Sunday, November 14, 2010

Review: THE TAMING OF THE WOLF by Lydia Dare

In The Taming of the Wolf, Lydia Dare continues her Regency werewolf saga with the tale of a rake who has met his match--and likes it.

Feral Lycan Dashiel Thorpe, Earl of Brimsworth, must learn how to be a proper werewolf. Unfortunately, his ignorance causes him to make a life-altering mistake. Now he must live with the consequences, which include Miss Caitlin McLeod, who wants nothing to do with him. Even worse, she isn't bound by his error.

Dash makes blunder after blunder in his attempts to convince Cait to marry him. His worst mistake is not telling her why he must wed her. Cait harbors her own secrets. She carries a power as great as Dash's, and tit-for-tat, doesn't reveal all to him, either.

Subtle humor infuses this tale of a rake whose rakish ways return to haunt him. While I don't much care for rake heroes, Dash is appealing in his increasingly desperate efforts to secure Cait's acceptance of his proposal. I very much like Cait, who refuses to succumb to the charms of a man who wants her for his own ends, even as she longs for his caresses.

For those who like werewolves, Ms. Dare proves yet again what enticing heroes they make.

Thank you all,
ARC provided by Sourcebooks

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