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BOOK: His Wicked Kiss
AUTHOR: Gaelen Foley
RECOMMENDED BY: [livejournal.com profile] etarowyn (author recommendation)



COMMENTS: Now we come to the mysterious Jack Knight. Throughout the series, Jack is mentioned just enough to make readers desperate to get to his book. His own siblings don't know where he is which again backs my statement in an earlier commentary that although the Knight family claims to be close, I just don't see it. It seems only Jacinda bothers to write to her wayward brother even though he probably has never written back, and it says a lot when Jack is closer to his cousins in India than he is his siblings in England.

Jack apparently has issues with his siblings, stemming from when they were children. Apparently he was the scapegoat of the family which led to him distancing himself from his family. Understandable, however, there was NO official reconciliation in the entire book! No heart to heart between Jack and his brothers (especially Robert), no "I'm sorry" or anything. I find it hard to believe that Jack shows up at their doorstep after so long and is drawn in only after a few uncomfortable silences and a night at a play. I just think that there was way too much hurt between Jack and his brothers for it to just disappear without any confrontation or explanation. That was a little hard to swallow.

Eden was such a delight. Finally, a woman who can take care of herself! Because of her isolated life with her father and Connor in the jungle, she's had to learn how to survive on her own and not be squeemish when it came to insects, blood and disease. She was perfect for Jack's no nonesense attitude. Jack is the type of man who doesn't find damsels in distress all that interesting for more than just one night. Eden is more of a "distressing damsel" than anything. She can throw a knife, fire a pistol and treat illness. A perfect partner for the always traveling Jack.

I love how Jack appreciates and loves Eden for who she is. She's different from othe women, unique, his "little orchid oddball." He doesn't try to refine her when they reach London, in fact, he's terrified London will change her into an ordinary, boring, regular girl. To me, that's what makes their relationship so special.

Overall this book was very entertaining and a good ending to the Knight Miscellany. Now I'm off to read the Spice trilogy.
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