The Black Lyon. By Jude Deveraux, reprint of release, Medieval Romance Avon, $, # First in the Montgomery. A Classic Love Story of a Fearless Lordand the Woman Who Tamed Him Darkly handsome and rich beyond imagining, the bold English conqueror was called. The Black Lyon was my first medieval novel. I had a plot, so all I had to do was a bit of research. I just needed to know where they lived, what.
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Darkly handsome and rich beyond imagining, the bold English conqueror was called Lyon for his-lion like fierceness. He had no match among enemies, or women Through a whirlwind romance and stormy marriage, she endured every peril to be by his side One man could save her — only the fierce Black Lyon had the courage to destroy the ruthless plot that had driven them apart and threatened the bond of love they had vowed could never be broken.
I wasn’t to sure about starting this series because I have seen some bad reviews there is a scene where he slaps her- it didn’t put me offbut yet it was recommended on an Amazon Discussion as favorite books with alphas and hero jealousy. I am glad Deceraux took the leap and look forward to reading the next book in the Montgomery jue.
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Lists with This Book. Ranulf, The Black Lyon is a fierce, alpha warrior. Bitterness from iude past rejection has shaped him into the callous man he is. His self worth drveraux a beating at the hands of a woman.
Hlack is a beauty, an innocent who quickly wins his heart and brings laughter to this hardened man. The chemistry sizzles and Ranulf is amazed at his response to her. After only a few days spent together they are betrothed. Shortly after, Ranulf must return to his home. While there, the doubts and insecurities start to plague him, and by the time he returns for the wedding, Lyonene encounters a stranger, one who is harsh and brutal.
This story is filled with jealousy, angst and even though you must be able to suspend disbelief along with a fair amount of cheesiness, I still found this to be one of my all time favorites. This is an older written book, I believe ? There are no explicitly written sex scenes and no deeply written historical content. Many of the character’s thoughts and actions are as they would be for the time period. Women are treated harshly and this is portrayed in the story.
I first read this many years ago. I immediately fell in Love with Deveraux’s writing. This is the prequel to her Montgomery Series and their Taggert cousins. Deveraux has given me many hours of pleasure with her books. View all 29 comments. What started off as a sweet and intriguing love at first sight romance quickly devolved into a melodramatic absurdity featuring a naive doormat of a heroine and an irrationally angry, and I dare say abusive, hero.
View all 22 comments. Jun 03, Duchess Nicole rated it it was ok Shelves: I’d been meaning to read this series for-evah, as Jude Deveraux tops a juds 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 ceveraux, 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 I’d been meaning to read this series for-evah, as Jude Deveraux tops a lot of lists for Historical Romance favorites. As it is, the thing I remember most is that the Black Lyon is not shy about abusing the heroine.
A sign of the times, I know, but it was still a standout couple of moments, and not very endearing that he did it so casually.
A Note From Jude Deveraux About THE BLACK LYON – Avon Romance
Thing is, I can usually just accept a moment or two like that in HR because I know that’s how it really was back then. If rape is a trigger for you, don’t read this book! Once on their wedding night, and once again a few days later. It was llyon blatant for me. No shades of gray here JD’s writing definitely feels dated.
A Note From Jude Deveraux About THE BLACK LYON
Aside from the obvious bodice ripper themes, the heroine had that too-innocent thing going on. Now, I’ve never lived in the Dark Ages, but I’m assuming that people had deverux grow up fast back then, and her uber innocence didn’t feel genuine. I think that this use of a naive heroine goes sort of hand in hand with the age in which this was written, so I did expect it to a certain extent, but I’ve also read it much better done.
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Feb 20, Sarah MacLean rated it it was amazing Shelves: There’s nothing like your first romance. This one was mine, and I still love love love it best. View all 4 comments. Feb 16, Splage rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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 Loved it- it was my kind of thing, fast moving, strong characters, alpha male, passionate love, jealousy that tears them apart, a perfect match. She is a baron’s daughter, even though she has been protected and sheltered by her family she is happy, daring and fearless AND she makes the Lyon laugh.
Their love story in the beginning is so sweet.
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I love how Lyonene’s mother plots to bring them together as she recognizes the strong character and honor of the Black Lyon hidden behind his gruff exterior as the perfect match for her wild and free daughter.
Their attraction is so strong that Lyonene throws herself at the Lyon and he fights her off to protect her virtue. They are betrothed after two days even though she is below his station- he wants her. Then the Lyon leaves for 3 weeks and thinks too much which causes too much trouble. She anxiously waits everyday dreaming about him, their wedding, and future and he returns a different person. He treats her horrible and shows her no love or tenderness in his return all because of remembering his previous marriage that broke and hardened jued heart.
His jealousy is over the top and because of a set up by a jealous previous suitor of Thd he is brutal to her and wants no love from her. She fights him every step of the way, never backing down even though she fears him.
Lypn love how she fights to find the love and connection they had when they first met especially with all obstacles put between them. It really is a beautiful love story. View all 5 comments. Feb 14, Chelsey rated it did not like it Shelves: I thought that I might have liked it because it seemed like a nice medieval romance.
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 deveraus behaviour.
I probably shouldn’t call him a hero either he was more a villain, or at least had a multiple personality disorder. It obviously must get better due to the good reviews I saw on here, but I could not tough it out! 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. One that has stood the test of time for me. Devefaux is an alpha jerk but I couldn’t help but love him. View all 3 comments. Excellent period detail and vocabulary I 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.