Review: Lyon’s Bride by Cathy Maxwell

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Review: Lyon’s Bride by Cathy Maxwell
Lyon's Bride

4.5 Stars


Book Info

Released: April 24t, 2012
Genre: Historical Romance
Pages: 389
 

 

 
This is the first installment of the Chattan Curse series by Cathy Maxwell, and I must say, what a marvelous start! This book is *sigh* inducing and oh, so romantic. A great story of second chances and true love conquering all .Neal Chattan aka Lord Lyon and his family are cursed. The Chattan Curse is to punish and prevent any of them from falling in love. For generations, his ancestors have been attempting to avoid or stop the curse only to wind up with the same fate, death. Lyon’s brother and sister have made a pact that the curse will end with them, not continuing with their blood line. But Lyon has other plans.

Widowed with two young sons, Thea Martin has become the town’s successful match maker. Lord Lyon requested for her services but with specific requirements. Although Thea was against them, Thea accepts the job as her financial status has gone to a dwindle. The problem is Thea and Neal shared a past that will complicate their business arrangements.

I love second chances at love. Ms. Maxwell has given this couple a chance at a well deserved happiness despite their life struggles.

The world building was great and Ms Maxwell’s writing flowed. The character buildup was also good even for the secondary characters. Thea was a great heroine, a kick ass single mom who knew her priorities. And Neal the honorable hero who makes the right decision in the end. I love that their romance was done in good timing and being acquainted in the past, their love only needed to grow. Some parts of this book were totally cliche but every bit as heart warming.With that, I leave you with a quote:

“No woman had ever completely over powered him with desire. She was quicksilver and light. She was the stars, the moon, the sun. In this moment, she owned his entire being.” 

* Review copy provided by publisher

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About Cathy Maxwell

Cathy Maxwell’s enthusiasm for life graces the pages of her books and are the topic of the talks she gives to readers and writers groups about her chosen career.

She is no stranger to the limelight.  After graduating from college, Cathy started off as a news broadcaster.  She later decided reporting was boring compared to making news and joined the navy.   After a successful stint in Naval intelligence, including a tour with the Pentagon, Cathy proceeded to pursue writing.  Now, she has over thirty-five published romance novels (and five anthologies) to her credit, many of them spending significant time on the New York Times and USA Today mass market best-seller lists.  Several have been nominated for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award and  has been honored with RT Book Review’s  “Love and Laughter” award among others.  Recently, the Washington Romance Writers named her a recipient of the Kathleen Gilles Seidel “Legend” award for her service to the chapter.  Best of all, she has made some wonderful friends along the way and has had a great time.

Originally from Kansas, she now finds herself in Texas! When not writing she is likely to be busy with one of many local charities or packing her bags to research her next novel.  Cathy’s motto is “travel light” and she enjoys meeting her fans all over the world.

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Timitra

I like the sound of this!

Maria D.

I just got my first Cathy Maxwell book the other day, not this one but another one and I can’t wait to read it. Good review…I loved the favorite qoute.

Under the Covers

Timitra and Maria, I have to admit that the cover didn’t encourage me to want to tead this book but when I started reading, I knew I was wrong to judge.
This book is a good one.
Maria, which one dis you get?!
~Angela

Under the Covers

Timitra and Maria, I have to admit that the cover didn’t encourage me to want to tead this book but when I started reading, I knew I was wrong to judge.
This book is a good one.
Maria, which one dis you get?!
~Angela

Loupe Duffy

Great job Angela! Now I don’t know what to start next, the book I’m listening to (The Winter Sea) is a bit of a Historical, maybe I’ll go to a paranormal and come back to this, but I will be listening for sure.
Girl did you see all the great releases on June 26?(audio) YES! a good month indeed 🙂

Under the Covers

Hi Loupe,
thanks, yes, this is definitely a great one. Let me know what you think when you get to it.

what do you have on your audio releases?

~angela