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A few weeks ago I asked the members of [livejournal.com profile] romancenovels their opinion on Christine Feehan and many of them suggested I try a different author. I just selected my next "obsession" and wanted to let you all know who it was and what I thought of the first book (spoilers)...

BOOK: The Duke
AUTHOR: Gaelen Foley
RECOMMENDED BY: [livejournal.com profile] etarowyn (author recommendation)

COMMENTS:I had the good luck to find the first book of the Knight series in a used book store so I purchased it.

I was rather intrigued by the thought of the heroine being a courtesan and how the hero would handle her "occupation."

Robert "Hawk" Knight, the Duke of Hawkscliffe is an admirable and lonely character, my heart went out to him immediately (And then I realized how dashing and handsome he was) because he was in love with his friend's wife but never acted upon it.

Belinda Hamilton. How many women found themselves in her position for the same reasons but never had a chance at happiness? Even with everything that had happened to her she was still a strong character with her own mind and a kind heart.

For awhile there I did hold my breath when Hawk told Bel that he was going to marry Coldfell's daughter all for the sake of his title. I hated him for awhile for being so selfish as to want Bel to lower herself even more by breaking her one rule (never choose a protector who's married), but at the same time I understood his problem. All in all it was a good book, the only disappointing part was finding out that Lucy's death was in a way self defense and not downright murder with the killer looking to make Bel his next victim. Oh well, can't have everything right?

Now I'm off to start Lord of Fire and hopefully will have Lord of Ice so I can continue to read the series in order (for once). I have a feeling I'll love Jack the best;) Plus Eden sounds like a real spitfire.

Thanks again to everyone who suggested authors, after I read all of Gaelen's books I will select another author from all your suggestions.

And yes I am well aware that Her Every Pleasure is being released tomorrow (TARGET HERE I COME!). I'm going to buy it and then ask someone to hide it from me until I read all the others first.

Date: 2008-03-27 05:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] morriga.livejournal.com
Good luck for finding Foley's other series. There is only three and the first one was the toughest one to find (The Pirate Prince I believe it's called).

I had a friend in New Jersey find that one for me. It's good but no where near like the Knights.

Opinion on Feehan... She's an acquired taste. Now I can't get into her Dark / Carpathian series. Too much of them really bores me, and I get a little testy of the men's mentality in there. I can't read too many of the Dark or else I suffer from a massive headache.

Now her Drake Sister books are excellent!! And I really like her Ghostwalker books.

BTW, Jack's book was great! He was an enigma throughout the series... We heard about him from the characters but never met his person officially.

I was a little disappointed in Alex's book. It just didn't live up to what I was expecting.

Date: 2008-03-27 11:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dark-x-huntress.livejournal.com
BLAST! I'm going to have to resort to bribery then if the other series is hard to find.

I can't wait to read Jack's story though, he definately caught my attention.

Date: 2008-03-27 11:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] morriga.livejournal.com
The Pirate Prince was tough for me to find... but if you order offline, try half.com. You'll probably have a good chance at finding it there.

My friend ran across it new at a Borders near her area, and knew I needed it. Princess and Prince Charming well I got lucky. At a flea market they had buy five for three bucks or something like that. So I picked up Princess, Prince Charming, Lord of Fire, Ra Salvatore for the hubs and another. Then did a search on-line to learn Princess and Prince Charming were book two and three in one series and Lord of Fire in another series.


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