Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Wednesday Random Recommendation (11)
Lair of the Lion:
Impoverished aristocrat Isabella Vernaducci would defy death itself to rescue her imprisoned brother. Though fear formed a fist around her heart, she'd even brave the haunted, accursed lair of the lion - the menacing palazzo of legendary, lethal Don Nicolai DeMarco...
Rumor said the powerful don could command the heavens, that the beast below did his bidding...and that he was doomed to destroy the woman he took as his wife. It was whispered he was not wholly human - as untamed as his tawny mane and slashing amber eyes.
But Isabella met a man whose growl was velvet, purring heat, whose eyes held dark, all-consuming desire. And when the don commanded her to become his bride, she went willingly into his muscled arms, praying she'd save his tortured soul...not sacrifice her life...
First published in 2002, Lair of the Lion by Christine Feehan is a single title work and not connected with her Carpathian series. Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorite fairy tales, and in this book Christine has put her own twist on the tale that is both beautiful and sensual.
I invite and welcome anyone interested in participating to post their own "Random Recommendation" (original post) on their blog (and include a link back to this blog) and join in the fun! Some books might not be very recent reads, but I hope that just helps these (sometimes forgotten) books earn a spot on your own bookshelf!