E–pub/E–book [A Certain Wolfish Charm] ¼ Lydia Dare
Legon Ascension (Legon Series gDear Lydia Dare Arousal is not the same as consentBefore weet into that let me summarize Lily is raising her nephew after a tragic accident killed his parents As he hits puberty he s behaving very oddly indeed She is desperate for help from his uncle and PMS guardian so desperate that she travels to his house alone to confront himTwistsemi spoiler Simon and Oliver the nephew are werewolves Simon has decided to keep his Dark Secret from Lily because otherwise there would not be sufficient dramatic tension for a whole bookThat said I spent almost the whole book in a seething rage Because of his wolfish nature or possibly because he s a jerk Simon will NOT take Lily s no seriously I realize that the history of romance novels is full of books where the pirate rapes the virgin and she likes it But I thought we had shed our virginwhore dichotomy and allowed women to be in charge of their own sexuality at least a bit This book is a total throwback in that contextDo be uiet Lily love Or you ll draw a crowd I m sure you don t want that since I m about to have my way with youYou will do no such thing sheasped Watch and see Lily He chuckled to himself as he slipped his hand beneath her skirt and clutched the back of her thigh She hit at his back with her fists The blows were annoying than painful like a bug that flies in your face but never stings you He strode further down the darkened The Two of Swords garden pathSo let s review that He overwhelms her with physical strength picks her up and she is HITTING him to let hero Let s Sinfully Damaged (Master Mistress, go ahead and assume that she is not consenting at this pointThen he spends some time turning her onHer legs spread of their own accord when he touched her He trailed one finger through her slit feeling how wet she was Heroaned So sweet LilyHe knows that she doesn t have the context to consentShe probably had no idea what she was even asking for but even an innocent knew there had to be some release from the sweet torment he was trying to inflict upon herThen when she has had an orgasm and he thinks it s his turn they have this exchangeThat s not all there is love he said tugging her hand to bring her back down Are you happy Simon she asked uietly Before he could even answer she said You certainly should be Because despite my desire not to be your mistress you made me your whore instead I really liked what she said I hoped it meant that she would take him to task for raping her She runs away in tearsWhen Emory noticed her tears he dropped the cup and raced toward her My God Lily are you all right She doubted she d ever be right again Lily managed to shake her headThen Simon uses her affection for her dependent child to coerce her into coming back to his house with himShe d never leave Oliver not if she had a say in it Lily brushed her cheeks and stepped away from Emory Excuse me Lily Simon started toward her She shook her head She didn t have a choiceSimon the eternal romantic decides that she is ABCs of Baseball going to marry himI won t be your mistress Simon I can t It s time for me to leave No he said his voice strained Not my mistress Lily You reoing to marry meShe is strangely reluctant to take him up on this but that s ok he has societal pressure on his sideSimon shook his head If you don t marry me Lily you re as Ēna good as ruined I am ruined she reminded him with a whisper Simon closed the distance between them and tipped her chin back forcing her to look at him Lily love you are far from ruined Last night Iave you pleasure I didn t take your innocenceThis is
a definitional problem he penetrated her with his definitional problem He penetrated her with his not his penis As far as she s concerned they had sex But he s evidently Taken By the Sheriff the Deputy Too! going with some definition where the penis is the only thing that countsLily is much tender of his feelings on coercion than he is about hersI can t imagine forcing you into something you don t want to do She turned away from him Then she spun back uickly Will you hate meThey continue in this pattern where he can smell her arousal but is deaf to her verbal statements declining his sexual attentionYouo too far Simon she said her voice a throaty whisper Yet you want me to Kentucky Grandmothers go farther he countered He certainly hoped she didSimon she nearly shrieked pushing his arms from beneath her dress Or trying to She wasn t very successful Thank God she was such a little thing he thought or she could win by sheer strength of willAnyway then theyet married and she Štěky Broka Špindíry gets chased all over the house It s ok now though because she s his wife and his property Everyone in the book agrees including his brother WillShe is his territory Maberley and you will respect thatThe second half of the story still involves him chasing her skirt but also making her crazy by keeping an obvious secret from himSuch love such affection She must be protected from ever understanding his true nature while heives her no credit for what she is capable of understanding or enduring She is such a frail delicate woman you know She can t handle the truth Even though his mom didHe never actually tells her by the way She is forced to sleuth it out and make all the overtures to convince him that she is ok with his wolfish nature He never makes himself tell her the truth never trusts her He doesn t trust her with the delicate
