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The Taming of the Wolf by Lydia Dare


Cover art: The Taming of the Wolf Reviewer: Marlene Breakfield
Title: The Taming of the Wolf - Connected to the Westfield Werewolves
Author: Lydia Dare
Publisher: Sourcebooks
ISBN-13: 978-1-4022-4437-7
Release Date: November 2010
Genre/Sub-genre: Historical Paranormal Romance
Year/Setting: 1817 England and Scotland
Overall Rating: 5.0
Sexual Content Rating: Sensual
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: None
Violent Content Rating: Minimal
Lydia's Website/Blog: www.lydiadare.com

Dashiel Thorpe, Earl of Brimsworth, unknowingly marks Caitlin MacLeod, a witch, as his mate. When Caitlin leaves almost immediately afterward, Dashiel follows her in order to convince her to accept him as her mate. Because Caitlin is a Seer and doesn't see the future for Dashiel, she thinks that he isn't in her future.

The Taming of the Wolf is a great addition to Ms. Dare's series, which introduces some great new characters and revisits some beloved characters from previous books. The Taming of the Wolf is probably my favorite book in this series-- mainly because I grew to love Dashiel, who wasn't a very likable character in the previous book. Dashiel has been raised to think of his wolf as a monster and to fight that part of himself. Given to servants to raise by an emotionally distant father, who blames him for his mother's death, Dashiel has really never known love or a truly caring touch. When Dashiel is forced to follow Caitlin, he slowly discovers what is possible with love. Caitrin is a great heroine, who is strong and caring. I loved the way that she handled her friends and family, and, to a certain extent, Dashiel.

I had mixed feelings at the end of The Taming of the Wolf. Because it is a truly satisfying read, how could I match it with my next read? Ms. Dare, I'm ready for the next book, please.


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