Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Taming of the Wolf (Westfield Brothers, #4)” as Want to Read:
The Taming of the Wolf (Westfield Brothers, #4)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Taming of the Wolf (Westfield Wolves #4)

4.14  ·  Rating Details ·  1,437 Ratings  ·  95 Reviews
He could never lose control...

Dashiel Thorpe, Earl of Brimsworth, has spent his life fighting the wolf within him. But when the full moon rises, Dash is helpless. A chance encounter with Caitrin Macleod on a moonlit night inadvertently binds the two together irrevocably, and Dash's impulsiveness plunges them both into a nightmare.

She never saw him coming...

Caitrin Macleod
ebook, 384 pages
Published November 1st 2010 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Taming of the Wolf, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Taming of the Wolf

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Aug 20, 2010 Cheryl rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When Dashiel Thorpe, Earl of Brimsworth sees the lovely Caitrin Macleod under a full moon, he can not control himself. Dash ends up biting Caitrin. Though the bite, Dash binds Caitrin to him. Immediately after the incident, Caitrin runs to her room and heads back home to Scotland.

Dash has never met anyone like Caitrin and knows he probably will never meet anyone like her again. Dash follows Caitrin. Can he convince Caitrin that she does belong with him?

The Taming of the Wolf is the latest novel
Laura the Highland Hussy
4.5 stars review coming on first.
May Mostly Romance
The Taming of the Wolf ของลิเดีย แดร

หนังสือเลมนีอาจจะถือวาเปนเลมสีในชุดกไดคะ แมวาจะไมใชเรืองราวของพีนองตระกูลเวสตฟิลดอีกตอไปแลว แตกเลาเรืองตัวละครทีเกียวของกับชุดนัน โดยแทบจะเรียกไดวา เปิดเรืองติดตอกับตอนจบของเลมสามในชุดเลยทีเดียว

แดชเชล ธอรป เอิรลแหงบริมสเวิรธ ผูซึงใชเวลาคืนนึงในวันพระจันทรเตมดวงกลายรางเปนหมาปา ไดทำสิงทีไมคาดคิดขึน สวนหนึงอาจเพราะเขาไมรูดวยซำวา แทจริงแลว เขาเปนสัตวรายชนิดไหนกันแน แดชอาจจะเติบโตมาในฐานะลูกของดยุคแหงอายสฟอรด แตชายคนนันไมใชบิดาทีแทจริงของเขา (เพราะไมไดเปนหมาปาดวย)
Blodeuedd Finland
First my usual reassurance. Yes this is actually book 4 but fear not! You can read this as a standalone with any problems, the facts that are important are there, and of course it's a good way to get surprised too. But if the OCD hits you bad, then go and read book 1 and work up to this one. Or just jump in and have fun.


Lord Dashiel is staying at the house of the Westfield brothers. He fears himself for what the beast could do and without thinking he bites Caitrin McLeod, a Scottish witch w
Jan 02, 2011 Joelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Taming of the Wolf

By:Lydia Dare

5 stars

Reviewed by:Angels


Published: Sourcebooks Cassablanca

Source: Purchased Copy Gene:Paranormal

Book Blurb/Synopsis-

He could never lose control...

Dashiel Thorpe, Earl of Brimsworth, has spent his life fighting the wolf within him. But when the full moon rises, Dash is helpless. A chance encounter with Caitrin Macleod on a moonlit night inadvertently binds the two together irrevocably, and Dash's impulsiveness plunges t
Mar 03, 2011 Karen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dashiel (Dash) Thorpe has never felt good in his own skin—is wolf skin that is. His mother died at childbirth and his father never accepted him, blaming Dash for his mother death. Though Dash is an Earl, he doesn’t take responsibility seriously and women are no more than a conquest for him to bed.

Catrin (Cait) Macleod is a witch with an amazing ability to read people’s futures. Only the gift can leave her daunted at times. She craves a quiet life, but a chance encounter with Dashiel sets her li
Oct 10, 2010 Anna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Caitrin Macleod has visions of the future. When she starts having visions of a gold wolf causing all sorts of trouble, she worries but has no clue it will involve her. Dashiel Thorpe's foolish act on a full moon will not only change his life - but Caitrin's as well.

