Title: The Well-dressed Werewolf: A Gothic Paranormal Romance (Read by Candlelight Book 3)
Author: Gillian St. Kevern
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: May 4th, 2019
Genre(s): Romance, Paranormal
Page Count: 220
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
When the full moon is a black-tie event.
Felix Wood, valet, is determined to halt his employer’s downward spiral. Just because the man is a vicious beast three nights a month doesn’t mean he can’t be an impeccably dressed gentleman the rest of the month. Felix’s commitment to duty convinces Westaway, a man of more wealth than sense, that Felix is the valet he—and his large wardrobe—deserve. There’s just one problem: Felix already has a gentleman, and his presence is the only thing between Robin and self-destruction.
When a werewolf and his keeper are brutally murdered, Westaway and Felix must work together to prevent the Society of Lycanthropes and their Keepers being ripped apart. But even as he risks his life to save Robin, Felix finds himself drawn closer to Westaway, in an attraction that could destroy everything he values.
Gillian St. Kevern is masterful at creating Victorian style stories, but this was much more than just a murder mystery. This was a labyrinth of twists and turns, leaving you wondering until the very end.
Told in single person POV, we meet Felix Wood, the valet/best friend/lover of Robin, whom he’s known since childhood. At the full moon prior to Robin’s 21st birthday, they are invited to stay at the country estate of Westaway, who has more tricks and secrets up his sleeve than anyone had thought possible.
When half the men turn to werewolves and the other half their caretakers, the sudden security measures aren’t enough to keep everyone alive. But who is murdering their friends and why?
While this was more of a mystery/thriller/suspense, there was a hint of romance behind the scenes, which was just enough to tide me over and leave the story feeling emotionally sated. I loved the introduction of werewolves to this series, as well as a hidden society of caretakers. It was an exciting read infused with suspense and action and had me guessing from start to finish. Very well done.