A LYON'S PRIDE by Emily Royal - A Reader's Opinion
A Reader's Opinion
A Lyon’s Pride by Emily Royal, is one of those books that you can’t put down. It has an emotionally compelling and twisted storyline with a touch of darkness. There’s also a wonderful and complex blend of secrets, forgiveness, betrayal, hope, and love. The author knows how to add characters with flaws, making the story a more realistic and enjoyable read, like the fact that the hero was in his forties.
I devoured this book in two sittings and could not put it aside as it immediately caught my interest to know what would happen next. Ms. Royal never disappoints me!
Lily Diamond is financially independent, but she is still looking for a husband who has a title and is socially known; finally, a man who could become like a father to her twin daughters Belinda and Amelia. She approaches Bessie Dove-Lyon, her mother's former friend, also known as The Black Widow of Whitehall, who is a matchmaker. From there on, Lily's past comes back. During one of the matchmaking sessions, she meets Mason, a man she would rather forget, who is presented to her as her new fiancé! What will she do? Will they forget their past and start again with honesty and with no more secrets? Will he reveal he is looking for a woman who has money rather than searching for love? Will they trust each other and be able to share the lies and secrets kept from their past? Can they forgive and move forward towards a new destiny? You'll know the answers when you read Lily and Mason's story!
A Lyon's Pride
Enter the world of the most notorious gambling den in London, where matches are made... unusually. Welcome to the world of THE LYON'S DEN: The Black Widow of Whitehall Connected World, where the underground of Regency London thrives... and loves.
Pride tore them apart—can forgiveness reunite them?
On the death of his father, Mason Redstone returns from the militia to claim his title, only to discover his family estate is nearing bankruptcy. He needs money, and he needs it quickly. What better means to secure it than a rich wife, courtesy of Mrs Dove-Lyon? Having loved, and lost, in his youth, a marriage of convenience is the solution to his problems.
Lily Diamond has known known poverty and hardship, and now runs a successful insurance enterprise. Having hardened her heart after her childhood sweetheart abandoned her a decade ago, she’s looking for a titled husband to give her daughters the position in society which was denied her. When she calls upon her mother’s old friend, Bessie Dove-Lyon for help in finding a match, she stipulates that the suitor must have no expectations regarding love, or the marriage bed.
When Lily’s prospective suitors take part in one of Mrs Dove-Lyon’s games, the Black Widow of Whitehall weaves her spell once more, then presents Lily with her betrothed—the very last man on earth she thought she’d see again.
Can Mason prove to Lily that he’s conquered the pride which tore them apart? And will Lily trust him enough to reveal the secret she’s been keeping for ten years?
Historical Romance | Pub: June 16, 2021 | 126pp | Dragonblade Publishing
Format Read: E-book | Source: Provided by the author or publisher via NetGalley
Content Rating: 5 Hearts | Reviewed by: Nicole Laverdure
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