The Taming of the Wolf is a an absolutely fun read, a stellar addition to the series. Caitrin and Dashiel play a game of flirtatious - push and pull, cat and mouse and it was interesting to see it play out. Caitrin first appeared in T
May 13, 2014 Nicky rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this one. Which is so weird because I disliked Cait and Dash so much in the previous books. But I liked getting to know them on their own. In this book, Dash, the Lycan who fought William for Prisca in the last book, has managed to "accidentally" bite Cait during the full moon, thus marking her as his Lycan mate for life. Their journey to love leads him to his past where he finally finds out who he really is and where he really comes from. The fights and the banter between Cait an ...more
Pleasant but forgettable read. Maybe if they had rehashed how bad the hero (Dash)had been in his past, it would have been more interesting.
Nov 07, 2010 ALPHAreader rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lord Dashiel Thorpe was introduced in Lydia Dare’s third ‘Westfield Brothers’ book, ‘The Wolf Next Door’. In that book, Dashiel ‘Dash’ Thorpe was a rogue Lycan trespassing on William Westfield’s territory by trying to marry his mate, Prisca Hawthorne. In ‘Taming of the Wolf’ Dash has lost the girl but decided to reclaim his life and humanity. He no longer wants to be a wild and dangerous Lycan – he wants to reform and learn how to control his ‘beast’. But on the night of this decision the beauti ...more
(Tori-Smexybooks) smexys_sidekick
Originally posted at

Favorite Quote: ”Miss Sinclair, do you often stand naked at the top of Arthur's Seat”

“Only when I’m feeling particularly sad.”

Catilin Macleod has had quite enough of the Westfields and Lycans so when she comes across Dashiel Thrope on a full moon night and he BITES her-well, that’s it. She packs her belongings and steals out in the middle of the night.
Dashiel Thrope, Earl of Brimsworrth didn’t mean to bite Caitlin M
Oct 27, 2010 Bookaholics rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Taming of the Wolf by Lydia Dare
Paranormal Romance- Nov 1st, 2010
4 stars

Lydia Dare continues her incredible and involving werewolf series in Taming the Wolf. I found this book lighthearted and quickly immersing. I have been looking forward to this story because it features 2 main characters that have been prominently and tantalizingly mentioned in her prior books. I was happy when my expectations were fulfilled! (While this is part of a series and many character return from her series this
Marie Z. Johansen
'Taming The Wolf' is touted as a paranormal , Regency, historical, romance. I might question the historical part, although this book does have a good historical flavor. Generally speak I don't / won't read strictly romance novels - since my long ago years as a bookstore manager left me cold to 'Harlinquin-esqe' bodice ripper sort of books. Of course they did always sell well and we seemed to sell out of Barbara Cartland books very quickly.

Lydia Dare is actually a writing team - and they do a won
Laura Summers
Reviewed for (7 out of 10 on the blog)

This is a fun book. It opens as witch Caitrin, staying at her friend's in Hampshire goes exploring the house on the night of a full moon, and encounters a rather handsome man. Inexplicably drawn to the man, they share a passionate kiss and then before she knows it the man is biting her!

Shocked by her encounter, Caitrin flees the house the very next day to return home to Scotland.

Dashiel is a lycanthrope, raised by his human father he ha
Sandy M
I wasn’t sure what to expect in this fourth book in the Westfield Brothers series, especially since we’re out of brothers to read about and the fact the hero of this book isn’t the nicest of men in The Wolf Next Door when we first meet him. He comes clean about his behavior in that story, but what happens next, of course, is left up in the air. All is revealed here, and what a wolf Dashiel Thorpe has turned out to be.

Dash has agreed to mentoring proposed by the Westfield brothers, the hope being
Nov 11, 2011 Marie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Patti TheLoveJunkee
After finishing the last book in this series, The Wolf Next Door, I didn't think I'd like the hero or heroine in The Taming of the Wolf. I'll admit it - I was wrong - Lydia Dare does it again! I think you know I'm a huge fan of this series, and this book did not disappoint; this is my 2nd favorite book in the series (A Certain Wolfish Charm is still my fave).

