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Author: Cathy Maxwell Narrator: Rosalyn Landor Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Chattan Curse Series Release Date: April 2012 ISBN: 9780062191694
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“Maxwell mixes humor with meticulous characterization to create memorable stories.”
Publishers Weekly

With Lyon’s Bride, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cathy Maxwell kicks off a wonderful historical romance series, The Chattan Curse—concerning a generational bane that  ominously portends, “When a Chattan male falls in love, strike his heart with fire from above.” In this sensational marriage of convenience tale with a delightful twist, the so-called “Lord Lyon” is the latest family member cursed to eschew love or die. So he seeks a bride he does not love, only to be smitten by an English duke’s headstrong daughter, who compels him to dangerously tempt fate. Lyon’s Bride is the kind of lush and sensuous love story that will appeal not only to RITA Award nominee Cathy Maxwell’s legion of fans, but to the many devoted readers of Christina Dodd and Victoria Alexander as well.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nonieღserenity2bliss | 2/19/2014

    " I find the simplicity in the author's writing and story extremely charming. It's a really good read on lazy days and when you need to take your mind off things. I highly recommend this if you're looking for something sweet, simple, and satisfying. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 2/16/2014

    " It was fine, but the last few books from Cathy Maxwell feel really short. This one was only 194 pages long, almost a seventy pages shorter than the average romance ebook. In actual print, her books run the average 350 pages. The relationship between the two feels brief and skimmed over, I got to know the siblings more than the hero. I liked the heroine. I just wished it had been longer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 2/5/2014

    " This is a great story as Neal and Thea meet again after many years of not seeing each other the sparks fly between them and as they fall in love and try and fight the curse that is 200 years old I could not put the book down. Loved it "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elizabeth | 1/27/2014

    " This book was very boring to me. It started to get good around chapter eight and nine but then it went down hill again. The love story in the book was nice. I like the way Thea was with her son's and I like the way Lord Lyon treated her son's like they were his own but over all it was just o.k. for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dahlia | 1/10/2014

    " Their young Summertime friendship came to an abrupt end when Neal was forced to walk away from Thea without a word as to why. His father made it perfectly clear that their budding romance would end his life if continued, so Neal left with his cursed reasons and Thea was left with no choice but to walk away with her doubts. As their lives continued in different directions, Thea now finds herself a scandalized, disinherited widow and Neal now Lord Lyon finds himself still victimized by the curse that took so many of his kin. After much thought, Lyon has come to the decision that his lonely existence can only be tempered by having children, but for that he will need a wife. He wants a wife that will dote on their children and prioritize their well-being with the responsibilities of the home, but above all Lyon must not love her. To succeed in this, Lyon will need to rely on outside resources to find him a tolerable and suitable wife. He knows his reclusive nature will be sorely tested, but nothing could prepare him for his first meeting with the infamous matchmaker. Thea's world revolves around caring for her two young sons. Her destroyed reputation notwithstanding, Thea has managed in raising them in a loving environment and wishes for nothing more than to continue raising them into fine gentlemen. Her own upbringing offers the tools of the trade she needs in performing successful matches among the ton, which were thought to have been impossible. When her matchmaking reputation precedes her, Thea receives word that her services are once again in need and the money could finally set up her and the boys. However, upon seeing her new client, Thea is at once sad for the young girl she used to be and frustrated that he has any effect on the independent woman she is now. She has no time for rekindling friendships best left in the past and while the money offered is too tempting to resist, her resolve softens upon hearing Neal's confessions. He needs her help and she needs his, so the best course of action is to remain ignorant of their shared connection and attraction. Much easier said than done when Thea's friend is so intent on doing her own bit of matchmaking. Such a bewitching tale of love, loss, and the hope for redemption. The chemistry between the leads is fully engaging and creates wonderfully described scenes full of varying emotions. Neal and Thea have such tragic pasts and their development as individuals throughout the story is inspiring. The intimacy of their romance is definitely heated, but made even grander for the addition of Thea's adorable boys. Even Neal's brother and sister are hard not to like for all they've endured even while they continue their frustrating way of doomed thinking. The points-of-view between Neal and Thea are balanced and the dialogue is easy to read. It is because of all of this and more why this story is a natural page-turner and regardless of storyline predictability, I still found it all charming. The ending is quite fitting and leads beautifully into the next adventure starring Harry, but beware that for some readers it may be considered more of a happily-for-now sort of ending. I believe it depends on which characters perspective you look at it from. And now with that mysterious ending of my own, I will leave you with my highest recommendation for this marvelous historical romance. Review soon-to-be posted @ Night Owl Reviews "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 1/9/2014

    " I'm almost half way through and just started this morning.. I am LOVING this book!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Traci | 12/27/2013

    " It captured my attention, I'll give it that. Have preordered the next one, The Scottish Witch. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 12/6/2013

    " Great read! It was a good metaphor for me personally "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angelina | 11/15/2013

    " Omg this book was amazing can't wait for the next one. I can't believe she just ended it like that. Man. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 8/19/2013

    " Where is my book about Lord Tiger and Lord Bear or Lord ? Started off great, but then it kind of got lost with the curse plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 10/2/2012

    " I couldn't put this book down. I thoroughly enjoyed it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mum | 7/24/2012

    " The middle was so tedious that it diminished the intensity of the ending. I found the parts that would interest me were summed up in a paragraph and the parts I found boring ran to chapters! I will read the next one as Harry is an intriguing character. "

About the Author

Cathy Maxwell is a New York Times bestselling author whose résumé includes years as a naval officer, news broadcaster, and costume designer for theater productions. These days, she spends hours in front of her computer pondering the question, Why do people fall in love? It remains for her the great mystery of life and the secret to happiness.

About the Narrator

Katharine McEwan is an English-born actress and an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator. Her theater credits include Private Lives at Long Beach Playhouse, The Verdi Girls at Laguna Playhouse, Night Mother at Stage Lee Strasberg, and Hamlet at the Next Stage. She has also appeared in numerous independent and Hollywood films.