of his or the difficult parts of his life or even picking out her own clothes He protects her and shields her so thoroughly as to make her nothing but a toy for his pleasuresAs you can The Blackmailed Secretary guess I violently disagree with this relationship model I kept reading hoping for him to have moment of realization about what aiant dick he is being but he never does and for his bad behavior she makes all the changes and he doesn t have to do anything As for her love for him perhaps it is just Stockholm Syndrome for the man who raped and coerced herUntil proven otherwise Lydia Dare is oing to join Julia uinn on my list of romance authors who have uncriticized rapists I don t buy from these authors I think you should consider whether you want to either A Certain Wolfish Charm caught my attention almost as soon as I saw the title I didn t expect it to be about a werewolf family in t expect it to be about a werewolf family in England I thought it merely was a statement of the male lead s personality The description hooked me however and I eagerly awaited the chance to read this Then I began reading it and I eagerly sacrificed my sleep in order to read it all in one sittingThe premise isn t a new one but the way that Dare handles the Lycan side of Simon and the other family members afflicted with the enetic. 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. Uardian even though he hadn t shown any interest in the lad in six years She was st What I really liked was the secondary character William and his relationship with Prica I am so intrigued that I may have to skip book 2 and dive into book 3 Williams story The banter between the two reminded me of the dashing and witty Lord Leo Hathaway and his Catherine Marks The characters are fun and the romance sweet but in fact A Certain Wolfish Charm lacks any true character depth and angst The hero Simon is extremely Alpha and I did enjoy his possessiveness Lily is likable but I just didn t fall in love with them The paranormal aspect is very minimal the wolfish world building is nil and the Lycan just becomes a vice to torment the heroine In conjunction with his rakish ways he also hides his Lycan being The PN aspect makes this otherwise common HR a bit interesting and unusual but having read many PNR I would classify this as a light and fluffy PNRI did think the use of Historic language was lacking and overall the novel could have been a bit tight at times it felt as if the story would never end 35 Although this one is not a complete winner I do have hopes for this series The first book in Lydia Dare s new trilogy A Certain Wolfish Charm we are swept into regency England and introduced to Lily Ruthledge and Simon Westridge Lily is an on the shelf spinster who has faithfully raised her young nephew Oliver since birth But Lily has noticed that Oliver has begun to change over the last year Becoming bigger stronger and volatile Lily is concerned and has been trying to contact Simon for help though no avail Simon The Duke Of Blackmoor is your above average Duke Handsome rich and much in demand amongst the ladieshe has been avoiding Lily and his responsibilities as Oliver s Improve Your Communication Skills guardian But Lily has had enough and shows up at Simon s home and demands to be heard Once Simon realizes what isoing on he has Lily and Oliver relocated to his estate and begins to try and help Oliver Simon wants Lily And Lily wants Simon But will Lily want Simon once she knows his secret I was intrigued from page one of this story You know what the plot is from the first few pages but Ms Dare s wonderful way with words wrap you up and demand you see how it all plays out I found myself less the reader and a participant I really wouldn t call this a Paranormal Romance It s of a historical romance with some paranormal intrigue Lily and Simon are delightful The chemistry between them is delicious and intense You can t help but root for them to make it Simon is very much the alpha in charge though it is funny to watch everyone who loves him ignore him He s like an errant child who is lovingly hushed at times While Lily is a proper young English miss she is strong opinionated and not one to be swept under the rug I will be honest this is one of those books I talked to You know the one where your reading and exclaiming out loud OMG Oh no I KNOW he did nt Well if your oing to wear stilettos in the woods at night you deserve to die I called Simon an cranky idiot pretty much through out the book But he s a cranky idiot you ll love Simon s secret involves Oliver and the whole Westridge family Due to past history Simon truly feels that Lily will hate him once she learns of his secret and will leave him And being a man he tries to pull the wool over Lily s eyes and rule her life through passion And boy are there some interesting passionate scenes He pushes her away while at the same time keeping her close thus almost destroying their relationship before it even startsIt was interesting to watch Simon tryparts of his
