Christine Feehan is an author I discovered in the past year. I have read a couple of them and loved the mysterious elements that keep me engrossed. Lair of The Lion popped up as a recommendation of the tag ‘Beauty and The Beast’ and whoa, realized that I have read a lot of adapted retellings of the fairy tale.
Liar of the Lion is set in Italy and as such gave me joy coz the gothic element of the castle definitely adds to the menacing and intriguing aura in the story. Isabella is a strong heroine character who braves every hurdle in her path to meet the only DON, Don Nicolai DeMarco who can save her brother from the clutches of the evil man. Every emissary sent to meet the elusive don has had no success as the mountain passes are impossible to cross and Isabella has no choice but to take the arduous journey herself. Her arrival definitely causes a stir as Isabella senses the churning dread underneath the surface of all castle dwellers.
The erotic and sensuous romance was effectively done and the mystifying aspect of the lions inside the castle adds to the thrill factor. It was interesting to see the dilemma faced by Nicolai but the courage with which Isabella faces her destiny was impressive. All the supporting characters were wonderfully portrayed even though the whole heroine facing danger and the hero rushing to save the day kept going on and on and I was waiting for the unraveling to happen soon coz the middle part of the book felt repetitious.
The culprit when revealed came out of nowhere and I was pleasantly surprised.
A solid read in the paranormal romance genre that was entertaining at best and I am going with 4 stars.
“The Queen of paranormal romance.”
A classic from #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan, Lair of the Lion is a dark-edged and enthralling take on the beloved “Beauty and the Beast” fairy tale. It is the breathtaking story of a beautiful, penniless aristocrat who promises herself to the handsome, powerful, mysterious, and not wholly human Don Nicolai DeMarco in order to free her imprisoned brother—even though legend has it that the Don will destroy any woman he weds. Perhaps best known for her bestselling “Dark” series, featuring the haunted and mesmerizing immortal Carpathians, Feehan is arguably the biggest name in paranormal historical romance—and any reader who loves passionate love stories tinged with the supernatural should enter the Lair of the Lion.
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Ah, the review got me at paranormal – a genre which leaves me rather cold. But a good review and certainly there are a lot of people out there who like this author!
Ha…ha…I enjoy paranormal genre so mcuh and the author has a huge collection of work in the genre…well, books and time, sigh! Thank you Noelle❤️