The story: While wandering the Westfield's castle, unable to sleep, Caitlin Macleod wanders into the study to find her book. She knows she
Oct 21, 2010 Michelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Taming of the Wolf is a Historical Paranormal by Lydia Dare from Sourcebooks Casablanca.

Book Blurb:

Regency England Has Gone To The Wolves

He Could Never Lose Control...

Dashiel Thorpe, Earl of Brimsworth, has spent his life fighting the wolf within him. But when the full moon rises, Dash is helpless. A chance encounter with Caitrin MacLeod on a moonlit night inadvertently binds the two together irrevocably, and Dash's impulsiveness plunges them both into a nightmare...

She Never Saw Him Coming.
THE TAMING OF THE WOLF by Lydia Dare is a delightful paranormal romance set in 1817 Scotland.It is the fourth in the Westfield Brothers trilogy and can be read as a stand alone. Although, this one is about Dashiel Thorpe. An outsider, who doesn't know how to be a Lycan or how to control it,so he gets into trouble.It is well written with depth,details,twists,turns,full of action and fast paced. It has romance, vulnerability,sensuality, love, family,wit,magic,Lycans,witches, living with ones self, ...more
Apr 09, 2016 Nessa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I wasn't as enamoured with the previous stories featuring the Westfield siblings, surprisingly I enjoyed Dash's story more. This was an endearingly sweet and cute read, filled with passion and reconciliation between family. I didn't think I would be in love with this story initially but Ms.Dare proved me wrong here.

I wasn't certain what to make of Dash's character in the previous book but I did KNOW there was something compelling about him. SO
Sep 02, 2010 Terra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Taming of the Wolf was a joy that I have patiently awaited and ever so glad it's finally here. If you've enjoyed the previous books by Lydia Dare then this will not disappoint. It's like coming home to a family reunion when a series of books comes as these have with characters you love, hate and love to hate. LOL!

Caitrin Macleod is our heroine in this installment and oh my she is a fiery feisty Scot. Having the power to for tell the future is a gift but unfortunately she doesn't see it that
Melody  May (What I'm Reading)
Also at

Yep, I just finished The Taming of the Wolf by Lydia Dare. Ok, it's the second time reading this book and I have to say I really love it. I mean it was a lot of fun to re-read again. So, here is a glimpse of the book and what I thought of the story.

First off there's always trouble awaiting when the moon is full and a Lycan sitting in a study by himself. Caitrin Macleod couldn't sleep, so she wonders into the Duke's study looking for something to help her sl
Jen (That's What I'm Talking About)
Dash is a Lycan - a werewolf - but he was raised to believe he was a monster. Not knowing the truth of his nature, he fought long and hard to repress the beast within, which includes sequestering himself at each month during the full moon. On one such night, Caitrin finds herself stumbling into Dash and the two are drawn to one another. They share a kiss and Dash bites (marks) her. After that, Caitrin quickly leaves. It isn’t until later that Dash finds out that he accidentally claimed Caitrin a ...more
Lover of Romance
Quickie Review-Posted Originally on my website: Addicted To Romance

" I dinna ask ye ta come."
"But I came anyway because you're my intended mate," he growled. "I know it. You know it. Even your father knows it. So stop being difficult,"

The Taming Of The Wolf is the fourth in the Westfield Wolves series, and would probably be ranked as one of my favorites so far of this author. Dashiel Thorpe, is a sexy hero, who has you wrapped around his finger from the first chapter. Dash is definitely everyth
Amy Jacobs
Nov 23, 2010 Amy Jacobs rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
What more can I say about this author and her books that I haven't said before? The books are amazing and the writing is spectacular! With each book, my love of the series just grows even more!

