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Her Secret Fantasy Some say the aristocratic Balfour clan is cursed a once great family now in slow decline Graceful Lily Balfour is her family s last hope and she has come to London with one ambition to marry a rich

  • Title: Her Secret Fantasy
  • Author: Gaelen Foley
  • ISBN: 9780749938291
  • Page: 487
  • Format: Paperback
  • Some say the aristocratic Balfour clan is cursed, a once great family now in slow decline Graceful Lily Balfour is her family 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 Derek Knight, a handsome, highborn soldier and adventurer newly returned from India Hardened by bSome say the aristocratic Balfour clan is cursed, a once great family now in slow decline Graceful Lily Balfour is her family 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 Derek Knight, a handsome, highborn soldier and adventurer newly returned from India Hardened by battles on India s lawless frontiers, Derek is not just a fighter, but a notorious rake, infamous for his many dalliances Though Derek finds no shortage of willing women in London, it is the untouchable, aloof Lily who haunts him After one stolen moment, he hungers for 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 both

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    1. Gaelen Foley

      Gaelen Foley is the New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher s Weekly bestselling author of twenty historical romances set in the glittering world of Regency England Her books are available in sixteen languages and have won numerous genre awards, such as the Bookseller s Best, the NJRW Golden Leaf three times , the CRW Award of Excellence, the National Reader s Choice Award, the Beacon, and the Holt Medallion.A Pennsylvania native, Gaelen holds a B.A in English literature with a minor in Philosophy from the State University of New York, College at Fredonia, a quaint lakeside village where Mark Twain once owned a home It was here, while studying the Romantic poets, such as Wordsworth, Byron, and Keats that she first fell in love with the Regency period in which her novels are set Gaelen lives in western Pennsylvania with her college sweetheart husband, Eric, a schoolteacher, with whom she co writes middle grade fantasy adventure novels under the pen name, E.G Foley See EGFoley She is hard at work on her next book.

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    1. Lily Balfour tahu betul dia hrs menghindari Derek Knight, bujangan yg paling diidamkan di London. Lily hrs menikahi pewaris yg kaya raya spt Edward Lundy, bukan prajurit dgn bayaran separo gaji spt Mayor Derek. Walaupun benih-benih ketertarikan mereka makin kuat, mereka satu sama lain berusaha mengenyahkan dan mengesampingkan cinta mereka. Hingga terungkaplah (view spoiler)[calon suami Lily terlibat dalam penggelapan uang yg besar dan ternyata Edward tidak sekaya seperti yg dia tampilkan (hide s [...]


    2. Es más bien 3,5 pero en este caso le voy a dar 3 en vez de 4. Me ha parecido soporífero en la mitad del libro.Es que no he conseguido empatizar del todo con ninguno de ellos. Mira que se han tirado rato dándole vueltas sus pensamientos (demasiadas vueltas a sus supuestos impedimentos para estar juntos).A mi Derek medio me ha desilusionado, es que ha hecho unos comentarios tan absurdos. Pensaba que iba a ser un tío vivaracho, divertido, con su profundidad claro está, pero al final me he enco [...]


    3. 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 money.But that is not the way of a romance. Of course there needs to be drama.The 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 i [...]


    4. This book started out OK, nothing spectacular but I found 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.




    5. para mi esta escritora ha mejorado muchísimo, este libro me atrapo y casi no lo sueltoLily es una cazafortunas, y no en el mal sentido de la palabra, porque aunque si busca a un esposo con plata lo busca busca para ayudar a su familia y no porque sea derrochadora, además no lo son en cierta medida todos los matrimonio de es época, alguno se casaban por plata y otros por títulos y tierrasMe parecio de Dereck se comporto divino, porque sabia que no podia darle lo que ella queria pero se fue en [...]


    6. Autorke sa opäť podarilo napísať čarovný príbeh lásky. A hoci som sa spočiatku na Derekov príbeh veľmi netešila (skôr mi učaroval Gabriel), Gaelen ma milo prekvapila. Hlavný hrdina prišiel z Indie do Anglicka, aby zistil, prečo meškajú sľúbené peniaze pre armádu, potrebné na ďalšie boje. S financiami to však nie je také jednoduché. Zo sľúbeného miliónu chýba tristotisíc. Otázkou je, kto tie peniaze spreneveril? Derek sa púšťa do pátrania, nechce svojho nad [...]


