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A Certain Wolfish Charm (original 2010; edition 2010)

by Lydia Dare (Author)

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Title:A Certain Wolfish Charm
Authors:Lydia Dare (Author)
Info:Sourcebooks Casablanca (2010), Ebook, 275 pages
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Simon Westfield, the Duke of Blackmoor, is rich, powerful and devastatingly handsome but he has a secret that causes him to keep women at arm’s length. That is until Lily Rutledge arrives on his doorstep to ask for help with her nephew whose behavior is becoming increasingly wild and inexplicable. Can Simon withstand the call of his own nature or will he give in to the desire he feels for Lily?

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A successful amalgamation of my two of my favorite genres - historical and paranormal romance.

The writing flows smoothly and the pages almost turn themselves. The story is completely charming and the characters engaging.

The main characters have a captivating chemistry and make a wonderful couple. Simon is a typical alpha who finds it difficult to control is true nature and keeps himself at a distance out of fear. Lily is strong willed and stubborn but with a sweet and loving nature.

I found the dynamic between the secondary characters, Simon’s brother Will and Lily’s friend Prisca, to be particularly compelling and look forward to reading their book.

Overall, this is an extremely entertaining read for lovers of light and sexy romances. ( )
  Lauren2013 | Nov 19, 2016 |
Hooked me into the series immediately! I really liked the characters, and although the story itself was the fairly common "will she accept me as a werewolf" theme, it was engagingly told, with quite a bit of humour and lots of threads for exploration in future books in the series. Overall, I really enjoyed it, and immediately got the next one in the series. ( )
  Booklover889 | Mar 17, 2016 |
When I first heard of this one I wanted to read it at once. First historical, second, werewolves. Two of my favorite subjects.

The book starts with Lily Rutledge, the guardian of a young Earl, who is also her nephew. He is behaving in an odd way, and he is growing really fast. She has been trying to get a hold of his other guardian, Simon Westfield, his father's cousin. But the Duke rather spends his time gambling and fooling around with women. What is a woman to do than to go straight to the source and give him a piece of her mind. There the story takes off and he is attracted to her at once.

Lily is a strong independent woman who has come to terms that she will be on that shelf for the rest of her life. She has no suitors, she has no dowry. No one has ever paid any real attention to her. But along comes a handsome duke who is following her around with his eyes. He wants her and he does everything to show her just that. But she is not any woman, all or nothing. I do like her, she is strong, she has flaws, but they come natural.

Simon is, well yes wild, womanizer and all that. He can also get really aggressive. That is because of his hidden nature. We learn quickly that he is a werewolf, no need to hide that. But nobody knows that they exist and they want to keep it that way. He knows he can never be what she want and he is afraid to hurt her. I like him, but then he is the big bad alpha and who can say no to that.

Two minds, two hearts, they both want the same thing but the road will take some twist and turns before they get there. Some passion is promised. This books also has some great side characters and I can't wait to read book 3 that is about William and Prisca. William is so fun and he tries to soothe Lily in this book, and Priscilla and him is always bantering.

This was a sweet book and fun too. It had some tension since some want one thing and the other another thing. And then there is the big bad secret that Lily wants to know about.

I also like the idea of the traditional regency novel transformed into a paranormal romance. The werewolves fitted perfectly into this story.

I am looking forward to book 2, and Benjamin, the brother not present in this book. ( )
  blodeuedd | Mar 2, 2016 |
Sweet, romantic and enjoyable. A spinster aunt is raising her nephew and starts having problems with him in his teenage years. She goes to his guardian and asks fro help. The boys guardian has been just paying the bills never visiting. What she finds when she goes to see him is a distant playboy who wants nothing to do with her. She however will not give up, she loves the boy too much...
It is a fun, although predictable story. It had me smiling at several points, i give that alone 4 stars. ( )
  TheYodamom | Jan 29, 2016 |
On the Nook this novel is approx. 274 pages long. This is a book that was easy to like with characters who are fun to read about. Well written by Lydia Dare.

He gets crankier and crankier as the moon gets full...

The rules of Society can be beastly—especially when you're a werewolf and it's that irritating time of the month. Simon Westfield, the Duke of Blackmoor, is rich, powerful, and sinfully handsome, and has spent his entire life creating scandal and mayhem. It doesn't help his wolfish temper at all that Miss Lily Rutledge seems not the least bit afraid of him, and in fact, may be as untamable as he is...

A woman whose charm is stronger than the moon...

When Lily's beloved nephew's behavior becomes inexplicably wild, she turns to Simon, the boy's cousin and guardian, for help. But Simon's idea of assistance is far different than hers, and Lily finds herself ensconced in his house and engaged to the rogue.

They both may have bitten off more than they can chew when each begins to discover the other's darkest secrets... ( )
  oldriverbooks | Mar 2, 2015 |
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To Brandt - You are the love of my life. Thank you for believing in me.
To Thomas, JT, and Stephen - Don't interrupt me when I'm ignoring you! Seriously...you are my everything.
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Lily Rutledge had never contemplated murder before, though she was warming to the idea.
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In Lydia dare's debut trilogy, Regency England has gone to the wolves!

He gets crankier and crankier as the moon gets full...

The rules of Society can be beastly-especially when you're a werewolf and it's that irritating time of the month. Simon Westfield, the Duke of Blackmoor, is rich, powerful, and sinfully handsome, and has spent his entire life creating scandal and mayhem. It doesn't help his wolfish temper at all that Miss Lily Rutledge seems not the least bit afraid of him, and in fact, may be as untamable as he is...

A woman whose charm is stronger than the moon...

When Lily's beloved nephew's behavior becomes inexplicably wild, she turns to Simon, the boy's cousin and guardian, for help. But Simon's idea of assistance is far different than hers, and Lily finds herself ensconced in his house and engaged to the rogue.

They both may have bitten off more than they can chew when each begins to discover the other's darkest secrets...
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When her nephew Oliver, the earl of Maberley, turns twelve and faces disturbing changes, Lily Rutledge turns to Oliver's neglectful guardian, the duke of Blackmoor, a werewolf who must keep his secret while controlling his passion for her.

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