But they're also utterly charming and bring out the best in each other. Caitrin's life is dictated by her foresight, and she is worried when her visions don't encompass Dashiel. These two had a lot to overcome - but just being together is a soothing balm for both of them. I know, I know - my head is in the gutter. But I was glad to read a noticeable smutting-up in this fourth book. And better yet, the storyline and characters call for it. Dash is a wicked rake when Caitrin meets him - he even has a little black book of conquests which Caitrin stumbles across.
Dash is a highly-sexed individual, and in Caitrin he has found a woman who incites endless lust in him. I think the Lycan boys are going to be put aside for the next two books in the series. I got goosebumps when I read all of Lydia Dare's dropped-vampire-hints. I can't wait for these new supernaturals to be introduced to the coven witches! I did not know this! Writing-team's have always fascinated me - and Lydia Dare is particularly perplexing because I would have never guessed this was a combined effort!
The writing is so seamless. Bring on the vampires, I say! Ok, it's the second time reading this book and I have to say I really love it. I mean it was a lot of fun to re-read again. So, here is a glimpse of the book and what I thought of the story. First off there's always trouble awaiting when the moon is full and a Lycan sitting in a study by himself.
Caitrin Macleod couldn't sleep, so she wonders into the Duke's study looking for something to help her sleep. Low and behold she finds Dashiel Thrope, the Earl of Brimsworth, in the study alone. In the previous book he was a very bad puppy if you remember, and if you haven't read the story, "What's taking you so long? Well, under the moon light Caitrin looks delish and Dashiel couldn't resist and ends up bitting her. Your thinking, what's wrong with him? I know, I know, what was he thinking? You know, those animal instincts tend to kick into high gear when the moon is full.
And, the story begins after that little nip. So, you know by now I have re-read this story. I mean it was good the first time, but I think its even better the second time. I really love how the author sets up for future stories. She is continually building and I really can't wait to re-read the other stories, because they're fantastic. Anyways, Dashiel and Caitrin are a perfect match for each other.
I mean they are both stubborn as all can get at it. It is a lot of fun to read to characters that are so bull-headed that they have to come together. Once they do come together, they are both willing to compromise to make each other happy. Definitely, a fun read and worth the time.
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The vulnerability of a man whose inner beast has set him apart and who has never been loved, along with his enthusiastic pursuit of his reluctant mate - Scottish witch Catrin - keeps Dashiel's steamroller courtship from seeming stalkerish. I also really liked his leading lady, Catrin, who is used to getting her own way but who ultimately can't resist Dashiel's wolfish devotion.
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The Taming of the Wolf
English Choose a language for shopping. Not Enabled Word Wise: Not Enabled Screen Reader: Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Would you like to report this content as inappropriate? What could be more charming than a combination of witches, werewolves and love? Alas and alack, Caitlin has no plans to include Lord Brimsworth in any future life of hers Another witch, Elspeth has the power to create weather, while another member can heal all sickness' an ills.
The intrepid Lord B. Along the way he meets - and growls at - a suitor of Caitlin's -gets counseling from an elder fellow Lycan werewolf and has a variety of wolfish adventures that one can only imagine! After their arrival in Scotland Dash asks Caitlin's father for permission to marry his daughter ,and only child. Caitlin's father quickly agrees to Dash's suit and gives his blessing for their union. Thankfully by this time Caitlin has allowed herself to fall for the handsome , fleet footed brute after she discovers that her mother a witch herself had also not been able to see her father's future.
It's all in the subtle signs I guess! This book was an unexpected delight. A fluff book that was thoroughly enjoyable - and well written. It was a real head's up for me to not judge a book by it's proverbial, bodice ripper, cover! II simply had to give this book 4 stars for it's originality and fast paced fun! If you want a light read that is filled with imaginative fun that takes place in an unusual world where werewolves are Lords and witches are multi-talented and are generally accepted - get a copy of this quirky little gem!
Nov 23, Laura Summers rated it liked it Shelves: It opens as witch Caitrin, staying at her friend's in Hampshire goes exploring the house on the night of a full moon, and encounters a rather handsome man. Inexplicably drawn to the man, they share a passionate kiss and then before she knows it the man is biting her! Shocked by her encounter, Caitrin flees the house the very next day to return home to Scotland. Dashiel is a lycanthrope, raised by his human father he ha Reviewed for www.
Dashiel is a lycanthrope, raised by his human father he has never come to terms with his condition and has never fully learned to control or accept his beast. Then in one moment of passion he's claimed a women as his mate and bound them together forever, only to find she's disappeared in the morning. In a bid to try and control his beast, Dash has been assigned a mentor. A man he must travel to Glasgow to meet. Cue lots of fun and games as Dash ends up chasing Cait all the way to Scotland, while she tries her very best to elude him.
