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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Wolfishly Yours by Lydia Dare review & Giveaway


Grayson Hadley is in his own special hell—being treated like a wayward pup by the tutor employed to turn him into a true gentleman. So when he meets a hot-blooded America beauty with the mark of a Lycan, he’s only too glad to slip his leash.


Accustomed to running wild in the swamps of Louisiana, Miss Liviana Mayeux is shipped off to her grandfather’s in London to learn a thing or two about polite society. At first she scoffs at the English Lycans’ apparent tameness. Little does Livi realize how very close she is to unleashing the passion that lies just beneath the surface… (from the back of the arc)

My Thoughts:

Okay, so every time a Lydia Dare book arrives in the post I do a little happy dance and immediately set to devouring the book.

Grayson Hadley is a bit wild and most definitely the kind of man you do not take home to mother (or in the case of Livi, her grandfather) and a Lycan.

Liviana Mayeux is a free-spirited, strong-willed, American whose father has sent her to England to learn her place in polite society.

Having been raised around Lycans Liviana immediately recognizes Grayson for what he is. While the whole of proper society think him wild and unruly, Livi believes him to be one of the tamest Lycans she has ever laid eyes on although Grayson is about to show her just how wild he can be.

Having been introduced to Grayson Hadley in the previous novels, I knew that wherever he and his brothers went trouble followed. And while troubles still found Grayson in this novel, I felt that they were more bumps in the road rather than massive boulders I have grown to associate with the Hadley clan.

The introduction of an American heroine from the Louisiana bayou was a nice touch. I like the different air that her character held, she was feisty, determined, swore like a drunken sailor, and completely her own person. What I did not like was the fact that she knew Grayson was a Lycan from the start. I felt that her knowing about his ability to shift into a wolf during the full moon took a bit of the suspense from the novel.

Overall: I liked the book but I did not love the book. I felt that there wasn’t much going on in it and while there was a certain something between Grayson and Livi it wasn’t as powerful or prominent as the previous books in the series. Lastly, I felt that the paranormal aspect of the book was bit lacking as there was talk of wolves yet not much turning into wolves.

What I loved about the book was the introduction of a new brood of Lycans in the form of Livi’s brothers. I also liked the interaction between Miss Sophie, who is educating the Hadley brothers on the ways of gentlemen, and Archer Hadley who does not want to be educated at all.

I must also add that I cannot wait for the next installment in this series!

Series Alert:

This is the 6th book in the Westfield Wolves series although it can be read as a standalone.

Book Details:

Title: Wolfishly Yours, Author: Lydia Dare, ISBN: 978-1-4022-6349-1, Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca, Format: Mass Market paperback $7.99 £5.99, Pages: 384, How I Read It: Mass Market Arc from Publisher, Rating: 4 Crowns



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I have three Lydia Dare books to giveaway as well as this charming 12 inch plush wolf from Wild Republic that I purchased on my last trip to the zoo. 


Books and plush wolf are packed and ready to be delivered to 1 lucky Winner.

Giveaway is international

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Giveaway Ends December 20


HPIM4044 Okay, I am not going to lie: I purchased two of these lovely little grey wolves and one, that I have named Coovara, sits proudly atop my printer

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Adria said...

I have yet to find another paranormal regency author that is as good as Lydia Dare.


bookloveroh said...

That wolf is so cute!!! I have already purchased all of the Lydia Dare's except for Wolfishly Yours, but I would love to win the wolf.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Danni T said...

I have yet to read all the books in the series yet but the ones I have read, I really loved. I love wolf shifters. You don't get a lot of ones that are also historical romance too. The plushie is adorable!!

Danni T

Martha Lawson said...

I would love to be entered to win these and the wolf of course! Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

whitewolfreads said...

OMG those plush wolves are adorable! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jess S. (whitewolfreads)

whitewolfreads AT gmail DOT com

Diane D - Florida said...

Lydia is a new Author to me, so I would love a chance to win and read her book, "Wolfishly Yours". It's not normally the genre that I read, but I'm always open to trying something new.

Thank you for this opportunity.

dpd333 (at) aol dot com

Carol L. said...

This is a wonderful giveaway opportunity. I love the stories both of these ladies come up with.Thanks so much.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

Di said...

How cute is that little guy! He would be so great to cuddle while reading Lydia's books!

sallans d at yahoo dot com

Mary Preston said...

The books & the plush all look fabulous. Not a genre I've read a lot of.

Mary P


bn100 said...

Nice review. The book sounds good.


Maureen said...

It looks like a fun story. Thanks for the giveaway!
mce1011 AT aol DOT com

Carol L. said...

I love Lydia Dare's books. I was so surprised when I read it was actually two friends who wrote under that name. :)What a great team.

Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com