The Lioness by Jake Bonsignore

TheLioness 4 Stars|Amazon|Goodreads

Meg's Review:

Another novel from Jake and like his others, this one doesn't let down. A story of unrequited love and the depths to which one will travel of something they think is their destiny. A young Adria wants to find love, just like any other 17 year old. Enter Lando. A prince that Adria instantly falls in love with. She's blinded by her innocence and love and in the end what 17 year old doesn't think her first love is perfect? Hello Kaiden. He is a genuinely great boy who is head over for this girl. Clue the Hard decisions and uncomfortable situations and he finds himself taking Adria to her one true love, Lando. The book has a somewhat slow start, but in the end I was sucked it. Sticking true to his style jake weaves this novel around you and there is no hope for escape. You get frustrated with Adria and feel hurt for Kaiden. It brings it out and empowers you to want to fright for them. Adria definitely needed a good kick in the butt. But like any other stubborn heroine, you end up falling for her. A well written love story that pulls your heart-strings and forces you to fall in love with wonderful and well-developed characters. A great overall read.


Seventeen-year-old Adria Catarr is a carefree, stubborn girl with an insatiable sweet tooth. When she stumbles into Lando Cardé, the incognito prince, during the annual Midsummer Festival and mistakes his charm for love at first sight, her naïve heart is quickly broken. Kaidan Sordell, a childhood friend, is there to pick up the pieces and help Adria mend her wounds. His affection for her has gone unnoticed for so long that he’s not sure if he’ll ever have the nerve to tell her how he truly feels. With the last summer before adulthood upon them, Adria and Kaidan decide to seek out the Temple of the Red Mare. The legendary tales of it revealing a heart’s truest desire is too tempting for lovelorn Adria to pass up. Will she realize, though, that what she’s looking for has been trekking beside her all along? Giveaway