Four Star Review: Lions Embrace by Marie Laval
Author Provided Copy
Category: Historical Romance
Arrogant, selfish and dangerous, Lucas Saintclair is everything Harriet Montague dislikes in a man. He is also the best guide in the whole of the Barbary States, the only man who can rescue her archaeologist father from the gang of Tuareg fighters that has kidnapped him. As Harriet embarks on a perilous journey across Algeria with Saintclair and Archibald Drake, her father’s most trusted friend, she discovers a bewitching but brutal land where nothing is what it seems. Who are these men intent on stealing her father’s ransom? What was her father hoping to find in Tuareg queen Tin Hinan’s tomb? Is Lucas Saintclair really as callous as he claims—or is he a man haunted by a past he cannot forgive? Dangerous passions engulf Harriet’s heart in the heat of the Sahara. Secrets of lost treasures, rebel fighters, and a sinister criminal brotherhood threaten her life and the life of the man she loves. Does forever lie in the lion’s embrace?
Review by Stormi:
I really enjoyed being able to review this book and want to say thank you for this opportunity. I gave this a 4 star mainly because I noticed some editing issues throughout the book. Also i noticed some issue with the ending of chapter 14 and then into the beginning of 15. It jumped from them being in Lucas's home and then to them being attacked on the road a day or so later. There seems to be some key information missing. As for the story I really enjoyed it. It had a lot of history which is one of my favorite things to read about. This book follows a woman who is on the search for her father, from beginning to end it is filled with adventure and history. I love the passion between Harriet and Lucas and quite frankly I did not like Archie at all. I would definitely recommend this book! I really did enjoy it.