Book Reviews of The Black Lyon (Montgomerys, Bk 1)

The Black Lyon (Montgomerys, Bk 1)
The Black Lyon - Montgomerys, Bk 1
Author: Jude Deveraux
ISBN-13: 9780380812066
ISBN-10: 0380812061
Publication Date: 1/1/2000
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 38 ratings
Publisher: Avon Trade
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Black Lyon (Montgomerys, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 3
It was an enjoyable book as a whole, but one I will not keep. The first third of this book is amazing. It was love at first site for the fearsome Black Lyon and his Lioness, the woman who tames him.

HOWEVER, Jude Deveraux has unfortunately written a book about misunderstandings, and mistrust. A writer can write about those things, but very few can nail it with a crafty tale and overlook those individual things and mold them into a story. At times the book went too quick, then too slow. But I did enjoy the love that was shared between the two while the big misunderstandings were not the head of the story. This medieval does not compare to a Julie Garwood.
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Helpful Score: 2
Total Awesome book. I could not put it down! Highly recommended.
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Helpful Score: 2
I adored this book! This is the book that began the Montgomery saga. I've read it so many times, my copy is falling apart.
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Helpful Score: 2
One of my faves..the Black Lyon the bold english Conqueror captures the fiery beauty named Lyonene a whirlwind romance and stormy marriage, perilious danger to be by each others sides
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Helpful Score: 1
I have just recently started reading Jude Deveraux, and find that she writes a very entertaining story. This was definately a winner.
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Helpful Score: 1
Another Jude Deveraux classic.
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Helpful Score: 1
Another great read from Jude Deveraux. A real engaging story right from the start.
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Helpful Score: 1
One of my favorite Deveraux books. Absolutely loved it! Can't help liking the characters. Great plot, good twists, fast paced, and a happy ending.
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Helpful Score: 1
Loved it! A love story of a fearless Lord and the woman who tamed him!
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This is one of the best medieval romances I have ever read. Absolutely wonderful. It grabs you from the first page. I kept re-read a lot of sentences because it was that delicious. I finished the book much longer that usual because I just want to savor every moment.

It's heart warming to see the heroine thought the black lion was beautiful while in fact others thought him repulsive. It's also so nice to see the hero change from a rough man who raped his wife to such a loving, faithful husband.
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I really enjoyed this book. The first half was just a bit slow but that wasn't even a problem because once I got into it, I couldn't put it down. The characters are wonderful with flaws all their own and the story itself is wonderfully written. Certainly one of the best I've read in a long time! Highly recommended!!
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Darkly handsome and rich beyond imagining. Ranulf de Warbrooke was the blod conqueror they call the Black Lyon. Feared by men and women alike, he had no match---until he met Lady Lyonene, the green-eyed beauty whose fiery spirit matched his own. And she dared to love the man no woman could tame...

The Green-Eyed Lyonene
Through a whirlwind romance and stormy marriage, she endured every peril to be by his side. And when jealousy and vicious lies drove her across the Irish Sea and into grave danger, only one man could save her---the Black Lyon. He alone could destroy the ruthless plot that had driven them apart, and renew the bond of love they had vowed would never be broken.
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Great book, I really enjoyed it! It was my 2nd one from Deveraux and I plan to get more to read! ;)
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This is one of the best medieval romances I have ever read. Absolutely wonderful. It grabs you from the first page. I kept re-read a lot of sentences because it was that delicious. I finished the book much longer that usual because I just want to savor every moment.

It's heart warming to see the heroine thought the black lion was beautiful while in fact others thought him repulsive. It's also so nice to see the hero change from a rough man who raped his wife to such a loving, faithful husband.

I hate to see the book end. Highly recommended.
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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 my 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, daring and fearless AND she makes the Lyon laugh. There love story in the beginning is so sweet. 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 his heart. His jealousy is over the top and because of a set up by a jealous previous suitor of Lyonene 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. I 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.