As well as a paranormal novel, this book also has a historical setting. Although I'm not really sure what the historical setting added to the novel. Caitrin is as independent as any modern woman, which makes a great match for the undeniable alpha male that is Dash. Before claiming Caitrin, Dash was a promiscuous rake even writing his own 'Journal of Debauchery' cataloguing his exploits. So it's rather entertaining watching the previous womaniser trying to seduce the prickly Caitrin.
But Dash is not a two dimensional alpha male, he has a sad past and a broken family life that weighs down on him. This past adds layers to the character who otherwise may have been a touch irritating. By comparison, Caitrin has a gift of her own. She's a witch who has the gift of foresight. A gift that brings with it responsibility and often pain. Imagine knowing every person you know and loves destiny, and having to be careful not to influence it, even if that inaction can upset them.
The romance between the two characters is sweet, perhaps a little twee towards the end, but cute never the less. It's a warm story about acceptance and true love that only serves to make you stronger. A small comment on the use of Scottish dialect in the narrative. It does take a little while to get used to and made some of my reading halting at first, but after you get used to it, it's really not a problem. Also, this book is the fourth in a series, but I have not read any of the previous stories and think it's very easy to pick up as a stand alone novel.
I liked this book, it was light-hearted, fun and a nice bit of escapism. The interactions between the characters were amusing and the pages flicked by with ease. I've now gone and added the first three books in the series to my increasingly large wish list.
Jul 21, Sandy M rated it it was amazing Shelves: He comes clean about his behavior in that story, but what happens next, of course, is left up in the air. All is revealed here, and what a wolf Dashiel Thorpe has turned out to be. Unable to help himself from stealing a kiss from the beautiful Caitrin also leads to his inadvertently claiming her as his mate, something neither of them realizes until much later. Dash only wants to be with her and Caitrin only wants to be away from him.
I also like the fact that Caitirin stops fighting the inevitability of her future with Dash. No one is more amazed at her feelings changing than she is, but she decides to embrace this new life ahead of her, enjoy her man, all the while still doing what needs to be done when it comes to her gift of foreseeing the future. This is a very nice addition to this series. The only nitpick I still have is these werewolves shift only during a full moon and I would have liked to have seen more of their Lycan sides involved in the stories.
But the author has made up for that with interesting storylines and engaging characters, along with a shift here and there to keep us shapeshifter fans happy. Just a feeling I get from hints in this book. See my complete review at http: Nov 11, Marie rated it it was amazing Shelves: I speak french so my english may not be that good The cover is perfect! This is exactly how I imagined Caitrin to be. I have to say though that I never like it when the males in this series decide to ruin the women they love to ensure their marriage.
At least this one didn't go through with it not like william, the bastard. I don't know why caitrin said to El that it had been because whe was ruined that she married. Her habit of stamping her foot when she is irritated struck me as ridiculously childish and I groaned out loud everytime she did it. Other than that, I loved the story. I wished I could have known what she said to make the marquess suddenly see the error of his ways because I didn't get the impression That she knew that much about lycans anyway. I am getting a little tired of every male in this series being afraid to hurt or be hurt because of what they are.
I'd like to see one supremely confident and that it is the woman maybe who is a bit insecure. I don't think it's all that likely or accurate for regency england to be populated by so many strong women who all - by some bizarre trick of fate - end up with supernatural beings. The whole time I read the third book, I kept seeing Dash as the bad guy but when he explained his point of vue to Caitrin, I have to admit that he had a good reason for what he did. I still think trying to steal prisca by claiming her was down right cruel and he had no right but I understand his motivation. I hope the series will continue.
I can just imagine the stories that dash's brothers will provide. I want to see how that happens even if it's not the main story of a book. He's going to be with Rhiannon from what I could understand of Caitrin's comment. I also want to know what the hell is going on with Blaine. I'll admit it - I was wrong - Lydia Dare does it again!
I think you know I'm a huge fan of this series, and this book did not disappoint; this is my 2nd favorite book in the series A Certain Wolfish Charm is still my fave. While wandering the Westfield's castle, unable to sleep, Caitlin Macleod wanders into the study to find her book. She knows she must stay in the house because it is a full moon, and the Lycan family she is staying with has impressed upon her that it is safer that way.
Unbeknownst to her, someone is in the study - Dashiel Thorpe, Earl of Brimsworth. Dash is also a Lycan, although he has an unpleasant history with the Westfield family, and they are holding him in the study until they can decide what to do with him. Dash is immediately attracted to Cait, and kisses her She runs off and he's confused about why he just did that.
