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Gentleman Wolf

(Capital Wolves Duet #1)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  302 ratings  ·  80 reviews
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 recapturedhe may have been free for a century but he can
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 216 pages
Published August 26th 2019
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
*2.5 stars*

I'm not sure what to make of Gentleman Wolf. I think I liked it in the end, but it wasn't at all what I expected.

Things to know about this story:

It is not really a romance. By definition, a romance has a HEA or a HFN. This book simply doesn't. The plot clearly continues on to the next in the series, but I was expecting some sort of HFN at least at the end. I was feeling pretty irritated at 95% in when I realized that it wasn't coming. Just know going in to the story that it is more
Sep 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pnr, cliffy, historical
Oh, the sweet torture! My careless blurb reading has bitten me again. Be sure to read the final sentenceNote: 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 wont 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 Im longing for a beautiful HEA. This was a delightful beginning ...more
Aug 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Joanna Chambers can do no wrong when it comes to historical romance as far as I'm concerned.

Now she's added a paranormal twist to her latest Edinburgh set series and it is an epic tale of mystery, heartache, adventure, and suspense with a seriously nasty villain and a stunning cast of characters.

Edinburgh at the start of the New Town development in the second half of the 1700s is where we find ourselves in this book and, as ever, Joanna's skill in writing places brings Auld Reekie to life
I enjoyed this a lot, but it does help enormously to know that it's the first in a pair of books. Master Wolf is due out in early 2020 and I can't wait.

There was a lot I recognised in Gentleman Wolf as, in some ways, it's a mirror image of JC's excellent "Enlightenment" trilogy. That was told from the point of view of hard-working, closeted Scot David Lauriston, trying to suppress his attraction to the more worldly, cynical, hedonistic and utterly unapologetic aristocrat Murdo Balfour. Here, in
Lost in a Book
3 Stars

Hrmmm I liked it I think?

Lets get some warnings out of the way first. This ends on a massive cliffhanger. No HFN/HEA in this installment, everything will be revealed (hopefully) in the next book. Gentleman Werewolf didnt really *feel* like a romance. More like a historical paranormal that happens to involve sex? Maybe? Also, there are some trigger warnings for torture scenes and a miscarriage of a baby mentioned that took place in the past.

From the very start, this book felt heavy and has
Aug 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
So I'm not a big fan of shifter books and historical doesn't really do it for me and yet somehow Joanna Chambers manages to take these things and create something that I really, really enjoyed. The woman is magic...full review to follow, soonish!!!

Ok so I know Ive said this before but it bears repeating

Im not a big fan of historical books but when I read Ms Chambers Enlightenment series I was totally enchanted I loved that series her writing was superb and each story just enchanted meand when
Aug 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
I've given this a B+ at AAR, so that's 4.5 stars.

After a few recent forays into contemporary romance, Joanna Chambers returns to historicals and to the city of Edinburgh for her latest novel, Gentleman Wolf, the first in her Capital Wolves Duet .  As the title suggests, this is a story with a touch of the paranormal, although the paranormal elements are fairly low-key, so if youre looking for a full-blown shifter story, it might not be the book for you.  I should also point out that there is no
Sally Malcolm
Sep 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
There is so much to love about this book its hard to know where to start.

The sense of place is intense. Edinburgh in 1788, with the New Town in the midst of construction, is fascinating. (Anyone familiar with Chambers Enlightenment series will recognise it.) And Chambers' distinctive narrative voice gives it great authenticity. It's refreshing to have a story not set in Regency or Victorian England, and how fabulous is it to feature a hero who powders his hair, wears patches, rouge and high
Truuss / Loveislovereview
Aug 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m, 2019
5 howling stars ! This story started right how I loved them the most!

Picture this: Scotland, March 1682
A dungeon with a creature, once a beautiful human now half human and half... something, incarcerated for decades. Then suddenly hes freed.

Picture this: Paris, October 1788
Lindsay is free of his vicious keeper for over a century and living a pleasurable life.
Sadly, he has to return to Edinburgh because of the approaching danger trying to find Lindsay to keep.
In Edinburgh, Lindsay has to live a
Kaje Harper
This story of werewolves in Edinburgh in the late 1700s is deeply believable in its historical setting, and fascinating in its paranormal worldbuilding. The end is a very tentative HFN, and I will definitely be on the lookout for the next installment. Lindsay is a wolf-shifter, effectively immortal but far from being immune to pain. There's both immediate fear, as an old enemy stalks him, and a poignancy in his thoughts about the length of his life, the ephemeral quality of the humans who have ...more
Another great historical read from Joanna Chambers...this time with werewolves 🐺🐺🐺. Loved the scene-setting, the cover and the characters with the exception of Duncan MacCormaic and his cohorts of course 😉, but we can only hope he gets what he deserves in book 2 Master Wolf...pretty please? Is it January yet?? 4.25 stars from me.
Joyfully Jay
Aug 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: jay, sammy
A Joyfully Jay review.

