by Ronda Thompson

May 2006
ISBN: 0-312-93574-9
Reviewer Graphic Button St. Martin`s Press
Mass Market Paperback

The men in the Wulf family have vowed to avoid love at all costs. Having seen first-hand how passion can destroy someone, they will do anything to escape the curse of their forefathers.

Lord Jackson Wulf is witch-hunting. Told that there is a witch living in the forest, Jackson is on a quest to find her and make her break the curse. He doesnít expect to find her in the midst of giving birth.

Desperate to save her newborn child and to escape the man who ravaged her, Lucinda makes a bargain with the handsome nobleman. In return for his protection, she will find a way to break the Wulf family curse. Jackson agrees to provide for her and her son, never realizing that there is a much deeper emotion involved.

As Jackson and Lucinda come to terms with their arrangement, and each other, a new danger emerges. It seems that someone else is interested in the baby boy, and he will go to any lengths to gain possession of the child.

The second book in the Wild Wulfs of London series, The Untamed One suffers just a bit from sequel slump. The first book was too riveting, the characters larger than life. It is only safe to assume that the next book may pale in comparison. I donít think this is a problem, especially in a trilogy or series. It would be impossible to have all of the books equally matched. The Untamed One offers readers a fine tale of desperation and need that blooms into passion and romance.

Reviewed in June 2006 by Paula.

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