Long story short, he claimed her! He's got to convince her to marry him or he will be alone the rest of his life until one of them dies. Cait is a witch who sees the future of the people around her. She didn't want her best friend and fellow witch to marry a Lycan, and she certainly is not interested in this Lycan for herself. But he calms her, and when she touches him she gets a reprieve from all the future images that constantly bombard her when she's around people.
And she did enjoy that kiss Dash had such a sad history, he didn't know he was a Lycan until just a few days before this book takes place, he thought he was a monster. I felt sympathy for him and he was so sweet and vulnerable underneath that Alpha demeanor. And he growls alot - yum! Cait was stubborn and witchy - I laughed when she tricked him into drinking a sleep draught: There's a not-quite love triangle going on. Alec McQuarrie is still pursuing Cait, even though she's told him he's not in her future he refuses to give up.
Dash and Alec butt heads a few times, and Cait just rolls her eyes. And when Dash and Cait get to Scotland and another suitor comes out - poor Dash! Also loved the book Cait picked up at the beginning of the story - poor Dash just can't catch a break, haha!
So, in summary, great story, fun characters, sweet romance. What's not to love? View all 6 comments. Oct 21, Michelle rated it really liked it. A chance encounter with Caitrin MacLeod on a moonlit night inadvertently binds the two together irrevocably, and Dash's impulsiveness plunges them both into a nightmare She Never Saw Him Coming. She Never Saw Him Coming Caitrin MacLeod is no quiet country lass, but a witch with remarkable abilities. Her senses overwhelmed, she runs back to the safety and security of her native Scotland But Dashiel is determined to follow her - she's the only woman who can free him from a fate worse than death.
And Caitrin will ultimately have to decide whether she's running from danger, or true love The Taming of the Wolf is the first book I have read by Lydia Dare - and though this book references people from previous books - I had no trouble reading it as a stand alone novel. For his entire life Dashiel Thorpe has felt out of place. His father is a cold hearted man who blames Dash for his mother's death. Dash himself can not accept who and what he is - so he drowns himself in women and irresponsibility. Caitrin MacLeod knows who she is and what she wants out of life - and it is not Dash Thorpe, the arrogant Englishman.
But when he takes her in his arms she finds peace and quiet - a peace Caitrin has not known - and Cait is perplexed. Dash is bound and determined to have Cait as his wife - and Cait is just as determined to escape his unwanted attentions. Dash has finally met his match - and for all Cait's ability to see the future - she doesn't see a way out of this - and may not really want one The Taming of the Wolf is a fun, cute read that I devoured in one day.
The writing is fast paced and the characters are engaging and witty - it left me wanting more. I give The Taming of the Wolf 4 out of 5 stars. Dec 28, April rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is the fourth in the Westfield Brothers trilogy and can be read as a stand alone. Although, this one is about Dashiel Thorpe.
An outsider, who doesn't know how to be a Lycan or how to control it,so he gets into trouble. It is well written with depth,details,twists,turns,full of action and fast paced. It has romance, vulnerability,sensuality, love, family,wit,magic,Lycans,witches, living with ones self, finding your mate,compassion,and lust.
The characters are full of life,enchanting,sexy,lust and all around inspiring. The hero, Dashiel, is a Lycan, sexy,trouble, vulnerable,trying to control the wolf inside, been mocked, hidden, and abused by his so called Father. The heroine, Caitrin, is beautiful, stubborn, a witch,a Scottish country lass, has powerful magic sees the future of everyone around her except this Lycan , her best friend is married to a Lycan and she never saw Dash coming.
Sparks fly when first they meet, including Dash marking her as his own. Dash, did not realize what he was doing when he bite Caitrin,marking her as his own. Caitrin, runs back to Scotland. Dash determined to control his enter Lycan, asks for help and is sent to Scotland to a mentor. Following Caitrin, he finds he is attracted to her as she is to him. Together, they learn to love, trust and their are truly mates for life. I would highly recommend this fun, witty, paranormal wolfish romance, especially if you enjoy some serious sparks, true love, wit, and a really great read.
I would also suggest these as they are also wonderful reads. This book was received for the purpose of review from the publisher and details can be found at Sourcebooks Casablanca, an imprint of Sourcebooks and My Book Addiction and More. Apr 09, Nessa rated it it was amazing. I wasn't as enamoured with the previous stories featuring the Westfield siblings, surprisingly I enjoyed Dash's story more. This was an endearingly sweet and cute read, filled with passion and reconciliation between family. I didn't think I would be in love with this story initially but Ms.
