A CERTAIN WOLFISH CHARM ( Westfield Wolves #1 ) by Lydia Dare
Mass Market Paperback, 375 pages
Published April 6th 2010 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: historical romance novel, paranormal romance novel
Rating: 5 stars
Essex, England 1816. Bewildered and alarmed by the sudden physical growth and changing moods of the twelve year old nephew she has been taking care of for years after his parents’ death, young and proper spinster Lily Rutledge turns to the boy’s cousin and legal guardian Simon Westfield (Duke of Black moor) for advice. The answer to the young earl’s inexplicable transformation is a well-guarded secret shared by the entire Westfield family. After an initial antagonism, Simon and Lily will be drawn to each other into a love bond that is deeper than any dark family secret and stronger than moon phases.
A Certain Wolfish Charm, my first novel by Lydia Dare, was a very pleasant experience. I found the combination of historical and paranormal to be quite interesting and refreshing. The author gets the reader into the plot right away, keeping a good pace throughout the entire book. ACWC was a gripping read for several reasons: the characters are fully nuanced and likable, the storyline and the romance between H/h unfold sweetly, the erotic tension sizzles from start to finish , the dialogues are always intriguing and entertaining…Lydia Dare injected a good deal of humor in her characters’ banters. All in all, a clever and heartwarming novel with a few loose threads that will lead to the next installments of the Westfield Wolf Series.