Lord of Fire by Gaelen Foley
Growing up as a twin left Lord Lucien Knight always in the shadow of his more athletic brother, even after they had decided to take different career options. Serving in the war left Lucien wanting to serve his country but not the way his hero of a brother did. Putting his life and his name on the line for his country was a difficult decision, one that he never regretted until he met the ’goody two-shoes’ Alice Montague. Being left with just a licentious sister-in-law, Alice took charge of her nephews care and up bringing, only to be faced with the moral decisions of allowing the boys mother to go home to him or to save herself from the possible seduction that Lord Lucien seemed to have planned for her.
**** 4 star - Book 2 ….. Drama, suspense, mystery, intrigue all in small measures with a mix of guilt, regret, forgiveness, compassion and understanding. This was a pretty good example of Historical Romance. Lucien is a strong, virile character that also shows to have an sensitive emotional side that rounds him into a palpable hero. It was great to get a little glimpse of Robert and Bel (from the first book ‘The Duke’) and the additional information that hints of another story that is to come. The fact that this is a series is great (to me), I have really enjoyed getting to know Lucien and a little of Damien, more of him is suppose to be in the next book, Lord of Ice.
June 15, 2009