Image of Knight of Pleasure (All the King's Men)

KNIGHT OF PLEASURE

Image of Knight of Pleasure (All the King's Men)
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Mallory has an amazing ability for
creating a riveting story, intertwining adventure and history overlaid with great depth of emotion and laced with a constantly increasing level of sensuality. Such depth and sensuality are a rare treat.

Lady Isobel Hume's husband's death freed her from an unwanted marriage. But she's shocked to learn that her husband's lands were deeded to a man she despises. Rather then wed him, she agrees to marry a French aristocrat chosen by King Henry. Such a marriage would build Henry's relationship with his allies.

Sir Stephen Carleton is assigned to a post in France to defuse disputes while acting as a spy. In addition, he becomes Isobel's guardian until her marriage. Isobel remembers Stephen from years ago, and although she's determined to support king and country, sparks fly between them. The rescue of two orphaned children, and Isobel's discovery that her future husband is a traitor result in an increasing mutual dependency and passion. As their love grows they move toward an explosive conclusion. (FOREVER, Dec., 400 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin