Isabella braves it all for her brother and impresses Don DeMarco with her courage. He agrees to save Isabella's brother, but only if she will be his bride.
LAIR OF THE LION is a re-release of a paranormal romance by Christine Feehan. The story is a retelling of a familiar story to any reader of romance, the tale of Beauty and the Beast. But this is not Disney's light fantasy, nor even Cocteau's French flourish. Ms. Feehan sets her tale in late medieval
Italy. The magic here is much darker.
The entire valley is under a curse cast generations ago. Nicolai DeMarco inherited the curse when he watched his father kill his mother. He controls the pride of lions that protect his people, but he also is a were-lion. His own people fear him and see only the beast. When he loses control, the beast takes over. When the beast takes over, people die.
Isabella is able to see the man within the beast. Her courage and her love give Nicolai the hope that she may be the one to break the curse. But he also fears that history may replay itself yet again. He is falling in love with this headstrong young woman. He could not bear to be the one to slaughter her like a wild animal.
In addition to the handsome Nicolai, Isabella finds many mysteries awaiting her at Don DeMarco's palazzo. Her life is plunged into danger many times, sometimes saved by timely action on Nicolai's part, sometimes saved only by her quick thinking. Isabella is a perfect match for Nicolai, stabilizing his wild nature while awaking desires in him he was afraid to give into lest he awaken the beast. Nicolai, for his part, introduces Isabella to a world of pleasure she had never previously imagined existed.
Adventure, intrigue, magic, romance; LAIR OF THE LION is a very rich novel. There is a reason why Christine Feehan is on the best-seller lists. She is very good at what she does. Lovers of paranormal romance won't want to miss LAIR OF THE LION.