by Gaelen Foley

February 2002
ISBN: 0-8041-1973-2
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Mass Market Paperback

Gaelen Foley's Lord of Ice is enthralling and enchanting. She has packed this story with action and suspense, which keeps us spellbound to the very last word.

In this, the second story about the Knight twins, Lucien and Damien, we find our war hero Damien haunted by his past and doing his best to hide it from everyone. He has been given the title of Earl of Winterley for his heroics in the war. The war is over, but not for Damien. He still has "demons" to fight, for the fierceness of the war can still take control of his mind at times, leaving him a haunted man. At the death of one of his beloved friends, he is thrown into the role of guardian to Miranda FitzHubert, whom he believes to be a child. This unusual pair soon falls head over heals in love, but Damien is convinced that he is dangerous to her and does what he can to avoid the attraction.

On New Year's night the test of their love takes place as the fireworks set off the battle in Damien's head anew. Miranda has seen Damien's brutality when she watched in horror as he murdered 4 assailants to protect her on the night they first met; so, she knows how dangerous he can be. Yet, she summons all her courage and love and faces the possibility of harm to herself in order to help him overcome the terrible past that tries to claim him. Together their strength and love overcomes many obstacles including a murderer who is hot on Miranda's trail trying to get her dowry. A dowry that they don't even know exists until the end.

When I learned that I was going to be reviewing this book I was both excited and a little apprehensive. Lord of Fire was the first of Gaelen Foley's writings that I had read, and I truly loved it. That being the case, I couldn't imagine there was any way this new novel could ever be as good as its predecessor. Oh, my! Was I ever wrong! It delights me to say to Gaelen Foley's fans that she has done it again. Once again, I found myself on the edge of my seat and holding my breath to see what the next scene would hold. I must caution those who are pedantic, this book has some unabashed sexual content that will leave you excited, thrilled, and begging for more! Gaelen Foley has enormous talent and a wondrous imagination. Keep them coming!

Reviewed in January 2002 by Angela.

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