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 wildfire smoldering beneath Christina's cool charm and swore to possess her....
But the feisty 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!
©2013 Julie Garwood (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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This was one of my favorite books when I was a teenager and I still enjoyed it. Although the narrator drove me nuts with her breathy voice and she was very high pitched whenever the characters raised their voices in an argument. If you are like me, then the narrator can be ignored and still enjoy the book. I sent Audible a bunch of request for books I would like to see on audiobook and this was one of them. Now that I am older and after listening to this book, I realized it was a little cheesier than when I was younger. I don't remember the heroine crying as much when I read it which is slightly annoying while listening to it. I still have good memories with this book and recommend it as a good romance. Now we just have to get the rest of the series on Audible which are; 2. Guardian Angel, 3. The Gift, 4. Castles.
Never judge a book by its movie
They are both fantastic, I like that I can listen to a book in the car on the way to work, and when I am unable to listen, I can read where I left off.
I really loved the opening story of Christina's Dakota Family. I was so detailed, it really makes the reader understand Christina later on in the story.
I also loved the interaction with Christina and one of Lyon's "ladies", it was HYSTERICAL!!
I loved Susan Duerden's narration. A lot of the reviews were complaining that she whispered too much. A lot of the dialogue required whispering, so I wasn't quite sure what the complaints were about.
Oh ya if I had the time, I would have. I did finish it in under 2 days though.
Julie's Historical's are ALWAYS worth the credit. I can't wait for Guardian Angel, The Gift, and Castles.
The Lion's Lady was such a favorite of mine that for several years, whenever I was in an airport bookstore, I'd buy another copy to read while flying.
For those of us who really love Julie Garwood's historical romances, this Regency series is wonderful with this one being the best.
I can hardly wait for the rest of the series.
I love the fact that Christina is from 'the New World', which Lyon has so much difficulty in discovering. There is so much humor and love in Garwood's books.
I listen to and have recently started to write reviews. I've found the reviews have helped me to select books.
I don't think that I would try another book. Romance novels are okay once in awhile but not too often.
The ending was predictable but one that I was happy with.
No, I would not listen to another book narrated by Susan Duerden. She narrated the characters fine but the narration done before the character spoke sounded sing-song to me. I did have a difficult time listening to this part of the narration.
I can't come up with anything at this time.
I will say that the sex scenes were quite graphic. However, the two of them were making love quite a lot throughout the novel, which in and of itself is fine but enough is enough. I began to wonder if that was what their marriage was based on. The 18th century was quite different from the 21st and this might have been reason enough, especially because in that era, women are portrayed as having to endure intercourse for the purpose of creating a new life and not for pleasure. Therefore, for people who do enjoy romance novels this would be a great read.
I'm still listening to the story but I needed to write the review of narrator. She does not take away from the story but dragging out the last word of each sentence is nerve racking!!!
Susan Duerden does an awesome job.
Julie Garwood's writing is always entertaining. If you are already a fan of her novels, then you certainly won't be disappointed with this audiobook.
Wife to sometimes neglected husband (due to listening to audiobooks) and mother to adult children. I am a relatively recent avid reader/listener, only really starting to read for pleasure a few years ago but now am thoroughly addicted.
I realy enjoy Julie Garwood's books and this was no exception. I can say that I was exceptionally pleased that the story was unique and the interactions between the main characters was very entertaining and made me smile. The narrator was great, but I did have a problem with some of the older male voices in the beginning of the book, but not enough to distract from the story.
The story keeps you riveted, although Susan Duerden's whispering was a little disconcerting at times, yet not enough to keep me from enjoying the book. She's a very talented narrator, for the most part.
This well written book had me laughing out loud on several occasions, while feeling like shedding a tear at others.
I recommend it for all romance lovers -- there's humor, intrigue, romance, what more can you ask for?
Love to get lost in a book!
Years ago I found Castles in paperback at the grocery store, and I loved it! When I saw there was a series, starting with The Lion's Lady, I was excited....that was short lived! Long long boring story! I have just over an hour left and I'm forcing myself to finish. The narrator is awesome....no problem differentiating the characters. But unfortunately that did not help the VERY dry story. Don't waste money or a credit on this one!
Her voice has a monotonous way of trailing off in the same sing-song manner at the end of each sentence. The gravelly tone of the male characters is annoying at best, and they all sound the same with the exception of Rhone whose voice she manages to make clear, and distinctive.
I am not yet finished, because I can only listen to the narrator for short periods of time, but the story has me coming back to it faithfully.
I got the entire Crown's Spies series, and am dismayed that all are narrated by the same narrator.
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