Lair of the Lion
Isabella is a beautiful, headstro...more
As with most of Feehan’s books, Lair of the Lion is filled with lust, betrayal, rejection, mystery, enemies and jealousy. Would we have it any other way?
Isabella Vernaducci escaped a hunting party that was searching for her brother, and with only his help did she manage to elude the soldiers. Spending every cent, she desperately sought Nicholai DeMarco, the one man whom all other dons feared.
The curse that plagues...more
And then she gets a whiff of a sickly-evil-malevolent spirit that makes her sick with its evil malevolence. See also: hearing a ring ringing in your ears, seeing with your eyes, etc. So many words wording around wo...more
This is a Gothic tale of a man cursed and the woman he traps in his castle.
I love this book very much and highly recommend it!
I'd previously been a bit of a hit and miss with Feehan's writing. Mostly miss. See, I have this thing about men who are too controlling in books (in my opinion anyway, which sometimes differs greatly from that of others of the female persuasion). I know, for some, it makes their toes curl to be dominated and told what to do yada yada yada. But for me, it just makes me want to hurl something.
But in this book, although the male lead characte...more
From the start, the mixing of two languages is everywhere: palazzo, castillo, padre, fratillo, cara mia, ... while it app...more
Isabella Vernaducci is an impoverished aristocrat whose brother Lucca is being held prisoner by Don Rivellio, whose had his eye on their lands for years. He is slated for death, and only the power...more
Lair of the Lion is the story of beautiful aristocrat Isabella, and the tormented cursed Nicolai. It is set in medieval Italy, and comes with scatterings of italicized Italian phrases randomly interspersed in conversations.
The premise is that Nicolai is cursed to be part beast, and Isabella's love is supposed to save him. A lot could have been done with that, but the author really dropped the ball on this one.
This could have very easily been a short story, about halfway through I...more
Everything about this...more
Isabella makes a perilous journey to reach the holdings of Don Nicolai DeMarco. He is the only one that can help free Isabella's imprisoned brother and save them both from certain death. The powerful DeMarco agrees to help Isabella...for a price. Her.
Everything about this...more
This is a romance story and it is all about two people falling in love...or trying to stay in love while they stay with each other. Here is the main issue I had with this story and t...more
The story actually had it´s hooks in me rather from the start. Nicolai DeMarco is a troubled man. He has all the responsibilities of being head of t...more
Everything about this book. The writing style. The characters. The history. The love. Everything was just amazing. I haven't read anything this good in a long while. Not only is it a...more
This was a very good story. I liked both Nicolai and Isabella and their story was pretty good, keeping things suspenseful in a way that had me forging on in to the story to see how things work out.
Isabella is the daughter of a Don (an aristocrat and ruler over a certain amount of territory) but her family has fallen on hard times. A neighboring Don has been after her hand in marriage and their family's lands and wealth. He managed to get Isabella's brother in jail and the rest of her fami...more
Lair of the Lion comes across as a retweak of a very popular french fairy tail, Beauty and the Beast. This was one of the reasons I was very interested to read Feehan's spin on it. Instead of France however Lair of the Lion is based in Italy, with powerful Dons, and impressive, dark Castillios.
Isabella Vernaducci is determined that The Don will help her rescue her brother, the last of her family, from the dungeons of a most hated enemy. A...more