The Lion's Daughter ~~ Loretta Chase




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The Lion's Daughter by Loretta Chase
PASSION BORN

She is Esme Brantmore, a fearless rebel with a tender heart but a temper that runs hotter than her flaming red hair. Secretly determined to avenge her father's death, she is forced to travel with a handsome English wastrel through a harsh and treacherous land.

Varian St. George, an arrogant aristocrat, has gambled away his family fortune and lives on his considerable charm and good looks. Despite Esme's contempt for his selfish, pleasure-seeking ways, Varian's blatant sensuality irresistibly awakens in her a passion that flares hot and sweet. And as their perilous journey draws them closer together, Esme discovers beneath Varian's polished facade a man of honor and courage, struggling to be worthy of her, eager to claim her, and destined to be hers forever.
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Time Period
  • 19th Century
  • Regency
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  • England

 

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Overall Rating: 3.60 // Action: 3.5 / Emotion: 3.0 / Romance: 3.5 / Sensuous: 1.0 / Suspense: 2.5 // Historical Flavor: 5.0 // Laughter: 0 / Teary: 1

*The Lion's Daughter*, the first book of Loretta Chase's 'The Scoundrel Series' was a well-written, intriguing read, but since her style of writing didn't inspire a deep connection to the characters, it is not a must read kind of book. The aspects of the book that make it a good read include: {1} Varian St. George, Baron Edenmont, a handsome, charismatic scoundrel, who meets the woman who inspires the desire to change his selfish ways; {2} Esme Brentmor, a spunky little heroine who is more warrior than lady; {3} a bit of action and adventure as Varian and Esme traverse Albania to rescue Percival, who was wrongly taken in Esme's place; {4} a blooming romance between two polar opposites; {5} a slight degree of suspense as in how all the loose threads were going to be tied up in the end; {6} the addition of several intriguing supporting characters; and {7} the phenomenal historical flavor to the story. The factors that made the book less than excellent were: {1} the slight degree of emotional connection to Varian and Esme; and {2} the lack of sizzle and passion in the love scenes.

See Wolf Bear Does Books (http://goo.gl/yfB90) for a more in-depth, detailed review of *The Lion's Daughter*.
Vonda
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