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Her Only Desire (Spice Trilogy #1)

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From the exotic splendors of India to the elegant ballrooms of Regency London, the celebrated author of His Wicked Kiss pens the enthralling tale of a luscious beauty who has sworn never to call any man her master, and the powerful marquess whose passion threatens to conquer her. Original.
Paperback, 453 pages
Published March 27th 2007 by Ballantine Books (first published January 1st 2007)
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✝✝ Ⓓaisy ❣ Hearts Cole, Lucas, Jesse  & James ✝✝
The writing wasn't cutting well. So, I couldn't finish it!

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Ian, a Marquess, is on a diplomatic mission and arrives in India where he meets Georgiana (Georgie) Knight and her two brothers (whose own books will arrive at a book store near you soon). Georgie gets into physical danger. Ian bails her out. Georgie gets into more danger. Ian bails her out but now Georgie and her bros must leave India for good. Ian proposes to Georgie in England after knowing her for the equivalent of two whole days. Just like in a Barbara Cartland novel but without the stutter ...more
This one was alright, but I wasn't very impressed at all the important things that got skimmed over and left out, like the fact that Georgiana left the home and country she knew her whole life and never seemed to miss it. She left so abruptly she never got to see her home or the nursemaid who raised her or her best friends again. She just left and went to England and never looked back? I find that extremely hard to believe. Also, I'm annoyed by Georgiana just settling down in England and the fac ...more
I really liked it in the was interesting, it was different!
Despite the historical inaccuracies (a lot of them, and MAJOR ones!) I liked where the story seemed the be heading - seemed being the operative word here.

Foley lost me somewhere after 50% ...the story seemed to have ended, yet she started on a new plotline. And I thought the new plotline was inspired by Rebecca. You have Max Ian, the gentleman who suddenly becomes a dark and broody character on returning to his estate, Reb
The action of this book opens in India with our heroine, Georgiana Knight, rushing in where angels fear to tread in order to save an Indian friend from a bride-burning. She is rescued by English diplomat Ian Prescott, the Marguess of Griffith. The absurdity continues from there into a weak and unbelievable plot that includes Georgiana arriving on the back of an elephant to visit an Indian king, the murder of an Indian prince, a triumphant return to England, and the kidnapping of the Marquess' so ...more
Devz Milady
Being an Indian and Hindu, it offends me seriously when Western authors sweep every different religion in the East under 1 carpet and takes a "holier-than-thou' attitude about it.

Hinduism has nothing called Purdah, it doesnt condone Polygamy.
Nor does it allow treating a woman as anything less than a male's equal.
The most famous representation of Lord Shiva and his wife- as Ardhanareeswara, is a testimony to this.

Not to mention the fact that life of women in 19th century England wasn't such a pe
Elizabeth Bennet
The notorious Hawkscliffe Hrlot has a niece named after her and she lives in India. I love everything about this girl she's a free spirit and has friends in harems that she's willing to risk her life for. That's where Georgie meets the handsome Lord Griffith. Ian is blown away by the sight of Georgie on horse back but where he comes from woman don't behave in such a manner. This is his problem because the part that knows its wrong is struggling with the half that is turned on by her antics. She ...more
Gara-gara Dani aka Perdani ngomongin novel ini pas kopdar, akhirnya aku berusaha mencarinya. Syukur deh ada di rental langganan. Meskipun sempat aku taruh setelah baca beberapa halaman awal, tapi akhirnya aku teruskan dan ternyata keren, to.
Berlatar India pas masih dikuasai Inggris, dan di London pada setengah bab akhir. Sempat disebut juga wilayah Goa, dan menurutku itu Kerajaan Goa di Sulawesi, kan? Wah, researchnya keren nih si penulis.

Heroin-nya si Georgiana ini yang bikin aku terus baca mes
Bukunya baguuuuus..... suka ma alur ceritanya. Georgina walo awalnya nyebelin krn sok tau, tapi lama2 karakternya bagus, kuat, ga gampang nyerah, ga cengeng, ga berburuk sangka n mau mendengarkan tanpa menilai jelek terlebih dahulu, pinter dan menyenangkan. Ian walo kesannya sok jaim dan suram, tapi menarik utk dibaca, apalagi Matthew lucu bgt n satu lagi yg gw suka, penjahatnya dpt pembalasan yang setimpal jadi seru. Pengen baca buku kedua ttg Derek, tapi bosen ma HR, jadi lanjut nanti ja ;p
Lisa - (Aussie Girl)
After the fantastic Knight Miscellany series I was little disappointed with this first in The Spice Trilogy spin-off. The plot was a little far fetched, some details glossed over and it lacked the emotional depth of her previous novels.
KJ, Madame Librarian
I wanted to like this one. I really did. I appreciated that the Georgie, while identifying with a great deal of Indian culture, was conscious of not appropriating culturally. Most especially, she finds that while she can't understand her friend Lakshmi's decision to live in purdah, she has to accept it without trying to put a western frame on it.

