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The Black Lyon A Classic Love Story of a Fearless Lord and the Woman Who Tamed HimDarkly handsome and rich beyond imagining the bold English conqueror was called the Black Lyon for his lionlike ferocity He had no m

  • Title: The Black Lyon
  • Author: Jude Deveraux
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 311
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • A Classic Love Story of a Fearless Lord and the Woman Who Tamed HimDarkly handsome and rich beyond imagining, the bold English conqueror was called the Black Lyon for his lionlike ferocity He had no match among enemies, or womenuntil he met Lyonene, the green eyed beauty whose fiery spirit equaled his own.Through a whirlwind romance and stormy marriage, she endured eA Classic Love Story of a Fearless Lord and the Woman Who Tamed HimDarkly handsome and rich beyond imagining, the bold English conqueror was called the Black Lyon for his lionlike ferocity He had no match among enemies, or womenuntil he met Lyonene, the green eyed beauty whose fiery spirit equaled his own.Through a whirlwind romance and stormy marriage, she endured every peril to be by his side, until vicious lies and jealousy drove her into danger Now only the fierce Black Lyon can save her for he alone has the courage to destroy the ruthless plot threatening to shatter the bond of love the Lyon and his lady vowed would never be broken

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    1. Updated 3/1/2013 - While doing a re-read with my local book club I was anxious to see if this would stand the test of time. I once again devoured the book and I’m glad to find it's still one of my all time favorites.Ranulf, The Black Lyon is a fierce, alpha warrior. He’s well known for his viciousness on the battle field and none can best him. Bitterness from a past rejection has shaped him into the callous man he is. His self worth took a beating at the hands of a woman. He doesn’t believ [...]

    2. I was so torn on this one. There were many aspects I liked (angst city) and many that I didn't (a plain, uninspiring writing style).The Black Lyon is an extremely angsty tale of a beautiful baroness and her rocky marriage with a damaged, jealous earl. It was surprising, because this novel didn't seem to follow a normal pattern most medievals do. There were a lot of plot twists, and even though I called the drama before it happened, there wasn't much time to ever grow bored. The relationship betw [...]

    3. I'd been meaning to read this series for-evah, as Jude Deveraux tops a lot of lists for Historical Romance favorites. I hate to say it, but I don't think she'll top mine. I read this book three weeks ago, and have forgotten most of it already. Hate to say that, but it's true, and I'm guessing that means that I should have read these books a very long time ago like most people. Maybe I'd have appreciated them more. As it is, the thing I remember most is that the Black Lyon is not shy about abusin [...]

    4. Considered the first book in Jude Deveraux's Montgomery series but reads as a stand-alone. Set in Medieval times. Ranulf is a great warrior who meets the gentle and beautiful Lyonene and is betrothed very quickly. Beautiful beauty tames the beast story. An old favorite. One that has stood the test of time for me. Ranulf is an alpha jerk but I couldn't help but love him.

    5. Loved it- it was my kind of thing, fast moving, strong characters, alpha male, passionate love, jealousy that tears them apart, a perfect match. It drew me in immediately from their first meeting. Ranulf, the Black Lyon, named for his fierce look and black features, is a feared warrior and English Earl that never smiles or laughs. Lyonene (perfect name for his lioness) is just as strong. She is a baron's daughter, even though she has been protected and sheltered by her family she is happy, darin [...]

    6. MILD SPOILERSGosh, I did not like this book at all! I thought that I might have liked it because it seemed like a nice medieval romance. Not the case! I found the heroine to come across like a giggling teenager of about 13 whilst the hero came across as an extremely abusive man and a complete jerk. Not to mention two rape scenes, potential affair and multiple cases of abuse towards the heroine due to paranoia (the word jealousy is too subtle for the hero's behaviour). I probably shouldn't call h [...]

