Lord of the Wolfyn
Jessica Andersen; Paperback, 282 pages
Published October 18th 2011 by Harlequin
Once upon a time…the Blood Sorcerer vanquished the kingdom of Elden.
To save their children, the queen scattered them to safety and the king filled them with vengeance.
Only a magical timepiece connects the four royal heirs…and time is running out.…
For practical Reda Weston, nothing could explain how reading a sexy version of “Little Red Riding Hood” catapulted her into another realm—face-to-fang with the legendary wolf-creature who seduced women. A wolf who transformed into a dark, virile man….
Dayn cursed the Sorcerer that turned him wolfyn and damned him to a lonely fate. As a beast, he mated with women to gain strength.
Strength he needed to rescue his royal parents. But as a man, he craved Reda’s heated, sizzling touch. With little time left, Dayn had to either embrace his wolf to save his kingdom…or fight it to save his woman.
What a delightful way of spending the evening! Well, evenings more like, took me more then it usually does to read a Harlequin, but it’s December, so, you know…stuff to do, things to get done, etc etc 😀 BUT, what a pleasure nonetheless!
The third book in this series, Lord of Wolfyn introduces us the lovable Dayn, an irresistible prince (aren’t they all? *sigh*) and the totally adorable Reda. Upon reading the story, I had a feeling of fairytale continuity, where book #2 of the series put a spin on The Story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, expanding and developing it into a gorgeous adult PNR, this book puts a spin on the story of Red Riding Hood, as well developing and expanding it into a fabulous adult PNR (and I like this spin a lot more then I did the movie Red Riding Hood this year), and the heroine’s name being Red+a is suggestive enough. I loved the plot and how it developed, the pace if it, the chemistry between Dayn and Reda was awesome, but their relationship had backbone, it had substance, it felt very real and not at all rushed.
Magic was in the air from page 1 to page 282, and there wasn’t really any moment when I didn’t feel it cradling me as I read; there was this charming atmosphere, the words worked like a charm together, the characters fit with each other and with the story, and they all fit with me like it was meant to be 😀 I had a ridiculous amount of fun while I read this book, and I will confess to enjoying it slightly more then I did book #2, and substantially more then I did book #1. And I just can’t wait to get to the next, in a few days (December is going to be my month of spoiling myself with yummy reads 😀 yes, tis the season to be shameless xDDDD ).
What I liked the most is in this book more then in the others, I felt as though I witnessed the characters grow, evolve, adapt to their new conditions, feelings and duties. Dayn and Reda evolved each on their own and as a couple as the story progresses, shedding layer upon layer of doubt, fear and hesitation and finally becoming a couple, a real couple. This relationship touched me more then others for some reason, and I feel like my soul is richer after reading about it, honestly. You know how there can be these random moments that just make you feel richer inside? Like looking out the window on a bright Sunday morning or feeling the swirl of flowery scents in the breeze of spring? This was like that, for me. So thank you, Jessica Andersen, for my moment of serendipity at 3 AM this morning (that’s when I finished reading the book :p).
If you haven’t given this book a try, please do so if you like PNR, it’s engaging, beautifully written, awesomely paced, and it’s just beautiful. Beautiful.