Dare proved me wrong here. I wasn't certain what to make of Dash's character in the previous book but I did KNOW there was something compelling about him. SO here we are with his story, and i absolutely adore him! He can be arrogantly domineering because he IS a Lycan. However he is one confused pup who doesn't know who his real father is, and there is no love loss with the man he thought was his sire. Dash is confused and hurt, only wanting someone to love him and accept his nature. I don't know why I thought Cait was an old hag in the previous story until Prisca described her as beautiful as an angel with blonde hair, blue eyes and rosy lips.
I got the imagery of the actress in the film 'A date with an angel'. Anyways she is a soothsayer and it is often hard for her to be around people because she gets plagued by their future - bad or otherwise. Imagine the torture of it, how ironic. Apparently Dash is the only one she cannot fathom of his future and his touch calms her, like a mental barrier to block out her pain. In short, he is her version of a temporary paracetamol in the form of a yummy werewolf. There is no cheating scene, or jealous ex-lovers and such. Sep 02, Terra rated it it was amazing.
The Taming of the Wolf was a joy that I have patiently awaited and ever so glad it's finally here. If you've enjoyed the previous books by Lydia Dare then this will not disappoint. It's like coming home to a family reunion when a series of books comes as these have with characters you love, hate and love to hate. Caitrin Macleod is our heroine in this installment and oh my she is a fiery feisty Scot. Having the power to for tell the future is a gift but unfortunately she doesn't see it that The Taming of the Wolf was a joy that I have patiently awaited and ever so glad it's finally here.
Having the power to for tell the future is a gift but unfortunately she doesn't see it that way for it can be a mighty curse when so many people are flooding your head at once when outside ones home. She finds temporary relief in the least expected of areas and although it is a relief could it possibly be worth the cost? Dashiel Thorpe, Earl of Brimsworth, has a bad habit of finding himself in bad situations. He's under guard for his own safety when trouble comes to find him.
It's the full moon and oh how he wants to change into his alter form but alas it's not to be. Even though he can't change doesn't keep him from sinking his teeth in for just a little nibble that will set off a chain of events that will test his wild nature to it's breaking point. Who ever said that one taste would be enough! Our characters go from England to Scotland testing each others will and patience. The friction is so electric that you can't help but feel as though your fingers are tingling as you turn each and every page.
Caitrin and Dashiel so different in so many ways but are truly both cut from the same cloth and oh what a weave that cloth is. I tell you that I feel like this series is part of my family and each time I read about another hero and heroine I feel like it should involve me personally. I love to sink my teeth in and enjoy something so light and enjoyable that it makes reality worth dealing with inbetween. Ok, it's the second time reading this book and I have to say I really love it.
I mean it was a lot of fun to re-read again. So, here is a glimpse of the book and what I thought of the story. First off there's always trouble awaiting when the moon is full and a Lycan sitting in a study by himself. Caitrin Macleod couldn't sleep, so she wonders into the Duke's study looking for something to help her sl Also at http: Caitrin Macleod couldn't sleep, so she wonders into the Duke's study looking for something to help her sleep.
Low and behold she finds Dashiel Thrope, the Earl of Brimsworth, in the study alone. In the previous book he was a very bad puppy if you remember, and if you haven't read the story, "What's taking you so long?
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Well, under the moon light Caitrin looks delish and Dashiel couldn't resist and ends up bitting her. Your thinking, what's wrong with him? I know, I know, what was he thinking? You know, those animal instincts tend to kick into high gear when the moon is full. And, the story begins after that little nip. So, you know by now I have re-read this story. I mean it was good the first time, but I think its even better the second time. I really love how the author sets up for future stories.
She is continually building and I really can't wait to re-read the other stories, because they're fantastic. Anyways, Dashiel and Caitrin are a perfect match for each other. I mean they are both stubborn as all can get at it. It is a lot of fun to read to characters that are so bull-headed that they have to come together. Once they do come together, they are both willing to compromise to make each other happy. Definitely, a fun read and worth the time.
So, I hope y'all get a chance to read this book. So, I hope y'all are having a great day and happy reading. Dash is a Lycan - a werewolf - but he was raised to believe he was a monster. Not knowing the truth of his nature, he fought long and hard to repress the beast within, which includes sequestering himself at each month during the full moon. On one such night, Caitrin finds herself stumbling into Dash and the two are drawn to one another.
