MAIDEN AND THE LION by Lizzie Lynn Lee
Maiden and the Lion by Lizzie Lynn Lee
Lions of Manhattan, Book 2
Reviewed by Jo
Beatrice Summer is at a transition time in her life. She is twenty-one and a few months ago was hired into a great company – it might be in a small position for now but there is lots of room for her to grow. However, all isn’t wonderful in her personal life right at this instant and Beatrice has another fact she is trying to hide right now – she is lusting after her new boss. She knows that he will never notice her, but just being able to see him each day is enough for Beatrice.
Alexandre Larousse is the head of security for his billionaire brother. Their other brother also works within the company. In the last few weeks, Alexandre has been receiving notes and messages that are trying to blackmail him for money. There is a pretty large secret that Alexandre and his brothers are hiding but very, very few people know it or would be able to figure it out. So Alexandre ignores the notes while trying to find out who is against them –that is until they threaten one of his employees. The employee in question is a young woman that he has worked very hard to hide his emotions towards from everyone. But now that Beatrice is being threatened; Alexandre is taking this investigation to another level.
Beatrice ends up saving Alexandre’s life one night and learns just what his most private secret is. Freaked for few minutes, Beatrice is more concerned when he disappears and then doesn’t show up at work. Things get a bit crazy when Beatrice goes looking for Alexandre and he ends up finding her in his bed. With Beatrice’s scent all over, Alexandre can no longer ignore the fact that Beatrice is his mate – good thing that she is more than happy to act on the instant passion between them. Alexandre might be the head of security but it seems that Beatrice is the one to find out just what is going on first. Saving Beatrice is the first order of business for Alexandre and closely behind is capturing the slime who decided to give blackmail a try. There are many obstacles between Beatrice and Alexandre and their age difference is only a small part of them, but with such a hot passion and love between them will any of it really matter?
What starts out as a silent office passion turns into a raging and erotic love when the two stop ignoring their hidden needs. Maiden and the Lion shows Alexandre and Beatrice that age means nothing when your fate is an overwhelming love. After learning just what Beatrice’s hardships were, I could understand her inner strength and knew she would be the perfect partner for Alexandre, if they would both just acknowledge what they were feeling. Learning the depth of Alexandre’s feelings for Beatrice was easy once she was threatened and even more so after he found her at his place. I wasn’t surprised at all when their love happened so fast and strong because I knew that they had both been denying what they felt towards each other. Learning the identity of the blackmailer proved to me that you need to be very careful on who you tell your deepest secrets to. The lightheartedness combined with the erotic passion and suspense puts Maiden and the Lion in a special category for me – a perfect book to linger over during a lazy time.