Review: Never Been Bit by Lydia Dare

by Guest Blogger on September 1, 2011 · 13 comments

in 4.5 Stars, ARC, D-F, Guest Reviews, Lycanthrope, Magic Users, Paranormal, Regency, Vampire, Werewolf

by Isabel G., guest reviewer

Genre: Historical Paranormal Romance

What do a werewolf, a witch, and a vampire have in common? No, it’s not the first line of a joke. They’re all in this book and they made for one scandalous story. Sorcha Ferguson is a witch who has her mind set on marrying a Lycan. Alec McQuarrie is a vampire who believed he could never love again. And Lycans could ruin everything! This story has everything from unexpected love, to a close call when a deceitful youngster tries to entrap Alec. There’s also lycans and vampires that threaten the very likelihood of Alec & Sorcha’s relationship. Not to mention, the intimate scenes between Alec & Sorcha that will leave readers hot under the covers! With surprises at every turn, Never Been Bit will leave you craving to know what’s next.

Never having read the previous books in the series wasn’t an issue. You’re brought up to speed as you read about the connections between one character and another. This installment was great on its own; however, it was so good that I wish I would have read the rest of the books in order. Therefore, that’s my recommendation for readers-start at the beginning. If the others are as good as this one (and according to my sister they are), it’ll be that much more pleasurable to discover all the gritty details!

It was simple to read multiple chapters on a daily basis. Usually, that’s close to impossible for someone with a hectic schedule, but the reader may just find themselves devouring the book.

Only thing I found bothersome was the element of repetition. Alec kept mentioning Sorcha’s particular scent throughout the story.

If you’ve ever dreamt of falling in love with a vampire, casting spells, or hunting werewolves- then this book is a must for your collection!

Rating: ★★★★½ Fangs

Buy: Never Been Bit, Never Been Bit (UK)

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca, an imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 978-1-4022-4513-8
Copyright: September 2011
Mass Market Paperback, Print Pages: 371

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lynn R. September 1, 2011 at 6:22 AM

Can’t wait to read this book. I’ve read all but one in her series and have enjoyed each one. Got to love those lycans and vampires!


2 Susan S. September 1, 2011 at 7:26 AM

I always enjoy your reviews.
Isn’t the Dynamic Dare Duo wonderful? I love Tammy & Jodie’s writing voice! Glad you enjoyed it. :)


3 Susan S. September 1, 2011 at 7:31 AM

Here…here! What’s not to love? Lydia Dare makes them so irresistible.


4 Sharon S. September 1, 2011 at 9:20 AM

I haven’t read any Lydia Dare. Can you believe that? I will have to check out her series. Thanks!


5 Isabel G. September 1, 2011 at 9:20 AM

@Lynn and Susan,
Good morning! Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. You ladies are so lucky to have read the previous books and you’ll love this one.


6 Isabel G. September 1, 2011 at 9:25 AM

It’s never too late to start! This was my first Lydia Dare book and I’m hooked.


7 Susan S. September 1, 2011 at 9:37 AM


You’re hooked huh? Guess it’s mortal kombat over their upcoming releases. Bwahahaha!


8 Isabel G. September 1, 2011 at 12:20 PM

Put your Mortal Kombat away. I’ll save us both the fighting and call dibs on the next one!


9 Susan S. February 21, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Bwah-ha-ha! I have The Wolf Who Loved Me.


10 Estella September 1, 2011 at 3:15 PM

Haven’t read any Lydia Dare. This sounds like a good series to start with.


11 Maria S. September 1, 2011 at 4:26 PM

Thank you for that great review. It sounds interesting to read the book.


12 Susan S. September 1, 2011 at 4:48 PM


I called dibs before you called dibs. I suggest we flip a coin, pull a number 1-10 from a hat, “or” play rock-paper-scissors. I say heads, #7, and paper. (Now all we need is an unbiased judge.)


13 Keira September 17, 2011 at 11:27 AM

@Susan and Isabel – Does an unbiased judge exist to settle this? lol :)


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