A Regency romance featuring werewolves isn’t all that common, but the writing team that makes up Lydia Dare does it well. The realistically rendered setting keeps the reader fully engaged in the era, even with the implausible addition of lycanthropy. The characters are interesting, but the male lead is abrasive and largely un-heroic. The dialect may be distracting to some readers, but overall it’s a good story that fans of the series will certainly enjoy.

Dashiel Thorpe, Earl of Brimsworth, has always fought his dual nature, but the last full moon proved too powerful for him to control. After accidentally biting the lovely Scottish witch Caitrin Macleod, Dash must now convince her that they are bound together by destiny and win her love. Otherwise he will remain desolate and alone for the rest of his days. (SOURCEBOOKS, Nov., 384 pp., $6.99)
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Terri Dukes