- The Worst Behaved Werewolf, by Gillian St. Kevern
The Worst Behaved Werewolf, by Gillian St. Kevern
Passing oneself off as an ordinary member of polite society is harder than simply walking on two legs. Properly brought up gentlemen do not chase cats. They do not smell their peers. They certainly do not consort with mysterious young men who change their shape. So far, Julian is out on all counts. Unless he masters humanity to his father’s satisfaction, he’s looking at a fate worse than death: boarding school.
A trip to Paris offers more than the chance for Julian to improve his cultural knowledge. An old friend, Dawson, is troubled by figures that appear in his paintings and follow him out of them. His tutor, Scott, is acting even more oddly than usual. Worst of all, Julian’s father, Pip, is sent away for his health, leaving stern Lord Cross as the arbitrator of Julian’s fate. As Dawson’s paintings take on a life of their own, Julian’s ability to control his other self is put to the test. But when his family goes missing, he’s going to need more than a knowledge of etiquette to save them.
The Worst-Behaved Werewolf...is a riot of innocent, child-like Julian, the whimsicality of Pip, the instincts of a wolf, and the light, carefree nature of the artist following his muse. Wrap it up in a gothic mystery, Fairy-folk, the wonder of Paris, and first love, and you have a beautiful, stunning tale of family, friendship and romance.
P.S. If you love Julian as much as I do, and want to see him as an adult getting his own HEA, then read The Well-Dressed Werewolf (Book 3). I promise, you won't regret it. But, I'd also recommend reading ALL the books in the series, because they are just that good.
“The moment Pip stepped through the doors into the belly of the train he was gone as completely as if he'd been swallowed up. Julian said nothing, but his heart grieved.”