    7. Excellent period detail and vocabularyI read the kindle edition. Sometimes or often when old Skool historical romances are retroactively converted to eFormat, the author do some "fixing" to the text to bring the book in line with 21st C sensibilities. I am happy to say that is not the case here. The eEdition of this book is in tact with all of it's old Skool, un-politically correct charms. I liked the hero and heroine for most of the book. There was a part of the story where things got really st [...]

    8. Very few times you come across books that leave a lasting impact.For me The Black Lyon was such a book.I remember reading it as a young kid- and adoring it then. Soon I got sidetracked by other books and completely forgot the name of the book.Recently I asked about it in a group from the scenes I remembered and was instantly reminded of it.It was time for a reread.This is the story of Ranulf and Lyonene.How the misgivings of the past shape your present and future.When the acclaimed warrior Lion [...]

    9. Bu yorum aynı zamanda Romancekolikte yayınlanmıştır.English Review;Story ContainsJealous husband - Hero make me crazy about that. Yes he has a heart ache of his late wife but this man is paranoiac in this subject. Even when heroine is joking about other mens.Shrew, rescued women - Yes she rescued by hero. And she return his good intention with betrayed him. She made heroine uncomfortable and convince her Ranulf cheating her. Yes in this place I ate my nail for stress book caused me. And wan [...]

    10. Fanciful Medieval Bodice Ripper with Strong Heroine and Stronger HeroSet in what appears to be England in the 13th century (Edward is King of England, though his queen is “Eleanora” rather than Eleanor), this is the story of Lady Lyonene, a baron’s daughter, and Ranaulf de Warbrooke, 3rd Earl of Malvoisin, aka “the Black Lion.” When they meet at her family’s keep, Lyonene and Ranaulf are instantly attracted. She is the golden lioness and he’s the black lion (a lot of lion images he [...]

    11. This book was written like it may have been one of the author's first books. It was kind of choppy and lacked flowing details. I don't know that I really got a clear picture in my head while reading. The hero Ranulf sucked in a major way. I understand many medieval heroes are pigheaded and are given lethal names because of their warrior prowess. This guy was not only insanely jealous, but he actually slaps the heroine. I don't think I liked that. He and Lyonene (our fair heroine) fall in love tw [...]

    12. So far he raped her twice, one time while he was drunk and doesn't even recall it Then he smacks her face to shut her up (her lips were cut and started bleeding) when she mentions the name of her male childhood friend that he thought was her lover Okay Am I suppose to like the hero? I can't believe that after all this, she runs after him! *gives up*Ugh I don't know why I finished reading this novel. Read the following quotations if you're still not convinced:He leaned his head back against the t [...]

    13. Lyonene is the most stupid heroine history has ever created…Throughout the book I was pulling my hair like a mad-woman, I fear Beauty Salons will refuse to let me step in their salon let alone re-style my hair…I have read some great reviews about this book but I must say that I am terribly disappointed with this one. The only thing interesting in this book is the language and dialogues and nothing more. The story is CRAP. You have Lyonene who falls in love with Ranulf and are betrothed. Befo [...]

    14. Ugh. This book.I know this was one of Jude Deveraux's first novels, if not the first. The pacing is off. To me, it felt like the story unfolded over weeks, but instead it was a year. I could never tell how much time passed until it was spelled out for me. I know it's a romance novel, but the corniness/cheesiness was sometimes overwhelming. There were times I had to set the book aside because of what the characters were saying or doing; for example, when Ranulf and Lyonene first meet, and they pl [...]

    15. This is the first book I've read by Jude Deveraux and I really liked it. The only thing that bothered me was, at times, the plot. Yeah, only that*grin*. At times it felt there were too many things/developments jammed into some parts of the book, leaving me unable to cope. Also with the changes in characters' moods/emotions happening too fast and being too drastic. Then there would be a period when all is flowing good and then it happens again! Still I loved both the hero and the heroine(can't re [...]

