Friday, May 21, 2010

Review: A Certain Wolfish Charm by Lydia Dare

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.

They both may have bitten off more than they can chew when each begins to discover the other’s darkest secrets…

A debut author -- and what a debut!  I liked the quick pacing (yes, it makes for short chapters, but each chapter had a hook, so I wanted to see what would happen next).

Simon is a bit of a beast, but Lily doesn't let that deter her.  He's guardian of her nephew, for God's sake; he can deal with this Regency tween and his hormones!

Simon and Lily both grow more intrigued with one another the longer they are in one another's presence, and Lily knows Simon is keeping something from her. When she discovers exactly what it is, she doesn't run away -- as Simon had feared.  Instead she embraces him and the secret he's been keeping. 

Theirs is a fierce romance, borne from  first an overwhelming dislike and distrust which then spirals into immense passion, love and need.  I hope to see only continued good things from Ms. Dare with her future releases.

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