The Lion's Lady

The Lion's Lady

by Julie Garwood
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Overview

The Lion's Lady by Julie Garwood

A daring lady meets a dashing lord with the soul of a pirate in this classic Regency romance novel from bestselling author Julie Garwood.

Christina Bennett had taken London society by storm. The ravishing beauty guarded the secret of her mysterious past until the night Lyon, Marquis of Lyonwood, stole a searching, sensuous 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 so 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!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451623185
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication date: 08/31/2010
Series: Crown's Spies Series , #1
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 14,113
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Julie Garwood is the author of numerous New York Times bestsellers, including Fire and Ice, Shadow Music, Shadow Dance, Murder List, Killjoy, Mercy, Heartbreaker, Ransom, and Come the Spring. There are more than thirty-six million copies of her books in print.

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Lion's Lady 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 236 reviews.
Magensbay More than 1 year ago
This is my first reading of a Julie Garwood novel and it was great! I bought it on Tuesday and finish reading it on Thursday. The story was captivating and the love scenes "hot" and descriptive. I have always read only Johanna Lindsey and Kathleen Woodiwiss books and decided to branch out. Well, Julie Garwood is a great "branching out". I loved Christina. She is very endearing and the book gave us all a glimpse into how to be a loving spouse. All the characters were great and Lyon was exceptionally a supportive sexy husband. Since I do not re-read my novels, ever, this book is surely tempting me to break that rule!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Princess Christina is the main topic of gossip with everyone in London. The mysterious Princess is beautiful, warm and friendly. The people of London know virtually nothing about her. The love story is great, the sensuality is charmingly warm, and the various characters just seem to come alive on the page. The humor which constantly arises due the the contrasting cultures made me laugh all through the book. Christina and Lyon are both intelligent, likeable and strong. The lurking sense of danger which threads through the book makes the plot satisfying, and Christina's mother's journal entries (which start each chapter) are very poignant. I just love this book and would encourage anyone who loves the Regency genre to read it. Christina hides many secrets - particularly that she was raised by American Native Indians. At times, her presentation to and acceptance by London society seems a little stretched but it is such a great story that you overlook those little bits of non-reality. 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 is a very likable heroine. She is a little too sweet at times but I have found that this is typical for Garwood's heroines. But Christina was so ornery and stubborn to boot! She lied - constantly - to Lyon. Fortunately, he considered it endearing because he understood her reason for it. She is only attempting to cover up her background and I think she is mostly truthful at other times. It is so humorous how Lyon handles Christina's lies and her attempts to hide the truth by giving him vague answers to his specific questions. I love that Christina thinks of Lyon as a warrior. The relationship is certainly unusual for romance writing. There is none of the misunderstandings and bitter words so common in this type of book. We get to see their relationship from the beginning with an unusual twist. From the first moment, they both realize that their attraction to each other is strong and shared. They both attempt to avoid this mutual attraction in their own ways. As Christina and Lyon's relationship develops, we get to experience many wonderful scenes in which they live out, day to day, their love for each other. It is refreshing to not have fighting and disturbances between the romance leads up until the end of the book. We are given time to relish their relationship. Amazing read!    
DelightedNovela More than 1 year ago
I do enjoy reading a good historical romance novel and this one is very very good. The prologue sets the story and completely pulls you in. I loved how Christina never let go of her roots. Her character and personality is quite charming. This story is enthralling and not disappointing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of Julie Garwood's finest novels. I couldn't put it down. It was funny and enchanting, i won't ever forget this one. Christina and Lyon make this story of intrigue and deception memorable. A must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved both of the main characters. Interesting plot take on a standard romance novel storyline, with some very cute and funny moments throughout. This is one of my staples I go to again and again when I want a quick fun read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my absolute favorite book by this author. I think I have read it at least 20 times and am still not tired of it. She is normally a good author but not one of my favorites. But she did very, very well with this one. It is definitely worth the money.
