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- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2012-01-30
- Reviewer: Staff
Dare returns to her gentleman werewolves in 1820 Mayfair with a new story arc featuring Weston, Grayson, and Archer Hadley, penniless and ill-behaved younger half-brothers of imposing marquess and Alpha werewolf Dashiel Thorpe (protagonist of The Taming of the Wolf). Lady Madeline Hayburn, bored with dowry-seeking suitors, finds Weston intriguing and follows him on the night of the full moon. When she sees him turn into a wolf, he decides the only way to keep the secret within the family is whisk her off to Scotland in a carriage sent by Dashiel’s prescient wife, Lady Cait, and bed Maddie before her father can catch them. Family politics are full of personality and strong repartee; the bickering between brothers and the kind, determined machinations of Lady Cait are especially amusing. But the awkward abduction turning into a passionate love match fails to convince, and the protagonists’ problems mostly come from their own inconsistent, whiny, and stubborn behavior. Agent: Melissa Jeglinski, the Knight Agency. (Apr.)