4 stars

I am a huge fan of Joanna Chambers historicals, so I was really excited to see the authors foray into historical/paranormal. Like many of her books, this story is set primarily in Scotland and the sense of place and historical details are really well done. The book takes place in the late 1700s, around the time when New Town is just starting to be built in Edinburgh. Chambers fills the book with great details about the changes to the city and what life is like there
Fearne Hill
Jan 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
If you pick up any book by Joanna Chambers, you can be confident that it will be well written and this is no exception. The Enlightenment series is the bar by which I judge all other M/M Regency romance. I'm not a huge fan of shifter books (I was always rooting for Edward in Twilight) but this also falls into the category of M/M Regency so I was easily swayed.
Lindsay is sexy and sweet and deserves a HEA, but we don't even have a HFN. I will definitely be reading book 2 and hopefully, it will be
Lisa The Novel Approach
~ 4.5 Stars ~

Anyone whos read author Joanna Chambers Enlightenment series knows full well shes a deft hand at writing historical romance, so my confidence going into this book was already high. What I wasnt sure of is how the werewolf aspect would play out, but I neednt have worried because Chambers handles that with aplomb as well. And that cover? Well, it all came together in a trifecta of goodness in Gentleman Wolf, and now I cant wait for book two in the series.

The Prologue hits its mark in
Aug 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Joanna Chambers is my go-to author for historical novels, and Gentleman Wolf is an amazing little detour from the usual fare I expect from her. I went into this novel expecting a little intrigue, a little romance, and some great historical detail. I got all of that, but also... more. Gentleman Wolf is dark, with a thread of unease that followed me throughout the story. It is clear from the beginning that the author is building up to something unpleasant, and as much as I wanted to curl Lindsay ...more
Aug 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m, best-of-2019
Gah! How could publish this book now and then make your readers wait until January (January!) to read the second installment. I do not forgive you, Joanna Chambers!

Okay, I forgive you, but it's going to be painful 3-4 months. Can you at least promise us a January 1st release date?
Em Wittmann
Ill preface this with a disclaimer: I am predisposed to like anything Ms. Chambers writes. She's a favorite of mine & I often return to her Enlightenment series whenever I'm at a loss about what to read next. Its brilliant.

I was intrigued by the blurb for this one, and surprised/delighted to discover Ms. Chambers was writing a queer shifter romance. I love queer shifter romances, and I liked Gentleman Wolf. But look, if you hate cliffhanger endings, shifters or abrupt insta-lust
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Jan 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: historical, 4-star, lgbtq
Lindsays foppery aside, this was kind of grim and the romance element is primarily physical attraction thus far. I wouldnt mind getting Drews POV in book 2. Rounded up for the beautiful writing. ...more
3.5 Stars

Its been sometimes since I last read Chambers books so I was quite chuffed when the author announced this new series. GENTLEMAN WOLF is the first entry to that series, Capital Wolves - a paranormal tale set in 18th century Europe, told from the POV of one Lindsay Sommervile; a Covenanter army soldier who got captured, turned (into wolf), and forced into slavery before finally being rescued.

This book took me to that time I first read Provoked, that bittersweet, heart-wrenching feeling
River Benson
Aug 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
I am not, as a rule, a werewolves person, but I am a Joanna Chambers person, so here we are. I'm a tiny bit mad I didn't listen to the voice telling me not to read it until December, because book 2 doesn't come out til January, but I'm not TOO mad. I like the way the werewolves lore works, a lot, and it has some similar vibes to the Enlightenment series, and some AMAZING fashion choices. I am super glad I saw The Favorite, because that gave me some fashion reference which helped. Wolfy angst, ...more
Aug 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Four * for book 1

I'm not sure I should be giving a rating at all, because this is so evidently half a story. But what a half! I don't want to wish my life away but roll on 2020 so I can find out how it ends.
4.5 stars

Not my usual thing but I really enjoyed it. Great writing.
Rachel Reid
Mar 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I want the rest right now!!!!!
Dec 24, 2019 rated it liked it
Huge cliffhanger -- should've waited for the second to come out first
Aug 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

Though I had a bit of a slower start once I got into this story it was impossible to put it down. I couldn't wait to see how this one would end, since it's part one of Lindsay and Drew's story. So don't worry, though there is much to do in the 2nd part I was content with the way it ended.

I'll start by saying English isn't my mother tongue and so I'm not used to reading Historical novels (Romance or otherwise) so it took me time to get into the story as - truth be told - the language
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Chambers skillfully and masterfully weaves a story of fantasy in a delightful historical setting. This is one of two books and has a HFN/Open ending that is not a cliffhanger but you would have to wait for January 2020 for the second installment in the series.

Much like in her Enlightenment series, the research put into this book is meticulous and her language rich. This is one of the things I like most about historical romance, and when done well it can pull you centuries back in time. Chambers
Aug 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2019
This is part one of a duology, and while it doesn't end on a cliffhanger it is very much not a complete story. I really enjoyed it, but some may prefer to wait for the second book to come out before reading.
Mia Sciberras
Sep 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ooohhhhhh I can't wait for book 2! That ending is seriously just... ah man! Can we just have book 2 already cos this angst is seriously unfair 😉 4/5 stars
Oct 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
I did NOT realise that THE SEQUEL ISNT OUT YET and now Im WRITHING in my BED OF PAIN ...more
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Joanna Chambers always wanted to write. In between studying, finding a proper grown up job, getting married and having kids, she spent many hours staring at blank sheets of paper and chewing pens. That changed when she rediscovered her love of romance and found her muse. Joanna's muse likes red wine, coffee and won't let Joanna clean the house or watch television

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