• Title: The Legend of Lyon Redmond
  • Author: Julie Anne Long
  • ISBN: 9780062334879
  • Page: 182
  • Format: ebook
  • The Legend of Lyon Redmond Bound by centuries of bad blood England s two most powerful families maintain a veneer of civilityuntil the heir to the staggering Redmond fortune disappears reviving rumors of an ancient curse a Re
    Bound by centuries of bad blood, England s two most powerful families maintain a veneer of civilityuntil the heir to the staggering Redmond fortune disappears, reviving rumors of an ancient curse a Redmond and an Eversea are destined to fall disastrously in love once per generation.An enduring legendRumor has it she broke Lyon Redmond s heart But while many a man hasBound by centuries of bad blood, England s two most powerful families maintain a veneer of civilityuntil the heir to the staggering Redmond fortune disappears, reviving rumors of an ancient curse a Redmond and an Eversea are destined to fall disastrously in love once per generation.An enduring legendRumor has it she broke Lyon Redmond s heart But while many a man has since wooed the dazzling Olivia Eversea, none has ever won her which is why jaws drop when she suddenly accepts a viscount s proposal Now London waits with bated breath for the wedding of a decade and wagers on the return of an heir.An eternal loveIt was instant and irresistible, forbiddend unforgettable And Lyon now a driven, dangerous, infinitely devastating man decides it s time for a reckoning As the day of her wedding races toward them, Lyon and Olivia will decide whether their love is a curse destined to tear their families partor the stuff of which legends are made.

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    1. Up until the 60% mark, I was honestly really enjoying this. I thought this would be a 5-star read for me. And then this happened:There had been pleasure since then, some of it extraordinary, some of it memorable, all of it mindless, in the arms of other women.Give me a fucking break. I felt so very I-was-rooting-for-you-we-were-all-rooting-for-you at this point.The author even uses the ever-cliched "but he never loved any of them!!" business by saying it wasn't love with those women, that word w [...]

    2. 3.5 starsA solid, but not outstanding finish to the Pennyroyal Green series, which has been generally good overall, some hits, some misses, with some really enjoyable reads and others like this one, pretty average. My favourite remains A Notorious Countess Confesses - I like the trope - and also What I Did For a Duke, How the Marquess Was Won and It Happened One Midnight. BrieflyMaybe I was expecting too much, but overall it was a pretty average read. I didn't feel a great love story between Lyo [...]

    3. 5 stars, was there any doubt? I will say though, it's a 5 star rating put into the context of the journey you take if you read every book in the series. Taken on its own, I would have probably given it somewhere in the range of 4 stars.Men will do things for women they wouldn’t otherwise in their right minds do.No one knew that better than Lyon.The Redmonds and the Everseas have been the staunch adversaries of Pennyroyal Green ever since 1066 and a cow argument, or so history murkily relays. B [...]

    4. **4 Can't Believe the Series is Over Stars**The Pennyroyal Green series is a long series with some amazing books and one of my favorite HRs to date:What I Did For a Duke. Fans of this series have been waiting a mighty long time for Lyon and Olivia's happy ending. I'm a sucker for second chance romance and I really liked the suspense in this story, the waiting of the moment when they finally meet again. The dialogue was witty, sensual and beautiful. I did feel like this was a bit wordy at times, [...]

    5. You know when you watch a television show and they do like a recap or walk down memory lane and you're feeling all cheated because it's not really a new show and you feel a bit tricked into watching it? They always tell you they are including new material or never before seen footage. Like that helpsIt was like that a bit.We started this series knowing that Lyon Redmond has been missing for years because Olivia Eversea broke his heart. Then, in all of the subsequent books, we see Olivia turning [...]

    6. I am very, very, very angry at this book. That almost cost the book the 4th star. I am so disappointed. I can honestly say that I have never been this disappointed by a book before. I need to calm down before I write a coherent review. Did I mention that I am disappointed?OK I wrote a looooong review after I had cooled down my disappointment. Only to lose it all because of a cruel trick Google Chrome played on me. I don't know whether I have it in me to re-write all that, but I shall try. Anyone [...]

