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 wild fire smoldering beneath Christina’s cool charm and swore to posess her…
But the fiesty 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!
I am really sucking at reviews this month. The words just aren’t flowing. My creative juices have dried up.
The best part of this book was when Christina eats the shrubs. I have re-read this book dozens of times and every time I get to that part, I laugh. A lot.
She was so enchanting. Her smile of pleasure made Lyon feel at peace again. Christina looked quite mesmerized. Lyon watched as she reached out and tore a leaf from the hedge, then began to twirl it between her fingers as she continued to sway to the music.
He thought she didn’t even realize what she was doing. Her gaze was directed on the gentleman singing the song, her manner relaxed, unguarded.
Lyon knew she wasn’t aware she was being watched, either. She wouldn’t have eaten the leaf otherwise, or reached for another.
“Sir, which one is Princess Christina?” Andrew asked Lyon, just as Rhone started in choking on his laughter.
Rhone had obviously been watching Christina, too.
“The blond-headed one,” Lyon muttered, shaking his head. He watched in growing disbelief as Christina daintily popped another leaf into her mouth.
“Which blond-headed one?” Andrew persisted.
“The one eating the shrubs.”
This one scene really tells you everything you need to know about this book. Christina is such an unconventional heroine, you can’t not want to know more about her. Honestly, what type of English woman (or any woman) eats shrubbery? Christina does that and a lot more.
Christina and Lyon are two characters that were made for each other in every way. Lyon is what Christina considers a warrior. Lyon isn’t always proud of the things he has done in the name of his country, but Christina refuses to believe he’s anything but strong and courageous. Lyon knows there’s more the Princess Christina than meets the eye, but he finds it surprisingly hard to get information out of her. Truthful information that is.
While the plot of Christina confronting her father certainly added an element to the story, it didn’t drive it. The best part of this book is after Christina and Lyon get married. Seeing these two have to adjust to each other was really wonderful. It was both amusing and heartwarming. There is a strong sense of family in this book. I really have so many favorite parts of this book that it is hard not to recount them all. So I’ll just tell you: read the book. You won’t be sorry.
5 out of 5.
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