Book Review-The Wolf Next Door

The Wolf Next Door
Westfield Wolves (3)
Lydia Dare
Sourcebooks Casablanca
Published June 2010
395 Pages
Regency Paranormal Romance
ISBN: 978-1-4022-3696-9
Authors Website

In Lydia Dare’s debut trilogy, Regency England has gone to the wolves!

They can’t even be in the same room together…

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?

My Review

Prisca Hawthorne has loved Lord William for years, but when he broke her heart years ago, she hasn’t ever forgotten. She knows that she needs to put him behind her, and move on with her life. Prisca is tired of living in a “limbo” stage. So when a new charming stranger starts to court her, she wonders if this is her time to start a new chapter in her life, until Lord William strides back into her life and makes it much more complicated. William has wanted Prisca for years, and he made a mistake years ago, and he still desires her for his mate; even though she frustrates him to no end. But when he hears of a new man trying to seduce her, he is outraged of another male pouncing on his territory.  Soon Prisca has two men trying to court her, and even though William makes her blood heat, she knows she could never trust him again. But will her strength of will be enough to resist him once again?

The Wolf Next Door is the third in the series, and I just have loved the books that I have read so far. In the previous books I have seen William and Prisca battle it out with each other and I have been looking forward to reading their story. The Wolf Next Door is a story set in the regency era, and it also involves Lycans and witches. I have enjoyed Lydia Dare’s take on the series, and the unique setting she has placed this series in. Even though Prisca has known William and his family for many years, she has no idea of his family secret. William is back home, and is determined to win Prisca back. He has always loved Prisca, but when a misunderstanding broke her trust in him, he left to try to forget her. But he has realized that he can’t live without her, so even though he has some mean competition he will take any action to keep her, and make her fall in love with him again.

The really enjoyed the characters involved in the story. We see the instant passion that William and Prisca have for each other, despite the bickering and fighting they tend to do on a regular basis. William is the hero of the story, and as the reader you can’t help but fall in love with him. From the first two books, I have always found Will intriguing, and the way he deals with Prisca is priceless. He definitely has many alpha traits, and beyond sexy. Prisca is very strong willed and feisty, and I enjoyed her bickering with Will. Even though she isn’t my favorite heroine, I did enjoy the characteristics of this heroine, and she doesn’t let William’s nature overcome her feelings to make her own decisions. I enjoyed how this story plays out, and the relationship between William and Prisca could be tense at times, yet sexy and fun at other times. Overall I couldn’t help but enjoy this delightful story of sensual tension and intriguing characters and a lively story line that will curl your toes. Not my favorite of the series, but a enjoyable and exciting story. A JEWEL OF A ROMANCE!!

My Grade 
4 Blossoms

Heat Rating 

Other Books In Series 
A Certain Wolfish Charm
Tall Dark and Wolfish
The Taming Of The Wolf
The Wolf Who Loved Me
Wolfishly Yours

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