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Romancing the Werewolf

(Supernatural Society #2)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  2,945 ratings  ·  487 reviews
Werewolf in trouble...

Biffy, newly minted Alpha of the London Pack, is not having a good Christmas. His Beta abandoned him, his werewolves object to his curtain choices, and someone keeps leaving babies on his doorstep.

Professor Randolph Lyall returns home to London after twenty years abroad, afraid of what he might find. With his pack in chaos and his Alpha in crisis,
Paperback, 146 pages
Published November 2017 by Gail Carriger LLC
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Natasia You have missed "Prudence" and "Imprudence" (especially "Imprudence", but to understand that one you HAVE to read "Prudence" first).
They are really g…more
You have missed "Prudence" and "Imprudence" (especially "Imprudence", but to understand that one you HAVE to read "Prudence" first).
They are really great books about Alexia and Connals' daughter and her adventures as a metanatural.
"Romancing the werewolf" takes place after "Imprudence".
*Slight spoiler alert - though obvious if you have read "Romancing the werewolf"*
In "Imprudence" we see what happens with that Alpha curse. And while it is true that Connal decided to end his life as a mortal, he did not intend for it to start at the end of "Timeless". He remains immortal and returned to London thinking he had years to go on before he had to worry about the curse.
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Rachel (Kalanadi)
Nov 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novellas, fantasy
Cute, fluffy, and the long-awaited happily ever after. Complete with babies, the best of men's fashion, and arguments about purple drapes.
❧A Bookish Berkeley Girl❧
Why was this so short?

When her MF books are so long?

Let’s face it, I wanted more. And.....

😱I’m sorry, but I do not feel this is a stand-alone because as I opened the first chapter I was lost and went back to read the series, it was available at the public library. But, the page count was all time consuming.

😘But, there was so much to love about this book to make it worth it:

💫I loved the romance. Lyall finally made it home to Biffy they were adorbs together.
💫I love this world. But, the humor not
Oct 15, 2016 marked it as wishlist  ·  review of another edition
Partial blurb:
LBGT reunion romance featuring your favorite reluctant werewolf dandy, the return of a certain quietly efficient Beta, and a very unexpected gift.

Oh please, please, please tell me this is going to be about Professor Lyall & Biffy, it would really make my day if it is!!

I'm hoping we might get a Lord Akeldama story in this series too!
Maria V. Snyder
Jan 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I listened to this book. There's a warning about the sexual relationship (male/male) between the two main characters and I thought - steamy sex scenes! However, it was IMO mild - more fade to black than anything. But I do love these characters from Gail's other books and it was fun to listen to what's going on with them. The reader is Peter Newman (sp?) and he does a pretty good job. He doesn't pronounce the names the same as Moira Quirk who does the other books so I felt the need to correct him ...more
Didn't understand a word of what's going on. And it's too bad, since the The Sumage Solution-series is pretty close to being one of my favourite reads this year.
But yeah, I'm not gonna read a whole series to figure out a novella...

To make it absolutely clear: I made it 4 or 5 pages of the sample and then threw in the towel. When I tried reading it, it was tagged as a stand-alone, but I did not understand what the hell was going on. And for me -personally- it was NOT a stand-alone, and I'm not go
Biffy x Lyall are reunited once more!

I was very much excited about this one, I loved Biffy and Lyall together in the Parasol Protectorate books. Even though they weren't together for long, I was shipping them instantly. They just made the perfect couple. <3

The book features several plots. From babies left on the doorstep to Biffy trying to get the pack together (and his worries about it) to them having to settle in a new place (our pack has finally moved away from the centre of London). There wa
3.5 Stars

I loved the whimsical, airy & feel to the story - it never seemed to take itself too seriously. And in some ways neither did Biffy. He is NOT your typical Alpha werewolf; very much the dandy and not concerned with others' opinions on his style of dress or manner. He enjoys luxury and the finer things, and is above reproach in comportment. But don't you dare underestimate him, his strength, or his ability to lead and to fight. (Reminds me of Philippe on the TV show Versailles.)

But I do h
May 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fans of Gail Carriger’s Parasol Protectorate series have been waiting for one story to play out for a very long time. With the glimpses given in The Custard Protocol, we only grew more desperate. Finally, the second of the novellas in the Supernatural Society series have given us what we have all be waiting for. You guessed it – we finally got our Lyall and Biffy story.

I doubt I need to explain how excited I’ve been waiting to grab this one. I know I’m not alone in shipping the werewolves. In fa
Cora Tea Party Princess

The Lit Bitch
Nov 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I first discovered Gail Carriger in early 2010. I loved her Parasol Protectorate series so much for a number of reasons, but mostly because of how well she developed her world.

Since completing the series she has gone on to write a number of other novels/series and novellas in the same world.

When the second installment of the Supernatural Society came out, I was happy to review it and see what characters would find a HEA.

So let’s get the most obvious issue out of the way. This is gay romance. Peo
3.5-4 stars

Originally posted at For What It's Worth on 11/6/17:

Source: e-arc provided by the author in exchange for an honest review

I’ve been enjoying all of Carriger’s Parasolverse spin-off novellas. Even though I haven’t finished the original series yet – I’m still able to follow along and read these all as stand-alone's. Romancing the Werewolf has an excellent prologue that recaps Biffy and Lyall’s, brief, but intense affair before they were separated
Aug 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-on-kobo
I have always loved Biffy as if he were my younger brother. And I've swooned over Professor Lyall. Seeing the two of them interact as Alpha and Beta of the most prestigious werewolf pack in England is one of the most gratifying short reads of my year in books.

