Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Lord of the Wolfyn by Jessica Andersen

Title:  The Lord of the Wolfyn
Author: Jessica Andersen
My Rating: A

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: -Royal House of Shadows #3
Main Characters: Reda & Dayn
Release Date: October 2011
Publisher: Harlequin
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Sexual Intensity: hot

I received a copy of this book from the publisher and NetGalley in return for an honest review.

Story Overview:
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 save Elden. 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.

My Review:
Oooh, this was another great installment in this series. I really loved both of these character. The entire series is a bit complex, but I really liked the way that this installment came together.

Reda is from the human realm, but was raised with the magical story of the Woodsman and Little Red Riding Hood as told to her by her mother. In real life, Reda is a cop, but several months ago, her partner got caught up in a liquor store shooting and was killed when Reda froze in the heat of the moment. Ever since then, she has been floundering with her sanity and her ability to deal. She blames herself, doubts herself, and doesn't have any faith in her courage any longer.

When the Elder race was taken over by the Blood Sorcerer, Dayn was flung out of the Elder kingdom into the Wolfyn lands. He has lived there for the past 20 years, although they have no idea who he really is since the Elder and Wolfyn races are enemies. He has had to hide his true self for a LONG time and it has taken it's toll.

Both Dayn & Reda have been dreaming about each other, so when she ends up in the Wolfyn kingdom, they both know who the other is and there is an instant connection between them. Regardless of this, they both know that their association is temporary because they have 4 days to get him to Eldon so that he can fulfill his destiny and she can go home. 

There are many twists and turns along the way, as you would expect, and it made for a really suspenseful read. At about the halfway point of this book, I found that I could not put it down. I really enjoyed watching Reda work through her emotional trauma also. She is a character that has a HUGE character arc throughout the book as she learns to trust herself again. In the same way, Dayn has had to learn how to be true to himself too. It was really just a great book. I was highly emotionally involved with this couple's HEA and was so excited at the end of the book. It's been a while since I was truly so happy about an ending in a book because it was simply happy...even though their story isn't done. We still have book #4 to go, and I cannot wait to see how everyone's story ends!!! Amazing series!!!


Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

So I was totally going to skip the rest of the series based on book 1 but after reading your reviews for the last 2---going to give them a whirl. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh I can't wait to read this book! I'm guessing it comes out next Tuesday and I'll definitely be purchasing it and reading it as soon as I can! :-D I love how all the couples dream about each other. I wonder why the authors decided to do that. Is it just because they are based on fairy tales and those bring out the imaginative dreams in all of us when read to us right before bed? I still am not sure how they are going to finish this series but I can't wait find out!