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A Certain Wolfish Charm by Lydia Dare


Cover art: A Certain Wolfish Charm Reviewer: Marlene Breakfield
Title: A Certain Wolfish Charm
Author: Lydia Dare
Publisher: Sourcebooks
ISBN-13: 978-1-4022-1904-7
Release Date: 978-1-4022-3694-5
Genre/Sub-genre: Historical Paranormal Romance
Year/Setting: 1816 England
Overall Rating: 4.5
Sexual Content Rating: Sensual
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: None
Violent Content Rating: Minimal
Lydia's Website/Blog: /www.lydiadare.com

When Lily Rutledge's twelve year old nephew, Oliver, the Earl of Maberley, begins to change in an alarming way, she writes to his guardian, Simon Westfield, the Duke of Blackmoor, for aid. When her letters go unanswered, Lily confronts Simon at his estate. Simon realizes that he must help Oliver adapt to his changes and tries to get rid of Lily, but she refuses to leave the boy, that she has raised from a small child. They each get a lot more than they bargained for.

A Certain Wolfish Charm is a very enjoyable paranormal, Regency romance with likable characters and a not overly dark tone--there is a bit of humor thrown in. To start with-- I love big, handsome, cranky, stubborn, Simon, and Lily is his match in every way. Lily challenges him at every turn and is definitely unafraid of him. However, Simon fears revealing his beastly side to Lily, after Oliver's mother's reaction when Oliver's father revealed his beast. Luckily, Lily is one determined lady and proves her love is unconditional. The secondary characters are well-developed and this reader grew quite fond of them. Ms. Dare combined my two favorite genres, Regency and paranormal, to great effect, and I highly recommend this book.


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