They share a kiss and Dash bites marks her. After that, Caitrin quickly leaves. The Taming of the Wolf is a delightful historical, paranormal romance. The book was a quick read - although I sometimes stumbled on the Scottish accents. The romance between Dash and Cait is sweet and humorous at times. And yes, his alpha male tendencies did annoy me once and a while - treating Cait as a possession and never asking her, but telling her to do something.
However, those traits melted away as his obsession turned to love. Although this is the fourth book in the series, it is an independent story and can be enjoyed without having read any of the other books. Nov 29, Lover of Romance rated it it was amazing Shelves: Quickie Review-Posted Originally on my website: Addicted To Romance " I dinna ask ye ta come. Even your father knows it. So stop being difficult," The Taming Of The Wolf is the fourth in the Westfield Wolves series, and would probably be ranked as one of my favorites so far of this author. Dashiel Thorpe, is a sexy hero, who has you wrapped around his finger from the first chapter.
Dash is definitely everyth Quickie Review-Posted Originally on my website: Dash is definitely everything you love about a hero, and I loved the conflict this couple is faced with. I found this story to be endearing and full of charm and sensual tension. Dashiel Thorpe, when he first meets Cait, bites her and without fully realizing it he claims her as his mate.
When she flees, he follows her up to Scotland, and a dance of seduction begins. I loved Cait, she has spunk and is very creative in her ways of dealing with Dash, and it was such fun reading their story. It was fun, adventurous, witty and riveting. The story completely draws you in, the powerful connection that is evident between this couple is intoxicating. The characters are endearing.
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This story is packed with pure sexy fun with a hint of sensuality, and a perfect blend of historical setting and paranormal romance that will capture your heart!!! Nov 23, Amy Jacobs rated it it was amazing Shelves: What more can I say about this author and her books that I haven't said before?
The books are amazing and the writing is spectacular! With each book, my love of the series just grows even more! Like the title suggests, Dashiel must learn how to tame his beast side. Unfortunately, Caitrin finds herself mixed into the lesson against her will. It leaves consequences that will leave both of them with choices to make. They each have their own set of secrets they choose to keep, while Dash is trying to What more can I say about this author and her books that I haven't said before?
They each have their own set of secrets they choose to keep, while Dash is trying to convince Caitrin to marry him. Filled with humor, secrets, suspense and exceptional writing, I found myself actually liking Dash in this book. I wasn't sure if I was going to enjoy his story since he was around in previous books.
Yet, after just a few chapters, Dash grew on me. Now that I have finished the story, I find myself missing him! Caitrin was headstrong and matched Dash perfectly! She wasn't going to just roll over and give in to him just because he wanted her to. She was the perfect balance to Dash's personality. She could match him with each remark he made.
I loved seeing her interact with Dash. If you are a fan of Lydia Dare and her series, then this is another amazing read to add to your collection! You won't be disappointed and the books are just getting better with each one! Sep 16, Jo My House of Books rated it liked it. I'd really enjoyed the trilogy featuring the Westfield brothers, but The Taming of the Wolf, while still good, was good in a different vein. The major conflict, and what drew me to the series initially, was the fact that the potential lady loves for the Westfield brothers do not know their true natures.
The Taming of the Wolf tossed this conflict out the window. Cait knows exactly what Dashiel Thorpe is -- and she hates him for it. Of course, she's going on the past experiences of her involvement with Benjamin Westfield, so her preconceived notions of what a wolf is and does don't match Dash at all. So when she poisons his tea with a sleeping draught, well, there's nothing a wolf likes as much as a good chase.
The Taming of the Wolf also set up what I predict will be the next two novels, featuring Blaire and Sorcha, two witches in Cait's and Elspeth's coven, as the heroines of said books. Still, the pacing is fast and though I probably shouldn't, I love the modern tone of Ms. I plan to keep reading these interconnected novels to see what's going to happen.
Feb 07, Kyami rated it really liked it Shelves: Dashiel Thorpe is more than a man but views himself as a monster. If a reader met him in the previous book, The Wolf Next Door, then he'll be expected to be a bad guy. If a reader has not met him before, then this book will depict him as he really is - a misunderstood, unloved and tormented man who only wants to belong but is angry and afraid of the world all at the same time.
The Taming of the Wolf (Westfield Wolves, book 4) by Lydia Dare
Caitrin is an absolute doll. I always liked her character in the previous books because she is opinionated, feisty and d Dashiel Thorpe is more than a man but views himself as a monster. I always liked her character in the previous books because she is opinionated, feisty and doesn't take guff from anyone. On the other hand, if she's wrong, she'll admit it. Dash and Caitrin are a great pair - between them they're bossy, pretentious and mule headed.
But they're also utterly charming and bring out the best in each other.