    7. I didn't expect much, yet I'm dissapointed. It started well, however the closer to the end the more often I was rolling my eyes


    8. Derek Knight's story. Derek has been sent to England to make sure the money is sent to India for the war he helped start. There he is drawn to Lily, who has set her sights on Edward to restore her family's fortune.I did like the defense of the victim of underage rape.


    9. Bintang 3Keasyikanku membaca tergangu dengan kata kata 'metampakkan' yg aneh itu. Belum lagi banyak sekali partikel 'nya' yg hilang dan tidak pada tempatnya. Untung lumayan suka dengan kisah yg ada intriknya seperti buku ini. Jadi ya terus dibaca sampai selesai.Mayor derek Knight putra kedua Lord Arthur Knight yg tinggal di India adalah seorang prajurit. Antara hidup dan mati keluar dari India, dikejar kejar oleh pembunuh yg menginginkan nyawa dirinya dan saudara saudaranya karena insiden yg ham [...]


    10. 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 to find a woman to love him for 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 earn more money than others if he ever wanted to marry. I am sure that he could have found anyone if that was what he truly wanted and they could have li [...]


    11. 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 fall in love relatively early, but spend a really long interval thinking about how they can never be together. Lily sticks to her maybe-fiance, Derek sticks to a couple random women. They smolder at each other from a distance. I got a bit tired of it. And then they finally decide they'll be together at the absolute, most inconvenient, To Stupid To Live momen [...]


    12. This Spice Trilogy series only gets better with the second book here. Derek is a passionate hero, determined and distracted by Lily. At times it's hard to follow his strong attraction to her, and it's hard to follow her stubbornness to see her duty through as her betrothed is so awful. But the attraction between Derek and Lily is strong. Derek is an ideal hero - so thoughtful, caring and more than his image would portray. I recommend reading this to keep in sync with the series as some things in [...]


    13. Sebagai penggemar karya-karya Gaelen Foley tentu saja saya selalu menyukai semua bukunya. Bukunya memang layak untuk dibaca dan selalu memberikan kejutan besar. Kekekekeke.Begitu juga dengan buku yang satu ini. Buku kedua dari seri Spice Trilogy. Secara keseluruhan buku ini memang bagus, dikemas dengan alur yang rapi, serta karakter-karakter cerdas dengan dialog-dialog pintarnya. Tapi aku masih tetap pilih seri Inferno Club. Bukan Gaelen Foley kalau bukunya gak penuh intrik dan konflik. Dari awa [...]


    14. This is not exactly one of her best works, but good all the same.I gave it only 3 stars because of the way the story dragged. There were a lot of sub-stories, but I liked the way all loose ends were tied.Derek was sent to London to request for army funds and just when he thought he could have it in a trice, he had another thing coming. Lily Balfour was looking for someone "rich and stupid" to save her and her family's depleted fortune, and Derek wasn't exactly the solution.As with all her novels [...]


    15. Review written on my Blog (Post #95) in March 2011, after borrowing book from library.It's really rather lovely to get back to a Gaelen Foley novel and this one was no different from all the others full of very lovely romance and a bit of naughtiness thrown in.Featuring one of the Knight Cousins, Major Derek and the reserved and ladylike Lily Balfour.Infamous rake and hardened warrior Derek has come to England from his posting in India to chase up the money the government which has been put as [...]


    16. 3.5 stars if I could haveI thought the story was great, the characters were definitely likable and I love love LOVE that they were in love before they got down and dirty. I don't like it when things go all the way between the hero and heroine and THEN they realize they love the other person, I want love before sex dang it and I'm glad I got to see it here finally.I would have enjoyed this much more had there been less inner dialogue. It seemed like pages and pages went by without anyone speaking [...]


    17. Dashing and sexy officer meets beautiful and secretive lady. They fall in love/lust at first kiss. Said officer finds out that beautiful lady is to be married to man he dislikes and which he is investigating for fraud. The lady has to marry the rich man to save ancestral home and family. But they cannot keep away from each other…Great formula!I enjoyed every little morsel of it! Gaelen Foley has the ability to suck me right in and forget about what is happening around me. I lost track of time. [...]


    18. 3.5 'Regency' StarsThe second installment of The Spice Trilogy was a rollercoaster of emotions!Derek: Derek is exactly the kind of hero you expect in a Regency novel. He is kind, loyal, compassionate got a sense of humour and is of course extremely handsome! But underneath all that, he hides a very sensitive part of himself. Since a young age he was told that being 'only' the second son, he would need to work to get some earning. No one would want to marry him if he wasn't better than others and [...]


