by Carolyn Faulkner

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Lion by Carolyn Faulkner

All Cecelia Franklin wanted out of this encounter was enough information to keep working on the novel she was writing, but she ended up getting a lot more than she bargained for.

She'd managed an incredible coup – she got a meeting with Nicolo Antonelli. They called him the lion, for his long, shoulder length hair – and his ruthless reputation.

Nico didn't have much use for reporters or journalists, but a fiction writer? And a beautiful one at that, who seemed to show signs that she might have some of the same...interests he had? How could he not take advantage of that?

Publisher's Disclaimer: A love story, completed by passion and discipline.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156809424
Publisher: Blushing Books Publications
Publication date: 09/12/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 329,951
File size: 103 KB

About the Author

The words “spanking” and “discipline” have always sent a shiver up Carolyn Faulkner's spine. She knows she's not alone.

Writing started as a way to explore her feelings. Soon short stories flowed from her pen featuring reluctant heroes taking the leading lady in hand, but always for her own good.

Today Carolyn is the author of dozens of books. She writes from her home in Maine, where she lives with her husband and leading man.

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Lion 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Brev More than 1 year ago
I was given an ARC copy of this book for an honest review. It tells the story of how Ce-ce, a budding author met Nico, a Mafia boss, in an attempt to gather information for a book she was writing. Nico is entranced by her and invites her out. It becomes clear that they are both interested in a D/s lifestyle and they gradually enter into a relationship that is at times quite harsh but is always consensual. There is humour, - Ce-ce isn't a pushover and their feelings for one another deepen to a profound if unconventional love. This is one of Carolyn Faulkner's sizzling hot stories.
JulietteS More than 1 year ago
There is no doubt that Ms Faulkner is a fine author with great story writing and telling ability. I received this book as an ARC for my honest review and I can honestly say that I did not enjoy reading it. I do not usually choose this genre but was tempted by the author and my past experiences with her books. This is the tale of Ce-ce and Nico as they develop very quickly into a relationship defined by BDSM. The plot progression is good and the characters developed very quickly. The erotic scenes are explicitly described and plentiful. Personally, I would have torn out Nico’s jugular but I can admire a skilfully written tale without particularly enjoying the subject matter.
Redrabbitt More than 1 year ago
I AM YOURS Once again, Ms. Faulkner has written a dark tale that for some, would be considered erotic horror, and this time, it is a Mafia based story. When Cecelia Franklin, aka CeCe, is working on writing a novel, she decides to bravely enter the den of the Lion, Nicolo Antonelli. Be very careful what you ask for, the answers may not match the questions, but ones you will learn to live with. The plot is a darkly erotic tale, this is not sweet romance, this is not playing BDSM games, this is total dominant control at the hand of a Master Dominant. Nick doesn’t ask; he tells you what he expects, what will happen, what he will do, and then he carries it out. CeCe is a rather simple but straightforward and naïve lady that will learn the darker side of Nico. “It turns you on, doesn’t it? The mere idea of yielding control to me—submitting to me?” What starts out as a meeting, then is an invitation to dinner, to his home for the weekend and into his life under his complete control. Their relationship is sadomasochistic, where she accepts everything he dishes out, and it is cruel and harsh. “I crave you, girl, and I will have you any time I want you.”
Every1sacritic More than 1 year ago
One of Carolyn Faulkner's best stories. This is dark with harsh punishments. Not your typical romance. Excellent.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lion by Carolyn Faulkner is about Ce-Ce, a writer, and Nico, a mob boss, who have a passionate sub/dom relationship. Nico can be very rough and stern at times, but it is very clear that he adores Ce-Ce. Ce-Ce is a feisty submissive who enjoys giving up her control and pleasing Nico. There were some very intense parts of the story that seemed a bit harsh, but overall the story was captivating. I was given an ARC copy by the publisher for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Instead of Carolyn Faulkner's Lion......when i open the book i get Viola Morne....Lucifer's Little Bride. I've seen other reviews stating weird things about their purchase....but this is in my opinion weirder!!!
emlv More than 1 year ago
Those of you that write, know that research is a crucial thing to do to allow your novel to fly. So it is for Cecelia. She’s writing about mobsters and rather bravely, seeks out Nick. He’s alpha through and through and what follows is a very passionate tale of pain and pleasure. I admit to wishing there were more scenes outside of that passion, but if you are seeking the thrill of such things, this one is for you. This is my honest review for my ARC copy.
HopeSW More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this well written book but wished there was more story to go along with the many great sex and punishment scenes. I can say that it was interesting to see where Nick and Celia would go in this storyline. Nick the Lion, an alleged crime boss, was a man that was used to getting what he wanted. He wanted Celia and Celia was who he would have. Although he loved her, Nick was set in his ways, high handed, had rigid standards, and doled out harsh punishments. Celia on the other hand was devoted to Nick but seemed overwhelmed at times. She met him while doing research for a novel she was writing but seemed to lose track of that part of her through out the story. There feelings were intense and all consuming as they spent most of there time together. However, she loved Nick and loved his way of handling her. I truly enjoyed Nick's "proposal" as it was so in line with his character and the relationship he and Celia had developed. Overall I recommend reading this book if you enjoy an intense love story with a more harsh side of a D/s relationship that leans more on the side of S/m. I would loved to have seen more story about Nick's business as well as Celia's writing but the focus was more on the relationship aspects. The sex and punishment scenes were many with a few laughs thrown in as well. I hope you enjoy! Note: I was given this ARC copy in exchange for an honest review.
23Stats More than 1 year ago
I, like many others, am a big fan of Carolyn Faulkner. Her books always give great depth and development to both the submissive female lead and the dominant Alpha male. This book is no exception and delivers everything we have come to expect and cherish. My only slight disappointment with this particular story is that I feel the submissive nature of Cecilia was too quickly and too harshly taken advantage of by the mafia head, the titular “Lion”. Even with that minor reservation I still see this as a full 4 star book, and I know that most all of you will enjoy it thoroughly. I received this book as an advance review copy, in exchange for an honest review, from the publisher.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I received this book as an ARC read and it was such a sexy story. A mob boss and a fiction writer. Nico and Cecelia are perfect for each other. He nees to control, discipline and own his woman. Cecelia needs to be controlled by someone who understands her. It's sexy and loving and harsh and it's definitely Carolyn Faulkner. Great read.
Sheena More than 1 year ago
I received an ARC copy for an honest review. This book is not for the faint of heart. I loved the scene with the dessert. Super hot. The H was a little over the top but it was still hot.