A Certain Wolfish Charm: Simon Westfield, the Duke of Blackmoor and Lily Rutledge
Lily has taken over the care of her nephew Oliver for the last 6 years and usually he has been such a sweet child but as of late he has become out of control with his moods and nearly doubled in size in the span of a few months. Numerous times Lily has reached out to his legal guardian the Duke of Blackmoor only to be ignored and she has had enough! Simon the Duke of Westfield is having enough trouble controlling himself as the full moon approaches. As a werewolf he gets edgier and more out of control as the full moon approaches so he takes off to his country estate only to find Lily there waiting for him. He kicks her out after nearly attacking her beautiful behind; she is more than he can deal with right now. After hearing the symptoms that his ward is having from his nosey butler he takes off after Lily with his brother William. It is clear that Oliver is about to go through the change. After moving Lily and Oliver in with him, Simon is battling his urges to make Lily his. When they are forced to wed Simon is convinced that he can never share his werewolf self with her he can’t take the risk of ever hurting her. Lily knows Simon is keeping something but can’t figure out what. Can she safely find out what is tormenting her husband or will she be hurt in the process?
This is the first book in the werewolf series by Lydia Dare, it starts off well. The historical setting of this series is different. I am used to more contemporary paranormal novels so the historical aspect is refreshing and combines two loves of paranormal and historical romance. Simons torment in keeping his secret feels real as does Lily determination to find out his secret. I can see any woman who knows that their man is keeping a secret go through the same emotions. I enjoyed this novel it was quite entertaining. I’m ready for the next book in the series!
3.5 moons out of 5