by Lydia Dare
Expected publication: April 3rd 2012 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
A new sexy Regency paranormal trilogy by bestselling author Lydia Dare features hunky werewolves who need to learn how to behave in polite society. Can this pack of ‘gentlemen’ be trained in the ways of the ton, or is it too late to teach an old Lycan new tricks?
Lady Madeline Hayburn is called upon to lend her respectability and introduce the Hadley brothers to society. Mr. Weston Hadley admires her from afar, yet his very presence draws her in…
This was my introduction to the writing of Lydia Dare, who is actually the dynamic writing team of two women who take turns writing parts of each book, and I thoroughly enjoyed it! I have been reading quite a bit of YA books and Christian self-help/parenting books lately and I was in desperate need of a good romance novel, this hit the spot perfectly. This book is technically part of a series, the Westfield Wolves, but it is loosely connected and you do not have to read the books prior to understand this story at all, but be warned, Wolf Who Loved Me is so awesome, you will want to go back and read the others in this series and maybe the vampire ones too.
I love paranormal and historical fiction books and this romance novel fit all the criteria for a wonderful, quick, and lighthearted read for me. I was so into this book that I got up in the morning, started reading it, and pretty much neglected everything else all day, except getting out food to thaw for dinner, until I finished it. I could not put it down.
The story is fast paced, has action, regency romance, oh and a super hot guy who turns into a wolf, could it get any better? I think not. There are good guys, a bad guy, and two hot girls, one who is quite proper and one who is, well, not. This just makes for an interesting plot, though it may seem to have been done before, it hasn’t. This book takes this plot in a whole new direction, mostly because of the paranormal aspect.
I don’t really want to give away the plot of this book, except to say that after reading it, I can’t wait for the books on the other two brothers to come out, I am so in love with this series.
I was surprised to find out that Lydia Dare was not a person, that in actuality two women took turns writing and editing this book, I would never have known, the writing is completely seamless, no mistakes between what one person wrote and what the other wrote. I was completely impressed.
One of the things I loved about this book was that it wasn’t really dirty. I mean, it is a romance novel, so there is sex, but it is not graphic at all. I am not sure I have ever read a romance novel that was not graphic, and I enjoyed it just as much, if not more, than the ones I have read that did.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historical romances, regency romances, paranormal romances, or is just in need of a good old fashioned love story, well with a Lycan mixed in that is.
I received this book as an ARC. I do not get paid to review books; I do so in order to assist you in recognizing books that you might enjoy.