Erek She becomes and confident and loving young woman as they grow closer and closer She takes chances she probably never contemplated before Her breaking into Edward s her suitor at the beginning of the story house trying to ind proof of what Derek has told her is uite brave a little stupid "but brave none the less she also shows "brave none the less She also shows ingenuity when she escapes her prison in Edward s house ools the guard dog set to watch and then saves Derek Save the Cupcake! from a burning stable I had to cheer when sheinally stood up to her mother and told her off I like Lily a great dealThis is a wonderful story of two people wanting to Tressed to Kill (Southern Beauty Shop, find love and thinking that they never will Neither is preparedor the attraction they have Tressed to Kill for each other and the stumble along trying toind their ooting There are unny parts of this story and there are sad parts Both of these people have been through a great deal They are both emotionally wounded It was nice seeing Derek being so patient with Lily when she gets upset It was great to see Lily understand Derek enough to be able to read his emotions and needs instead of The Dancer Who Flew: A Memoir of Rudolf Nureyev flying off the handle when he bumbles along at times This is a great read and a great example of the historical romance genre This book started out OK nothing spectacular but Iound it entertaining enough However about half way through it started to drag and drag By the time it was over I was skipping and skimming pages and happy to be done with it In this book we get to know better Derek Knight major of the cavalry in India8 and a younger son Derek is back in England and in a really sweet
scene he meets the heroine Lily Balfour She s all but engaged but he meets the heroine Lily Balfour She s all but engaged but know how this goes they all in love But the thing is Derek is trying to discovery a corruption scheme with Indian unds The couple has a sweet chemestry not explosive but that kind of it that works After Georgiana s book with all action and ights and murder this one was slightly slow paced but enjoyable Derek and Gabriel are real. Rek Knight a handsome highborn soldier and adventurer newly returned rom India Hardened by battles on India's lawless rontiers Derek is not just a The Gingerbread Man and the Leprechaun Loose at School fighter but a notorious rake infamousor his many dalliances Though Derek inds no shortage of willing women in London it. Ly similar to Lucien
"AND DAMIEN EVEN IF THEY WERE "Damien even if they were twins The dynamic of the brotherhood is the same even in looks and manners Derek has a longish hair and a charming way Gabriel has short cropped hair and is brooding Its lovely but in the end I The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School feel like it was much ado about anothing with Balfour Manor Lily was marrying to try to save the place It has a sweet endingor a love y couple Derek Knight s story Derek has been sent to England to make sure the money is sent to India The Cutting Room: A Novel of Suspense for the war he helped start There he is drawn to Lily who has set her sights on Edward to restore heramily s ortuneI did like the defense of the victim of underage rape Lily is old blood but has no money What is a lady of noble blood to do Get a rich hopefully stupid man And she does manage to get the attention of a nobody with lots of money And it s not like she is using him he is using her right back She is Ton He is nothing She has no money He has moneyBut that is not the way "Of A Romance Of Course "a romance Of course needs to be dramaThe drama is named Derek He is a good guy Soldier through and through Nowhere as rich as the guy she has on her hook He is a player She is pretty He does want herSo they start to all even though they do not want to But he is still all I can t And she is all I must marry rich And is everything ok with the guy she has on the hookSo ye I prefer this book 2 than book 1 of the Spice Trilogy4 A must read if you loved her other series A decent read but it really begins to drag after a while It could probably be a good 60 pages shorter without losing much Lily and Derek all in love relatively early but spend a really long interval thinking about how they can never be together Lily sticks to her maybe iance Derek sticks to a couple random women They smolder at each other rom a distance I got a bit tired of it And then they inally decide they ll be together at the absolute most inconvenient To Stupid To Live moment view spoilerThey narrowly escape burning alive in. Is the untouchable aloof Lily who haunts him After one stolen moment he hungers or But Derek has come to England on a vital mission and when Lily is pledged to a wealthy man suspected of corruption Derek must thwart the treachery that is in danger of ensnaring them bot. .
More like 35 stars definitely my least The Cake House favorite of the entire Knight series but still a good read I didn t expect much yet I m dissapointed It started well however the closer to the end the often I was rolling my eyes This is Derek Knight s story and it is a roller coaster ride I like Derek he is one of those men that is driven to be better than others He is honorable loyal and longing toind a woman to love him or whom he is I think that his mother did him a great disservice by always "telling him that he would have to be better than anyone else and "him that he would have to be better than anyone else and money than others if he ever wanted to marry I am sure that he could have ound anyone if that was what he truly wanted and they could have lived well on whatever profession Derek wanted to take up Derek is a little bit of a daredevil and he loves horses so I guess it is no surprise that he became a cavalry officer in India India is where so many Englishman made their The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success fortunes I also like that Derek is conservative with his spending He is responsible and levelheaded aboutinances which were rare or the upper class during this time Derek is a very caring and compassionate person It shows in the way he deals with Matthew his nephew by marriage It was interesting to which Derek work out the problem of the missing money or the Army s unding Ms Foley also did a good job of keeping the reader guessing about who the real bad guy wasLily Balfour is a different kind of heroine She isn t the virginal
miss that so many stories are written about She has been betrayed and ruined by anthat so many stories are written about She has been betrayed and ruined by an man a married man at that She was still just a child and I would love to take her mother out and read her the riot act or the way she treated Lily over the incident In act Lily s mother is one of the women that is miserable with her lot in life and is determined to make everyone else miserable as well I didn t like Lily s mother in the least Back to Lily though it was enjoyable watching the change Lily goes through with Some say the aristocratic Balfour clan is cursed a once great Jesting Pilot family now in slow decline Graceful Lily Balfour is heramily's last hope and she has come to London with one ambition to marry a rich man Her plans are placed in jeopardy however by the irresistible Major De.