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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tall, Dark, and Wolfish by Lydia Dare

Title: Tall, Dark, and Wolfish (Book 2 in the Westfield series)
Author: Lydia Dare
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN: 978-1-4022-3695-2
Pages: 387
Format-Mass Market Paperback
Release Date: 5/2/2010
Genre: Regency Paranormal Romance
Rating 5 Crowns (Royal Read)


Lord Benjamin Westfield is a power werewolf-until one full moon when he doesn’t change. His life now shattered, he rushes off to Scotland in search of the healer who can restore his inner beast, only to find she’s not at all what he expected……


Young, beautiful witch Elspeth Campbell will do anything to help anyone who calls upon her healing arts. Then Lord Benjamin shows up, and she suddenly discovers she may need him even more than he needs her……

My Review:

I have to say that I loved this book from the moment that I picked it up. Lord Benjamin is a very charming Lycan, even though he believes that he has lost the best part of himself. Setting off on a search for a healer to restore what has been lost to him, Lord Benjamin, the youngest of the Westfield brothers, discovers more that just a remedy for his ailment. He discovers Elspeth Campbell, a red-headed Scottish witch who shatters
Lord Benjamin’s Shakespearean thoughts of what a witch should be. Now Ben finds himself drawn into Elspeth’s charm, yet afraid to allow himself to get close to her.

Both Benjamin and Elspeth feels more then just the pull of the moon pulling them together, although things are not going to be easy when you have a coven of witches trying to pull them apart.

My Thoughts:

I loved Lord Benjamin, he plays that part of wounded Lycan well. I also loved how each of the Westfield brothers shows traits of their birth order, it adds a more authentic feel to the storyline. I also loved Elspeth, she has to be my favorite heroine. She is pure Scottish to the core, and I loved the devotion that she has to her gift. She always has a way of drawing Lord Benjamin in that will entertain the reader.

Overall all TALL, DARK, and WOLFISH was an amazing book that I will both reread and recommend. I also enjoyed the way that the authors incorporated Arthur’s Seat into the story. For those of you who are not privy to Arthur’s Seat, it is a group of hills that form most of Holyrood Park in Edinburgh, Scotland, there also is a bit of mythical qualities that have been associated with the area. So I pleased to see that is where the Coig convenes.

I also enjoyed the introduction of the Coig. Even though this novel stands on its own, I feel that if you skip this novel you will be missing the foundations for THE TAMING OF THE WOLF.

I do have to say readers be warned- while reading this novel you may find yourself craving blueberries. I ended up making me a nice cuppa blueberry tea!

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Roberta said...

Wow...I didn't think that I'd like any werewolves books after TRYING to read the original Twilight book...boring and childish...couldn't finish it and the movie was so lame. So hoping this series is real and has adult situation ;) Great review and thanks for the giveaway, fondly, Roberta

Renee said...
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Renee said...

Roberta, I too am not a fan of Twilight. Truth be told I am not normally a fan of the whole paranormal genre, but I absolutely loved this series. Lydia Dare has done wonders by combing both the Regency era with the Paranormal world.