Lair of the Lion
The Beast . . . Rumor said the powerful Nicolai DeMarco could command the heavens, that the beasts below did his bidding . . . and that he was doomed to destroy the woman he took as wife. It was whispered he was not wholly human—as untamed as his tawny mane and slashing amber eyes. The Beauty... show more
The Beast . . . Rumor said the powerful Nicolai DeMarco could command the heavens, that the beasts below did his bidding . . . and that he was doomed to destroy the woman he took as wife. It was whispered he was not wholly human—as untamed as his tawny mane and slashing amber eyes. The Beauty . . . Impoverished aristocrat Isabella Vernaducci would defy death itself to rescue her imprisoned brother. She’d even brave the haunted, accursed lair of the lion—the menacing palace of legendary, lethal Don Nicolai DeMarco. The Bargain . . . Then Isabella met a man whose growl was velvet, purring heat, whose eyes held dark, all-consuming desire. And when the don commanded her to become his bride, she went willingly into his muscled arms, praying she’d save his tortured soul . . . not sacrifice her life.
Publish date: January 31st 2012
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
A beauty and the beast story. This is set in Italy. Isabella Vernaducci is trying to save her brother and the only person powerful enough to do so is Don Nicolai DeMarco. He's reputed to have some magic about him and there are legends about the lands he claims as his. They find themselves drawn ...
I adore this book. Feehan's writing style is perfectly suited for gothic novels. Although I generally hate how domineering her heroes are vs how limp her heroines are, this book is a huge exception. Right from the beginning they start out on even ground. The heroine is the beauty, strong and caring,...
I would have probably skimmed through to the end if it was an e-book, but as it's audio, I just can't take the awkward phrasing and repetition. WE GET IT - he's TAWNY and CATLIKE. Like a LION. (Or pseudo-Italian: leone!) Tawny tawny tawny. I want to claw my OWN eyes out at this point. And then she...
The only thing of value in this novel is the author's ability to create a tense atmosphere, thanks to the sensation of unknown and fear in which the protagonists are immersed. But all this is ruined by the repetitiveness of the plot and the unreasonable choices made in the course of the story.The It...
Isabella is our headstrong young heroine who sets out to find Don DeMarco to beg his help and help her save her brother from the dungeons of the evil Don Rivellio where he has been sentenced to death. But there is a price Don DeMarco is a cursed man. Yet Isabella can only see the good in him. Then ...