Friday, December 3, 2010

Review: The Taming of the Wolf by Lydia Dare

Regency England has gone to the wolves!

He could never lose control...

Dashiel Thorpe, Earl of Brimsworth, has spent his life fighting the wolf within him. But when the full moon rises, Dash is helpless. A chance encounter with Caitrin Macleod on a moonlit night inadvertently binds the two together irrevocably, and Dash's impulsiveness plunges them both into a nightmare...
 She never saw him coming...
 Caitrin Macleod is no quiet country lass, but a witch with remarkable abilities. But when it comes to Dashiel, she's as helpless to fight his true nature as he is. Her senses overwhelmed, she runs back to the safety and security of her native Scotland...
 But Dashiel is determined to follow her-she's the only woman who can free him from a fate worse than death. And Caitrin will ultimately have to decide whether she's running from danger, or true love... description taken from here.

Dash is a werewolf who has to worry whether or not Cait will accept him and his ...non-normal biology. Little does he know though that Cait is a witch. I enjoyed this book. It is actually the 4th book in Lydia Dare's series, so I will more than likely be checking the other books in the series out as well.  The story starts off at a great pace, opening with what is the beginning of the action.  Instead of having to spin out details of what happened in the previous books (like so many books in series will do) Dare flys out with the story which I love.  I hate when I get a book that belongs in a series and you have to go through 20 pages of what happened before the book.  (If I want to know, I'll pick up the books before it.)  That said, you do not need to read the prior books in the series to know what is going on.

The characters are lovely.  Well written.  The plot is great, it's one of those plots that I look for in books because I am so soft for those particular books.  I love Dare's writing style.  Her vocabulary as well is wonderful, and I love how she has Cait speak with her Scottish dialog.  Dash is the very adorable in his own ways.  Overall, I just really enjoyed this book.  It was a nice change of pace and something I would recommend to all of you book lovers. : )

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

**I received a free ARC in order to write my review. I did not get paid. All opinions are 100% my own unless otherwise stated.**


Cecile Smutty Hussy said...

Hey honey! Sorry I have not been around lately! I hope all is well honey!

Great review honey!

Have a great weekend!! Hugs to you honey!