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Friday, April 23, 2010

A Certain Wolfish Charm by Lydia Dare (Book Review)

Title: A Certain Wolfish Charm
Author: Lydia Dare
Publisher: Sourcebooks

About the book: He gets crankier and crankier as the moon gets full. . .

The rules of Society can be beastly -- especially when you're a werewolf and it's that irritating time of the month.  Simon Westfield, the Duke of Blackmoor, is rich, powerful, and sinfully handsome, and has spent his entire life creating scandal and mayhem.  It doesn't help his wolfish temper at all that Miss Lily Rutledge seems not the least bit afraid of him, and in fact, may be as untamable as he is. . .

A woman whose charm is stronger than the moon. . .

When Lily's beloved nephew's behavior becomes inexplicably wild, she turns to Simon, the boy's cousin and guardian, for help. But Simon's idea of assistance is far different than hers, and Lily finds herself ensconced in his house and engaged to the rogue.

My thoughts:  I am loving myself some werewolves!  To heck with all the vampires (Sorry Edward), but I am getting a kick out of these werewolf stories.  Simon is lovable even when he is trying to be all mean - we get to read his thoughts from the beginning, so we know that he is attracted to Lily, but is just trying to keep her on the darkside of the moon (haha) and keep her safe.  That is why he doesn't feel he should marry her - even though she is all he can think about!  Lily thinks he is just toying with her (you know - like a dog with a bone? - Ok, I'll stop with the puns) and feels that he has been coerced into marrying her so that her reputation will not be sullied.  If she could only see what he was thinking!  I love this couple - throw in some werewolf brothers, a werewolf nephew and some well-meaning neighbors and you have the beginning of what I feel will be a great series. 

If you missed my interview with the authors that comprise Lydia Dare - see it here.  There is also a giveaway going on there.

~I received this book free of charge from Sourcebooks in exchange for my unbiased review.~

A Certain Wolfish Charm
Publisher/Publication Date: Sourcebooks, April 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4022-3694-5
376 pages


haleyknitz said...

I liked this one a lot too :)

Heather said...

sounds like a fun read.
and yes, I think its time for a few werewolves as well.

Martha Lawson said...

I love werewolves and this one sounds awesome.

https://booksthoughtsadventures.com said...

What is this werewolf fascination...I hesitate to read any other werewold tale after Shiver but...this one sounds tempting...good job!!!


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