They call him Lord Lyon, proud, determined— and cursed. He is in need of a bride, but if he falls in love, he dies. His fervent hope is that by marrying— and having a son—without love, perhaps he can break the curse's chains forever.
Enter beautiful Thea Martin—a duke's headstrong, errant daughter and society's most brilliant matchmaker. Years ago, she and Lyon were inseparable, until he disappeared from her life without a word. Now she is charged with finding Lyon's bride—a woman he cannot love for a man Thea could love too well.
(Terra's Thoughts) I found Lyon's Bride to be utterly charming and just a good ole fashion romance. This is the first of Cathy Maxwell's books that I've had the pleasure of reading and I can say it will not be the last. Actually can't wait for the next one.
Thea Martin bless her heart is set on a life of spinster hood while taking up the pass time of being a expert match maker. She's a beauty and quite smart but after a horrendous marriage that was loveless she is bound and determined to stay quite single now in her widowhood.
Lord Lyon is cursed from generations back. If he should fall in love he will most surly die so when faced with that prospect but knowing his duty is to provide an heir he seeks out a the best match maker in all of London.
A story of two friends from their teenage years separated because of an ancient family curse causes a lot of mistrust and hurt feelings to reappear from the grave so to speak. The eyes of the innocent see quite differently than the eyes of their elders and torn apart they are.
Years have passed and the two meet up again in hopes that Thea Martin can find Lord Lyon a spouse and mother of his children but with unusual requests that must be met first. Thea is almost reluctant but poverty pushes her forward. Can she find a suitable bride for Lord Lyon that will meet his requirements and not kill him in the process? Read on to find out.
As I said this is my first book read by Cathy Maxwell and won't be my last. Ms. Maxwell's writing is as smooth and delicious and newly made chocolate. I love an author who can deliver a true romance without all the slam, bam, thank you mam. It takes such artist to be able to capture the mind and keep it entertained without the occasional yawn. Kudos to you Cathy Maxwell.