Title: The Legend of Lyon Redmond (Penneyroyal Green Series)
Genre: Historical Romance
Author: Julie Anne Long
Publisher: Avon, Sept. 2015
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from Amazon.com:
Bound by centuries of bad blood, England’s two most powerful families maintain a veneer of civility . . . until 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 Legend
Rumor 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 Love
It was instant and irresistible, forbidden . . . and 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 apart . . . or the stuff of which legends are made.
“At last”, that is what all fans of the Penneyroyal Green series uttered when we heard that we would finally find out what became of Lyon Redmond. Julie Anne Long did not disappoint us with the tale of what he has been doing for the past five years since his disappearance. Olivia Eversea had finally given up hope of his return and is about to marry John Landsdowne, hoping that at some point she would learn to love him like he loved her.
The story is told beautifully with lovely prose and moving dialog. The reunion was a bit contrived but we have longed for Lyon and Olivia to be together. Landsdowne was treated a bit shabbily and I really thought more finesse could have been used. The Epilogue was a clever way of tying things up but it did make us wonder about Jacob and Isaiah and left this reader wanting more of the descendants.
This is a wonderful series and this book is a fitting end but we all want more.