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 off), but yet it was recommended on an Amazon Discussion as favorite books with alphas and hero jealousy. I am glad I took the leap and look forward to reading the next book in the Montgomery series.
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Larger sized medieval romance.
Excellent book.
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This medieval romance by my favorite author, Jude Deveraux is one of my favorites. It is the story of the Black Lyon who is a stern English soldier and the lovely young , naive girl he marries. This love story with all its twists and turns will keep you interested from cover to cover. It has a mix of all the ingredients needed for a great book, love,jealousy, hate and intrigue.
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This is one of my all time favorite books. I've read and reread it many times over the last 18 years. I highly recommend it.
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1-5 I give it a 4.5 Love this author, have never been disappointed.
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LOVE Deveraux's older romances - the Black Lyon is a great story.
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I just loved this book. It made me cry, it was that good. My first would be Knight in Shining Armor. That one is a classic. Black Lyon is a close second.
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This book begins the Montgomery legacy.
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The bold English conqueror was called the Black Lyon for his lionlike fierceness. he had no match among enemies, or women -- until he met Lyonene, the green-eyed beauty whose fiery spirit matched his own. Through a whirlwind romance and stormy marriage, she endured every peril to be by his side, until jealous and vicious lies drove her across the Irish Sea and into grave danger. Only 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
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good story line not one of my favorites by devereaux.
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This is the first book of hers I ever read. This is my second time reading this particular book. She writes great novels. This is a book to enjoy. It will mke you mad, it will make you sad, then you will become glad. Next you should read about the Montegomery brothers. If I remember correctly, there is Raine, Gavin, Stephen, and Giles.
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my second favorite of her books.... It was great. My first pick would have to be Knight in Shining Armor. This one(The Black Lyon) made me cry. But it was a wonderful cry.
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Not one of my favorite Deveraux books. A little slow at times and has an annoying heroine.
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Darkly handsome and rich beyond imagining the bold English conqueror was called Lyonfor his-lionlike fierceness. He had no match among enemies, or women ... until he met Lyonene,the green-eyed beauty whose fiery spirit matched his own. Through a whirlwind romance and stormy marriage, she endured every peril to be by his side... until jealousy and vicious lies drove her across the Irish Sea and into rave danger. One man could save her -- only the fierce Black Lyon had the courage to destroy the ruthless plot that had driven them, apart and threntened the bond of love they had vowed could never be broken
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Historical Romance- Darkly handsome and rich beyond imagining the bold English conqueror was called the Black Lyon for his lionlike fierceness. He has no match among enemies,or women...until he met Lyonee, the green-eyed beauty whose fiery spirit matched his own. Through a whirlwind romance and stormy marriage,she endured every peril to be by his side...until jealousy and vicious lies drove her across the Iris Sea and into grave danger. 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 enjoyed this book...I love just about everything this author has written
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Wonderful story.
England and Ireland, 1283
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The magnificent love story of a fearless lord and the woman who tamed him.

Darkly handsome and rich beyond imagining, Ranulf de Warbrooke was the bold conqueror they called the Black Lyon. Feared by men and women alike, he had no match -- until he met Lady Lyonene, the green-eyed beauty whose fiery spirit matched his own. And she dared to love the man no woman could tame....

THE GREEN-EYED LYONENE

Through a whirlwind romance and stormy marriage, she endured every peril to be by his side. And when jealousy and vicious lies drove her across the Irish Sea and into grave danger, only one man could save her -- the Black Lyon. He alone could destroy the ruthless plot that had driven them apart, and renew the bond of love they had vowed would never be broken.
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Darkly handsome and rich beyond imagining, the bold English conqueror they called the Black Lyon, Ranulf was a man no woman could win-until he found a tawny-haired beauty named Lyonene, whose fiery spirit matched his own.
Through a whirlwind romance and stormy marriage, she endured perilous danger to be by his side, but a web of vicious lies, spread by a jealous vixen, drove Lyonene from her home and Ranulf, and into entrapment across the Irish Sea.
Only one man could save her-only the Black Lyon could destroy the ruthless plot that threatened their marriage, and renew the bond of love they had vowed could never be broken!
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Darkly handsome and rich beyond imagining, the bold English conqueror was called the Black Lyon for his lionlike fierceness. He had no match among ememies, or women...until he met Lyonene, the green-eyed beauty whose fiery spirit matched his own.
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Darkly handsome and rich beyond imagining, the bold English conqueror they called the Black Lyon, Ranulf was a man no woman could win -- until he found a tawny-haired beauty named Lyonene, whose fiery spirit matched his own.

Through a whirlind romance and stormy marriage, she endured perilous danger to be by his side but a web of vicious lies spread by a jealous vixen drove Lyonene from her home and Ranulf and into entrapment across the Irish Sea.

Only one man could save her -- only the Black Lyon could destroy the ruthless plot that threatened their marriage and renew the bond of love they had vowed could never be broken!
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Darkly handsome and rich beyond imagining the bold English congueror was called the Black Lyon for his lionlike fierceness. He had no match among enemies, or women... until he met Lyonene the green-eyed beauty whose fiery spirit matched his own.
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From the back cover...

Darkly handsome and rich beyond imagining, the bold English conqueror was called the Black Lyon for his lionlike fierceness. He had no match among enemies, or women,,,until he met Lyonene, the green-eyed beauty whose fiery spirit matched his own.

Through a whirlwind romance and stormy marriage, she endured every peril to be by his sideuntil jealousy and vicious lies drove her across the Irish sea and into grave danger. One man could save heronly 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.