Monday, June 28, 2010

The Wolf Next Door by Lydia Dare

Author Lydia Dare has done it again with her third installment in the Westfield Werewolf trilogy entitled THE WOLF NEXT DOOR.

Can you image your brothers selecting a husband for you just because you’re 19 and have said no to a number of suitors who proposed marriage.

That’s the predicament Prisca “Prissy” Hawthorne finds herself in. Her five brothers have decided to trick their neighbor and long-time friend, Lord William “Will” Westfield, into marriage with Prisca.

Will is the middle brother of the three Westfield Lycans. He, like his brothers, has a reputation as a chaser of light skirts. He has pursued women in his attempt to forget Prissy, who he’s loved since his youth. Meanwhile, Prissy has no desire to marry anyone when her heart has always belonged to Will.

Will and Prissy have a long standing love-hate relationship that neither want to express truthfully to the other or themselves. But unbeknownst to the Hawthorne brothers, Will already has plans to claim Prissy for himself before a stranger has a chance to charm her.

Lydia Dare gives readers insight into the inner emotions of both Prissy and Will. Their feelings of self-doubt, along with their hopes bring them to life. Their trip to the altar and the marriage bed are quite comical. The sparring of the two will keep you spellbound.

THE WOLF NEXT DOOR is a stand alone book. Will’s two brothers and their wives are a major part of the story but first-time readers won’t be at a loss having not read their stories. However, after meeting Simon and Lily, and Ben and Elspbeth, first-time readers will want to know their stories as well.

The introduction of a rouge Lycan - Dashiel Thorpe, the Earl of Brimsworth - adds a new wrinkle to the story. THE WOLF NEXT DOOR features suspense, romance, paranormal events, and adventure with bits of humor well placed throughout.

Lydia Dare has created characters who will pull at your heart strings. These are characters you will want to visit again and again. From the Hawthorne brothers’ first scheming minutes to the surprising twist at the end, you’ll be enthralled with the journey Will and Prissy take to find what they both have always wanted.

Even though this is the end of the trilogy, Lydia Dare has more surprises for readers with a hint of THE TAMING OF THE WOLF at the end of the book. 

Lydia Dare blogs at Casablanca Authors and her website is

The Wolf Next Door by Lydia Dare, Sourcebooks Casablanca, @2010, ISBN: 978-1-4022-3696-9, Paperback, 416 pages

FTC Full Disclosure - This book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.


  1. Mason - Thanks for this terrific review. It's always fascinating to me when authors combine genres like suspense, romance, mystery, etc.. It sounds like that's what Lydia Dare's done, and I think that's very interesting.

  2. I love that we can come here for all the newest releases. Thanks for sharing! :-)

    - Corra

    The Victorian Heroine

  3. Mason - this genre isn't really my cup of tea but this description has me tempted!!

  4. Mason - this genre isn't really my cup of tea but this description has me tempted!!

  5. Sounds like a great book and terrific werewolf series - thanks for this sterling review!

  6. Great review and interesting description of the book!

  7. It sounds like true love wins out at the end. No matter the genre, that's always a fun plot to follow. Thanks for the review!

  8. Sounds interesting. Brothers will be brothers, but Prissy knows best. Thanks for the review.

  9. Hi all, thanks for stopping by. This is a very good read where true love wins in the end but the road to happiness is bumpy with fun and suspense.

  10. It sounds interesting, with a mixture of genres, plus the closing of the series. Thanks.

  11. This premise of failure to communicate sounds fun and typical of how some romances play out in “real life.” I also like the fact that there’s humor and other genres involved. Guess it will have to be added to my ever-growing want-to-read list.

  12. Sounds like a fun series! I'll have to check it out :)

  13. Sounds like a fun summer read.


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