keep his dual life a secret Especially when Lily is very much in tune with Simon and his moods Lily knows something is oing on and while the rest of Simon s family is When Digital Becomes Human giving her cluesthey are making her find out for herself There is some humor in the book which plays nicely into the story line Will Simon s brother is the mischievous sort who delights in driving Simon crazy His attempts at helping the romance along are not met well by Simon We also meet Lady Prisca Hawthorne Prissy to those who don t value their lives She takes Lily under her wing and helps force Simon s hand along There is a tangible tension between Will and Prisca and you sense an interesting story that begs to be told And it will be in her next book The Wolf Next Door which comes out in June The only part I didn t like about the story was how stubborn Simon was Honestly I wanted to smack the man than once He isiven so many examples of how to fix things but chooses to focus on one instance where it didn t work I really felt the story could have Intermix Nation gone deeper if so much time hadn t been spent on convincing Simon The HEA ending is a bit of a surprise in how it s played out but a nice one thatot the juices flowing a little All in all I enjoyed A Certain Wolfish Charm I will definitely read the next in the series Not deep but this light and sexy historical paranormal has I otta say it a certain wolfish "Charm Desperate Because Her "Desperate because her nephew s entry into puberty has turned him into a monster and with her written pleas for assistance being ignored by her nephew s official uardian Lily decides to travel to confront Simon Duke of Black in person And uickly finds her life spinning out of control as Lily can t seem to avoid succumbing to the beastly noble s seduction The stubborn and supposedly intellegent Lily puts her brain on hold for the first half of the book while she succumbs to the overwhelming animal attraction to the rakish Duke of Black so it s not surprising that Lily uickly finds herself ruined and married to the moody seductive possessive and secretive Simon But even though it took Lily longer than it should have to uestion whether marriage to a man with a scandalous reputation was really a De Brandende Brug (De Grijze Jager, good idea I found myself enjoying this meandering light and sexy read It probably helped that Simon is just as helpless to avoid his attraction Lily a man who d had enough experience toain his reputation would have likely developed excellent skillsand keep his
at avoiding entanglements but then again Simon wasn t using his brain either A Certain Wolfishavoiding entanglements but then again Simon wasn t using his brain either A Certain Wolfish is the first in a trilogy and with two wolfish brothers to Humanizing Big Data go I ll be checking out brother Ben s book Tall Dark and Wolfish Ben s offscreen in this one and waiting anxiously for charming William toet his book The Wolf Next Door and to see how work things out between Will and the intriguing Prisca Dare s already Bonds of Need (Wicked Play, got the sparks flying between those two. S cousin anduardian 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 rogueThey both may have bitten off than they can chew when each begins to discover the other's darkest secrets.
Lydia Dare ´ 9 reviewS was certainly interesting Apparently in order to keep the Beast at bay Simon perfected a routine that involved sleeping women Scoring Points gambling and carousing to be fair so did his two brothers William and the absent Benjamin He is also rather thick headed when it comes to what will make a woman happy His original solution to the predicament of Lily wanting to stay near Oliver Simon wanting to stay near Lily and keeping the secret that he was afraid would repulse her is one of his stupidest mistakes Which everyone is than happy to tell him but he s so excited about that stupid mistake its hard to fault him for itLily is not shrinking violet and doesn t let Simon or Oliver or anyone for that matter make her feel as if she doesn t have a right to what she has to say Her moments of vulnerability are understandableiven Simon s initial hotcoldpassionatescared treatment of her as well as her fear of becoming what her sister became after marrying Simon s cousin David She can come across as being entirely too nosy at times however Simonwell Simon is hard to resist I can t imagine too many men would offer to Life Is Unfair (Malcolm in the Middle, give theirl they want to bed badly a dowry and then offer to practically tear an old friend s arm off for even thinking of marrying her all in the same breath The two of them are entirely too blind to what s oing on between them and it sometimes makes mountains out of molehills There are definite trust issues involved but Dare doesn t explore them as deeply as I wanted and Lily s attempts at wheedling information out of Simon or anyone else were annoying then anything elseOliver Lily s nephew by her late sister Emma who married David Simon s cousin is the most surly obstinate and aggravating child I have ever read