That said, as soon as she got to London, it was like all her memories of India magically disappeared. Lakshmi and Meena are never mentioned again. She n
Hmm...I dunno what to say, really. I thought Georgie was okay. She was interesting--well, at least compared to Ian. Ian...he was just...boring. I found nothing about him interesting or new or overly likable. The brothers were interesting and I liked the bond this offshoot of the Knight clan has -- they're so visibly close (which is especially noticeable in the epilogue). I would have liked to see the main Knight clan meeting Georgiana -- particularly Jacinda, since she was the only one I recall ...more
Oleta Blaylock
This is the first book in the Spice Trilogy. We have met Ian Prescott, Marquess of Griffith in the Knight Miscellany series. Ian has been friends with Knight brothers for most of his life. Ian is also a diplomat. He is called to India to broker a treaty that will prevent a war. When he arrives in Bombay he is taken off guard by a young woman riding hell bent for a funeral. He goes to her rescue and finds Georgiana “Georgie” Knight. He is smitten with the hellion. Georgie leads him on a merry cha ...more
I loved everything about this book and I'd recommend it to those looking for a good historical romance novel, or just something to spice up your reading appetite. Although this could be a stand-alone novel, I suggest one reads this after the Knight miscellany series.

Enter the Knight brothers' cousins Gabriel, Derek, and Georgiana. We met their father in the last Knight miscellany book "His Wicked Kiss" (Jack's story), and this is Georgiana's story. She's really a character, I loved her innocence
Lumayan sih 3,5 bintang. Ceritanya unik settingnya juga gak biasa, dan menurutku keren aja deh India :D, dengan semua adat budayanya. Tapi berlaku separuh buku doang sisanya khas HR. Aku menyayangkan kenapa gak tetap di India aja sih, keren kan. Tapi ada beberapa hal yang bikin aku gmn gitu :
1. Mereka kissu wet pertama di TEMPAT SEMBAHYANG omg itu tempat suci kenapa dinodai sih.
2. Ada yg aneh dengan hero dan heroinya, kadang sifatnya gak keukuh aja labil apa ya, penggambaranya kurang sesuai.
Fanny Roswita Ria
Baiklah, ini seri dari Gaelen Foley yg lain yang menurut gw bagus lah ceritanya. Bersettingkan India,Kerajaan Janpur (Maharaja), dengan hero yg berprofesi diplomat Inggris mendapatkan mandat utk menyelamatkan pasukan kalvari Inggris di India dari serangan kaum Pandari yg dilindungi oleh salah seorang keluarga "Maharaja" yaitu Bao Raji yg tdk lain dan tdk bukan masih adik dari Ratu Sujana, istri dari Raja Janpur yg paling disegani oleh masyarakat India.

Heroine sendiri adalah putri bungsu dari Kla
Rachel (BAVR)
I've been on a delightful Gaelen Foley binge for the last couple of weeks, but it seems the time has come for a break. Nothing about Her Only Desire particularly offended me, but my spirit animal still managed to grow increasingly bitchy with every page of text. After a book's worth of screeching and clawing at my brain, I decided that both of us - my inner spirit animal and I - need a break.

So let me preface this review by boldly stating: I like Gaelen Foley's books! But this book was maybe /
Bintang 3

Suka 1/2 bagian pertama dari buku ini yg bersetting di India dengan konflik dan penggambaran karakter orang orang di India yg eksotis dan mistis. Georgie pun terasa eksotis disini. Seru saat Knight bersaudara menimbulkan kekacauan di istana maharaja.
1/2 bagian terakhir yg bersetting di London dan pedalaman Inggris menurutku datar saja walau ada ketegangan saat penculikan Matthew, kejar kejaran dan baku uantamnya kurang seru. Masa lalu Ian juga kurang membuat aku simpatik. Hampir seluruh
Kay Bolton
Review taken from my Blog Post #107 - another one that I borrowed from the Library back in April 2011, and thought I would share my thoughts:

This one was really the first the the Knight Cousins' spin-offs, about Georgiana Knight (Sister to Gabriel & Derek).

