Ever since their failed elopement years ago, Prisca Hawthorne has taunted, insulted, and in every way tried to push him away. If only her heart didn't break every time Lord William Westfield left her...
But staying apart is even worse...
Lord William throws himself into drinking, gambling, and debauchery and pretends not to care about Prisca at all. But when he returns to find a rival werewolf vying for her hand, he'll stop at nothing to claim the woman who should have been his all along.
Can Prisca forgive the unforgivable, or are the moon-crossed lovers going to be forced into a battle of wills that could be fatal?
Book 1 - A Certain Wolfish Charm Review Book 2 - Tall Dark and Wolfish Review
Lydia Dare's third installation in her series is - The Wolf Next Door - Book 3.
Finally we get Will's story. Will was in both prior books, and although the reputation of these boys doesn't not hold their virtue, he is definitely honorable and caring with his family/brothers shown in his actions in Book 1 and 2. The anticipation for his story was almost too much. I had to know all the specifics of his past and hope for his future. Dare is very good at creating lovable characters as well as a world from the past that amazes me each time I open the book.
Will is forced to be jealous of his one true love, forced to test her love for him and to claim her in a unhappy way. Prisca has dreamed of only one person. She has loved only one wolf. Amazed to find they are the same person. She is the only daughter in the home of 5 boys, raised by her father after her mother passed when she was just a babe. Of course, Pris and Will's past has driven a wedge between them the size of all Europe. Set again in 1800 England, Will must find how he will win her heart, but instead he does the unthinkable and compromises her, forcing her into what she wanted most, but not in this way.
The banter between this couple, had to be the best in the series. Dare didn't leave out the action and suspense for this book. I felt it held true to the series, setting us up for so many choices for the next book in the series (Taming the Wolf) as well as giving us the historical paranormal romance the book promised. The anticipation of the heat in this book will keep you warm in the winter for sure.