Like the title suggests, Dashiel must learn how to tame his beast side. Unfortunately, Caitrin finds herself mixed into the lesson against her will. It leaves consequences that will leave both of them with choices to make. They each have their own set of secrets they choose to keep, while Dash is trying to
The Taming of the Wolf
4 Stars

Dashiel Thorpe struggles to control the beast inside him, but when the full moon rises he succumbs to his baser nature and inadvertently binds Caitrin Macleod to him forever. Despite her ability to see the future, Cait has never been able to predict her own and has spent her life searching for someone to love and a place to belong. When Dash claims her has his own, she believes that she has finally found what she has always wanted.


A significant impro
Jo (My House of Books)
This book features minor characters introduced in the previous two books, Tall, Dark and Wolfish and The Wolf Next Door. I'd really enjoyed the trilogy featuring the Westfield brothers, but The Taming of the Wolf, while still good, was good in a different vein.

The major conflict, and what drew me to the series initially, was the fact that the potential lady loves for the Westfield brothers do not know their true natures. The Taming of the Wolf tossed this conflict out the window. Cait knows exa
Dashiel Thorpe is more than a man but views himself as a monster. If a reader met him in the previous book, The Wolf Next Door, then he'll be expected to be a bad guy. If a reader has not met him before, then this book will depict him as he really is - a misunderstood, unloved and tormented man who only wants to belong but is angry and afraid of the world all at the same time. Caitrin is an absolute doll. I always liked her character in the previous books because she is opinionated, feisty and d ...more
Oct 09, 2010 Jess rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the fourth book in the Westfield Brothers series and it features Dash Thorpe and Caitrin McLeod. Dash is trying to learn to control his beast when he runs into Cait at the Westfield residence. He is unable to help himself and bites Cait on the neck, little does he know he has just mated to her in the Lycan way. Cait has vowed to stay away from all Lycans, especially after her friend just married Ben Westfield and he is trying to keep her away from her coven. The two are pushed together b ...more
Sep 06, 2014 Cherie rated it really liked it
Shelves: library, e-book
Dashiel Thorpe, Earl of Brimsworth, was the anti-hero of the previous book in this series but was wonderfully redeemed in this one. His heroine was a semi-anti-heroine of the second book and she too was wonderfully redeemed this time around. That says a lot for this author, IMHO.

The background theme of this story is acceptance of oneself even if one is a beast. Caitrin is a good role model as she is comfortable being a witch. I think much is owed to her father because he loved his wife, who was
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Wolf Fever (Heart of the Wolf Series, # 6)
  • Dark Highland Fire (The MacInnes Werewolves Trilogy, #2)
  • Enemy Lover (Draicon Werewolves, #3)
  • Deadman's Blood (Blood Series, #5)
  • Moon Craving (Children of the Moon, #2)
  • Berta's Choice (The Soul-Linked Saga, #5.5)
  • The Cursed One (Wild Wulfs of London, #3)
  • Darkest Wolf (Westervelt Wolves, #7)
Lydia Dare is the pseudonym for the writing team of Tammy Falkner and Jodie Pearson. Both are active members of the Heart of Carolina Romance Writers and have sat on the organization's Board of Directors. Their writing process involves passing a manuscript back and forth, each one writing 1500 words after editing the other's previous installment. Jodie specializes in writing the history and Tammy ...more
More about Lydia Dare...

Other Books in the Series

Westfield Wolves (6 books)
  • A Certain Wolfish Charm (Westfield Wolves, #1)
  • Tall, Dark and Wolfish (Westfield Wolves, #2)
  • The Wolf Next Door (Westfield Wolves, #3)
  • The Wolf Who Loved Me (Westfield Wolves, #5)
  • Wolfishly Yours (Westfield Wolves, #6)

Share This Book

“Within moments she stood naked before him,aside from her garters and stockings.
"Why is it that ye always strip me bare but leave these things on?" she asked absently as he stepped back to work at his own clothing.
"To give you something to complain about?" he said with a big grin.”
“Patience," he said, his eyes intent on his project.
"Patience is no' a virtue I have, Dash. I'm very sorry ta tell ye, but ye would have found out soon enough anyway.”
More quotes…