Sunday, November 7, 2010

A Review of The Taming of the Wolf by Lydia Dare

4.25 Fangs for The Taming of the Wolf by Lydia Dare

I was so happy to see this series continue on past the Westfield Brother's Trilogy.

I'm even happier to know this isn't the last we'll see of Lydia Dare's werewolves even though she's moving onto vampyres. No, a few familiar werewolves may cross paths with the vampyres in her upcoming series.

Check out the interview I did with Lydia.

The Taming of the Wolf picks up right where the last book left off.

Dashiel Thorpe is a lycan but he doesn't know what he is other than a monster. His whole life he's dealt with shame and fear. Now he's encountered the Westfields, men who are lycans just as he is. He also encounters a witch, a feisty Scottish lass who bewitches him instantly.

Caitrin Macleod is a witch who can see the future but when Dash comes along she can't see anything which is both a blessing and a curse. She is drawn to him but her fear of getting hurt and not knowing what the future holds for them makes her run scared.

Dashiel has serious issues he has to work through and get over before he should get involved with anyone but he's so entranced by Caitrin he bites her- thus marking her as his mate so he can't think of anyone or anything but her. They are bound together whether either of them wants it or not.

This leads them on adventures in self discovery and love. They are fighting destiny and each other. Will they ever get past their own selfish fears and be able to work things out? Or did fate get it wrong this time?

A compelling read that left me turning pages. The tone was a tad darker this time without as much witty banter as the previous books but it was still quite enjoyable.

I love what Dare has done with werewolves, can't wait to see how she handles vampyres.

Book Blurb for The Taming of the Wolf

Lord Dashiel Thorpe has fought his true nature his entire life, but whenever the moonlight proves too powerful, Dashiel is unable to control the werewolf within him. It is on one such moonlit night that Dashiel accidentally bites the beautiful Scottish witch, Caitrin McLeod. Though now bound to him irrevocably, Cait decides that she wants nothing to do with him. When she flees to her native Scotland, Dashiel has no choice but to follow her and convince her that it was nothing short of destiny that has bound them together body and soul.

1 comment:

mbreakfield said...

Loved this book! It is my favorite so far, and I can't wait for the next one.