Falling victim to a beautiful witch, O'Banyon, the 'Irish Wolf,' has been cursed for centuries, until he encounters Antoinette Desbonnete, a mysterious and alluring young countess who possesses a powerful gift that may hold the key to his ultimate destiny.
In her latest, Greiman re-enters the Regency world introduced in Taming the Barbarian, which mixes high society and the supernatural. Nairn O'Banyon, a centuries-old lass-crazy werewolf known as the "Irish Hound," is struggling with the curse that transforms him into a bestial killer and the ladies who threaten to trigger it with their lusty advances. Meanwhile, Antoinette Desbonnet, countess of Colline, is wrestling with a curse of her owneveryone she touches comes to harm, including her late husband and estranged son. So when O'Banyon and Antoinette meet and fall instantly in love, they begin a dogged fight against the passion between them. Both strong and witty characters, the two are supported by the equally engaging stars of the first volume: the Black Celt HiltsglenO'Banyon's best friendand Hiltsglen's wife, Fleurette. Greiman uses sensual details to make the simplest scenes shineespecially when she gets into the head of the beastly O'Banyonand the sex, when the heroes finally succumb, is dangerous and delicious.
I wasn't sure from the summary that it was a Regency Romance, so that was a bit surprising. Also, the book is a bit lighter in content than it's size would suggest and the female lead's back story is never quite fully fleshed out.
In the end, the book was a light, quick, unexceptional read.