“Book #6 in the Regency Wolves series and a definite improvement on the last book.
“Book #6 in the Regency Wolves series and a definite improvement on the last book.
Livi is an endearing Tomboy with little to no control over what comes out of her mouth. One cannot help sympathizing with a heroine whose social awkwardness and longing for home make it difficult for her to acclimate to Regency society. Grayson is a sexy beta wolf with a tendency to find himself in scandalous and often hazardous situations. So, when these two come together - sparks fly.
Unfortunately, the paranormal elements are still being played down in the newest additions to the series - there is much talk about Lycan natures and senses but no real action in this area.
The secondary characters are, however, very engaging and entertaining. Archer and Lady Sophie are still at each other's throats and I am eagerly awaiting their story. The Mayeux brothers are an intriguing pair (their shenanigans earn the book an extra 0.5 star), and I have to wonder if Dare isn't planning on relocating the series to the Louisiana Bayou. That would certainly add some spice to it. ”
“Livi Mayeux is furious with her father for sending her to England to be "civilized". That is, until she meets another Lycan, the dashing and intriguing Grayson Hadley. His association with her Lady Sophia piques Livi's interest. Since they both seem to be in constant company with Lady Sophie, they can't seem to stay away from each other. Or is it fate that is bringing them together?”Krys B wrote this review Saturday, February 23, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The characters and the plot was really good and worthy of five stars but the book seemed really rushed and that resulted in the plot and characters including their relationships to not be flushed out much. By the time the i love yous were said I couldn't truly believe they felt anything but lust and friendship for each other because they lacked the opportunity to talk in order to reach a deeper understanding of each other. Livi was a fantastic character who was a nice turn from the usual run of the mill deb and she melded well with Gray's personality. All in all the characters deserved more than a rushed plot and quick ending that they got.”Haley O wrote this review Tuesday, December 11, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Wolfishly Yours (Westfield Wolves #6)
by Lydia Dare
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Reviewed by: Angels
Genre: Historical Romance
4 STAR READ
Accustomed to running wild with her Lycan brothers in the swamps of Louisiana, Miss Liviana Mayeux is shipped off to London where Lady Hadley offers to sponsor and assist her. Before she knows it, Vivi finds herself in the middle of a pack of English wolves who are all vying for her attention. But Lady Hadley's handsome son Grayson is determined to keep her out of trouble. If only he knew how...
My Thoughts and Review
Always looking forward to reading Lydia Dares books I do enjoy them and love this series.
I enjoyed this read as the characters were a lot of fun to read about.Grayson being a black sheep of the family so to speak .Then there is Liviana the feisty werewolf with a tart tongue.Both character's give as good as they get with there banner of words they are well matched opponents for one another.
Grayson and Liviana meet when Grayson and his mother are paying a call to a neighbor. Liviana was sent to her grand-father from America by her father forcing her to become a lady and finally settle down and marry giving up here carefree lifestyle and wayward ways. Liviana will not going willingly and so the adventure begins.
From the very first meeting between Liviana and Grayson you sense there chemistry that they have between them.The thing is that Liviana is most bold and lets Grayson know that she knows exactly what he is giving him a total shock and setting him of guard.And in return she shows him a marking on her person letting him know exactly what she is.The playing field is now leveled !
These two have incredible chemistry and sexual tension between them yet knowing nothing will ever become of it as her grandfather will never approve of the match even if they acted on there feelings there pending romance would bed oomed from the get go.
I enjoyed this story a lot.The characters made you laugh quiet a lot throughout the story making this story a fun read.I do however have a couple of things that I did not like though . One of them is the fact that Liviana mother left England because of the rigid society she lived in yet Liviana's father is now sending his daughter to England to experience those same constraints society puts on women making it no less then a prison .And the very one reason her mother left to go to America in the first place. I just wanted to smack him! What the heck was he thinking?Was he trying to break her spirit and her self worth ?
My only other complaint is that I felt the romance between the couple when it finally did happened that it was a bit rushed.The couple had gone to great pains to fight the attraction between them for so long that I expected to be so wowed and I expected to see an explosive encounter when it did happen that all and all it would have been worth the pain and suffering this couple had to endure to finally be together.But no fireworks ...
But, the over all story was a pleasant read. Liviana made this story engrossing as she was just so feisty and full of vigor that you new she was a worthy adversary and she would somehow find a way out of her situation.As as for the dreamy good for nothing Rake Grayson you feel his pain as he does not feel worthy of Liviana as he feels he has nothing to really offer her .Even though he feels all of this he can't stop feeling predatory toward her and it may be the down fall for both of them.
