The Lion's Lady Mass Market Paperback – Mar 1 1991
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Johanna Lindsey Outstanding...wonderfully unique in plot and characters, and beautifully told...delightful.
Judith McNaught A beautiful love story. One of the best books I have read in a very long time.
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Christina Bennett had taken London society by storm. The ravishing beauty guarded the secret of her mysterious past untily the night Lyon, Marquis of Lyonwood, stole a searching sensous kiss. An arrogant nobleman with a pirate's passions, he tasted the wild fire smoldering beneath Christina's cool charm and swore to posess her...
But the fiesty and defiant Christina would not be do easily conquered. Mistress of her heart and of her fortune, she resisted Lyon's sensuous caresses. She dared not surrender to his love...for then, she must also forsake her precious secret...and her promised destiny.See all Product Description
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Lyon, The Marquis of Lyonwood, is a cynical and hard man. He has the usually rakish views of English historical romance in that he does not believe in love or even expect to meet a woman that could mean more to him than the physical side of a relationship.
Christina and Lyon meet at a party and from the first glimpse, they know their attraction to each other is certainly unique. Although Lyon doesn't want a relationship with a woman beyond a mistress, he finds himself seeking out Christina again and again. Christina is unlike any woman he has ever met, she is rather blunt and does not fear or hide her fierce attraction to Lyon. Since Lyon has a lot of experience solving mysteries, through his secretive work for the English government, he senses when something is not truthful. And he senses Christina is not being entirely truthful when answering questions about her past. Lyon becomes almost obsessed with finding out about Christina's past and finds himself wildly attracted to her. Christina, in turn, is very attracted to Lyon but will not tell him her secrets because she must maintain her Princess front and knows she will return to America eventually.
This is my third Garwood book. I would have rated them all 5 stars but this is the best one yet. The humor is subtle but at times makes you laugh out loud.Read more ›
The story then jumps ahead to England, where Christina has just been introduced to "polite society." She meets Lyon, the Marquis of Lyonwood and is immediately attracted to him. She learns from her grandfather's attorneys that she will lose control of her inheritance to her evil father if she hasn't married by her next birthday. Her nasty Aunt Patricia wants the money, so she devises a scheme to get Christina married off to someone she can control, someone who will sign over a huge chunk of the inheritance to the aunt just to be able to have the "prize" of Christina. Christina decides to take matters into her own hands and proposes to Lyon. The main plot deals with whether or not they will marry.
Unfortunately,I felt the story took off in too many different directions, leaving many loops in the story and getting "facts" as established by the author mixed up. It was so hard to follow along - lots of bits and pieces didn't add up.Read more ›
I especially enjoyed the hero (Lyon) and the heroine (Christina). There banter was funny and extremely entertaining and their love story was sweet and steamy. Christina was so funny I really loved her, she's one of the best heroine's I've read in a long time.
My main complaint every time I read a Julie Garwood book is that her narrating style isn't my favorite. I prefer a first person POV story, or if it is third person I like it to be a limited POV. Garwood tends to write in third person but it's not limited POV. I find it jumpy at times when I'm getting so many characters different thoughts. It definitely affected the flow of the story more than a few times for me. My other small complaint has nothing to do with writing style but the wrap up of the story, and as unrealistic as this is, I really wished Christina and Lyon could've gone back to see her family :(
Overall this was a very entertaining and good read, I would definitely recommend it to any historical romance fan.
Also recommended: Honor's Splendor (Garwood), The Gift (Garwood) The Prize (Garwood), Castles (Garwood), Princess & Lady of Desire, by Galen Foley.
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I love this book Lyon & Christina, I have read their story forever and it is so funny.Published on Aug. 17 2006 by Watchgirl
Lion's Lady is very entertaining and enjoyable. The aspect of an English child raised by an American Indian tribe and returned to England stirs the imagination. Read morePublished on May 15 2004 by Nancy Compton
I love all Julie Garwood books. I have all of them and I've read them so many times. My favorite books are RANSOM, THE SECRET, THE WEDDING, THE PRIZE. Read morePublished on April 17 2004 by Cristina Bautista
This was the only Garwood book that I actually couldn't force myself to finish. I have loved all her other books I have read. Read morePublished on March 18 2004