The Golden Leopard

The Golden Leopard

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by Lynn Kerstan
     
 

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"Trust an ex-nun to write the hottest, most desperate and exhilarating romance of the year . . . " (Contra Costa Times)

Lady Jessica "Jessie" Carville gave up on up men six years ago, after being deserted by Lord Hugo Duran, the man she loved beyond all reason. She has carried on with her life and . . . shockingly . . . with her career. Although most of

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"Trust an ex-nun to write the hottest, most desperate and exhilarating romance of the year . . . " (Contra Costa Times)

Lady Jessica "Jessie" Carville gave up on up men six years ago, after being deserted by Lord Hugo Duran, the man she loved beyond all reason. She has carried on with her life and . . . shockingly . . . with her career. Although most of Society frowns upon a woman in business, Lady Jessica is a natural at collecting and selling antiques. She's put the past behind her until one night at an auction, when Duran shows up. He's back in England, and he has plans that involve her. Can she resist what he has in mind?

Duran, though willful and mysterious, is a gentleman--when it suits him. Yet he left his lover without so much a note saying why. Now he's on a mission filled with danger. If he doesn't succeed, he will die. Can he convince Jessica to help him without endangering her as well?


Lynn Kerstan, former college professor, folksinger, professional bridge player, and nun, is the author of sixteen romance novels and four novellas, all set in Regency England.
A RITA winner and five-time RITA Finalist, her books are regularly listed among the best in the Regency genre. The Golden Leopard and Heart of the Tiger were selected by Library Journal for its Best Books of the Year list (2002 and 2003), and Dangerous Passions was named by Booklist as one of the Top Ten Romances of 2005.

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Library Journal
When black sheep adventurer Lord Hugo Duran suddenly reappears in Lady Jessica Carville's life after an absence of more than six years, she has no intention of either renewing their past romantic relationship or of letting him jeopardize her fledgling position as an antiquities expert. But in his wanderings through India, Duran has run afoul of a local petty tyrant and will forfeit his life if he cannot locate a missing jeweled statue-and for that he needs Jessica's help. Although the bones of the story are classic and deceptively simple, the wonderfully complex characters and intricate, beautifully delineated details lend a richness to a gradually unfolding tale that will keep readers wondering how things can possibly work out. Adding spice to the mix are a few unforgettable secondary characters (including an honorable assassin) and some surprisingly hot but beautifully integrated sex scenes. Although Kerstan's romances have always been well done, the superb character development, the emotional depth, and the exquisite sexual tension in this Regency vaults her to a new level. This is her best to date and a definite top-tier "keeper." Kerstan (Lord Dragoner's Wife) is a RITA Award-winning writer and lives in Southern California. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781611941548
Publisher:
BelleBooks Inc.
Publication date:
07/24/2012
Series:
Big Cat Trilogy , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
668,165
File size:
3 MB

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The Golden Leopard 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good adventure romance, witty, a little steamy.
arlenadean More than 1 year ago
Author: Lynn Kerstan Published by: Onyx Age Recommended: Adult Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Book Blog For: GMTA Rating: 4 Review: "The Golden Leopard" by Lynn Kerstan was a novel with action adventurous historical romance that had a 'exotic settings, intensed scenes and some undercurrent of humor' all rolled up together making this a good read. This novel is the first in series for this author. You will find that the hero and heroine( Duran & Jessica) who had a torrid romance along with the adventures they endured. I did find this novel definitely a combination of 'Indiana Jones and Romancing the Stone' and loaded with twist and turns and amazing action. This was one read that I could put down...with all of its suspense. The setting for "The Golden Leopard" was in India and England...where you will find this read filled with 'dark plots, cultural differences, greed, passion, family dynamics and less not leave out the snobbery of the ton.' You will find all of the characters are well developed and interesting keeping the read alive. So, if you are interested in a historical settings with a mixture of adventure, romance and a story that will move swiftly you have come to the right place for "The Golden Leopard" would be recommended to you as a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book that kept me interested throughout.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my first book by this author. I enjoyed it though i like novels where the man is powerful wealthy. This story starts in india and has lots of adventure. It is different from other stories but interesting and ends well. The romance is very good.
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Pads in and says "im alarie may i join?"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shiomi smiled "good job. :)" she turns "im a clouded leopard so its kinda warm here." Kagoni sat there liking his white cleeted paw.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Would buy another by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable trip to another place and time. Well developed characters, intriguing plot, not an also ran.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
enjoyed the characters, the style and the plot. would also enjoy hearing more about them
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Spottedclan!!!because leapords are spotted. Answer me here if im chosen!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first I have read of Kerstan and I was not disappointed. Very well written with characters that are very real. Great story too. I highly recommend you give her a try. I cannot wait to read the next installment and am going to buy it right now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Any 1 on?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She grood herself
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Take over for now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What country do you live in?.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just to get the question out....have you ever thought about having kits?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Of course!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This adventure tale begins in India but most of it takes place in England. The unlikely hero gains your respect as the character grows and the "bad guy" is an enigma that keeps you wondering.
pugsnhugs More than 1 year ago
great read, kept me interested and turning pages
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
enjoyable suspenseful interesting plot. Well written and researched history. Looking forward to #2 Big Cat Trilogy I did not expect ending due to multiple twists and turns of the story.
Tjb8946 More than 1 year ago
Not what I thought it would be, could not get into it so I did not finish