Taming a Lady Wolfe by Tammy Andersen
Publisher & Release Date: Kindle Worlds, September 4, 2016
Time and setting: 1795, Northern England
Genre: Historical Romance/Georgian
Length: 79 pages
Heat Level: 1 Flame
Rating: 4.5 Gold Crowns
Lady Delia de Wolfe absolutely cannot marry the handsome rake, Roderick Maddox, fourth Duke of Manchester, despite her brother’s insistence she do just that. Though he has long reformed his ways, he steals her breath away every time their eyes meet and she simply doesn’t deserve that kind of happiness. Not after the death of her brother, Reginald. She must pay penance, because, if not for her, he would still be alive.
Roderick Maddox, has known for years he would marry Delia. Before Reginald’s death, he made a promise to his friend, not only would he care for Reginald’s sister, but he would reform himself into the type of man Delia deserved. He never expected Delia to ignite such passion or to be so resistant to him. Nor did he realize he held the secret about Reginald’s death that could crush their budding feelings forever.
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Tammy Andersen is a new-to-me author, and I enjoyed her writing style. I received a request to read Taming a Lady Wolfe from the Ms. Andersen, and the book description intrigued me, so I decided to accept this novella for review.
I must say the prologue dropped me right into the middle of an action scene and set up the rest of the novella nicely. Ms. Andersen writes a fast-paced story with engaging characters. The editing was excellent. For a novella, the characters are surprisingly well developed.
Lady Delia de Wolfe is an attractive heroine, not only beautiful but kind-hearted as well. She loves her family and is staunchly loyal. She also gains great fulfillment from cooking and baking, which for a gentle woman living in 1795 is extraordinary. I could feel her pain and guilt over her brother’s death and could understand her reasoning when you take into account her tender age when he fell to his death trying to save her.
Roderick, 4th Duke of Winthrop is drool-worthy, handsome, determined and a protector, my favorite kind of hero. I’ve always loved a rake who sees the error of his ways when he finds his lady love. When he saves Delia from death, she saves him from a life of debauchery. He made the decision that fateful day to live in a way that would be deserving of Delia’s admiration and affection.
When they meet again, once Delia is of an age to marry, the chemistry and sexual tension is extremely strong and had me rooting for them to find their happy ending. Roderick’s manner of wooing her stole my heart.
If you enjoy an emotionally-charged romance with a great cast of characters and a believable plot, then you will enjoy Roderick and Delia’s love story as much as I did. I highly recommend you give this a read. Happy reading!