    19. Lily Balfour's grandfather, the only thing standing between her family and poverty has just passed away. Her only hope is to go to London and attract a rich suitor. Of course, this is complicated by the fact that she has "a past." She does manage to attract the attention of a rich nabob but finds herself inconveniently attracted to Derek Knight. Derek is also very interested in Lily but his life is complicated by the fact that he is in London to get money the Indian army, army that the "Committe [...]


    20. For books of this genre they all tend to be the same, and it usually takes a little something extra to get above a three star rating. This novel had`it`in spades. Perfectly written lead couple, flawed but with suitable and realistic development. Lily was shy and I thought too cowardly to like, but Derek bought out a fiestiness in her that you couldn't not admire. Derek was so impressive, I mean, the manbrokea bed! But he was so protective and so clearly devoted to Lily, so taken with her persona [...]


    21. I found this book to be enjoyable, but for me it did not quite live up to the rest of the books about the Knight family. I absolutely love Gaelen Foley's heroes, and I thought that Derek Knight was one of her best. The heroine, Lily Balfour, was sweet and likeable, but I didn't find her character to be as compelling as Derek's. Many books that I have read lately have seemed rushed at the end, but I did not find that to be at all the case with this book. For me the main drawback of this book was [...]


    22. Rated this book with 2 star, agak2 aneh alur ceritanya dan endingnya ga maksimal banget:( padahal sdh seru di depannya.Hero-nya sdh mengendap-endap di rumah Edward Lundy utk mencari berkas penggelapan dana; sdh disiksa&diculik;lalu sdh melobi dewan kehormatan utk mengirimkan dana buat pasukannya di India eh gtw-nya ending peperangannya Kerajaan Maranatha menyerah dengan mudahnya, rasanya ga berbanding lurus deh dg pengorbanan si hero-nyaLalu ada heroine yg menurut gw plin-plan yakkarena harg [...]


    23. Wow! I really enjoyed this one! This is the second in a series, I really hope to read the first and third books now. I loved the slow build up to the love scene, it made the sparks all the more real and the characters all the more likeable. The world created, with India and all, made the book a little different from the other historical/regency romances I've been reading lately. The whole mystery was well played out as well, and had unexpected consequences. So I recommend this one, and I really [...]


    24. I love this Pride and Prejudice/Cinderella style regency romance. It was a lot better than Georgiana's story, but the author has a habit of skating around a character's shady past with intermittent mysterious phrases and instead of making me curious it's just god awfully annoying. Just tell us how the damn woman shamed her family already! I don't want to read constant allusions to some shameful secret while staying in the dark about a character's motivations for their actions. Don't hide things [...]


    25. Nah kalo di buku pertama Her Only Desire awalnya seru dan belakangnya membosankan, di buku ini terbalik. awalnya membosankan sekalee dan baru lumayan seru dibagian belakang. zzzSemoga buku ketiga tentang Gabriel lebih bagus dari dua buku sebelumnya ini. dari buku pertama karakter Gabriel da menjanjikan banget LOL. apalgi di buku kedua, wuiss tambah penasaran dg Gabriel :D


    26. Cute if not particularly memorable (something I find true of most Foley books). Our heroine Lily must marry into money to shore up her family's fortune. It's unfortunate, then, that she is attracted to Derek Knight, a younger son military officer recently on leave from India, who is still processing a life in which he doesn't have to constantly fight. There are evil secondaries, an embezzlement plot, and sexy makeouts. Derek and Lily are both rather lovely people but I was never drawn into this [...]


    27. Very sedate read - & that's the problem. This book lacks the essential "zest" and spark between the characters that I have begun to associate with Gaelen Foley's writing. All the books of the Knight Miscellany series was so much better than this offering, and the first book of the Spice Trilogy was interesting as well. I wouldn't classify this as a bad read, I was just let down by this book in comparison to other books written by the author.


    28. I thought this was the first novel in the trilogy. I didn't find out that it was the second one until I read the bonus material in the back so I guess it doesn't matter too much what order you read them in. An interesting take on Regency London, I felt that there were a lot of modern sensibilities and attitudes mixed in here, but I'm no expert so I'm not totally sure. There were more descriptive and explicit sex scenes than in other Regency novels I've read.


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