Falcon's Desire (英语) 精装 – Large Print, 2007年7月24日
Emboldened by grief, she had ensnared the infamous Rhys, Lord of Faucon. The Devil Faucon, they called him. A reputation Rhys fostered to keep his enemies at bay. And it seemed that Lyonesse counted herself as an enemy, furiously denying the sensual pull that drew them together.
Lady Lyonesse of Taniere was betrothed to the murdered Guillaume. Where Lynn shows her deft crafting of character, instead of going to the "old detested fiancé" stereotype, Lyonesse actually cared for the dead man. He was her childhood friend and she truly wants revenge for her friend's death. Naturally, she sees Rhys as responsible, so when she learns the man has been set free to find Guillaume's killer she things the knight is on a fool's errand. She sets out to kidnap him and keep him prisoner. She had planned, at the back of her mind, just killing him, but once she meets him, senses there is more to the man that the black tales that follow him, that maybe he is telling the truth about being innocent. If he didn't kill Guillaume, then who did? Attraction sizzles between the two from the starts and that reaction soon deepens into full-blown passion as they join forces to run to ground the true killer.
Lynn spins a delightful tale, with a strong medieval flavour for the period. It's charming, witty, full of suspense and adventure, with two very vivid characters that stole my heart. Followed by Falcon's Desire and Falcon's Honor. Look for one more in the series to come.
A Reviews International Organization Award of Excellence Winner for 2003.
The whole series is highly recommended.
Recommended books: Heart of Gold, White Lion's Lady, Stealing Heaven
Lady Lyonesse of Taniere was betrothed to Guillaume du Pree, and, unlike a lot of romance heroines, she actually had feelings for her dead fiance who was also a childhood friend. She wants revenge on the man guilty of his death, so when she hears the dreaded Faucon is in the area, she and her guards kidnap him and take him prisoner at Taniere. At first she expects she'll simply kill him--an eye for an eye--but after meeting the so-called devil, and seeing a glimpse of his honor, she wonders if maybe there is some truth to his assertions of innocence.
The two are attracted from the first, and this attraction soon turns to deeper feelings. Their passion blooms as they seek to rout out Guillaume's true killer and secret enemies arise that could prove deadly. This was a great medieval romance with plenty of wit, adventure, and sensuality. I loved it, and I highly recommend it!