His Wicked Kiss (Knight Miscellany, #7)
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His Wicked Kiss (Knight Miscellany #7)

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From emerald jungles to the high seas to the glittering ballrooms of Regency London, beloved author Gaelen Foley tells a sweeping, sensual tale of the ruggedly handsome Lord Jack Knight and the passionate beauty who lays claim to his heart.
An English rose blooming in the untamed jungles of South America, Eden Farraday lives a life of independence-unheard of for a lady-wit...more
Mass Market Paperback, 434 pages
Published April 25th 2006 by Ballantine Books (first published January 1st 2006)
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Shawna
Aug 06, 2014 Shawna rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of historical/regency romance, dark, bad boy heroes, & quirky, bluestocking heroines
5 stars – Historical/Regency Romance

Here’s my order of favorites in the series:

Books:
1st. The Duke & Lady of Desire (tie)
2nd. Lord of Ice
3rd. One Night of Sin
4th. Lord of Fire
5th. His Wicked Kiss
6th. Devil Takes a Bride

Heroes:
1st. William Albright, Earl of Rackford; aka “Billy Blade”
2nd. Robert “Hawk” Knight, Duke of Hawkscliffe
3rd. Lord Alec Knight
4th. Lord Damien Knight & Lord Lucien Knight (tie)
5th. Lord Jack “Black Jack” Knight
6th. Devlin “Devil” Kimbell, Lord Strathmore

Heroines:
1st...more
Dee
I can't believe that I have come to the end of the series *gasp*....I have loved each and every one of these books and will miss the Knight siblings and partners.

Am now interested in reading the Spice Trilogy as they tell the stories of the Knight cousins who are Captain Arthur's children.

Full review to follow
Julianna
Apr 01, 2011 Julianna rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of Historical Romance w/High Seas or Exotic Settings
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His Wicked Kiss was a generally enjoyable book that was a pretty good wrap-up to the Knight Miscellany series. It begins in the jungles of Venezuela which was a rather unique setting for a romance novel, then continued with some high-seas adventure and a quick trip to Ireland, before settling into the usual glitz and glitter of the Regency ton. There are a lot of Gaelen Foley's trademarks present here. She always seems to have a knack for drawing me into the story and mak...more
Ruth
I really like the premise for this one - the lonely, spirited heroine, shoved off to some jungle with her selfish father absorbed in his work. She is desperate to get out and having spent most of her spare time dreaming about an idealized vision of London Society, just can't wait to get there. Her "saviour" is extremely jealous, likes using his fists to sort things out, has a boatload of personal issues, including a deep dislike of Society, as well as a need for a wife, and is used to being the...more
J. Monroe
This should be a 4 1/2 star review as I was a tad, a smidge disappointed with the somewhat rushed ending but I cannot thank my good friend ATron enough for turning me on to this author (and sending me her well loved books!! ;D) It was another excellent read.

I am a little saddened that this journey of the Knight Miscellany is over. I was captivated by the entire family and agree with some that Lucien Knight (Lord of Fire) was the best one written. He's my favorite brother, hero and overall book.

H...more
Shauni
Forget all the rest, I am seriously having a Jack attack!! In Book 7 of the Knight Miscellany I fell in love all over again. We are taken out of the drawing room and into the Amazon. No longer is it just regular battles and backstabbing nope, we get to see the world. Ms Foley takes us on an adventure sharing bits of our world history outside of England at that time and reminding us that there were always those who walked their own paths.

Eden Farraday is desperate to get out of the rain forest. S...more
Andrea (Catsos Person)
5+++++++++ Historical/Regency Romance

A gauge of how much I like a book (romance) is whether or not I will reread it. My modus operandi is return to a book again and again if I really, really love it. I really, really love this book. It is a great finale to the series. Here are some of the reasons why this book will make its way into my "love enough to reread" pile:

1) This regency romance got off to a great and compelling start by opening with the heroine, Eden Farrady in a jungle setting in Sout...more
Tracy
I really enjoyed this book, but it wasn't quite what I was expecting. The beginning was especially fun. The way Jack met Eden was thoroughly charming. It was no wonder he was swept away.

