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  1. Nenia ⚔️ Queen of Villainy ⚔️ Campbell Nenia ⚔️ Queen of Villainy ⚔️ Campbell says:

    Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterestI ve read a lot of regency romances, and I m always excited to find something that isn t directly cast from the Pride and Prejudice mold and LORD OF ICE is that A guardian ward romance at heart, it also features several other tropes that I enjoy, and does them well enough that I didn t find them too cliche.Miranda FitzHubert is the bastard daughter of a nobleman who perished in an accident with his actress mistress After their untime Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterestI ve read a lot of regency romances, and I m always excited to find something that isn t directly cast from the Pride and Prejudice mold and LORD OF ICE is that A guardian ward romance at heart, it also features several other tropes that I enjoy, and does them well enough that I didn t find them too cliche.Miranda FitzHubert is the bastard daughter of a nobleman who perished in an accident with his actress mistress After their untimely deaths, she was given to a guardian, a battle scarred war hero who drank to forget the horrors of what he d done When he s murdered God, this girl is playing a hideous game of musical guardians , she s given to yet another keeper, another veteran, Damien Knight, the PTSD ridden Earl of Winterley.His name is appropriate, because he really is as cold as ice Damien pushes everyone especially Miranda away, because he s afraid of what will happen when anyone gets too close to him, especially at night Miranda s ex guardian, Jason, was a close friend of his, and after fighting in war, and getting a taste for it, he s repelled by death, and also by himself for causing so much of it, and not feeling as guilty about killing as he should His night terrors add a further block between him and Miranda, because he lashes out in his sleep.Plus, she s his ward and that goes against his sense of honor, of course Which is horribly ironic, because he meets her when she s performing on stage she runs away from her school in the evening to pursue her dreams of acting , assumes she s game for a quick fling, and comes perilously close to forcing himself on her This was not the best introduction for the hero and made me dislike him a lot I liked himlater, after his character was developedand he repented his actions, but his treatment of women he considered inferior left a lot to be desired He doesn t cheat, though, although at one point he considers itbut thankfully, he reconsiders at the last minute sigh.There were many great scenes in here The opening of this book was five star worthy So was Miranda s stint in her Dickensian boarding school with the sinister Mr Reed There were deadly chases, near escapes, acts of seduction and treachery, and pretty much anything else you could ask for in a regency era soap like this If I had any complaints, it s that the side characters weren t really explored to their full potential, and werelike wallpaper or backdrops than actual people, just popping in occasionally to drive the plot or keep the scene moving, rather than displaying any agency.The villain was decent, and appropriately sneaky and horrible, but I felt like he could have been fleshed out , too especially towards the end, when we learn something about him that simultaneously seemssinisterand yet also comes from way out of left field It s not really a spoiler to say this, since we re introduced to the villain in chapter one, but because we re given the name of our antagonist so early on I felt the author should have worked harder to make us fear him.Finally, at the end of the book, right where I expected things to wrap up, the author throws in a last minute conflict the Napoleonic Wars and has the characters have a big fight over it right after they re married This felt like an unnecessary attempt to bulk up the page count, and annoyed me Had it gone on for any longer than it did, I would have deducted a star rating because it was totally pointless The situation is eventually resolved and a happily ever is tacked on, but it left a bitter taint to the story it wouldn t otherwise have had, because it makes Miranda look like a bitch and undermines her vows to support him and give him everything he needs for closure.These are little nitpicky details, though the irony is that when everything else in a story is good, you can afford to look a little deeper and discuss the things that would make it a perfect or close to perfect read, rather than just a tolerable one as in the case with bad books LORD OF ICE is very well written, has a rather strong and enterprising female protagonist, and a pretty icy hero who despite his gruff and tortured exterior, desperately wants to be redeemed In spite of my reservations, I enjoyed LORD OF ICE quite a bit and would definitely read another book by Gaelen Foley.4 stars


