The Wolf Next Door (The Westfield Wolves series - Book 3) by Lydia Dare
(For review from Sourcebooks)
This is the third book in Lydia Dare's debut trilogy about the three Westfield brothers, Simon, Benjamin and William. This book is Will's story. Will Westfield and Prisca Hawthorne have been neighbors for their entire lives. After a failed engagement Prisca and Will antagonize and snipe at each other on a constant basis, though they still love each other very much. Prisca just can't seem to trust Will because of all of his scandalous past. But, when a rival wolf vies for Prisca's hand, Will decides he cannot live with Prisca.
Prisca's brothers believe that Will is the only man for Prisca and they hatch a plan to get the two of them together, even as Will is forming a plan of his own. After Prisca is lost in the woods, Will finds her takes care of her through the night, attempting to compromise her and assuring that she would have to marry him. Prisca is less than thrilled because she wanted Will to marry her for love. Will Prisca and Will forget their differences and find love? Who is the mysterious golden wolf? What will Prisca do when she finds out that Will is more than just your average man?
I have really enjoyed this series. The Westfield brothers and their wives have been wonderful characters. This third book in the series was excellent. I had been waiting for Will's story from the beginning. He was just a great character. Trying to hide his love for Prisca by turning to other women and gambling, you can see that he is miserable without Prisca. She is a fiery spitfire of a girl. Unconventional and very headstrong, Prisca is what I might consider a strong woman. She has her own opinions and isn't afraid to voice them.
One of my favorite parts was the interaction between the brothers in this book. Will is always the brother who gives advice about women to both Simon and Benjamin, but he can't seem to get his own love life to go in the right direction. Simon and Benjamin are constantly at each other in a brotherly sort of way. I like the interaction of the wives also. This series is as much about the Westfield women as it is the men.
Please check out my reviews of the other two books in the series, A Certain Wolfish Charm and Tall Dark and Wolfish. Look for a new book from Lydia Dare in November of 2010, this book is called The Taming of the Wolf and picks up the story of Caitrin and Dashel.
The Wolf Next Door is available now from your favorite bookseller!
One of my favorites of the year. I give this one 5 out of 5 apples and highly recommend it to readers who enjoy historical fiction with a paranormal twist.