Raised all her life in India, Georgiana is very often left alone, but has made a life and friends independently, and therefore sees no wrong in inviting the cool and reserved Ian Prescott, Marquess of Griffith to stay when he arrives on a
Gaelen Foley has made her name known in the romance genre. "Her Only Desire" is very reminisce of her older romances but overall this story is a little stale. Her description of India and their culture where the first part of the book takes place is quite remarkable, but overall the reader wants more in the terms of interaction between the hero and the heroine. Both are delightful in their own way but something we have seen before- the "spunky" perfect heroine who adores the stiff yet handsome h ...more
Kyle Nicole
Hmmmm, were should I start??...
Well I've read this for quite some time already so I'd probably missed "a-lot" of things here but nevertheless, I will never forget on how AWESOME this book is.It started as enchanting as the other Knight books is, enchanting and beguiling as ever! but in the middle part, I thought I was lost, like where did my Gail go??so I decided to put it down..days,weeks,it was just their like I've lost my mind, but when I picked it up again,DAMN!!Why did I put it away anyway?
Hacedores Desierto
Supongo que os extrañará encontraros con una reseña de este género a mis manos, pero qué os puedo decir, lo cierto es que me gusta leer todo tipo de libros. Da una objetividad difícilmente alcanzable de otro modo. En este caso, además, tenía una cierta curiosidad, dado la época tan interesante en que se sitúa esta historia, en mitad de la colonización inglesa de la India. Ya que apenas tengo conocimientos históricos sobre esa parte de la historia, ha sido un acercamiento distinto al que me viene ...more
This was shoddily researched. The set-up setting seemed a mish mash between 19th century John Company Calcutta and early 20th century Imperial Calcutta. The geography is all mixed up, the Indian names are inauthentic, and the customs referred to are a mash-up of three religions.

Apart from that, the author managed to get none of the atmosphere that I actually read this book for.

Huge disappointment.
Georgiana Knight is as beautiful as her aunt... and as headstrong. When Ian Prescott first encounters her, she is interrupting a death funeral, trying to save a friend. She then follows him to King Johar's palace where he is trying to arrange a peace treaty. Everything blows up when, in trying to help, Georgiana is discovered by the king's son. When the son tries to kill her, Georgiana's brothers (also at the palace) kill him. That's when all hell breaks loose and they have to escape. Ian manage ...more
Lynne Tull
I wish I had remembered to read my "Don't Read" list before I had ordered all three of this Trilogy. Normally, I like Gaelen Foley stories, but not this one. These stories are connected to The Knight Family books whichd I liked. To me these characters had no depth and were at times silly. The text was stilted and uninspiring almost sophomoric. I started to read this book several years ago and put it down because I wasn't interested in Indian culture or history. Ms. Foley seemed more interested i ...more
I liked the characters, but this felt like two and a half books squished into one. There's India, England, and then the assassin. And tragic backstory, but that's kind of part of the England story-line. This made for some awkward pacing. But overall it was just an alright read.
Kristie Gossman
I really enjoyed Georgiana and Ian's story. Ian intrigued me back in the first few Knight miscellany books. Quite a good man. My kind of hero.

And Georgiana grabbed my attention back in His Wicked Kiss when she was mentioned and then became one of my favorite heroines. I enjoyed her no nonsense approach, solidity and strength. She definitely deserved an equal in her husband and deserved to be treated as an equal as well. Her approach to life helped her not be so dramatic with her relationship. I
Not one of my favorites. To me there was no reason a bond would develop between Georgiana and Griffin over the months apart for the journey from India back to England
Annette Meier
I started this series, not having read the previous series related to this one. Not a problem keeping the characters straight, but will go back now and read in the right order. Loved the new setting of India and all its traditions, etc.
Mahareni Sukadi
Dari banyaknya sepupu Inggris Georgiana yg muncul ato sekedar disebutkan di sini (seperti Robert, Lucien, Alec, Damien, Jack), jadi curiga nih, jangan-jangan buku ini melanjutkan seri lain juga. Setelah ngubek-ngubek GR, ketahuanlah kalo seri ini memang lanjutan dari seri Knight Miscellany, yg jelas belum diterjemahin di Indo.

Tapi berhubung Ian+Georgie baru dipertemukan di buku ini (tidak seperti Show No Mercy-nya Cindy Gerard dan The Rake-nya Susan Enoch), gak gitu ngaruh juga soal seri yg berk
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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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