book was 'ok' but it wasn't Foley's best. Something was missing and the story didn't really burst to life like her other novels. Read morePublished on May 9, 2008 by W. Newton
So far I have not been impressed with Gaelen Foley's spice trilogy. This novel was missing so many of the romantic elements that Foley has incorporated into her other novels. Read morePublished on May 5, 2008 by Melissa