  2. Blacky *Romance Addict* Blacky *Romance Addict* says:

    This is the third book I ve read by this author and so far there is always the same problem The beginning starts amazing, great intro, great idea, I love it The middle is good, I m still enjoying, but every time it goes past the 50% mark, the story turns into something ridiculous, and the level of mushiness goes into the throw up zone I can do sweet romantic scenes, in fact I love those, but this It gives you diabetes I still want to read on but damn, I hope she ll change her style a bit This is the third book I ve read by this author and so far there is always the same problem The beginning starts amazing, great intro, great idea, I love it The middle is good, I m still enjoying, but every time it goes past the 50% mark, the story turns into something ridiculous, and the level of mushiness goes into the throw up zone I can do sweet romantic scenes, in fact I love those, but this It gives you diabetes I still want to read on but damn, I hope she ll change her style a bit


  3. Julianna Julianna says:

    Reviewed for www.thcreview.com 4.5 stars Lord of Ice is another winning story from Gaelen Foley In my opinion, it was a little light on the romance, with the historical and suspense elements being given almost equal weight, but it was still a wonderful and engaging book I did not find this to be a predictable read at all There were several times that the direction of the story surprised me, but noneso than the ending or perhaps I should say endings The main plot of the story climaxed Reviewed for www.thcreview.com 4.5 stars Lord of Ice is another winning story from Gaelen Foley In my opinion, it was a little light on the romance, with the historical and suspense elements being given almost equal weight, but it was still a wonderful and engaging book I did not find this to be a predictable read at all There were several times that the direction of the story surprised me, but noneso than the ending or perhaps I should say endings The main plot of the story climaxed about forty pages or so from the end of the book and then turned in a completely unexpected direction, actually giving it a second ending of sorts plus an epilogue I m not really sure this second ending was necessary, but it did give another slice of life scenario to this appealing couple I loved the warm family atmosphere surrounding the Knight clan Even though they are of mixed parentage and each of the siblings has a distinct personality, they are a very close knit and welcoming family One of my favorite scenes in the book is when Miranda spies the Knight brothers having a late night snowball fight like a bunch of unruly schoolboys It was an extremely heartwarming scene that left a huge smile on my face I also really appreciate Ms Foley s use of details to enrich the narrative In some books I have read, such descriptions can be dry and slow the pace, but in Lord of Ice, everything from the account of the Knight family s Christmas celebration to the political climate of the era was woven together seamlessly and in an engaging way that made it seem like I was actually there.Damien and Miranda were a memorable hero and heroine Damien is an intense, tortured alpha with the call of the warrior in his blood and an extreme case of PTSD from the time he spent in the Peninsular War fighting on the front lines After an incident in Lord of Fire, where he lost track of where he was and came back to himself with weapons in his hands, he decided to live a solitary life for the safety of his loved ones The psychological pain Damien experiences is so intense that he has thought of killing himselfthan once, and he has a few flashbacks that were violent enough to make me a tad squeamish, one involving a horse, which as an animal lover, was particularly disturbing Miranda is a strong, independent minded young lady, who is a spitfire without being shrewish and is gentle and sensitive without being a push over, which is an amazing balance for an author to be able to strike At first, I found myself thinking of Miranda in a childish way, but perhaps that was a stroke of genius on Ms Foley s part, since that is what Damien had initially thought as well It didn t take long for Miranda to grow up , and although she did lie to Damien a few times, I am happy to say that she never had any TSTL moments She was a very smart girl, who always seemed to know when to cut her losses and simply tell the truth Miranda had been through tremendous pain in her own life She was a bastard child, lost her parents at a young age, was sent to live in a terrible boarding school where she was abused, and now her own uncle is trying to kill her, yet she somehow still maintains a spirited, glass half full approach to life My other favorite scene is when Miranda tried to get a rise out of the buttoned up Damien by saying some rather scandalous things, which made me laugh Miranda is not afraid to go after what she wants, and that, she discovers pretty quickly, is Damien She is almost the exact opposite of Damien, but is deftly able to handle him, even in his darkest moments I loved her fearlessness, determination and loyalty to her man, and how she never gave up on him, even when he tried his best to drive her away The personalities of this couple reminded me a great deal of the hero and heroine from Loretta Chase s Lord of Scoundrels, so anyone who has enjoyed that book, should like this one and vice versa.The cast of secondary characters was superb with all the Knight siblings playing fairly significant roles except for black sheep, Jack, who has yet to make an appearance It was so nice to catch up with Robert and Bel from The Duke, as well as Lucien and Alice from Lord of Fire, and see the changes in their lives I like that these books seem to take place almost consecutively, with no time lost in between stories Also present were Jacinda, Lizzie and Alec who get their own books later in the series There were also brief appearances by Bel s father from The Duke and two of Lucien s young secret agents from Lord of Fire Readers are given an introduction to the scandalous but charming thief, Billy Blade, who becomes the hero and object of Jacinda s affection in the next book, Lady of Desire, as well as, the dashing Ian Griff Prescott, who becomes the hero of Her Only Desire, the first book in the Spice Trilogy spin off series I have to say that both of these men have definitely peaked my interest With Mr Reed and Miss Brocklehurst, the headmaster and headmistress of the girl s school the evil Algernon Sherbrooke, Miranda s murderous uncle and all of his cronies from the Raptors street gang, there were bad guys aplenty There was also Algernon s son, Crispin, who is a dissolute rake with a gambling problem, but who doesn t quite seem to have his father s penchant for villainy All in all this was a very full and well rounded cast that made the narrative evenrobust.There was very little I didn t like about the book, but if there was one thing I could change it would be that Damien and Miranda would have hadscenes together When Damien let his guard down, and they were in each other s presence, they lit up the pages, but most of the time Damien kept Miranda at arms length, thinking it best for her safety I sometimes wished that he would lighten up a little and not be so stubborn, as I sometimes felt like there was an arctic chill emanating from the pages Then again, he was very alpha, making those characteristics consistent with his personality Also, it was pretty overtly implied that Miranda was molested by the headmaster of her school, but other than the mere acknowledgment of the abuse and justice being served, this aspect of her life was never really explored I found this to be a little disappointing, but I suppose understandable considering the sheer volume of events that were already on the canvas, as well as the darkness of Damien s PTSD The inclusion of too many unhappy incidents would have made the story depressing, when a large part of it was pretty intense already Overall though, these were fairly minor detractors from an otherwise extremely well written novel I don t think that any author to date has given me three keepers right in a row, but Gaelen Foley did just that with the first three books of her Knight Miscellany series which I greatly look forward to continuing soon Lord of Ice is preceded by The Duke and Lord of Fire and is followed by Lady of Desire, Devil Takes a Bride, One Night of Sin and His Wicked Kiss While Lord of Ice was not to my knowledge ever billed as a Christmas story, the bulk of it does take place around that time of year, making it a timely read for the upcoming holiday season


