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The Lion's Lady | [Julie Garwood]

The Lion's Lady

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.

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Jordy United States 08-15-13
    Jordy United States 08-15-13 Member Since 2012

    I'm proud to be a bookaholic...addicted, obsessed, passionate!!! My favorite way to relax & escape reality....

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    "Yes another 5 star rating!"

    The first book in the Crown's Spies series. Susan Duerden does a wonderful job of narrating this one. What I liked most was the unique plot. The prologue nicely set the stage for this, as well as for Christina's character, and Jessica's journal developed this plot nicely without interfering with Lyon and Christina's romance, which was rather whirlwind and angry, but tender and joyful as well. Christina being raised by Natives and then returning to England to honour her mother's request. Christina is one amazing character, and she never leaves one feel bored. Christina made me laugh. She's proud and strong willed and Lyon loves that about her. I love it when she divorces Lyon for shaming her. I love his reaction too. But most of all I love how she has everyone so damn confused, but so convinced of her sincerity that they'll do anything she asks, no matter how ridiculous it is from their point of view. And Lyon there is no words to describe him, he is gorgeous and very very stubborn but he is definitely not the only one. The witty dialog between the couple constantly made me laugh and smile. In fact, this book caused me to laugh a lot. If you are looking for an amazing love story with lots of funny moments than I highly recommend this audiobook.

    19 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    DARA "Beautiful" Niagara Falls, NY USA 06-03-13
    DARA "Beautiful" Niagara Falls, NY USA 06-03-13 Member Since 2011

    ~~~"HOPEFUL ROMANTIC"~~~ ***Love All Romances.....Especially Detailed Historical Type*** ~~ "Reviews Should Never Contain Spoilers"~~

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    "I loved everything about this book!"

    This book kept me captivated from beginning to end. The story wasn't your typical historical romance and I liked that......it kept it interesting. I recommend this book not only to anyone who enjoys romances but also people who like Native American stories.

    I heard this narrator before and I really enjoy her reading. Many people complain when she whispers and I don't understand the complaint. She only whispers when the book says "she/he whispered". How can you fault the narrator for whispering when the author wrote that in the book?

    Anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and its worth a credit (or better yet if you find it on sale like I did snatch it up quick!)

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jane Chicago, IL, United States 03-24-14
    Jane Chicago, IL, United States 03-24-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Enjoyable. Humorous."

    Christina keeps secrets and lies to Lyon a lot. He knows she is lying - so that’s ok with me. Other authors annoy me when lies do not fit motivations. That does not happen here. Christina wants a temporary marriage and plans to divorce him soon after. He gets bent out of shape over that.

    One reviewer complained it was not historically accurate about Indians in America. If that’s true, I don’t care. I enjoyed it for what it was – light, fun, escape, and romance.

    AUDIOBOOK NARRATOR:
    Susan Duerden is fabulous. She’s a chameleon with her voices. I felt like different people were talking. She does men really well - and sexy. She has an excellent narration style. I’ll listen to her anytime.

    Genre: historical romance

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Anthony Carfora Barnegat, NJ 10-25-13
    Anthony Carfora Barnegat, NJ 10-25-13 Member Since 2003
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Lion's Lady to be better than the print version?

    No


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Christina


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    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.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    I got the entire Crown's Spies series, and am dismayed that all are narrated by the same narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Pamela Dale Foster Sykesville, MD 09-26-13
    Pamela Dale Foster Sykesville, MD 09-26-13 Member Since 2010

    I listen to and have recently started to write reviews. I've found the reviews have helped me to select books.

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    "Romance Romance Romance"
    Would you try another book from Julie Garwood and/or Susan Duerden?

    I don't think that I would try another book. Romance novels are okay once in awhile but not too often.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The ending was predictable but one that I was happy with.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Susan Duerden?

    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.


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    I can't come up with anything at this time.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    kathleen Yardley, PA, United States 09-25-13
    kathleen Yardley, PA, United States 09-25-13 Member Since 2011
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    "You will love this book"
    What made the experience of listening to The Lion's Lady the most enjoyable?

    When I first began the book, I thought what am I reading. But it moved forward quickly. I loved this book, I am a big fan of Julie Garwood and I would say this is definitely one of my favorites


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Christina, she new who she was and took London by storm


    What about Susan Duerden’s performance did you like?

    It took me a long time to get used to her, I have heard other that were much better.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The naming of her son moved me too tears. Her loyalty to her family.


    Any additional comments?

    If you choose this book, you will love this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    J Riverton, WV, United States 08-15-13
    J Riverton, WV, United States 08-15-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Great story"

    I really like books by Julie Garwood and this one was no exception. The narrator was irritating when she performed the male voices. They all seemed to whisper and sound like they had a cold or sore throat. If the story had not been so interesting I would had stopped listening early on because of the narrator. I will listen to the series despite the poor narration just because the Garwood's stories are so captivating.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Frances Salem, NH, United States 07-13-13
    Frances Salem, NH, United States 07-13-13 Member Since 2011

    Picky Reader

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    "Get a new narrator!"

    As a fan on Julie Garwood's books, I'm always excited to see one available on audible.com. This story doesn't disappoint... lots of romance, twists and turns... a nice distraction. The performance by Susan Duerden, however, almost had me turning off the book and scrapping the whole thing. Her portrayal of a child's voice was cringe inducing, and the voice used for the heroine was like nails scraping on a chalkboard... on the rare occasions she spoke above a whisper. In her defense, the author seemed to write a lot of, "she whispered", so I guess the narrator was only doing what was written, but it was so frequent that is was almost comical.

    I disliked the narrator so much, the even though I want to hear some more Julie Garwood books, I just can't sit through this narrator ever again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 05-02-13
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 05-02-13 Member Since 2010

    bookworm

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    "IT'S A WORTHY FIVE STAR LISTEN"

    This book is full of GREATS - the narration, the author, the storyline, the dialogue, the characters, their chemistry and, of course, the romance.

    It's all been said before by my fellow reviewers so all that I can add is that it was a joy to listen to this different, action packed tender, sweet, sad, funny, emotional story that stands out from the crowded bookshelves because it did such a good job of mentally time travelling you to a bygone era and feeding you a romance that nourishes your mind as well as your heart.

    Worth a credit? Absolutely YES.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    MickeyMarie Narnia 04-10-13
    MickeyMarie Narnia 04-10-13 Member Since 2003

    I read so I can write

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    "Excellent Well-developed story"

    This is a great story, well developed with strong believable characters. From the first, the background story drew me in and held my interest all the way to the end. I especially liked Lyon and how he stayed so confused by his delightful lioness that you couldn't help being on his side.

    Definitely worth the credit. As usual July Garwood has produced an entertaining novel. Susan Duerden did a very good job of narrating.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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