We meet Liviana brothers who stir up the pot making the story even more livlier.And the pages are graced by past characters which I so enjoy from story to story.Be sure to read the entire series along with this current story you won't be disappointed it was a fantastic series ! Loved it ! And as always looking forward to the next book....
Recommend read to all !”
“~* 3.5 Stars *~
“Lydia Dare is always a treat! She knows how to write a perfect Historical Romance with a Paranormal flare! ”josieD wrote this review Saturday, November 3, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“ Lycans, how can I not love them. Here we meet Grayson (introduced in previous books) and he is getting his match.
If you have read Dare's book you know what to expect, if not, then I will tell you. There is humour, banter, flirting, fun, werewolves trying to behave and romance.
Grayson Hadley drinks, gambles and is not the kind of man mothers introduce daughters too. But he is kind and well, he is a Lycan. He does try his best to behave and now and his brother even have a tutor to help them along. I like him, he knows what he wants.
Liviana is an American sent to England to learn proper manners. Yes you see a pattern here. At one time she say something that, well trust me it will be good. She is not timid and proper. And in the end she is everything a Lycan would want.
When these two meet there is a clash of wills. The romance grows, which I liked, because things does not happen at once. Though if I would say something negative is that Livi does something at one point that had me really disappointed. Have some faith woman!
Dare does it again. She knows her Lycans”
“My Rating:4 stars: Enjoyed - strongly recommend (A-)
Originally posted here:
After finishing reading the first book in the Hadley Brothers Trilogy, The Wolf Who Loved Me, I thought for certain we’d see dear Grayson matched with Lucy. To my wonder and delight, we are introduced to newcomer, American Liviana (Livi) Mayeux. She is shipped, against her choice, to live with the maternal grandfather she’s never met. Livi looks for every opportunity to steal her way back home to New Orleans to reunite with her Lycan brothers and father.
Upon arriving at her grandfather’s, Livi is immediately deemed unfit for the ton and requires schooling in the arts of society. Grayson’s mother, a friend of Livi’s deceased mother, is recruited to help “make Livi into a lady.” Forced to accompany his mother, Grayson is immediately struck by Livi’s beauty and her lack of lady-like charm. Soon the whole gang, including many characters from the previous books, are headed to Bath for some socialization.
I was taken with Livi immediately! She is feisty, challenging, and something that Grayson is unsure how to handle. Upon first meeting, Livi recognizes that Gray is a Lycan from his birthmark and proceeds to tell him how she has a similar mark on her thigh! I love how she makes Gray all tongue-tied. It’s an amusing and refreshing change of pace that Livi is from a Lycan family and recognizes what Gray is immediately.
Gray and Livi are a romantically beautiful pair. They are both so uncertain what to do with the other. Their feelings overwhelm them each. One of my favorite scenes was a private moment between the two, while Gray teaches Livi to dance. The interaction is sublimely wonderful and touching. My heart was racing along side Livi’s heart. She took a chance and opened up, something uncommon in many historical romances. I'm thankful that Gray didn't just blow her off. He made it clear he wants her, but they can't go that route. I ached for them both... Stuck in a society with rules with which they aren't meant to conform.
One of the other things I enjoyed in Wolfishly Yours is the banter between the brothers Hadley, Livi and Sophie. We were introduced to Sophie in the previous story, and she is a clear match for the eldest Hadley brother, Archer. The group on whole is witty and smart; their play on words and jabs are such fun. I love the brash improperness of the dialogue!
Of course, not everything goes smoothy, and things begin to look bleak for our couple. First, Gray just can’t do anything right to save his life. He is falling for Livi, but thinks he cannot court her (well, her grandfather did say to stay away). He makes so many problems for himself, including telling Livi he is being forced to marry her, when that really isn’t the truth of his heart.
To further the problems, continual misunderstandings cause for a complete breakdown in communications. I will admit that I was extremely frustrated at a couple points, and I was worried that I would get too annoyed to read. Thankfully, much to my surprise, the entire situation was handled quite well and was actually fairly riveting. Although much of the finale set up felt a bit contrived, the pieces fell into place, and I was extremely satisfied.
In the end, Wolfishly Yours was a very enjoyable read, and probably my favorite of the series to date. The shifter aspect was more pronounced in this book than the last, but the story is primarily a historical over paranormal romance. The pace was quick, action keeping the story progressing forward. Characters, both new and old, were fun. I really loved the "Moonlighting-esque" banter and that Livi isn't a proper English woman. I feel all of these features gave new life to this regency series. Finally, the romance was sweet and appropriate for period piece. Overall a wonderful addition to Ms. Dare’s long-running crossover series.”