But then things changed a little. It seemed like maybe Jack was the Knight brother who was scarred the most. And I had a hard time with how he expressed himself sometimes. (view spoiler)...more
Keri
This was a fun read. Lord Jack was sinful and he knows it. So when sweet and innocent Eden asks him for a ride back to England, he knows it is in her best interest for him to say no. Eden though is determined to get back to England no matter what. So when she stows away on Jack's ship, the sparks really fly. We didn't really know much about Jack from the other books, so he is a dark horse coming into the story. It was an emotional one at times and I felt for him throughout the book. Eden was goo...more
Shae
This was a lot different than the other books in the series because the characters came from such a different part of the world. After they moved to London I wanted to shake Eden to life and not have her be so terrible to Jack.
MountainKat
I really enjoyed this last installment of the Knight family, only to be pleasantly surprised that we aren't quite done! Yea for cousins! I love reading series books, it is like getting to catch up with old friends and read at the same time!

I liked Eden and Jack, they were a sweet couple. There love story was very nicely written. I thought that their feelings were very real, but I wish they would have communicated with each other a little better. That lack was frustrating - their feelings and act...more
Sherri
This book started with a bang. The hero and heroine were enigmatic and intriguing and seemed to be on course to having a great story. Unfortunately everything seemed to fizzle out a little in the middle. The mental/emotional drama seemed forced and did not seem to have sufficent background for either character. Overall the story was sweet and did provide a quasi-ending for the Knight heroes, but it was not my favorite of the series. I do have the Spice Trilogy still to read, which is supposed to...more
Shani
What a great read to end this fantastic series! Lucien Knight is still my favorite!!! However, I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed the development of each sibling throughout the series! I was thrilled to see each personality explored, enabling me to understand the why and how of the character. I loved that how despite the sins of the parents, the Knight siblings remained loyal to each other and their spouses. I adore Ms. Foley's attention to detail and her ability to transport me into each sett...more
Colette
The beginning of the book was fabulous. The middle of the book was much too long and almost did me in. The ending made up for the middle and did a lot for redeeming this book for me. I didn't realize until I finished the book that this was the last book in a series, so it made sense as to why there were so many characters from other books featured and other story lines going on at the same time.
Pamela(AllHoney)
The seventh and last of the Knight Miscellany series by Gaelen Foley. This story is about Lord Jack Knight. He's on a secret mission when Eden Farraday stows away on board his ship. I liked it but not my favorite at all. Starts out in South America.
sraxe
And it started off so, so well. I'm in agreeance with Jack -- going to London was just hell. I was waiting--and excited--for the pair to get back to London because I wanted to see how things would go with the Knight family reunion...and it was disappointingly short and quickly resolved. And then Ireland/London-Jack was just...he was always getting mad and then not explaining and trying to make up afterwards but then getting mad because the person didn't understand why he was upset in the first p...more
Amber
Sexy pirates are sexy.
Oleta Blaylock
Heavens above this is one of the original dysfunctional families. I am surprised any of the children grew up to be even half way decent. Lord John "Jack" Knight would have to be the worst of the bunch. He has a huge chip on his shoulder about his family and the ton. They, of course, didn't really treat him very well being the first of the infamous Hawkscliffe Harlots bastard children. For all of Jack's gruffness he is still a loving and compassionate man. He does however jump to conclusions way...more
Jessi
The Knight series is pretty predictably an enjoyable read. Maybe not my favorite books but always worth the time. In this book, second son Jack meets his match. He fled the English society that treated him different for being a bastard child. When he went to confront his biological father, that man also rejected him. While mourning the fact that no one seems to love him, Jack was shang-haied which he says in the book is probably the best thing that ever happened to him. It allowed him to move up...more
Joy
This is the most exciting book of the Knights Miscellany. The location doesn't drag, it starts with a Venezuelan jungle, a voyage at sea, a stop in Ireland, and finally London, where the mysterious Jack turned his back from several years past. I only gave it a 4 because I didn't like Eden as much as I liked the other Knight wives.

