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The Lioness: A True Love Tale

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Seventeen-year-old Adria Catarr is a carefree, stubborn girl with an insatiable sweet tooth. When she stumbles into Lando Cardé, the incognito prince, during the annual Midsummer Festival and mistakes his charm for love at first sight, her naïve heart is quickly broken.

Kaidan Sordell, a childhood friend, is there to pick up the pieces and help Adria mend her wounds. His af
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Paperback, 313 pages
Published February 14th 2014 by Jake Bonsignore (first published February 2nd 2014)
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Amber
Jan 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Lioness is a revolutionary and revitalizing tale of the true power and impact of love on our lives. Without love, we are incomplete. Try as we may, nothing can take its place. The life-altering change, the heights of encouragement, and the depths of fulfillment cannot be accomplished by any other emotion or feeling. The sheer power in the purity of a single act of true love is simply beyond the comprehension and vocabulary of the human race in both its accurate description and immeasurable i ...more
Nightly Cravings
Jan 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Gratifying Heartwarming Teen Sensation

The Lioness: A True Love Tale by Jake Bonsignore is a love journey you will never forget.

Adria, a normal seventeen year old seeks for love during an annual Midsummer Festival. She comes across, Lando; an prince undercover, and falls head over heals with his good looks and charms. She becomes blindsided and daft for Lando. When Adria learns what kind of person Lando really is, it is too late and becomes lost and heartbroken.

Kaiden has been in love with Adria
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Rachel Hicks
Jan 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is a very nice story of Adria a teenager who has a delectable sweet tooth. During a midsummer festival she meets Prince Lando. She falls for him immediately all while her child hood friend Kaidan who is madly in love with Adria watches from the side. When Prince Lando publicly humiliates Adria it is Kaidan that is there to help her piece her heart back together. The book takes you on an adventure with Adria and Kaidan. What they find will surprise you. Several times during the story I did w ...more
Anna-marie
Jan 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review

I enjoyed this rather sweet story of Adria Cartarr, a seventeen year old girl, who has stubborn streak & a very sweet tooth.
When she meets Prince Lando, who is undercover, at the Midsommer Festival, she naively believes his attentions are true love. Kaidan Sodell, her childhood friend, watches sadly from the sidelines.
When Prince Lando publicly breaks Adria’s heart, Kaidan is there to help her pick up the prices.
Together they go on an advent
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Shannan Williams
Jan 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This has to be the best love story I have read. I absolutely loved this book. I loved the characters of Adria and Kaidan and following their story to true love has touched my heart. My favorite books are ones that allow me to have all kinds of emotions and this one did just that. This book is a my fairy tale and I will read it again and again.

This is the first book I have read by this author (even though I have his other two Empyreal Illusions and Awakening the Fire). I can't wait to dive into
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Novel Grounds
Feb 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
TheLioness
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Meg's Review:
Another novel from Jake and like his others, this one doesn't let down.

A story of unrequited love and the depths to which one will travel of something they think is their destiny.

A young Adria wants to find love, just like any other 17 year old. Enter Lando. A prince that Adria instantly falls in love with. She's blinded by her innocence and love and in the end what 17 year old doesn't think her first love is perfect?

Hello Kaiden. He is a genuinely great
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Keren Hughes
Jan 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Taken from my original review at: http://gothicangelbookreviews.blogspo...

Where to start this review, that's the question. This book left me speechless for a while. I was in tears and couldn't see to type. This story is one of love, trust and inexplicable bonds - it really a true love tale. There are trials and tribulations along the way, but who better to face them with than your best friend?

Adria Catarr is our heroine and it's her journey we follow. It all starts one fateful night at the Midsu
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Angela
Nov 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I am not one to read many romance novels, but this one sounded different. I wanted to highlight so many passages in this book and post them, but it would have been most of the book! I will, however, post 2 of my favorites:

"Women are fickle, Lando. Our emotions are delicate, even if we don't express it outwardly. Treat us right and we will raise you to heights never imagined possible. Hurt or spurn us, though, and we will make you regret being born. A woman will not mete out forgiveness unless sh
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Books&Dreams
Jan 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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This is a very nice story of Adria a teenager who has a delectable sweet tooth. During a midsummer festival she meets Prince Lando. She falls for him immediately all while her child hood friend Kaidan who is madly in love with Adria watches from the side. When Prince Lando publicly humiliates Adria it is Kaidan that is there to help her piec
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Hayley Guertin
Feb 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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The Lioness was a wonderful read! The storyline was fast paced and incredible. The scenes are very well described and played out. Jake did a wonderful job at expressing the character's feelings as well as create the scene. It really felt like I was in their heads. Wonderful!

