“Gentleman Wolf” by Joanna Chambers

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An elegant werewolf in Edinburgh…

1788. When Lindsay Somerville, the most elegant werewolf in Paris, learns that the man who held him in abject captivity for decades is on his way to France, intent on recapturing him, he knows he must leave the Continent for his own safety. Lindsay cannot take the risk of being recaptured—he may have been free for a century but he can still feel the ghost of his old chains under his fine clothes.

… on a mission…

While he’s in Edinburgh, Lindsay has been tasked with acquiring the “Naismith Papers”, the writings of a long-dead witchfinder. It should be a straightforward mission—all Lindsay has to do is charm an elderly book collector, Hector Cruikshank. But Cruikshank may not be all he seems, and there are others who want the papers.

… meets his match

As if that were not enough, while tracking down the Naismith Papers, Lindsay meets stubborn architect Drew Nicol. Although the attraction between them is intense, Nicol seems frustratingly determined to resist Lindsay’s advances. Somehow though, Lindsay can’t seem to accept Nicol’s rejection. Is he just moonstruck, or is Nicol bonded to him in ways he doesn’t yet understand?

Note: this is the first book of a duology – the story continues and will complete in the second book, Master Wolf.

review

Oh, the sweet torture! My careless blurb reading has bitten me again. Be sure to read the final sentence…“Note: this is the first book of a duology-the story continues and will complete in the second book, Master Wolf.” Gahhhhhhh! I can hardly stand the wait! *impatient wiggle* I do hope it won’t be a terribly long delay. Regardless of the length, I will be anxiously awaiting the release of Master Wolf. I have so many questions and I’m longing for a beautiful HEA. This was a delightful beginning though and Chambers elegant wolf quickly won over my heart. Now he’s got his work cut out for him if he’s going to do the same with Drew. I have faith that we won’t be disappointed.

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I’m not quite comfortable with this time period yet, but I’m working on it. Historicals were my least favorite until a few lovely books swayed my stubborn modern heart. Actually, it was Mr. Winterbourne that helped push me over the ledge. I must say, Lindsay Somerville was just as endearing and my heart ached for his tragic past. I tripped over some of the dialogue initially but quickly settled into the timeworn pages. Lindsay escaped from his captor with the assistance of his now dear friends. Despite the limited time we share with them, I enjoyed both Marguerite and Francis. I also loved Lindsay’s servant and companion, Wynne. Then we have Mr. Nicol. His brass attitude and clipped tone could easily rub you the wrong way. And yet, Lindsay can’t stop the alluring draw of Drew’s cold behavior. Which leads me to what I enjoyed most…

 

loveThe connection between Lindsay and Drew is instantaneous. At least on one side. Lindsay is perturbed at first. He can’t understand why the prickly man affects him so. Before long, he accepts that fighting the pull against Drew is futile. In all his years he’s never felt anything like it. Setting his fears aside, he gives in and recognizes what Drew is to him…and to his wolf. Bondmate. This is what I love about shifter stories! Lindsay was turned against his will. It may have taken some time, but since then he not only tolerates his alter ego but embraces him. I loved how his wolf was always simmering but surged forward when Drew came into the picture. I adored the wild nature that threatened to consume him when push came to shove. I could clearly envision Edinburg and was lost in this marvelous world. From the extravagant clothing to the fresh new town, every facet was penned with care. I found myself grumbling and tending to hurt feelings a time or two but I just know the surrender will be significantly sweeter when it finally comes. To say it’s going to be worth it is an understatement. Bring on Master Wolf!

 

beware

VICIOUS CLIFFHANGER! Ha. That’s about it.

 

bookisforParanormal romance lovers, historical fans, and Chambers groupies alike will enjoy this first half of Capital Wolves Duet.

 

bookinfo

TITLE: Gentleman Wolf (Capital Wolves Duet #1)
AUTHOR: Joanna Chambers
PUBLISHER: self-pub
LENGTH: 216 pages
RELEASE DATE: August 26, 2019
BUY LINKS: AmazonUK, Amazon

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