  4. Saly Saly says:

    Our war hero, has PTSD after all his experiences and likes to cope with alcohol women I did find it weird that in the previous book we are told he is awkward with women and suddenly he isn t Our heroine is an orphan who loves to act which makes her feel closer to her dead actress mother This plot is dropped when hero comes into her life of course He is made her guardian when her uncle is murdered h H first meet when he tries to pick her up after her theater performance Later he comes to Our war hero, has PTSD after all his experiences and likes to cope with alcohol women I did find it weird that in the previous book we are told he is awkward with women and suddenly he isn t Our heroine is an orphan who loves to act which makes her feel closer to her dead actress mother This plot is dropped when hero comes into her life of course He is made her guardian when her uncle is murdered h H first meet when he tries to pick her up after her theater performance Later he comes to pick her up at the school she stays run by a child molester He wants to find her a husband but they fall for each other But H still has his issues Suddenly at the 90% mark after they get their HEA, author decides to throw a spanner in the works, H has to go back to war He acts like an ass and says your money is mine and I can do whatever I want with it historical accuracy but this 21st century woman doesn t like it Then all is dandy That was something the book didn t need at all.All in all enjoyable till the 90% mark when an unnecessary plot device is added


  5. Lucia✍ Lucia✍ says:

    I review as I read Och, the beginning of this book was so sad But very catchy Give me a tortured war hero book any time.I like the writer s style as it s very catchy, easy to understand, yet rich At first though, I didn t really know what to expect of the hero I didn t know the hero s age, but by his interactions with the heroine, it almost seemed she was too young for him Like he was way way older especially as he s her uncle s friend.I understand that indeed he was much older than she w I review as I read Och, the beginning of this book was so sad But very catchy Give me a tortured war hero book any time.I like the writer s style as it s very catchy, easy to understand, yet rich At first though, I didn t really know what to expect of the hero I didn t know the hero s age, but by his interactions with the heroine, it almost seemed she was too young for him Like he was way way older especially as he s her uncle s friend.I understand that indeed he was much older than she was, but I didn t enjoy how he spoke to her Always like a child and I just couldn t wrap my mind around their romance I also thought it funny how Crispin s spending was the cause of his father s behavior yet he turned on his father in the end The book had a lot going on and I loved the pace From the boarding school to society to the war I love a busy book.All in all, the plot was nice and enjoyable