    16. I had to re-read the novel in order to start the series anew and be able to express an opinion properly. Let's seeSo much jealousy, so many misunderstandings, such weak minded characters. For all their faults though they were okay I suppose taking into consideration how old this book is and the type of the plot. There is rape for lack of a more accurate term - the Black Lyon hurts Lyonene on purpose - and the hero strikes the heroine across the face. Of course it can all be blamed on his past fu [...]

    17. This was a re-read of a book I read a long time ago. I forgot how much angst is in this story. Lord have mercy. My heart was in a constant state of twisting and bleeding. There was also a little less steam than I remembered. I guess my more recent reads have just been a little steamier ;) Overall, a great story if you're looking for a historical featuring a strong warrior and a super strong bride who have to battle a lot of obstacles for happy hearts!

    18. I am in a Jude Devaraux mood these past 2 weeks. I got hooked up on some of the more humorous books but I am making my way through this series. I love the Montgomery’s. This book is the beginning of the series and although I wanted to beat some sense into hero/heroine I found this book a delightful read. I am continuing with the series.

    19. Umm was I the only one who had a problem with the fact that he hit her? Also I think she is sort of pathetic for trying to win him over when he is acting like a complete ass who let me say this one more time HIT HER.

    20. I got my first job in 1984. I was new to the world of historical romance, my high school English teacher having loaned me her copy of Ashes in the Wind a year or so before. My new coworkers were all historical romance fiends (it was a bank; all the employees were female except the loan officers and janitorial staff). We went on book shopping expeditions, we all joined the Doubleday book club (remember that? It's why I have so many hardback copies of romance novels in my library) and we swapped b [...]

    21. re-readI have no idea if it was written first, but the Black Lyon is the prequel to Jude Deveraux’s Montgomery series- in fact, it’s the tale of the origin of the clan.Written in a medieval setting, I’m guessing 1200’s because we’re talking vassals of English King Edward the 1st. (Whom by the way is painted waaaay more favorably then in Mel Gibson’s notorious William Wallace movie, Braveheart- yep, that King Edward, otherwise known as, Longshanks) The characters in The Black Lyon are [...]

    22. I really liked this book. I have only read one other book by this author but have many more in my tbr, I'll have to move them up the reading list.I like books set in the medieval times, I love to see how two strangers marry then have to get to know and trust each other. It couldn't have been very easy. I think that Jude Deveraux does a good job with that type of stroy line. I also liked that at the begining of this book she gives the floor plan of the castle, it was nice to look at when reading [...]

    23. So, uh why do people like this book?I just the misogyny is astounding, and despite that, the heroine is constantly looking for ways to "prove her love" to a broody douchebag who out of nowhere decided she was a lying whore after his money, and who rapes her a couple of times (and before you react strongly to that characterization, I'd like to remind you that he himself used the word "rape" and then passively blamed her for driving him to such a vile act) and then hits her hard enough that he spl [...]

    24. This book is full of drama and both of the main characters are freaking crazy! My freaking brain is fried from all of their drama but at the same time I enjoyed reading it!

    25. This book. I don't know where to begin. I had recently seen a blog post where the Deveraux's Montgomery and Taggert books were discussed so I did some digging and found a list on AMZ that tells the Series Reading Order. (I have to read a series in Order. I get twitchy if I don't. LOL) Anyway, I saw the list and got this one from the library to see if I'd like it. Well, to put it simply, I did. From the first chapter, I was enthralled with the world and characters the author created. I fell hard [...]

    26. Fanciful Medieval Bodice Ripper with Strong Heroine and Stronger HeroSet in what appears to be England in the 13th century (Edward is King of England, though his queen is “Eleanora” rather than Eleanor), this is the story of Lady Lyonene, a baron’s daughter, and Ranaulf de Warbrooke, 3rd Earl of Malvoisin, aka “the Black Lion.” When they meet at her family’s keep, Lyonene and Ranaulf are instantly attracted. She is the golden lioness and he’s the black lion (a lot of lion images he [...]

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