about Lily mentions how sweet and amiable the child was before he hit twelve but I can t see it And neither can any other character uite frankly almost every single character either mentions or thinks that Lily is a Saint for being able to put up with him the last six years Certainly the fact he is undergoing the transformation for the first time and is scared of what s happening to him explains some of it but the kid was just this side of being a complete jerk to everyone including LilyAs this is the first in the trilogy there is a lot set up that will come to fruition in the latter two books William s past relationship with Prisca the irl next door and Benjamin s disappearance for instance The trilogy is slated to have back to back releases which by the way I love when publishers do that just saying with A Certain Wolfish Charm due in April Tall Dark and Wolfish due out in May Benjamin and The Wolf Next Door due out in June WilliamThis is Dare s debut novel and is well worth reading and enjoying The in jokes between Simon and William about being wolves the banter between any of the characters is amusing and witty and the heat is high I can t possibly recommend this book though I m sure I could fangirl a bit if anyone would like A charming sexy wolf story to make you howl at the moon that I really enjoyed The characters are all enjoyable After reading a few historical romance I found this one felt like a historical read than most At least the author used words from that time period and made sure she added the slang it made it enjoyable for me to read Now as I said this book is charming its not like most shape shifter books You The Billionaires New Assistant (The New Dominators, get no fighting action or any paranormal creatures What youet is a charming love story between one wolf Simon that thinks he has to hide the fact he can change during the moon phases Then you et one strong woman Lily that has had enough of
the duke s not answering his mail about his nephew and oes to confront him From there thingsduke s not answering his mail about his nephew and Quinn (Wyoming Sky, goes to confront him From there things really heated between them but Simon still wants to hide the fact of his changing Both Simon and Lily arereat to read I really liked Will Simons brother and can t wait to et to his book The only thing I didn t like was the book was very only thing I didn t like was the book was very but with all of its charm the book has I can easily overlook it I would suggest if your oing to read the series do not skip this one it has a lot of information for future books It is painful to read what is supposed to be Regency era romance and hear dialogue that has such a modern structure and cadence I am never fond of the story line in which the hero keeps the big secret from the heroine to protect herbecause she couldn
T Possibly Have Apossibly have a to decide for herself Really a shame because this could have been so much better How much fun was THISWell perhaps not that much fun but certainly very lively And while there aren t usually werewolves on roller coasters this book was almost that fast pa My entire family drove to a place called Wagga Wagga on Saturday For the first part of the trip I ditched my son with my husband and my brother in their car and slept in the back of the car my parents were driving Yes for an hour I A Cinderella Christmas Carol (Suddenly Cinderella, got to relive my childhood and have my parents all to myself stuck in the car with me so that they couldn t escape My dad passed over his iPad when I woke up and said he d downloaded some books for me to read It was either reading the first book of this series or the many many Kathleen E Woodiwiss novels or Wilbur Smith novelsNow this probably looks like my dad was being considerate and thought that since his daughter reads paranormal trash that all paranormal trash is the same so he chose this series to download and decided to throw in some chic lit as well to keep me happy Actually my dad loves romance novels and he has read all of this series and almost every Kathleen Woodiwiss novel there is He s also read Twilight and the Sookie Stackhouse series If that isn t scary then I don t know what is Okay yes I do my dad also does the best damn rendition of The Rocky Horror Show s I m Just a Sweet Transvestite that I ve ever heard It makes me seek therapy every time he does itSo I started reading this one on his recommendation I can t say I read it for long It was pretty much like every other historical romance You know the hero is a cad the heroine is a fiery minx with sweet eyes and creamy orbs for breats This one just had werewolvesThey were just posing for a book coveruys A brief description of this book s main female character caught my attention She was only 24 but considered herself on the shelf was devoted to raising her dead sister s adolescent son and seem to have spunk I had to know Lily Rutledge needed help with her 12 year old nephew and who better to turn to than the boy s 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 isA woman whose charm is stronger than the moonWhen Lily's beloved nephew's behavior becomes inexplicably wild she turns to Simon the boy'.