  6. Kelly Kelly says:

    Re read from my HS college years while I was sick with a 101 degree fever yesterday I LOOOOOVED this series then, must have re read this half a dozen times in my late teens Its melodramatic overwrought terrible prose and retrograde statements from a supposedly feminist esque feisty heroine absolutely don t hold up now but I still love the Knight fam as a concept and Lucien and Robert are still hot AF.


  7. Joanna Loves Reading Joanna Loves Reading says:

    A solid 4 stars My main quibble was the villain, who was ridiculous The central romance was very strong, supported by strong MCs that compliment each other, rather than one stealing the show This was my fourth Foley, and I am enjoying her descriptive stylewith each read Even if the story isn t a favorite of mine, I still enjoy the richness of her writing This one thankfully had both, strong story and writing I plan to read the remaining books in this series in 2018.


  8. When Funmi Met Romance When Funmi Met Romance says:

    I just felt the need to write a couple of thoughts on this book I m in the process of reading this a third time I will never ever be able to fully commit to a day when i can say something is my favorite book I hope I never reach that day I always want my reading world to have room to grow so that I can always await in anticipation something great However, this book, this book is very up there for me I ve read countless Romance books,than my memory cares to let me ponder This book re I just felt the need to write a couple of thoughts on this book I m in the process of reading this a third time I will never ever be able to fully commit to a day when i can say something is my favorite book I hope I never reach that day I always want my reading world to have room to grow so that I can always await in anticipation something great However, this book, this book is very up there for me I ve read countless Romance books,than my memory cares to let me ponder This book remains a poignant one in my head The characters called out to me This is a superb piece of romance that Gaelen Foley has graced us readers with I recommend this book to anyone who reads romance I looked over my read books and I couldn t believe I hadn t written a review I don t even know if you could call this a review This book was too good, too amazing, for me to not put some words of my own next to them whether they be read by people or not I love this book and plan on loving it for a long time It is one of the few romance books my mind won t let me forget


  9. Karen Karen says:

    Loved this one Damien Knight, also known as Lord Winterly, our tortured hero, really was a hero, in every sense of the word I challenge anyone not to fall in love with him There was so much going on in this story A twisting together of tragic events that brought these two characters together I really liked Miranda s character as well She had her moments of annoyance, but I m cutting her some slack, because she d gone through so much tragedy by the age of 19 And Uncle Agly what a horrid Loved this one Damien Knight, also known as Lord Winterly, our tortured hero, really was a hero, in every sense of the word I challenge anyone not to fall in love with him There was so much going on in this story A twisting together of tragic events that brought these two characters together I really liked Miranda s character as well She had her moments of annoyance, but I m cutting her some slack, because she d gone through so much tragedy by the age of 19 And Uncle Agly what a horrid man I wanted him to die badly I have to say, I m new to GF s books, and I m really enjoying her writing So I think I ll move on to book 4


  10. Lindsay Lindsay says:

    3.5 stars


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Lord of Ice [Read] ➵ Lord of Ice Author Gaelen Foley – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Damien Knight, the Earl of Winterley, is proud, aloof, and tormented by memories of war Though living in seclusion, he is named guardian to a fellow officer s ward Instead of the young homeless waif h Damien Knight, the Earl of Winterley, is proud, aloof, and tormented by memories of war Though living in seclusion, he is named guardian to a fellow officer s ward Instead of the young homeless waif he was expecting, however, Miranda FitzHubert is a stunning, passionate beauty who forces him back into society.

  • Paperback
  • 336 pages
  • Lord of Ice
  • Gaelen Foley
  • English
  • 25 February 2019
  • 0749956100

About the Author: 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 MedallionA Pennsylvania native, Gaelen holds a BA in English literature with a Lord of ePUB í 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, EG Foley See EGFoley She is hard at work on her next book.