HEDI09 More than 1 year ago
I think I've read all of Garwood's books and intend to read every one she writes! Another author I recently discovered has knocked me off my feet! EXPLOSION IN PARIS by Linda Masemore Pirrung is just about the most rewarding, fascinating, charming, and suspenseful book I've read in a while! I can't wait for her next one and am hoping as her reviewers are, that there is a sequel to this one!!! Check out her reviews!!! They HOOKED me big time!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book opens with a very promising story but as the characters play out you feel as though the book trails off. You never really get attached to the characters. Lyon is a strong male but Christina is almost irriatating. She goes from being strong to weak to almost annoying. The romance and passion that you would expecct in this type of book was never really there as I read page after page. I honestly had to stop reading the book. I just didn't enjoy the story. It wasn't interesting or suspenseful. I read the other reviews so I was completely shocked because I was anticipating a great read yet I was very disappointed. If you have never read a Julie Garwood book skip this one. It's not worth it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is Great! Christina claims the Dakota people as her family even though she has Blue eyes and Blonde hair. Anyway she is going on the biggest adventur of her life, returning to England and facing the Evil that murdered her mother and countless others. While she is adjusting to her new role she finds Lion a man after her own heart. Together they face her father and fall in love (Of course :))
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read many romance novels, mysteries, etc. over the years. But Julie Garwood is the best. Her stories have made me sad and glad, actually laughing out loud. Whenever I'm a little down, I re-re-re-read 'The Lion's Lady'. It has so many laughs, it just brightens up the whole world. Keep on doing what your doing Julie Garwood, your the best. Of all her books, I love the old stories the best.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lyon, Marquis of Lyonwood is one of those near-perfect heros, a memorable character to be sure. He was great and the story was great, but I did expect to meet Christina's family. I think the author intended for Christina to be a strong woman, but honestly, she didn't quite live up to it. All in all, though, this was a GREAT book. And, ladies, if you really want to read a GREAT book, try THE ROSE OF ENCHANTMENT by Kathryn Bender. This one book is better than all Ms Garwoods books put together! And I love Ms Garwood!
Guest More than 1 year ago
O.k., first let me start off by saying that Julie Garwood cannot write a bad novel. I have read almost all of them and have enjoyed every single one. This book was no exception. But, (you knew this was coming) this book was not at the top of my list. I just couldn't connect with these characters like I have with other characters of Julie's. I did not relate to Christina at all, but that is more my problem than the character's. I also felt as if the ending was very rushed. It went so fast, I had a hard time keeping up and wished for the sake of the characters, we could have had more conversation and interacting rather than just a quick third-person, matter-of-fact narrative. I don't want anyone to think I disliked the book. I enjoyed reading it, but just wished I had gotten more involved with the story-line as I have with almost all of Garwood's books. In the end, I do recommend this book. If you buy it, you won't be disapointed. I also HIGHLY recommned any of Garwood's mid-evil novels. Those are my favorites.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS WAS MY FIRST JULIE GARWOOD NOVEL. I FELL IN LOVE WITH HER AND THIS BOOK. BUT I MUST SAY EVEN THOUGH I HAVE READ MANY OF HER BOOKS THIS ONE TOPS THEM ALL. THE CHARACTERS HAVE THE MOST HUMORING CONVERSATIONS AND JULIE REALLY CAPTURES THE SPARKS THAT FLY BETWEEN THEM. READ THIS BOOK AND YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great humorous without being rediculous!! Romantic love scenes without being vulgar! A hero that is tender and very manly at the same time. Love your historicals!!! Please start writing them again Ms. Garwood!!!!! Yours are the best!!!!
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Another great book by garland. Like all her books there is humor with the drama. This was one of her better ones. I book worthy of a second read.
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Enjoyed the read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had elements of all the things I don't like: prologue, dream sequence, tandem storyline from the past, - and it was all woven flawlessly into a magnificent story! Thought provoking, humorous, sexy, it's all here, just enough angst, just enough intrigue, just enough tears. All of this wrapped around characters you will love, love, love...and hate to leave when the last page is turned. If you believe as I do that good writing equals good reading: enjoy!
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Cops
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Will appeal to readers of historical romance another 20 years from now.