Lair of the Lion
by Christine Feehan
Nikki’s Rating: 7 out of 10
Summary: In a desperate attempt to save her brother’s life, Isabella Vernaducci agrees to marry Nicolai DeMarco. But Don DeMarco is not all that he seems. Cursed to turn into a rageful beast, DeMarco is fated to kill the one he loves and therefore keeps everyone away. But beautiful Isabella sneaks into his heart. Will their love be enough to break the curse or will Isabella pay the ultimate price?
7 Lovely Things about Christine Feehan’s Lair of the Lion
(May contain Spoilers)
Isabella Vernaducci is such a lovable heroine. She is headstrong, courageous, sassy, resourceful, and never afraid to speak her mind. Isabella’s love of life is contagious and a great balance to Nicolai’s doom-and-gloom outlook.
While Nicolai is rather bleak, grumpy, and rageful at times, he is so gentle with Isabella and wants nothing more than to protect her. He takes the time to listen to her and consider her feelings even when he doesn’t agree with her. More gentleman than a beast.
Nicolai can commune and direct lions to do his bidding, totally awesome! He also shapeshifts into one.
4. The Writing
Christine Feehan has a pleasant writing style. The story moves at a good pace, she provides enough description for the reader to understand the scenery without wasting time being overly descriptive. Characters were relatable and the chemistry between Nicolai and Isabella was spot on!
One of my favorite things about all the characters, especially Isabella, was their fierce loyalty to family. Isabella would have happily given her life in place of her brother’s.
The romance between Nicolai and Isabella is super sizzling hot with lots of passion!
7. Happily Ever After
Thankfully, Lair of the Lion ends happily. I was getting a bit nervous because it isn’t till like the last page before everything gets resolved. Isabella and Nicolai get their much deserved happily ever after!