While this set of novellas does read well in any order as the stories are self-contained, any prior knowledge of the Parasol Protectorate or Custard Protocol series makes it even easier to fall into Ms. Carriger's vast Parasolverse.

I look
I’ve been waiting for Biffy and Lyall to have their reunion story for years now. And they finally got theirs and I’m so glad *sob*

Also, I can’t wait to get more stories from the rest of the pack. They’re so adorable, funny, and quirky. I mean werewolf in top hats, doesn’t get more random than that. LOL. 4 stars

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Happy/satisfying ending? (view spoiler)
Love triangle? Cheating? Angst level? Other things to note? (view spo
Nov 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2017
This was everything I wanted it to be and more. I have desperately been waiting for my favourite werewolves to get the ending they deserve and this novella made me so very, very happy. I might have shed a tear.
This is a classic Gail Carriger, so it's a little silly and OTT but a nice, fun read. I smiled and I giggled a little and generally had a good time.

What it's not is a real stand-alone novel. Technically it is because it is not about the main characters from the "Parasol Protectorate" series but this book here is set in that universe and basically a spin-off. The author has spent idk how many books to create this really rather complex world and there are countless allusions and terms that are si
Sam (Hissing Potatoes)
4.5 stars. Yes of course I love Biffy and Lyall, and the pack, and the story, and the humor and etiquette and style and touching moments and DAMMIT CHANNING STOP SHOWING LITTLE NICE MOMENTS YOU HAVE A REPUTATION.

But as much as all those things are glorious and heartwarming and perfect by themselves, the single most charming part of this book is that grown-ass humans, vampires, and werewolves are brought utterly to their knees by kittens and infants.
Aug 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Werewolf meet steampunk and I was hooked. I really enjoyed this novella and will be looking for more stories like this. I found Biffy, young alpha and Layall, older beta, a fabulous couple. The werewolf pack were also a lot of fun, almost like watching a bunch of puppies!
Gwen (The Gwendolyn Reading Method)
I'm a fan of this spinoff series
Nov 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

First: if you haven't read her Parasol Protectorate series, then do it! It's so good, and this story centers around things that have happened in that series.

I was a little worried. I have waited 5 years for their reunion, and it was so beautiful. Honestly, Biffy and Lyall are one of my all time favorite couples in literature. Carriger's writing style is so witty, and well thought out. I've read so many of her books throughout the last 7 years that her fantasy world feels like home.

If I
Ann Brookens
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
We finally see what happens to Biffy and Lyall! In Timeless, we see the beginning of a relationship between the two werewolves, interrupted when Professor Lyall is sent to the Kingair pack to be their Beta for 20 years. Fortunately, Romancing the Werewolf prefaces the main body of the story with a replay of that encounter. 20 years has made for many changes in Biffy's life: he is no longer a newly made werewolf; he is now the London pack's Alpha and has just moved them into their new home in Gre ...more
Matthew Galloway
This was the incredibly sweet reunion of two Parasol Protectorate characters that I desperately wanted a happy ending for. The other plot threads were amusing and interesting. They taught us more of the world's werewolf culture and inner workings. I also appreciate that the characters are not beholden to tropes and stereotypes, but get to be unique individuals who don't quite fall into any perfect little box.
Ashley Marie
Hopefully coming winter 2017, according to Gail's website... is that early winter or later-in-the-year winter? Either way, definitely going to be reading the Custard Protocol books ASAP in 2017!
Roo Barb
finished too soon

I'll have to read it again tomorrow
Yet another ridiculously charming book by Gail Carriger. An utter joy.
Leta Blake
Everything I wanted!
Jan 24, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cannonball-10
This novella still has all the things I love about Carriger’s writing: her brand of humor, werewolves, vampires, fancy dress and hats, intrigue, and a quick little mystery to solve, and a peak into an alternate Victorian England. It also is a sweet romance between two characters who have been separated for a long time and aren’t sure what they are to each other anymore. Any time spent with Biffy and Lyall is time well spent. I wish there was a little more ahem, romance, in this novella, but I’ll ...more
Darcy Roar
Jul 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was the most delightful bit of fluff I could have ever wanted. It delivers 110%.
Dec 03, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Anna by: Annise
To accompany the bodice ripper, a waistcoat ripper! The couple here are werewolves who had a one night stand and then pined for each another for twenty years. Unlike the more overwrought Romancing the Inventor, here romance takes something of a backseat to werewolf pack shenanigans. I did enjoy said shenanigans, which begin with an argument about curtain fabric. Then mystery babies appear and the pack must work out why. It pleased me that the explanation was quite dark, yet delivered with Carrig ...more
4.5 stars
A new Alpha for a new Age.
I think I literally screamed when I realized this book existed. I read The Parasol Protectorate back in 2012 and Lyall and Biffy were two of my favourite characters, and when they developed a romantic relationship I was delighted. Then Timeless happened and I cried for them - I knew they would theoretically get a happy ending, but to not have that on page made me sad.

And now I could finally read them getting back together in their very own hilarious and
This was cute - but I think the length is lazy. I wouldn't recommend this as a stand-alone, as there isn't enough backstory for much of it to make sense, and the backstory that is included would just be confusing if you didn't already know the story. Could also definitely be a spoiler for earlier titles, especially the last of the original Parasol Protectorate stories.

I liked Biffy and Lyall well enough, but neither develops much further here than they had in previous stories. I'm not even sure
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Gail Carriger writes comedies of manners mixed with paranormal romance (and the sexy San Andreas Shifter series as G L Carriger). Her books include the Parasol Protectorate and the Finishing School series. She is published in many languages and has over a dozen NYT bestsellers. She was once an archaeologist and is fond of shoes, octopuses, and tea. Join the Chirrup for sneak peaks of upcoming gigg ...more

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