The story was filled with adventure, the details of their bastardy more elaborate, and at last we get to meet Jack. Although labeled as the "black sheep", the things he...more
Flor
Este libro al principio me enganchó mucho pero a los 2 tercios del libro, el interés cayó casi por completo y tuve que poner mucho de mí para poder terminarlo. La protagonista, Eden, me cae muy bien, es una persona franca y al haber vivido en la selva, investigando la flora y fauna conoce mucho y es muy práctica. Él sin embargo, me pareció bastante insulso, queriendo todo el tiempo mostrar que vale algo por la cantidad de dinero que tiene. Él es hijo bastardo fruto de que su madre le metió los c...more
Lori McD
3.5-4 stars

Hmmm... This isn't the Jack Knight I envisioned at all. Not sure how I thought his story would go, but this wasn't it - and I don't mean that in a bad way. But the rough, tough Black-Jack Knight really is more of the big, grumpy lion than the black sheep or the privateer.

If I was disappointed, it was in the explanation of why Jack stayed away from his family in London. Much of it understandable, but after all the build-up, I expected MORE. Most of what was holding Jack back was his ow...more
Jane Stewart
First part was entertaining, but the last third of the book was annoying.

In the beginning, the conversation and interaction between Erin & Jack was unexpected and interesting. Their actions surprised and delighted me. Very enjoyable first 284 pages. less so after that when the couple fought and other problems arose. Erin withheld sex because he wouldn't answer a question. She was more concerned with what other people thought than his needs. This didn't sit well for me since they were still i...more
Pixelinchen
Der Anfang ist abenteuerlich: "Black" Jack Knight entdeckt Eden im Dschungel, in welchem Sie mit ihrem Botaniker-Vater aufgewachsen ist und aus welchem sie endlich weg will, um das Leben in London kennenzulernen. Da er sie nicht mitnehmen will schmuggelt sie sich auf sein Schiff. Es kommt zum Üblichen Dingeldong und nach ca. 50% des Buches heiraten sie bereits auf See. Als sie dann in London ankommen wird es zäh: Eden - eigentlich ein erfrischend naives "Dschungelmädchen" möchte in der Londoner...more
Vashti
Sep 21, 2011 Vashti rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: historical romance fans,Galen Foley fans
I love historical romances,have been reading them for over 30 years now.Recently ,I discovered Galen Foley's books and have been loving them since.She now ranks up there for me with my #1 fav Lisa Kleypas,Judith McNaught,and creeping up there,Tessa Dare.What can I say about this book?It sucked me in right from the beginning.Who can't love a heroine that can shoot the head of a snake and then toss it into the river.And what about the introduction when she meets the hero for the first time.Why ,sh...more
Crista
Unbelievable.....I am so frustrated! This was an incredible book...a great "couple on board a ship together" romance...which are my favorite and then this book tanks it in the end. I really wish I could've known and stopped reading after chapter 12.

The problem is Eden. She goes from being an independent, selfless healer to a shallow, materialistic, unforgiving horrible lady. The "great misunderstanding" that turns a super couple into a fighting and shallow couple is pretty silly and I find it h...more
Eli
Este libro al principio me enganch�� mucho pero a los 2 tercios del libro, el inter��s cay�� casi por completo y tuve que poner mucho de m�� para poder terminarlo. La protagonista, Eden, me cae muy bien, es una persona franca y al haber vivido en la selva, investigando la flora y fauna conoce mucho y es muy pr��ctica. ��l sin embargo, me pareci�� bastante insulso, queriendo todo el tiempo mostrar que vale algo por la cantidad de dinero que tiene. ��l es hijo bastardo fruto de que su madre le met...more
Kay Bolton
Taken from my Blog Post (#86) in February 2011, after borrowing from the library.

This is the last one in the Knight Family series - the missing brother - Captain Black (Lord) Jack Knight.

The first of the Hawkscliffe Harlot's illegitimate children, his father was an Irish Boxing Champion.

Sick to the back teeth with the shame heaped on him by the ton because of his birth, he ends up owning an international shipping and trade company Knight Enterprises, and spends his life pretty much on the ocean...more
Jennifer
Here's the deal, first third of Ms Foley's books rock, the middle frustrates and annoys to the point where the end can't come soon enough. I loved the characters and the love story, until both were ruined by petulance, unnecessary misunderstandings and...in this one...abstinence. After this disappointment, I will bid adieu to this author.
Ewa
While it was not a complete waste of time, it wasn't a great read either.

It started pretty good with heroine acting like Tarzan and being a bluestocking at the same time.
Unfortunately I felt the same way as Jack, when he told her she changed when she was brought back to civilization. She wasn't the same brave, funny Eden. She was a vessel for the emotions of a typical, self-pitying regency heroine.
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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...more
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