My favourite character has to be Kaidan. He is sweet and shy, and I thought that was absolutely adorable. The way he cares for Adria is heart warming. My feelings for Adria on the other hand are mixed. I kind of think she's a
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Mariah Wilson
Feb 15, 2014 rated it liked it
I've been waiting a long time for this book, and I've really been looking forward to it, so I'm almost sad that I can't give it 5 stars. I'd really like to, but it wouldn't be honest.

It's a pleasant story, and it was an easy, enjoyable read. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a nice sweet love story.

That being said...

I thought it was too easy. There wasn't much struggle, I felt that the characters never really had to suffer too much.

Surprisingly, my favorite character wasn't Adria or Kaide
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Kj Partridge
Aug 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Adria and Kaiden start a trip together; Kaiden to head to school, and Adria for the supposed love of her life. What Adria doesn’t know is that Kaiden, her lifelong friend, harbors a secret love for her, yet stays silent, and helps her to reach for her happiness.
As both their dreams are shattered, they cling together, and decide to a further trek to locate the Temple of the Red Mare so that Adria can discover her heart’s truest desire. Will she recognize Kaiden’s love for her? Will Kaiden find
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Teresa Martini
Aug 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Jake once again writes with such eloquence in The Lioness: A True Love Tale. A love story that brings Kaidan and Adria together through finding what it means to truly love--the kind of love that comes from within and leaves footprints upon the heart and soul.

All Kaidan ever wanted was to be with Adria, but Adria was blinded by what true love means until she realizes and understands what she could have lost. Lando tried to deceive her in every way so that he could have her for his own, but
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Heatherlynn
Feb 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Lioness 5 star review

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review

This is my first read by Author Jake Bonsignore. I must say that I am truly impressed. He has a unique writing style which I enjoyed.

The lioness is a tale of love. It tells the story of a young girl named Adria, wanting to find love. However she doesn't realize love is right in front of her. Kaidan, Adria's friend, has been pining over her for some time but is unable to tell her how he feels. Just when Kaidan thinks he
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Jeannette Joyal
Feb 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes out of the deepest desire to feel loved we search for high and low not realizing it was there right next to us all along…
A story of the struggles of loves long journey in the lives of two young people entering into that fragile age of becoming Adults. The two main characters Adria and Kaidan seem to balance each other. Kind of like ying and yang so to speak. First you have Adria who has one of those dreamy personalities, always running after thing that is just out of her reach. You hav
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Nichole Eckert
Feb 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This story was about a young girl Adria 17 years old with a major sweet tooth looking for love. During her afternoon midsummer festival she meets Prince Lando who wasn't to forthcoming of his status. While her life long friend Kaidan watches what unfolds in front of him. When Adria wakes and Lando isn't there she decides that she wants to take the long journey with her friend Kaidan who has been pining for her but isn't able to express it. During this journey of becoming adults will they find th ...more
Nikki Maynardskaggs
Feb 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5.0 out of 5 stars the perfect love story!!!!, February 25, 2014
By nikki skaggs - See all my reviews
This review is from: The Lioness: A True Love Tale (Kindle Edition)
I loved this story, it captured me at the beginning. I fell in love with the characters. So many emotions, it's like a rollercoaster!!!! I recommend this story for everyone to read. It's a must read, that's how good it is. Such a fun and exciting story!!!!!
L.L. Hunter
Feb 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The lioness is a vividly described tale of the journey to true love. The writing style is different and sometimes is hard to get used to, but about a third of the way through I really began to enjoy it. Half way through I couldn't put it down! I love the world in which the author has created and I definitely recommend it if you're looking for a book that is full of life and colour and love.
Nikki
Feb 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story!! The author has done an amazing job with capturing my heart ! The perfect love story!! I loved this, it was the perfect mix!!
Venture
Nov 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful story of love and self discovery. Many lessons in this book. Not just about true love.
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Jake Bonsignore is the author of multiple novels, including Empyreal Illusions, Awakening the Fire, and The Lioness. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida with magna cum laude honors. Outside of his literary pursuits, he enjoys playing sports and is a fitness enthusiast. He is currently working on his next book.
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