    7. This has to be the most disappointing book of the year for me the back story of them falling in love felt like just a teenage infatuation nothing that would inspire years of waiting the reason they separated was lamely done And when they met (after 45% of the book i think) - it was just all about lust. They have like a 30 second conversation and poof! all anger gone and what was the epilogue all about ? To those who have followed the books, there was a hint of the idea that one of their fat [...]

    8. Spoiler: They lived happily ever afteruh, then they died.Many spoilers ahead. In case you don't know it by now, alllll those heroes and heroines who had happy endings in allll those historical romance books you've been reading over the years are now no longer with us. Of course, they never were because they are fictional, but that's beside the point. So just so you know, they are allll dead.Where to begin - where to begin - ponder. Once again I find myself in the minority. I am confessing now, I [...]

    9. Just to write a few brief words about this one Was this the best book in the series as I fully expected? Not for me. Was it all I expected? No. And why? I believe because writers work under a specific word limit, but I'm afraid it doesn't work for all stories. This could have seriously benefited from 100 or more pages. I felt that it all went too fast (both the past and the present). Maybe JAL should have focused on either one or the other because none was 100% satisfying as things stand. BUT, a [...]

    10. Updated to add: I've been looking at some of the comments about people's expectations for this book. I can't wait for you guys to read it because I think it's going to blow a lot of your assumptions wide open! I think this is one of the best series finales I've read (although as I mention below, I would have preferred it without the epilogue and I very rarely say such a thing!). I can't wait to read your thoughts after reading the book!Review to come. But here are my initial thoughts about the b [...]

    11. Welcome to my HR Purgatory shelf! In Roman Catholicism, the purgatory is where the souls of the dead wander in an indefinite state. They stay in such a state unless they "become fit for heaven" at some point. Similarly, this shelf is where books that I am warned about stay—untouched and unread—unless a very compelling reason forces me to read them.***Reason(s) for putting The Legend of Lyon Redmond in this shelf: LOL. There are so many things I find problematic about both the hero and the he [...]

    12. Only 4 stars because the epilogue was not about Olivia and LyonAfter all the years we waited for this book I think readers deserved a better epilogue

    13. What a difference a story makes. My second JAL book and much better than my last experience. Yes there were still typos abound but the overall writing was much tighter and cleaner and a couple that actually grabbed my interest. So there's that. While I enjoyed this there were a few things that definitely could have been better or had me scratching my head. 1. How old were Lyon and Olivia when they first met and fell in love? That unanswered question kind of drove me nuts. I really wish the autho [...]

    14. This just hits three stars. I said that it was going to be tough for JAL to manage the follow through on this series and, for me, she hasn't managed it. ~Spoilers below~JAL's set herself a gargantuan task. In only about 100,000 words [I think that the length of your average romance?!] she had to convince us Lyon and Olivia are in love and meant for one another to the extent they'd shape their whole lives around mourning the loss of one another for years. Then she has to find a plausible reason t [...]

    15. I would have given this book a higher star rating had the ending been longer. We have been waiting years for these two and we just get a couple of pages in the end. :-( I didn't mind the Epi, because I got why JAL did it that way, so she could bring everybody in on fell swoop. I think the decisions that both Lyon and Olivia made were decisions of young, immature people. They were both new to what they were feeling and decisions were made in the heat of the moment on both their sides. They were b [...]

    16. ETA: To be clear, 3.5 rounded up to 4, rounded up, rather than down, only because author has written some really beautiful books, some of my favourites.That was a really enjoyable close to the Pennyroyal Green series. Like most people reading this series over such a long time I was keen to finally hear the real story of Olivia and Lyon. Whilst I did love Olivia and Lyon together, I had some difficulties with the story, which I thought the writer could have overcome and it seemed a little in retr [...]

    17. A solid read.My only complaint is that this is the end for there are too many stories that I still want to know.

    18. Update 12/4/2015 - Rating lowered to 4. I just can't ignore the problems I have with this book. As time passes they seem to intensify in my mind. Still well worth the read!To illustrate how much I was anticipating this book, I will share that this was the first time I've ever bought a physical copy of a historical romance. Barnes & Noble decided to shelve it a few days early and when I heard that, I raced over to pick up a copy with only minimal checkout embarrassment. With that said, this e [...]

    19. This was incredible. I've just completed this beautiful love story and my emotions are all over the place.I'm not really going to go into a review on the synonymous of the story but just what my thoughts and feelings are about this incredible book.Olivia and Lyon's story is one of forbidden love, in as both families have been rivalries for what seems like forever. The story is interwoven with past and present.It begins in the present with Olivia the heroine preparing for her wedding to a man she [...]

