Review: Lord of the Wolfyn by Jessica Andersen

Posted 31 December, 2011 by Lori @ Romancing the Dark Side in Reviews / 1 Comment

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Lord of the Wolfyn by Jessica Andersen
Series: Royal House of Shadows #3
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Published by: Harlequin Nocturne on October 18, 2011
Format: eARC
Pages: 282
Source: NetGalley
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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.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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This bad wolf can ravage me any day!

In a sexy re-telling of “Little Red Riding Hood,” The Royal House of Shadows series continues with the story of Dayn and Reda.

Like his brothers and sister, Dayn was sent to another realm by his mother in order to survive the evil Sorcerer who sought his father’s throne. The second son of the King and Queen of Elden, Dayn was cast into the world of the wolfyn, becoming a beast with dark and sensual powers. It is said that a guide will come for him and aid him in the journey back to his kingdom, a guide Dayn has almost given up hope of finding. When his guide finally arrives, Dayn is taken by surprise not only with the fact that she’s human, but that she has no knowledge of how to guide him on his journey in which time is of the essence.

Reda Weston is a cop who is dealing with the loss of her partner. Feelings of grief and guilt have led her to seek solace in the one thing that gives her comfort, fairy tales. For quite some time, Reda has been searching for a specific book, a relic storybook of Little Red Riding Hood her mother once spoke about. She’s finally found the infamous book, but being transported to another world while reading it and coming face to face with the bid bad wolf was not what Reda had planned. Together Reda and Dayn will attempt to fulfill their destiny without losing their hearts along the way.

Lord of the Wolfyn really won me over. It’s by far my favorite in the Royal House of Shadows series. The story is enthralling, Ms. Andersen gives you a spectacular view of her dark world with her descriptive writing and transports you right to each scene. I really loved Dayn’s character, while he’s not as Alpha as his brothers, he’s chivalrous and loyal, not to mention he’s a hawt shapeshifter (yes I know it’s mispelled but he’s that hot!)…what’s not to love right? Reda didn’t live up to my standards of a heroine, for being a cop she was extremely insecure and cowardly, not what I expected. Yet despite their different personalities, these two characters mesh pretty well. I love the interaction between Reda and Dayn and how they complement each other, their chemistry is strong and sexy!

A fast paced sexy adventure, Lord of the Wolfyn will keep you turning the pages in anticipation. Thorough characters and extensive world building allow the reader to connect to the story, even with its complex backstory and ever shifting timelines. The Royal House of Shadows is filled with tons of emotion: betrayal, suspense, vengeance, love and romance, that captivates you from the start and leaves you wanting more. I, for one cannot wait to meet the youngest and most feared brother, Micah and see what fate holds for this royal family, in what I’m sure will be an epic conclusion!

 
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