    20. Can this book be released with an alternate ending, or should I rip the epilogue out of my print copy?This is the perfect example of how an epilogue can ruin a perfect novel.(Contains spoilers)THE LEGEND OF LYON REDMOND was a solid 5 star book, until the ending fell completely apart. Please understand. Even with the subpar editing, the cruel way Lyon confirmed that he was not celibate during his years away from Pennyroyal Green, and the inconsiderate way Olivia left her fiance at the altar, this [...]

    21. Warning: Some mild spoilers ahead.Although I've read almost all the books in this series _ that's right, I still haven't read the famous book about Violet _, only a small number of them are actually favourites.Normally the more recent ones but as you can see it isn't a done deal.My indisputable favourite still is, What I did For a Duke. Compared with Genevieve and Falconbridge's romance, Lyon and Olivia are just forgettable secondary characters.As much as I wanted, I just couldn't care about the [...]

    22. My attempt at more coherent thoughts: This book wasn't perfect but there were parts of it that were. I wish that I could give this five stars, because if I come back to the Pennyroyal Green books, this will be the one I pick up first. (view spoiler)[ Everything that happened between Olivia finding Lyon standing in firelight in Plymouth and her leaving him after their cathartic (in more ways than one!) idyll in Cadiz was beautiful. How could you not be at least a little bit moved by Olivia pickin [...]

    23. This was a sweeping, grand love story, the one we've all been waiting for. It's a fitting, lovely, wonderful conclusion to the Pennyroyal Green series.What I think this book did really well was how it made use of all the elements of the Second Chance Romance Trope really well. Lyon and Olivia HAD to have that time apart, they had to grow as people away from each other, they had to mature, learn from their mistakes, and only then when they time came again for them, they would be ready to be toget [...]

    24. It's rainig heavily outside, but I have just finished a light and enjoyable romance, so I could almost forget the weather outside! I quite enjoyed Lyon and Olivia’s beautiful love story, despite the slow beginning (in all likelihood inevitable). Often poignant, at time sorrowful, and at last triumphant. NeverthelessThe Legend of Lyon Redmont was a great end to thePennyroyal Green series.‘I can’t remember the last time I so egregiously abandoned my manners. It’s just that I… that it see [...]

    25. UPS delivered a review copy of THE LEGEND OF LYON REDMOND to my doorstep this evening. It's now 1:40 am and I just turned the final page with a deep and heartfelt sigh. When you long for a story for more than six years there's always a concern that it won't measure up to expectations. I needn't have worried. Julie Anne Long has outdone herself with a book that is exquisitely written, achingly romantic, heartbreakingly poignant, and supremely satisfying. It is everything I could have hoped for. A [...]

    26. There will be a review later closer to the date but let me say Ms. Long wrote the book I've longed for since I Kissed an Earl.

    27. 4.5 starsThere are certain books in our lives that make us suffer. They are vicious in their relentless pursuit to make us feel every bit of emotions MCs feel in these books. The Legend of Lyon Redmond was created to torture me. Seriously! While reading it I was at first bored with how slow things started, then I was irritated, then furious, then sad, then happy, and in the end my mind was beyond thinking, just sheer feels. A roller-caster of emotions. One emotion stifled by another so abruptly, [...]

    28. Sorry. I was so lost in this book. Not sure I understood the reason for ANYTHING that happened to these characters. Is this really what JAL had planned all along for this great, heart-wrenching love story. Ugh! I liked the Lyon Redmond that appeared in Violet's story. Not sure it was the same character. Absolutely cannot believe his age or the accomplishments that he achieved at the ages of 20-25 with no money. Also how long does it really take to sail to Cadiz from Plymouth.My problem with this [...]

    29. Maybe I'll revisit this book in the future. Unlike others, I had started going through the Pennyroyal Green series this year, so all the stories were quite fresh on my mind, with What I did for the Duke and It started with a Scandal being my favourites. The rest were hit and miss for me.This one actually has all the ingredients of a Romance that I love, but I couldn't connect to either of them. I guess I lost the connection right at the start. I know First Love can be as deep and all consuming a [...]

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